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2015 INFINITI Q50

$17,719 — $28,435 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
22-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • Generous standard horsepower
  • Two touch-screens
  • No capacitive buttons
  • Hybrid option
  • Many active-safety features

The Bad

  • Stick shift eliminated
  • Standard steering is too light
  • Expensive option packages
2015 INFINITI Q50 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 INFINITI Q50
  • Hybrid model
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Steering-by-wire option

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Editor's note: This review was done in January 2013 about the 2014 Infiniti Q50. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

What Is the 2015 Infiniti Q50?

The 2015 Infiniti Q50 is a compact luxury sedan with seating for five, succeeding the G37 in mildly updated form. The Q50 competes with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS. It's available in three trim levels: Base, Premium and Sport. All trims are available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The Q50 Hybrid is covered separately.

What's New on the 2015 Infiniti Q50?

Besides eliminating the stick shift, there are no significant changes for the 2015 model year.

How Does the 2015 Infiniti Q50 Compare to Other Luxury Sedans?

The Infiniti Q50 builds on the already successful G37 with its sportiness, comfort and sophistication. It beats the ATS, IS 350 and Acura TL for front and rear headroom, the Caddy and Acura for front legroom and the Cadillac and Lexus for rear legroom.

What Features on the 2015 Infiniti Q50 Are Most Important?

The Infiniti Q50 is equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 328 horsepower and is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Direct Adaptive Steering is available.

Significant standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated power mirrors, front fog lights, a rear window defroster, automatic temperature control and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Available amenities include a power moonroof, memory seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

As is required on all new vehicles, the Infiniti Q50 includes front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtains are also standard. Available safety features include forward collision warning, blind spot warning, automatic emergency braking, backup collision intervention, lane departure prevention and active lane control.

Should I Buy the 2015 Infiniti Q50?

The Q50 has a lot to offer when it comes to interior quality, horsepower and safety amenities. However, the stick shift has been eliminated for this model year, the standard steering is too light and the option packages are a bit pricey.

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2015 INFINITI Q50 Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
69 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Pretty fast car

by Rivbru from Santa Ana on November 13, 2018

This car has good horsepower the inside has good materials no cheap plastic everywhere u look the outside has a killer design aggressive front end awesome car Read full review

(5.0)

Stylish and Fast

by Jon_jay25 from Goldsboro, NC on November 2, 2018

This car met the needs I needed. It brings luxury with a sporty side to it. Reliable and comfortable , while being gorgeous looking. This car has been fun to drive and I couldn?t be happier. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 INFINITI Q50 currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 INFINITI Q50 Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
marginal
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by INFINITI

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 model years/less than 70,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain

    72 months/70,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Q50 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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