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2022 Infiniti Q50


Starting from CAD $44,545

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The Infiniti Q50’s origins can be traced back to 2013 when it was first introduced as a replacement for the Infiniti G37 sedan. The performance you get out of the Q50 is respectable, and the optional Dynamic Adaptive Steering system enhances the driving experience, making it really engaging and fun to drive. Overall the Q50 is a stylish sedan that has a track record of dependability and low maintenance costs.

Performance & Handling

The Infiniti Q50 comes with a 3L turbocharged V6 engine that delivers powerful performance. The base engine produces 300 horsepower, providing ample acceleration and responsiveness for most driving situations. For those seeking even more power, the Q50 Red Sport 400 is tuned to generate 400 horsepower, offering an even better performance driving experience. The engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission that offers quick and seamless gear changes. The transmission’s responsiveness and well-calibrated gear ratios contribute to a comfortable and enjoyable ride.

When it comes to handling, the Q50 does a great job, allowing for confident cornering and control. The steering feels responsive and connected to the road. You can expect to experience a good level of feedback through the steering wheel, enhancing the overall driving dynamics and making it an engaging and enjoyable sedan to drive.

The combination of a powerful engine, smooth-shifting transmission, and responsive steering contributes to the Q50’s overall performance and driving dynamics. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable ride during your daily commute or seeking a spirited drive on winding roads, the Q50 delivers a balanced and engaging experience.


Technology & Connectivity

The user interface of the Infiniti Q50 has been a topic of debate among critics and consumers. While some people have expressed dislike for the dual-screen design, we didn’t mind it at all. Over the years, Infiniti has made efforts to enhance the user experience and improve functionality. These improvements include refinements to the interface layout, responsiveness, and ease of use. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard.

The Q50 is starting to show its age when it comes to Tech. However, this is because the model has been out since 2013 and is in need of a redesign. A redesign could address all the criticisms of the interface and bring the Q50 in line with newer models offered by Infiniti in terms of tech.

Interior & Comfort

Despite showing some signs of age, the interior of the Infiniti Q50 still maintains a nice overall appearance. Thanks to the upscale materials used throughout the cabin, the cabin looks visually pleasing. The front seats of the Q50 are comfortable, offering good support for long drives. Rear-seat passengers will also enjoy a reasonable amount of legroom and headroom. However, taller passengers might have issues on long drives, as the available legroom may be somewhat limited.

The Q50’s ride quality is good. However, we expected it to be a little better. Road noise from other vehicles is the primary source of interior noise, especially when driving at highway speeds. The likely reasons are the thin windows and the little door insulation.

The climate control system in the Q50 does a great job at effectively maintaining a consistent and comfortable temperature within the cabin. The layout of the controls is well-designed and intuitive, making it easy for the driver and passengers to understand and operate the climate settings.

Cargo Space & Storage

The Infiniti Q50 offers a respectable amount of cargo space, competitive for this segment. With the rear seats folded down, you can store longer objects such as skis, surfboards, or other sizable items. However, when it comes to interior storage options specifically for smartphones, the Q50 does not provide a designated or dedicated compartment. This absence of a dedicated smartphone slot can be a slight inconvenience for occupants who prefer to keep their phones easily accessible and organized within the cabin. As a workaround, we utilized the cupholders as a makeshift storage area for our smartphones.

The Q50 does feature a flip-up door in front of the shifter, which could be perceived as a potential storage space. However, it should be noted that this compartment is not particularly spacious and may not accommodate larger items such as smartphones. Its primary purpose may be more geared toward smaller items like loose change, keys, or other small belongings.

Fuel Economy

The Pure, Luxe, and Sport Tech variants of the Q50 are rated at 12.5/8.7 L/100 km (city/highway), whereas the Red Sport vehicles with their more powerful engine are rated at 12.5/9.3 L/100 km.


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