2014 Infiniti Q50 Consumer Reviews

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2014 Infiniti Q 50
3.7
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A great, bad tech

by from California on March 24, 2015

I have owned the Q50 premium for about 6 months now. Love the the power, handling and the interior of the car. HATE the buggy software in this car. The software on this car is simply not ready for a p...
I have owned the Q50 premium for about 6 months now. Love the the power, handling and the interior of the car. HATE the buggy software in this car. The software on this car is simply not ready for a production car. The radio intermittently cuts off and you have to turn the car off and on to reset it. Rear view camera get stuck in the on mode even when you are driving forward. The clock and user preference savings get reset when resetting the trip computer. The save user preferences is almost useless since it doesn't really save all your settings. Why have the ability to select you driving mode preference in user preference when it always defaults to standard? And what does the dealer say about all these bugs? They are extremely nice but ..."sorry but we cant duplicate the problem" except the last one i mentioned. An awesome car that could have been but isn't.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Unbelievably..................dissapointing.

by from St. Louis, Mo. on July 1, 2015

I have leased 2 Infiniti G's previous to this car. As the other reviewers have noted, the experience is very, very disappointing. The radio and other amenities are very slow to load. The backup camera...
I have leased 2 Infiniti G's previous to this car. As the other reviewers have noted, the experience is very, very disappointing. The radio and other amenities are very slow to load. The backup camera warning signal goes off when there are snow flurries. It will, inadvertantly, erase all my radio settings. I will receive messages on the screen that make no sense. They increased my original monthly payment after the first month. They said that was due to a "miscalculation" that Infiniti finance calculated. I will say it is a great looking car but I don't think I would ever drive another Infiniti.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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So disappointed

by from South Florida on January 13, 2014

I bought my 2014 infinity Q50 three months ago. It is the 7th Infiniti that my Husband and I have owned. Initially I noticed a problem with the radio, and mentioned it on day one. However, I thought t...
I bought my 2014 infinity Q50 three months ago. It is the 7th Infiniti that my Husband and I have owned. Initially I noticed a problem with the radio, and mentioned it on day one. However, I thought that I was doing something wrong, as this car is very technologically advanced. I managed to get the radio stabilized, but as soon as I tried using the traffic app the entire audio system stopped working, also the phone connection. I took it back to Infiniti, and there is nothing they can do until a solution to the software problem is resolved. I am left driving a brand new infinti with no radio, and none of the other apps that come in the central system. Infiniti has not been able to tell me if and when the problem will be fixed. I am not enjoying my new car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Never should have turned in the G37

by from Rochester, NY on February 16, 2014

In 2012 we were excited to lease our first Infiniti the G37. I had admired the car for a few years and the opportunity came up with a great lease deal. We absolutely loved the car and raved about the ...
In 2012 we were excited to lease our first Infiniti the G37. I had admired the car for a few years and the opportunity came up with a great lease deal. We absolutely loved the car and raved about the performance and ride. We were so impressed. The only thing I would change was the interior color. We live in NY were winters can be tough and even with winter mats it was difficult to keep the light tan interior clean. In January 2014 we received a notice we could extend our lease or take advantage of a great lease loyalty opportunity if we leased the Q50. We decided to go w/ the Q50 because of the great deal. During the test drive I did notice the handling was not as good around the corners as the G37 and the ride was not as smooth. I definitely felt more bumps in the road. The sales person told me it was because it was winter and the road was cold. I told him I drove the G37 over to the dealership on the same roads and it did not feel the same. I could not believe he actually said that to me. I may be a women but I am not an idiot. Another comment I made was I didn't like that the seats did not automatically adjust for each based on the key as they did in the G37. The salesman told me we would have to go to the top model to get that but he would not recommend that model. We are over a month in to this lease and wish we would have kept the G37 for 6 more months. The ride is definitely not as good as the G37 and honestly I expect more when buying an infiniti. I wonder if the Chevrolet Malibu would have a smoother been better. I think the electronics impressed my husband but now he even says it is not that great. The features don't start working for several minutes after the car is started. Very poor software and no word this will ever be fixed. Also he has made a few changes to the automatic settings such as removing the alarm for cold weather and it continues to come on. As for all the new software we were supposed to get I am not sure when it will be ready either. I have to say I REALLY miss the seats automatically adjusting. My husband is over 6 foot and I am 5 foot 5 inches. Overall if you are looking at turning in a G37 for the Q50 hold off. Electronic software is there but poor, ride is not smooth and handling is worse. I am not sure I would even recommend getting it when or if they make the changes needed.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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3rd Infiniti, very disappointed

by from Maryland on January 15, 2015

I have owned 2 other Infinitis and traded my G37X that had no problems for a Q50, its my 2nd day in and I bought it yesterday. The SOS button does not register and the salesman informed me that I have...
I have owned 2 other Infinitis and traded my G37X that had no problems for a Q50, its my 2nd day in and I bought it yesterday. The SOS button does not register and the salesman informed me that I have to wait 24 hours but 24 hours later, called Infiniti connections, they still cannot get it to work. Also, started experiencing lapses in the radio, cell phone and my ipod also. Not a good beginning. I could have checked this reviews before switching. Not a happy camper and if it continues, BMW here I come.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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love the car i wish technology worked!

by from new york on November 23, 2015

I love the look drive and comfort of the car. Unfortunatley the technology is terrible the dealer told me infiniti had hoped to have apple tech but at last minute had to "stick in microsoft. the apps ...
I love the look drive and comfort of the car. Unfortunatley the technology is terrible the dealer told me infiniti had hoped to have apple tech but at last minute had to "stick in microsoft. the apps take 2=-3 minutes to load on startup--cant turn on/off radio change stations, the back up cameralines do not work nor can you use any apps. With apple phone no text now my phone cannt make or recieve calls from car I await tech update they cannot fix
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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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