2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2018 Nissan Altima Comparison

2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2018 Nissan Altima
2018 INFINITI Q50 2018 Nissan Altima
Basic Warranty
  4 yr./ 60,000 mi. 3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
  208 179
Fuel Capacity
  20.0 gal. 20.0 gal.

2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2018 Nissan Altima

Serving Novi, MI

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 is a luxurious mid-size sedan that offers a dozen editions. The 2018 Nissan Altima is a sedan that comes in six trims. Available with three turbo engines and a hybrid powertrain, the Q50 has much better capabilities than the Altima. This INFINITI also boasts class-leading safety features, including autonomous braking in the front and rear. Dynamic Sunstone Red, Iridium Blue and Mocha Almond are some of the stunning body colors that are available for this model.


A single-scroll turbocharger boosts the performance of the 2018 INFINITI Q50’s 2.0 L engine that’s rated at just under 210 horsepower. Twin turbochargers are installed in the 3.0 L engine, which is available in two versions. Depending on the trim, this six-cylinder engine yields 300 or 400 hp. Water is used in the cooling system of this muscular powertrain. The Q50 is available with a hybrid system that runs on the Direct Response Hybrid technology, which produces 360 hp. Naturally aspirated, the Nissan Altima 2.5 L engine only produces a maximum of 179 hp. You won’t get more than 270 hp from the vehicle’s 3.5 L V6 engine. However, this Nissan sedan rolls on the Xtronic CVT that’s dynamic and highly responsive. The electronically controlled transmission in the Q50 operates on the Adaptive Shift Control and Manual Shift. If you’d like even more versatility, take advantage of the Downshift Rev Matching. The all-new Eco Pedal and traditional Drive Mode Selector further enhance the performance of this premium INFINITI sedan.


As you approach the 2018 INFINITI Q50, a sequential lighting system comes on. You can gently open the door without having to insert a traditional mechanical key. The Intelligent Key also lets you turn on the ignition system with the push of a button. Premium leather is wrapped over the front seats in this luxurious sedan. Semi-Aniline headliners are smoothly integrated into the ergonomic seats that have power-adjustable configurations with lumbar support and other stress-reducing features. Some of the sumptuous trims that are available for the cabin include Lunar Black, Kacchu aluminum and maple wood. The INFINITI logo is applied over the kick plates, which are illuminated by a soft glow. Ambient lighting adds some modern sophistication to the cabin. Despite having great entry-level features, the Nissan Altima lacks many of the high-end amenities that are installed in the Q50 model.


Using complex algorithms to analyze crash risks, the Predictive Forward Collision technology is available in the 2018 INFINITI Q50. The brakes will be automatically engaged in emergency situations. Similarly, the Backup Collision Intervention engages the brakes when another car crosses into your path. With some input from the Blind Spot Intervention and Lane Departure Prevention, this INFINITI sedan will maintain its course in heavy traffic. You should also pay close attention to any alerts from the Lane Departure Warning or Blind Spot Warning. As a class leader, the Q50 sedan boasts the Active Lane Control, RearView Monitor and Around View Monitor. The Nissan Altima has some advanced accident-prevention features, but it’s tough to beat the Q50 in active safety.

Come to our dealership and check out the 2018 INFINITI Q50. Our extensive inventory includes the Pure, Luxe, Sport, Red Sport and Hybrid editions. All of these premium trims are available with all-wheel drive. We encourage you to test drive the INFINITI Q50, which beats the 2018 Nissan Altima in safety, technology, luxury and performance.