2018 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2018 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    28-29 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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2018 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Infiniti has unveiled a refreshed Q50 sport sedan for the 2018 model year. Like before, the Q50 comes with turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines that culminate in the 400-hp Q50 Red Sport 400. The Q50 goes on sale in the U.S. this summer.
 
With the refresh comes four new trim levels: Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400. The Sport and Red Sport 400 have unique styling, Infiniti says.
Exterior
Typical of a refresh, the Q50's changes are light, but they're noticeable in the details -- particularly on the Red Sport, which Infiniti sought to differentiate more from the rest of the lineup. Its front bumper sports reshaped creases that give the lower opening a smiling expression, while the foglights have a narrower framework that bleeds into contrasting ground effects.
 
The same theme appears in back, where the Red Sport has contrasting lower trim with a prominent lower diffuser. It makes for a busier, more aftermarket-modified look. 
 
Interior
The Q50's redesigned steering wheel adopts a smaller hub similar to the Q60 coupe's, but other changes are light. The car's controversial dual-screen multimedia system remains, while the dashboard adds some stitching. Red Sport models have a unique red stitch and quilted leather seats. A Bose Performance Series premium stereo is optional.
 
Under the Hood
Engines carry over, starting with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 horsepower. A tu...
Vehicle Overview
Infiniti has unveiled a refreshed Q50 sport sedan for the 2018 model year. Like before, the Q50 comes with turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines that culminate in the 400-hp Q50 Red Sport 400. The Q50 goes on sale in the U.S. this summer.
 
With the refresh comes four new trim levels: Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400. The Sport and Red Sport 400 have unique styling, Infiniti says.
Exterior
Typical of a refresh, the Q50's changes are light, but they're noticeable in the details -- particularly on the Red Sport, which Infiniti sought to differentiate more from the rest of the lineup. Its front bumper sports reshaped creases that give the lower opening a smiling expression, while the foglights have a narrower framework that bleeds into contrasting ground effects.
 
The same theme appears in back, where the Red Sport has contrasting lower trim with a prominent lower diffuser. It makes for a busier, more aftermarket-modified look. 
 
Interior
The Q50's redesigned steering wheel adopts a smaller hub similar to the Q60 coupe's, but other changes are light. The car's controversial dual-screen multimedia system remains, while the dashboard adds some stitching. Red Sport models have a unique red stitch and quilted leather seats. A Bose Performance Series premium stereo is optional.
 
Under the Hood
Engines carry over, starting with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 horsepower. A turbo 3.0-liter V-6 makes either 300 hp or 400 hp depending on the trim level, while the Q50 Hybrid combines a normally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 with an electric motor for a combined 360 hp. All engines work with a seven-speed automatic transmission with rear- or all-wheel drive. Infiniti says it revised the 2018 Q50's front and rear stabilizer bars; adaptive shock absorbers are optional.

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Recalls

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid has not been tested.

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.

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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.

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