The 2019 Infiniti Q50 is a part of the first Q50 generation introduced for 2014. The latest Infiniti Q50 has a streamlined model lineup. This small luxury sedan offers you pretty roomy trunk. Though the interior design looks dated and plain but, nonetheless, it comes standard with many high-tech entertainment and safety features. The 2019 Infiniti Q50 has attractive design and good powertrain options. It is handsome and athletic and a good alternative to its higher price German competitors. The V6 engine is excellent.
The 2019 Infiniti Q50 comes in 4 trim levels: 2.0t Pure, 3.0t Luxe, 3.0t Sport and Red Sport 400.
2.0t Pure model: this model starts with a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. It is paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The features that comes standard with this trim level are 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, keyless ignition and entry, dual zone automatic climate control and others.
3.0t Luxe model: along with the features that come standard with 2.0t Pure the additional features include 18-inch wheels, sunroof, wood trim and voice commands.
3.0t Sport model: this model is designed to enhance both performance and luxury. The standard features include 19-inch wheels, performance tires, adjustable suspension settings, larger brakes, aluminum interior accents and others.
Red Sport 400: this trim level comes with a more powerful V6 engine that is capable of delivering 400 hp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. This variant also has unique 19 inch wheels, dark chrome and red stitching interior accents and blind spot monitoring.
Driving and Performance:
The standard engine of Q50 is a 208 hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. A 300 hp twin turbo V6 engine comes next. Each engine is paired with 7-speed automatic transmission. At part throttle, the engine delivers a nice, linear shove promptly. The brakes in Q50 are reassuring. The firm pedal is easy to modulate. It takes the car 109 feet to halt when at a speed of 60 mph. The DAS (Direct Adaptive Steering) is precise and light at low speeds. The grip and composure of Infiniti Q50 is very good.
The cabin design is good but looks dated. Getting in and out is easy. The two-screen center stack layout looks different. The touchscreen controls demand some time for their proper use. The screen resolution is sharp and the responses are quick. Backseat entry is aided by a long door and a roofline. Driving seat is highly adjustable. The headroom and legroom is enough for the front seat passengers. At the back, the space is adequate when two passengers are seated but feels a little congested with the third passenger. The visibility in the Q50 is quite good. The infotainment system looks outdated as it even does not have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2019 Infiniti Q50 is one of the best luxury compact sedan on the road. Its exterior is punctuated by a sharply creased hood up front and exaggerated haunch at the back. A revised front bumper opens wide at the bottom. The length, width and height are 189.6, 71.8 and 57.2 inches respectively.
The Infiniti Q50 has passed the IIHS safety tests with flying colors. The prominent safety features include Backup Collision Intervention, Around View Monitor and Forward Emergency Braking.
The latest model of Infiniti Q50 has attractive design, good powertrain options and ample seating space. The luxury sedan has good safety features. Though the infotainment system is not very advanced but other features easily make up for it.