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2019 Infiniti Q50
Select a Different Model (8 Available): 2.0t PURE AWD Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 36080
MPG (EPA) 22 CTY /28 HWY
Horsepower 208@5500
Torque 258@1500
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2019 Infiniti Q50 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • V-6 versions are sprightly
  • Spacious interior and cargo space

You Won't Like

  • Four-cylinder model is underwhelming
  • Infotainment tech is starting to feel old
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto not available on any models

New for 2019

Recently refreshed for 2018, Infiniti has simplified the Q50 lineup for 2019, paring down trim levels and axing the Hybrid model.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Infiniti Q50 is a midsize, four-door, luxury sports sedan that comes in rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations. The car seats five, and sits below the larger Q70 in the Infiniti lineup.

2019 Q50 2.0t Pure: The only trim level with the 2.0-liter turbo-four, Pure offers 8-way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a 6-speaker audio system and a dual-display infotainment system, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen atop a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

2019 Q50 3.0t Luxe: The entry-level V-6 Q50 model also adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, power moonroof, and wood trim.

2019 Q50 3.0t Sport: Moving up to Sport features 19-inch aluminum wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, leather seats, heated front seats with driver's-side memory, 60/40 folding rear seats, power tilt-and-telescoping heated steering wheel with shift paddles, surround-view camera system, a 16-speaker Bose stereo system, and satellite navigation.

2019 Q50 Red Sport 400: The top-trim level of the Q50 adds 100 horsepower over the Sport, but the 16-speaker Bose system, power tilt-and-telescoping wheel, and driver's-side memory are relegated to the option list. Satellite navigation is still standard.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2.0-liter turbo-four in the Pure trim level has 208 hp and 258 lb-ft on tap, returning an EPA rating of 23 mpg in the city and cracking 30 on the highway. Optional all-wheel drive reduces those figures to 22/28 mpg, respectively.

The Q50 3.0t Luxe and Sport models offer 300 hp and 295 lb-ft from a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 driving the rear wheels. Fuel economy is rated at 20/29 city/highway, and adding all-wheel drive drops those numbers to 19/27. The Red Sport 400 lives up to its name by delivering 400 hp and 350 lb-ft from the same 3.0-liter V-6. Highway mileage drops 1 mpg to 26, and all-wheel-drive figures match the less-powerful variants at 19/26 mpg.

All versions feature a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. 3.0t Sport and Red Sport 400 models feature shift paddles.

Safety

The 2019 Infiniti Q50 was rated Good by the IIHS in four tests, missing out on being a Top Safety Pick in part due to Average headlight scores. The Q50 received a front crash prevention designation of Superior by the IIHS, as it fully avoided a collision in the 12-mph low-speed autobrake test, while in the 25-mph high-speed autobrake test, impact speed was reduced by 24 mph.

Only the 3.0t models offer the option of advanced safety packages. The Luxe trim offers a Proassist package with blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view camera system with moving object detection, front and rear sonar sensors, and backup collision intervention. Available on Sport and Red Sport 400 models, the Proactive package adds adaptive lighting, automatic high beams, lane departure warning and prevention, active lane control, automatic cruise control, adaptive steering, and blind-spot intervention.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The Q50 is classified as a midsize sedan, with seating for five. Trunk space on the 2.0t measures at 13.2 cubic feet, while the 3.0t is rated at 13.5 cubic feet, and the 60/40 split folding backseat offers additional pass-through utility. Front- and rear-seat legroom is 40.2 and 37.5 inches, respectively.

Technology

Tech is hit-and-miss in the Q50 lineup. The dual touchscreen setup in the center console is let down by a slow processor, chunky graphics, and a lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, regardless of trim level. On 3.0t models, Infiniti offers its InTouch satellite navigation system. Standard on Sport and optional on Red Sport 400 models is a 16-speaker Bose stereo system. HD radio and SiriusXM are standard on all models. A 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is a dealer-installed option.

What We Think

Our First Drive of the 2019 Q50 Red Sport 400 revealed a split personality—we found it to be "mostly comfortable during regular driving but still a thrill when pushed hard," and though the power was impressive, it's "not as sharp or aggressive as a BMW or AMG sedan." Although it's hard to resist 400 hp, the sweet spot is the 3.0t Sport.

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2019 INFINITI Q50 SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 7 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
2.0t PURE AWD Sedan
Class
Premium Passenger Car
Horsepower
208@5500
Standard MPG
22/28
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 7 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Liquid Platinum

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Graphite Shadow

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Black Obsidian

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pure White

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

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Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

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Trip Computer

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Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch with Wheel

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Axle Ratio, 3.133

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Stability Control, Steering

Std Std

External Temperature

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Fuel Tank, 20.0 Gallon

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Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

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Drive: Atessa ET-S® Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection AWD

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Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

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Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

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Armrest, Front Seat Center

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Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

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Luxury Trim, Alloy & Leather On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob ; Alloy On Console ; Leather On Doors

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Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

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Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

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Main Dashboard Display

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Reading Lights, Front and Rear

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LED Lights, Front Fog Lights

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Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

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Rear View Mirror, Automatic

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Paint, Metallic

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Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

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Airbag, Front

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Airbag, Side Curtain

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Airbag, Side

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Airbags, 6

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Collision Warning System, Forward Emergency Braking

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Front Fog Lights

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Head Restraints

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Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

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Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

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Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

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Passenger Assist Handles

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Seatbelts, Front

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Seatbelts, Rear

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Theft Deterrent System

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Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Graphite Leatherette Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench

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Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

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Seating, 5

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Seats, Dual Front 8-Way Power Bucket

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Audio System, Infiniti InTouch™ AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Multi-Touch Screen

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Remote Audio Controls

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Six Speakers

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Power Steering

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Suspension, Front Wishbone/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

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Tires, P225/55VR17 All Season BSW Run Flat

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Wheels, 17" Alloy

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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
84
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
60000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Infiniti announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to current customers. 07-01-2019
$0 1.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 24, 36, 48, 63, 72 Months - Infiniti announces special APR Financing on select models. 05-31-2019
$4100 Infiniti announces Lease Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-01-2019