2014 Infiniti Q 50
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Hottest Infiniti Ever!

by from Scottsdale, AZ on March 19, 2015

I recently traded in my G35 Coupe and decided to go with a 39 month lease this time on the Q50 premium. Now I am not sure why all these people are whining about Intouch. The fact that you can even dow...
I recently traded in my G35 Coupe and decided to go with a 39 month lease this time on the Q50 premium. Now I am not sure why all these people are whining about Intouch. The fact that you can even download apps into your console without having to go to the dealership is absolutely a big step forward in the fact that as more apps become available my entertainment will be just how I want it not how they made it. Usually whatever the car has is all you get with no way to customize the applications available. I dont have Nav and yet i STILL get two touch screens which are larger then anything else out right now. This car is a forward thinking example of the future and I absolutely love everything about it. Plus I have a 24 hour concierge that comes with my lease to make dinner reservations, ask the population of Texas, or even what the final score was on today's Seahawks game. For free!!!! Absolutely thrilled with everything they have done with this new addition to the already amazing Infiniti Line!
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Beware of the technology

by from new england on May 12, 2015

Like many others, the car looks sharp and handles well. The technology is were the issues come in....come in a big way. Not sure if the rushed it to get to the market but it cuts out on a regular bas...
Like many others, the car looks sharp and handles well. The technology is were the issues come in....come in a big way. Not sure if the rushed it to get to the market but it cuts out on a regular basis. I believe I have every option possible or close to it). I am on my second Q 50 as the first one's sensor system went of on the NJ Turnpike and they couldn't fix it (good news...no battle on getting a second car...they went out of their way). The second one has had its seat rocker replace twice, mic for phone replaced (sounded like a wind tunnel when on hands free). Replacement parts take an eternity to come in. My prior car was an M35x. Except for regular maintenance, it had ZERO visits to the shop. Again, handles well...looks sharp but technology is miserable.
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Well built machine

by from Atlanta, GA on February 6, 2015

I purchased the 2014 Q50 premium. This is my frist Infiniti but not my first luxury sports sedan. The Q50 is very well built and feels quite substantial considering how nimble it is through the corne...
I purchased the 2014 Q50 premium. This is my frist Infiniti but not my first luxury sports sedan. The Q50 is very well built and feels quite substantial considering how nimble it is through the corners. The near 330hp 3.7L v6 mated to the 7 speed auto in rear wheel drive configuration is extremely quick and in sport mode is VERY responsive and seems to have plenty of power at all RPMs. As compared to the A4 of the 328i it's significantly quicker and slightly bigger on interior room. The Audi and the BMW have slightly better all around handling, however the Q50 is a little easier for tooling around at low speeds. The cabin noise is a little higher than I would expect from a luxury sedan and the ride is quite firm, but if you're like me and prefer to the feel the road it's a good mid point between ride quality and connection to the road. The car sits low but is comfortable and easy to get in and out of (I'm 6'2" 240). The back seat is surprisingly large for a sporty sedan, and the trunk has more room than most competitors in the category (if you don't get the hybrid). Overall this is probably my favorite all around luxury sedan I've owned, it comes near the top in all categories, even if it's not quite the driving experience of the BMW 3 series, it's more than capable of making your daily commute quite a bit of fun, and on a slightly more reasonable 5 year cost to own.
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Best Infiniti to date

