2018 INFINITI Q50

2018 INFINITI Q50
Save up to $8,717
MSRP range
$35,200 - $53,000

Pros

  • Turbocharged V6 engines pack plenty of power and excitement
  • Many high-tech entertainment and safety features come standard
  • For a small luxury sedan, offers a pretty roomy trunk

Cons

  • Interior design is showing its age in the face of more modern rivals
  • Infotainment system isn't as user-friendly as many others
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 INFINITI Q50.

Reasonable luxury sport sedan
Hisham Taher, 12/29/2017
I was in the market for a luxury sedan. I need this for my personal use, as I do own a minivan used for kids and errands. I wanted to keep my expenses within a reasonable range, and hence eliminated the German cars from my search. From the Japanese luxury sedans, the Infiniti was more fun to drive and engaging. Infiniti then gave me a good deal, which settled the matter for me. There is a lot of chatter about the dual screen and jnfotainment system, but I found it easy to use. I actually like having touchscreens, and can get to anything I want with a couple of quick clicks. My car came with all the bells and whistles. I don’t think anyone should get a luxury sedan without highly desired options that come in a few uncomplicated packages
great car with best overall value in its class
Jon, 2/25/2018
My original lease for the 2014 Infiniti Q50 is reaching the end. Based on my past 3+ years experience driving the Q50 on a daily basis, I have decided Q50 is worthwhile to own for the long term. After reviewing the Q50 2014 vs 2018 model, I decided to purchase the 2018 Q50 due to a newer engine, improved onscreen response time, updated SOS communication module, etc.). For someone that drives 90 miles everyday, the active safety features (adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, etc.) is literally a life saver, and help to avoid accidents.
Leased the ‘18 Infiniti 3.0T LUXE in March 2018:
Roger H DeLarrizo, 7/18/2018
The glowing LED lights on the front grille illuminate the Infiniti emblem logo. The vehicle’s Drive Assist Package and other safety features provide for added value. If negotiated properly, this car is a muSt have!
NOT SO LUXURIOUS
G R, 5/6/2018
I rented this vehicle on May 4, 2018 from Hertz. The vehicle looks nice on the outside and the dimensions give an impression of large interior size. However the vehicle is small on the inside. Especially the back seat leg room. The worst part is the road noise intruding into the vehicle on rough roads. The Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata are quieter on the inside and can be bought for thousands less. I'd skip this vehicle. However if your heart is set on this vehicle then make sure to test drive the car on a rough road. Then test drive a Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata on the same road before you purchase or lease.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$39,150
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$41,150
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$40,650
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$51,000
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
400 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Q50 safety features:

Backup Collision Intervention
Automatically hits the brakes if an object enters the path or if an approaching car is detected when the vehicle is backing up.
Around View Monitor
Takes the guesswork out of maneuvering in tight spaces by giving you a view of the car from above.
Forward Emergency Braking
Warns if traffic ahead is slowing, even two cars ahead, and will apply the brakes if you don't act in time.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2018 INFINITI Q50

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 has an unenviable task. It needs to convince you that it's as good as a handful of established European luxury sedans that both garner critical acclaim and dominate the sales charts. It's also up against a handful of other competitors from every corner of the world, all vying for the attention of drivers seeking an alternative to what everyone else buys.

The Q50 remains a value-rich choice, boasting more power and equipment for the money than those European rivals. At the same time, its uniquely curvaceous styling won't be confused for anything else, meaning that just because you're cost-conscious doesn't mean you have to settle for cookie-cutter design.

It also provides compelling performance. Indeed, the Q50 offers a unique selection of engines, each representing a clear performance step up from the last. There's the base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, good for 208 horsepower. It returns 26 mpg combined. Next up is the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that  produces 300 hp. It gets 23 mpg combined.

An enhanced version of that V6 produces 400 hp in the Red Sport model and returns 22 mpg combined. All feature a seven-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option.

Another powerplant option is the Q50 Hybrid, which pairs a 3.5-liter V6 with an electric motor for a total of 360 hp. The hybrid choice returns 29 mpg combined, which obviously is a fuel economy improvement. Its powertrain is prone to unsettling and unpredictable lurches, and the brakes suffer from a lack of smoothness and stability. It also comes standard with Infiniti's drive-by-wire direct adaptive steering system, which provides a disconcertingly unnatural feel.

Whatever the engine choice, the Q50 comes with a compelling amount of equipment for the money: LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, two USB ports and Infiniti's dual-touchscreen interface come standard on all models. The Luxe and Sport trims step things up with features such as a sunroof, upgraded tires, a sport-tuned suspension, metal shift paddles, leather upholstery, and sportier seats with adjustable bolsters. The typical assortment of comfort, convenience and safety tech features are available as options.

Certainly, that features-for-your-buck attribute is a main reason to consider the Q50. Less refined than some of its competitors and a bit older, the Q50 isn't the most modern pick or the cushiest ride. It's not quite the precision instrument that its traditional German rivals might be, but on the other hand, it packs plenty of brash power and aggression. It's more American pony car than autobahn missile. You'll probably be happy with it, but there's a good chance you'd be happier with one of the others, provided you can swallow the price tag. Whether it's the Q50 or another choice, Edmunds is here to help you find that perfect car.

2018 INFINITI Q50 Overview

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include 3.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), 3.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), 3.0t SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), RED SPORT 400 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), 3.0t SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), RED SPORT 400 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), 2.0t PURE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), 2.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), 2.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), Hybrid LUXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7A), 2.0t PURE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), and Hybrid LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7A).

What do people think of the 2018 INFINITI Q50?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 INFINITI Q50 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Q50 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Q50.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New 2018 INFINITI Q50?
2018 INFINITI Q50 RED SPORT 400 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 RED SPORT 400 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,825. The average price paid for a new 2018 INFINITI Q50 RED SPORT 400 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is trending $7,415 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,415 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$50,410.

The average savings for the 2018 INFINITI Q50 RED SPORT 400 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is12.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,810. The average price paid for a new 2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is trending $8,717 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,717 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,093.

The average savings for the 2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is19% below the MSRP.

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2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,360. The average price paid for a new 2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is trending $6,828 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,828 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,532.

The average savings for the 2018 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is16.1% below the MSRP.

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