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2017 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid

$22,954 — $57,724 NEW and USED
Sedan
5 Seats
28-29 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.7) 3 reviews

The Good

  • Excellent outward visibility
  • Attractive exterior styling
  • Lots of available electronic safety features
  • Large trunk

The Bad

  • Interior doesn't feel luxurious
  • Steering, suspension not very good
  • Cramped backseat
  • Base four-cylinder engine sounds coarse
  • Uninspiring acceleration (2.0t)
  • Tiny multimedia screen font
2017 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid
  • New 2.0t Sport trim level available
  • Five-seat compact luxury sedan
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Three engine options, one transmission
  • Touch-screen multimedia system
  • Hybrid model available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

What it is: Infiniti offers a hybrid version of the Q50 sport sedan that features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor that make 360 horsepower total. It uses the same seven-speed automatic transmission as the other models and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
What's Special

  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Regenerative brakes
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

Here's Info on the Regular Q50:
What it is: The Infiniti Q50 sport sedan offers three powertrains, ranging from a turbo four-cylinder to a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6. A hybrid version is also offered. Competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS.
New for 2017
A HomeLink garage door opener and rain-sensing windshield wipers are now standard. A new 2.0t Sport model features 19-inch aluminum wheels with summer tires, shift paddles, aluminum pedals, leather-trimmed sport seats, a restyled front bumper and S exterior badges. Meanwhile, a new Design Package for V-6 Sport models includes quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery with contrast stitching, maple wood accents, a black headliner and dark chrome trim.
Significant Standard Features

  • 208-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 300-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6
  • ...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Infiniti offers a hybrid version of the Q50 sport sedan that features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor that make 360 horsepower total. It uses the same seven-speed automatic transmission as the other models and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
What's Special

  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Regenerative brakes
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

Here's Info on the Regular Q50:
What it is: The Infiniti Q50 sport sedan offers three powertrains, ranging from a turbo four-cylinder to a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6. A hybrid version is also offered. Competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS.
New for 2017
A HomeLink garage door opener and rain-sensing windshield wipers are now standard. A new 2.0t Sport model features 19-inch aluminum wheels with summer tires, shift paddles, aluminum pedals, leather-trimmed sport seats, a restyled front bumper and S exterior badges. Meanwhile, a new Design Package for V-6 Sport models includes quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery with contrast stitching, maple wood accents, a black headliner and dark chrome trim.
Significant Standard Features

  • 208-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 300-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6
  • 400-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • Navigation system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Surround-view camera system

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
3 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.7)
(5.0)

I had to buy it twice

by rkou08 from Marietta, GA on November 17, 2018

Bought one a year ago and totalled it. Love it so much I bought another one. Best of both worlds with performance and gas mileage Read full review

(4.0)

Great performance and great economy

by Jon from South Burlington on October 13, 2018

Great combination of performance and economy. Can be hard to find but well worth the search for a good example. Interior is well crafted, but the real draw is the ultra quick drivetrain. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid has not been tested.

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 Hybrid 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