by from Allentown, PA on September 9, 2013

Infiniti has done it again in creating another great car. The Q50 Sport AWD that I purchased is a great car to drive and is a big improvement over the G model, which I also loved, but the Q50 really k...
Infiniti has done it again in creating another great car. The Q50 Sport AWD that I purchased is a great car to drive and is a big improvement over the G model, which I also loved, but the Q50 really kicks it up several notches in ride, handling, looks, and tech features. The dual touchscreen is smartly designed and very user friendly. It is like having 2 Ipads in your car, they are that easy to use. The standard features of the car are numerous and you can set up your favorite features to link to your key fob so that your car knows it is you behind the wheel and auto syncs your favorite set up for climate, driving mode, audio, etc. The 14 speaker Bose audio system sounds fantastic, a big improvement over the previous G model by Infiniti. The navigation system is a nice feature although the voice recognition system can sometimes be a bit frustrating as you need to always speak clearly toward the microphone. I find it worse for when you want the recogition to find a song or artist on your ipod. So some improvement is needed in that area but at least the touchscreen system is easy to use and find your songs and artists and navigation settings. This car is FAST! It is fun to drive and I look forward to my daily commute to work. Gas mileage can be ok if you use the ECO mode, I am averaging about 22 mpg (I got about 26 hwy and 19 city) but honestly, this car is so fast and fun you just wanna gun it, so I average about 19/20 mpg overall with my daily work commute when I keep it in sport driving mode to take full advantage of the 0 to 60 in about 5.2 seconds. Inside styling is top notch with stitched leather seating, soft surfaces, a great looking center display set up, and easy to read gauges and screens. Seats are extremely comfortable and I love in my sport model that there are thigh extensions on the front seats which makes a world of difference for overall comfort in any car. This is such a great car in looks and styling and all the tech features offered that I highly recommend it if you are looking in the sport sedan market.
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InTouch is Out of Touch

by from Mendham, NJ on May 30, 2015

I've had my Q50 for a year and a half. Traded in my G37X for a 39 month lease. The InTouch screen is the number one fault with the car. Slow to respond, predictive lines don't appear on backup camera ...
I've had my Q50 for a year and a half. Traded in my G37X for a 39 month lease. The InTouch screen is the number one fault with the car. Slow to respond, predictive lines don't appear on backup camera until at least 2 minutes, so the minute I start up the car and back out of my garage I'm reminded how slow and unresponsive the InTouch is. As a number of other reviews stated, hardly any of the settings you can customize stay put. Nearly everything resets to default when you turn the car off. The seats are wide and flat, not hugging like they were in the G. The various drive settings are indistinct. Fuel economy is worse than the G and the ride is just not as enjoyable as the G's. I don't know if the run-flat tires have contributed to it, but the Q doesn't hug the road as well as the G did. I feel the exterior of the car is exciting and it's probably the main reason I upgraded from my G. Don't just a car by it's exterior. Very disappointing car. I absolutely hate the InTouch screen. Give me buttons I can feel without taking my eyes off the road. Unless there are major changes to this, I'll be looking at other brands come the end of 39 months.
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Infiniti should be embarrassed

by from Baton Rouge, La on July 1, 2014

Have had this vehicle for 6 months and continue to have issues with the intouch system. Have brought it back to the dealer twice and I am now convinced that they have no clue as what to do to resolve ...
Have had this vehicle for 6 months and continue to have issues with the intouch system. Have brought it back to the dealer twice and I am now convinced that they have no clue as what to do to resolve the issues. Called Infiniti consumer hot line and that was a complete joke. If the intouch worked properly it would be a great car, but it doesn't!
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Could be a Great Car, but Extras Ruin It

by from Houston, TX on July 10, 2014

The Q50 has the potential to be a terrific choice in the rear-wheel-drive sport sedan segment. The handling of the "S" model in particular is pretty good for a sport-tuned vehicle, with great cornerin...
The Q50 has the potential to be a terrific choice in the rear-wheel-drive sport sedan segment. The handling of the "S" model in particular is pretty good for a sport-tuned vehicle, with great cornering and a flat ride that?s not too stiff. With the standard steering system and not the Direct Adaptive Steering, aka ?steer-by-wire? (more to come on that), the steering is precise and has a nice weighted feel to it. If you were to buy a base model or ?S? model without any option packages, then I think you will be a happy owner and consider this as a 5-star car. It?s the extra features that ruin the Q50. If you read most negative reviews of the Q50, you will notice the great majority of them complain about the Q50?s tech features like the Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) system or the InTouch infotainment system. Those reviews are right on. Both systems have flaws and it is obvious Infiniti should not have put in a production vehicle quite yet. I?m not going to elaborate too much on the issues since others have already said them, and I can confirm that I experience the same issues as others have written about. Unfortunately, InTouch is standard on all Q50 cars, so even the base Q50 model comes plagued with issues in regards to the audio system or climate controls. Also, Infiniti has structured their option packages in such a way that to get some simple options like memory seats or a fold-down seatback, you HAVE to also get DAS. One other negative that I haven?t seen mentioned is the trunk space. Again, Infiniti poorly designed the trunk that the spare tire (an extra option) takes up a significant amount of the trunk?s depth. As a result, the trunk is very shallow and can barely fit large items like a large suitcase. I?m fortunate that I leased my 2014 Q50 and am already looking forward to returning it next year. If Infiniti can make the DAS a truly optional feature (and not tied into any option packages), plus resolve the issues with InTouch and make it stable then I would consider leasing another Q50. Otherwise, I will be moving to a different brand.
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New car

