2015 INFINITI Q50Change year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Interior quality
- Generous standard horsepower
- Two touch-screens
- No capacitive buttons
- Hybrid option
- Many active-safety features
- Stick shift eliminated
- Standard steering is too light
- Expensive option packages
Rear- or all-wheel drive
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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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