The 2001 Infiniti Q45 represents just over 10 years of the Q45 in the American market, and its enduring presence comes with good reason. Although sales have not always reflected it, this Japanese luxury sedan has always been able to hold its own with other sport sedans, with quality power and handling, impressive styling, and a comfortable interior.
The 2001 production of the Q45 marks the final year of the second generation of this model, so you should be able to get the comfort and ability of the 2001 Infiniti Q45 at a competitive price, which appeals to those trying to find a quality luxury sedan import on a budget.
The 2001 Infiniti Q45 offers two trim levels, the Luxury and the Touring, which serves as the sportier model.
Body Styles: luxury sedan
Engines: 4.1-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Infinity Q45 Luxury, Infiniti Q45 Touring
Volkswagen’s new touchscreen audio and Bluetooth control system finds its way into the Eos for 2010 along with a new instrument cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The upmarket Lux package gets a chrome front grille and optional 18-inch alloy wheels.
The exterior of the 2001 Infiniti Q45 features 16-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires on the Luxury edition and 17-inch alloy wheels with performance tires on the Touring. Both models feature a power glass sunroof.
Interior comfort definitely marks the focus of the 2001 Infiniti Q45, with leather and wood trim everywhere and a seat and steering wheel adjustment system with a memory for two drivers. Audio controls for the stereo as well as cruise controls come built into the tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and a universal remote transmitter comes standard as well. Drivers also enjoy eight-way power seats, a Bose sound system, and keyless entry. Navigation system remains optional and only comes with regional map information.
Performance & Handling
While not one of the top models in its class for performance, the 2001 Infiniti Q45 definitely offers a fun drive, with four-wheel independent suspension, a rear limited-slip differential, speed-sensing power assist steering, and traction control. You also enjoy plenty of power with the 4.1-liter, DOHC, 32-valve V-8 under the hood providing 266 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque.
Few safety features get left out of the 2001 Infiniti Q45, with front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, four-wheel ABS, a remote anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, front and rear headrests, electronic brakeforce distribution, front seat belt pretensioners, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, and xenon headlamps, along with child seat anchors and rear-door child safety locks.
EPA Fuel Economy
Infiniti Q45 Luxury: 16/21 mpg city/highway
Infiniti Q45 Touring: 16/21 mpg city/highway
- Luxury quality and performance at a good price
- Powerful V-8 engine
- Loaded with features
You Won't Like
- Last of the second-generation Infiniti Q45s
- Incomplete optional navigation system
- Luxury emphasized over performance
Quality luxury sedan at a good price.
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