by from Topeka, Ks on December 23, 2013

I bought this car two months ago and i love it, the only thing i have concerns about is the slow app start up when u start the car and its dec. 23rd and the intouch apps are not ready yet.
I bought this car two months ago and i love it, the only thing i have concerns about is the slow app start up when u start the car and its dec. 23rd and the intouch apps are not ready yet.
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Great Car but software needs improvement

by from Saskatoon SK. Canada on April 2, 2014

We bought our 2014 Q50 in October and started out for a 7500 mile winter trip from Saskatoon Canada to the west coast and down to Los Angeles on the Pacific Highway. Five months in Palm Springs and th...
We bought our 2014 Q50 in October and started out for a 7500 mile winter trip from Saskatoon Canada to the west coast and down to Los Angeles on the Pacific Highway. Five months in Palm Springs and then home on Interstate 15. I was impressed with the handling and power. The NAV got us through LA but went blank before Palm Springs. Luckily we new the road. The NAV failed several more times and the Bose system locked up when using our iPod. It stuck on one line and we had to pull over and shut of the car before it would stop. No controls would work until we stopped and the repeating noise was terrible. That could of been dangerous if we weren't on the open road. On the way home the NAV was good on the major roads but many secondary highways were not even on the map. Thankfully we had maps and an iPhone with Google Maps on it. One other complaint is that it takes so long to boot up the systems when you start the car. I love the cars power, comfort and good mileage. It just needs some work on the tech systems.
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Q50 Needs Software Enhancements

by from Ontario, Canada on June 26, 2014

I purchased my Q50 with the technology and premium package in September 2013. I like the look and the car drives great. I like the fact that there is more interior room since I am over 6'. The car is ...
I purchased my Q50 with the technology and premium package in September 2013. I like the look and the car drives great. I like the fact that there is more interior room since I am over 6'. The car is quiet on the road and the transmission shifts much more smoothly than my previous 2010 G37X. My issues are with the direct steering technology which I had problems with in cold weather and was finally corrected after numerous visits to the dealership. There are a lot of software apps giving you the ability to customize your displays. However, It will take you days trying to find them all and figure out what they do, even with the huge manuals. My other issues are the fact that it takes up to a minute to load everything after you start your car. On at least two occasions, I could not adjust the radio volume either from the steering wheel or on the console and I had to shut off the car and restart it to be able to adjust the volume. This may have been due to my trying to adjust the volume before all of the software loaded but I am not sure. Also, when I start the car, the main bottom apps screen goes back to the standard menu instead of where I left it when I shut off the car. Also, when the Maintenace Other message appears on the display screen on the front dash behind the steering wheel, I tried to make the warning message disappear by going into the Setttings, Meter, Maintenance, Other screen and disable Show Alerts but this function does not work! The dealer could not fix it either and just extended the mileage bar instead. I will see if that works. Also, when you display the list of your USB songs when playing them and then go to the radio or shut off your car and access your USB songs again, the list starts at the beginning again and not at the song you are at on the list so you have to scroll down the list till you find your song. I could go on but I think you get my drift. The software requires more work! I am hoping that they upgrade the software to deal with the 'bugs'.
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