Compare 2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2017 INFINITI Q50



2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2017 INFINITI Q50
2018 INFINITI Q50 2017 INFINITI Q50

  Engine

2.0L I4 2.0L I4

  Horsepower

208 208

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/30 * 23/31 *

  Transmission

7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic

2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2017 INFINITI Q50

Serving Novi, MI

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 comes from good stock. The outgoing model earned praise for its elegance, performance, and luxurious amenities. In this comparison, we’ll see how the 2018 edition measures up to the 2017 INFINITI Q50.

Performance

INFINITI earned a spot on the Ward’s Best Engines List when it introduced the V6 twin turbo on the 2017 Q50. Continuing this year, the remarkable engine can be tuned to either 300 horsepower for the Sport or 400 horsepower for the Red Sport. Torque rate is 295 lb-ft or 350 lb-ft. Either rating can be accessed at speeds as low as 1600 rpm. If your emphasis is on efficiency without sacrificing excitement, the base engine definitely satisfies those requirements. The lightweight aluminum block keeps weight down. An idle stop-start system reduces fuel use in the city. Output is rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This thrust rate is ready at 1500 rpm. With a more prominent airfoil on the front bumper’s base and other aerodynamic elements, the 2018 edition has achieved front and rear zero lift.

Appearance

The 2017 exterior has winning proportions and an athletic stance. For 2018, INFINITI retains the look but makes more differentiation between the trim levels. The new SPORT has a performance-focused look that is carried even further in the RED SPORT 400. A double-arch grille marks the front of all editions, but the two sport styles have wide, low air intakes and a more angular bumper to offset their grille. In the back, the sport styles have a two-tone paint finish, twin-exhausts, and a dark metallic trimmed bumper base. Wide door architecture and narrow pillars allow for larger door openings. Inside, the instrument panel is wrapped in leather. Curated wood trims the dashboard. A new steering wheel provides molded positions for thumbs to rest. Spinal support seats are engineered for maximum support and minimum pressure. Interior accents are offered in hues called Stone, Wheat and Graphite. Other colors come from the genuine maple wood trim, matte dark chrome or patterned aluminum. Thin front seatbacks help ensure ample rear knee room. Spacious for its class, the sedan provides 102 cu.ft. of passenger space.

Features

Two touch-capacitive color screens provide driver functions and infotainment. Whereas the 2017 had a six-month SiriusXM trial, the new model has a four-year subscription for buyers. Listeners may be surrounded by a 16-speaker Bose Performance audio system. InTouch technology allows multiple drivers to store seat position information in their key fob. An easy entry and exit assist moves the seat to the rear for entry and exit. Only INFINITI is offering Predictive Forward Collision Warning. It watches further ahead than other systems and, of course, can trigger a forward emergency brake to reduce or prevent impact. A Distance Control Assist can regulate how close the Q50 comes to leader traffic, and Intelligent Cruise Control uses these systems to move the car safely while the driver steers. Maintaining its lead in automation technologies, INFINITI is one of the few automakers with Backup Collision Intervention in addition to its rear cross-traffic system. In the first use of Direct Active Steering, Active Lane Control takes lane departure prevention to a new level. A blind spot information system works with the driver to prevent side-swipe accidents. With more automation and more ways to warn drivers, the 2018 INFINITI Q50 promises to be your driving partner.

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* Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.