2015 INFINITI Q50

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Key Specs

of the 2015 INFINITI Q50. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    22-23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    328-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2015 INFINITI Q50

  • Hybrid model
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Steering-by-wire option

2015 INFINITI Q50 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Q50 replaced Infiniti's G37 compact sedan. The change reflects Infiniti's new naming convention — all cars will be Q and all SUVs QX, each with a number to reflect their size and place in the lineup rather than their engine size. There are 10 available models, including hybrid options.

The Q50 competes with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS.

(Skip to details on the: Q50 Hybrid)
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • LED headlights, running lights and taillights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; available 19-inch wheels
  • Power and heated door mirrors
  • Available power moonroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Available rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear window defroster

Interior Highlights

  • Two touch-screens in center dashboard
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available memory seat
  • Available auto-dimming rearview mirror

Under the Hood

  • 328-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 354-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Snow, Eco, Standard and Sport modes
  • Available steering wheel shift paddles
  • Available Direct Adaptive Steering

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat mounted side-impact airbags and side curtains
  • Available forward collision warning
  • Available automate...
Vehicle Overview

The Q50 replaced Infiniti's G37 compact sedan. The change reflects Infiniti's new naming convention — all cars will be Q and all SUVs QX, each with a number to reflect their size and place in the lineup rather than their engine size. There are 10 available models, including hybrid options.

The Q50 competes with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS.

(Skip to details on the: Q50 Hybrid)
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • LED headlights, running lights and taillights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; available 19-inch wheels
  • Power and heated door mirrors
  • Available power moonroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Available rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear window defroster

Interior Highlights

  • Two touch-screens in center dashboard
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Available memory seat
  • Available auto-dimming rearview mirror

Under the Hood

  • 328-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 354-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Snow, Eco, Standard and Sport modes
  • Available steering wheel shift paddles
  • Available Direct Adaptive Steering

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat mounted side-impact airbags and side curtains
  • Available forward collision warning
  • Available automated emergency braking
  • Available blind spot warning
  • Available backup collision intervention
  • Available lane departure prevention
  • Available active lane control

Q50 Hybrid
The Q50 Hybrid is available in several models: Premium, AWD Premium, S and S AWD.
What’s Special

  • Available 354-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Direct adaptive steering
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Leather seating

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2015 Q50 Video

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.

Latest 2015 Q50 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Great looks and performance

by NewInfinityFan from Naperville on June 15, 2018

This car is outstanding. Drive it in ECO mode until you are ready to play. AWD and 328hp will get you moving really quickly. The technology package is great. Cameras, heated steering wheel, Bose sound... Read full review

(5.0)

Well worth the purchase

by NetteS from San Leandro, CA on June 14, 2018

I Purchased the 2015 Infiniti Q 50 which is an absolutely fabulous car. The car I was driving before the 2015 Q50 was a 2004 infiniti G35 which I have 255,000 miles on. that car was so reliable that I ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 INFINITI Q50 currently has 2 recalls

IIHS 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.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by INFINITI

Program Benefits

Free Carfax report and 3 Year CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, first year basic maintenance, SiriusXM 3-Month trial, Infiniti Elite Extended Protection Plan available, 24-hour roadside assistance, lockout assistance, repair at authorized Infiniti dealerships or facilities and Infiniti courtesy vehicle.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / Unlimited mileage warranty

    Vehicles < 15K miles: 6 Yr./75K mileage warranty from the vehicle's original ISD. Vehicles > 15K miles: 6 Yr./Unlimited mileage warranty from the vehicle's original ISD. Vehicles > 15K miles and outside new vehicle warranty: 2 Yr./Unlimited mileage warranty from CPO sale date.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 70,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point vehicle inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker