2020 Infiniti Q50

2020 MODEL
$36,400 - $50,500
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2020 Infiniti Q50 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 23, 2020
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The midsize luxury sedans have always been the hottest segment of cars. Most of the segment is dominated by well established German auto giants like Audi, Mercedes and BMW to name a few. But, the relatively younger player in town, Infiniti also has an ace up its sleeve to challenge the Germans and it is called the Infiniti Q50. However, despite updating one of its bestselling sedans, Infiniti has launched the 2020 Q50 with some narrow revisions. With a revised trim structure and induction of more standard features, Infiniti thinks that the Q50 is confident enough to still stand firm in its segment, even with a dating interior layout.

The 2020 Infiniti Q50 is a feature-loaded and muscular looking midsize luxury sedan worthy of giving the rivals a run for their money. The coupe-like styling, with its sloping roofline, is certainly a treat for the eyes but it does cramp the interior to an extent. With a revised trim structure and induction of more standard features, Infiniti thinks that the Q50 is confident enough to still stand firm in its segment, even with a dating interior layout.

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Pros

Lots of high-tech infotainment and safety features

Generous cargo room

Stylish exterior design

Cons

Not as premium as rivals

Noisy ride quality

Stiff suspension setup

What's New?

Refreshed model line-up and standard features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36400

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

7-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14/14

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

189.6 in.

width

71.8 in.

height

57.2 in.

curb weight

3685 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

payload capacity

1295 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/26/22 mpg

highway range

520 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 60000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
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Videos
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Styles

2020 Infiniti Q50 in Black Obsidian color 2020 Infiniti Q50 in Graphite Shadow color 2020 Infiniti Q50 in Liquid Platinum color
Black Obsidian

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Ratings

Features

6.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Final Verdict

7.1

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Infiniti Q50 PURE

PURE

power
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$36,400 - $38,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
PURE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $36,400 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
PURE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $38,400 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2020 Infiniti Q50 LUXE

LUXE

power
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$38,850 - $40,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LUXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $38,850 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
LUXE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $40,850 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

2020 Infiniti Q50 Edition 30

Edition 30

power
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$43,700 - $45,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Edition 30 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $43,700 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 5
Edition 30 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $45,700 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

2020 Infiniti Q50 Sport

Sport

power
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$48,500 - $50,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $48,500 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $50,500 MSRP (19/22/26) 300 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


There are very cars in the segment that blend in luxury and sportiness, as well as the Q50, does. Sure, it is no sports car but it captures the essence of one very efficiently. The 2020 Infiniti Q50 is a powerful, well-equipped luxury sedan. The Red Sport 400 gets a more powerful V-6 engine accelerating at 400-hp and a 3.5-litre V-6 is standard on the Hybrid. The Q5 may not be the fastest and does not offer everything that everyone wants but it offers a better value for money that every shopper need.

2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan Front View
2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan Rear View

6.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 
 

7.1/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Infiniti Q50 Features

6.0/10

2020  Infiniti Q50 trims are divided into Luxe, Pure and Sport.  There is also the bonkers Red Sport trim, which we have reviewed separately. The base Pure comes standard with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, while the others are equipped with a 3.0 litre V6. All the trims of the 2020  Q50 can be bundled with the optional all-wheel-drive system. 

Every trim is not available with every engine option, the Q50 Pure is only available with the 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4. While you get to choose between the engines in the Luxe as it is available with all the three-engine option, a 2.0-litre turbocharged, 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 or the V-6 powered hybrid.

Model 3.0t Pure 3.0t Luxe Edition 30 3.0t Sport
MSRP (RWD) $36,400 $38,850 $43,700 $48,500
MSRP (AWD) $38,400 $40,850 $45,700 $50,500
Key Features Turn signal mirrors and Daytime running lights : Adds/Upgrades to 3.0t Pure - Adds/Upgrades to 3.0t Luxe - Adds/Upgrades to Edition 30 -
  Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror Infiniti radiant welcome lighting Leather steering wheel Blindspot warning accident avoidance system
  Pre-collision safety system Universal remote transmitter Front and rear parking sensors Emergency braking preparation
  Dusk sensing LED headlamps Electric power steering Front, side and a rearview camera Post - Collision safety system
  Cruise control Infiniti radiant interior ambient lighting Heated steering wheel 16 speaker Bose premium audio
    Infiniti radiant illuminated kick plates Heated front seats Paddle shifters

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Do not go for the base trim as it does not offer much apart from standard features. The Luxe available with all the three powertrains and optional packages adds many features providing more flexibility. The 300-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine delivers a strong performance in the Luxe trim. If you feel 300-horses are not enough the Red Sport with a stronger V-6 that delivers 400-horsepower should be your answer but it does come at a price.

2020 Infiniti Q50 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Infiniti comes with 208 horses under the hood, it doesn’t set any performance standards for its segment. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque outguns the base BMW 320i while the 300-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 with 295 pound-feet of torque makes for strong competition in the mid-range trims. The turbocharged inline-4 is very gentle in its power delivery, with plenty of pokes low down. It, however, runs out of steam once you put your foot down.

The power reaches the wheels via a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Both Rear-wheel and All wheel drive options are available. The gearbox isn’t a dual-clutch though, but that hardly is a problem. You get an electronic shift assist, which reduces stress while negotiating traffic. Meanwhile, the Hybrid Q50 is the most fuel-efficient in the roster and is powerful too. It is also mated to a V-6 engine and an electric motor that together produce 360-horsepower. Infiniti has offered three powertrains in the 2018 Q50 to choose from and they are powerful enough to take on the rivals. 

Models

Infiniti Q50

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Jaguar XE

MSRP

$35,550

$32,900

$34,900

$38,195

$40,660

$43,400

$46,235

Engine

2.0-L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4 engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine

2L I-4 Turbocharged

2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 engine

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 engine

Transmission

7-speed automatic transmission

8-speed Automatic Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed automatic transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Horsepower

208 hp @ 5500rpm

255 hp @ 6200 rpm

252 hp @ 6,200 rpm

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

241 hp @ 5,800 rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

260 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

260 lb.-ft @ 1,400-4,000 rpm

306 lb.-ft. @ 2000-4800 rpm

258 lb.-ft @ 1,650 rpm

273 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

269 lb.-ft @ 1300 rpm

All the cars in this segment currently offer more power than the Q50. Maybe once the A4 is introduced for 2019, there could be a sub 200 Hp engine in here. Alfa Romeo sports the most powerful engine here, which does proud to its racing heritage.

Acceleration

Acceleration on the 2.0L variants feels rather dull at times. The car pulls up to 60 mph from a standstill in under 7 seconds and goes to a complete quarter of a mile in 15.4  seconds. The stats are decent for a car in its segment but a little bit of theatrics like an improved exhaust note would have certainly improved the experience. The closest rival Volvo S60 and the Mercedes C300 takes good 6.5 seconds in going from 0-60. However, there is a catch, the Q50 impresses with early acceleration but it fails to hold its ground when it comes to covering a quarter-mile. From being the fastest it drops to be the slowest by taking 15.9 seconds for a quarter-mile.

2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan covers 0-60 in just 7 sec

Models

Infiniti Q50

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Jaguar XE

0-60 MPH

7

6.0 sec

6.0 sec

5.5 sec

6.9 sec

5.5 sec

6.3 sec

Quarter mile

15.4 @ 90 mph

14.6 sec @ 96 mph

14.6 sec

14.1 sec @ 100 mph

15 sec*

14.1 sec @ 99 mph

15.0 sec

Engine

2.0 Liters

2.0L

2.0L

2.0 Liters

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

TBD

-

NA

NA

TBD

6.3*

While the Q50 is still at the start line, Giulia and C-class have already crossed the finish line. Both these cars take 14 seconds to run a standing quarter-mile. 0 to 60 comes up in a blinding 5 and a half-second. Rest of the cars here take 6 seconds or over.

Ride and Handling

While most luxury cars come with front-wheel drive, the 2020  Infiniti Q50 like others in the competition offers a standard rear-wheel drive (AWD optional). It gets an updated suspension and improved steering which feels light and quick to respond. Handling is agile and there is not much body roll while cornering. The available Direct Adaptive steering system, however, (allows you to adjust the amount of energy required to turn the wheel) feels restive in normal condition.  The little 2-litre is a bit underpowered though, not only compared to the 3-litre V6 but other 2 litres in the segment. All variants can be had with either a Rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. The latter is extremely smooth and has sharp handling characteristics. Higher trims (3.0t Sport and Red Sport) get adaptive dampers, but the standard suspension offers a great ride quality as well.

2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan Front View

The ride and handling on the Infiniti Q50 come as a surprise since the car handles like a much smaller car than it actually is in reality. This allows the car to approach corners at fairly high speed. The positive feedback from the steering and ample amounts of grip inspire great confidence and allow the driver to push the car to its limit safely. There is an optional steer-by-wire system, which is a lighter electronic steering system. Although the system sounds good in theory, it robs the driver of any feel and feedback, which makes it a feature you should opt-out of.

Braking

The brakes on the Infiniti Q50 feature a 12.6-inch rotor on the front and a 12.1-inch rotor on the rear. The brakes pedals provide nimbly and almost immediate feedback which allows the driver to brake efficiently.  Braking statistics for the 2019 Q50 Infiniti haven’t been declared yet, but it gets a decent braking system that should perform well under panic braking situations.

 2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan has 12.6 Front Brake

Model

Infiniti Q50

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Jaguar XE

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

13.8

13

13.1

13

12.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.1

12.4

-

12.5

12.2

11.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3671

3649

3516

3521

3583

3500*

3500

60-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

185

-

124

TBD

153

184*

It would be unfair to talk about braking performance when braking figures aren’t available for a majority of this chunk. What we do have are brake disc sizes and curb weights. The Jag has the lightest body here, and so does the Merc (expected). Genesis offers the largest disc in the G70 (front), which should see it shed speed with urgency.

2020 Infiniti Q50 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Fuel economy has become a deciding factor for buyers of the present due to the rising fuel costs. The Infiniti Q50 is able to return a modest mileage of 25 mpg combined. But, in comparison with rivals, it acquires the bottom spot. The same amount of fuel can stretch to 30 miles on the highway. Well, you can’t have everything and the Q50 scores poorly in terms of fuel efficiency which is the lowest in the class.

Model

Infiniti Q50

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Jaguar XE

MPG (city)

23

22

21

24

21

22

24

MPG (highway)

30

29

28

33

30

33

34

MPG (combined)

25

25

23

27

24

26

28

Alfa Giulia is the best engine in this segment, offering the best power output with great efficiency figures. The little turbocharged mill was made by a race of advanced aliens who are clearly superior to humans and then infused with some dark magic we shouldn’t ask about. While this isn’t true, sadly, it could very well be. The engines would happily run for 33 miles on the freeway while sipping on a gallon of gasoline. Jaguar’s less powerful engine can stretch the gallon a mile more.

2020 Infiniti Q50 Interior

7.0/10

The seating and comfort levels on the Q50 allow it to give tough competition to its rivals. The car features seating for up to 5 occupants. The seats are draped in leather and offer the optimum amount of thigh support and padding. The coloured stitching on the seats further adds to the overall appeal of the car. The 2020 Infiniti Q50 is very quiet even at highway speed. Wind noise is minimal but the rumbling engine and tire will also not bother you. Suspensions are strong and do a good job in isolating the driver and passenger from bumpy roads. Getting in and out of the car is easy. The Q50 is the longest in the segment ensures that even the tallest person can be at ease in the back seat.

 2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan Seating

The 2020 Infiniti Q50 weighs the same as the 2019 model, 2671 pounds. It is also moderately long, just a smidge under 190 inches. Infiniti has stuck to its design which is almost a decade old now, however superior material has been used in the cabin of 2020 Q50. It feels robust from inside and all the controls are within reach. The touchscreen infotainment system has some drawback as the display is often concealed by glares and fingerprints.

Model

Infiniti Q50

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Jaguar XE

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (cu. ft) Head room

40.2

38.3

39.7

38.6

38.2

37.1

NA

Front (cu. ft) Shoulder room

56.7

56.4

56.3

56.1

55.9

55.3

NA

Front (cu. ft) Leg room

44.5

42.6

42.6

42.4

44.8

NA

NA

Rear (cu. ft) Head room

37.5

37.0

36.9

37.6

36.9

37.1

NA

Rear (cu. ft) Shoulder room

56.1

54.8

54.6

53.6

53.4

55

NA

Rear (cu. ft) Leg room

35.1

36.4

34.8

35.1

32.2

NA

NA

Kia Stinger is the longest car here, at just over 190 inches. It also has the longest wheelbase, at 114 inches. Consequently, it is the hardest to squeeze into a tight parking spot. The nimble Giulia is the smallest, at 182 inches. In typical Italian fashion, it is also one of the prettiest here, alongside the handsome British Jaguar. 

Infotainment System

The infotainment setup on the 2020  Infiniti Q50 features a dual-screen setup. The screens are mounted one on top of the other on the dash top. The upper screen is 8 inch in size while the lower one is 7 inch in size. The overall setup feels a little dated when compared with rivals. The response times are modest, to say the least. The system does require a little getting used to in order to be used efficiently. Both the screens perform different functions, the upper one is the viewer for a rearview camera and navigation system while the lower one displays audio, climate and other systems.

An uncommon feature that the car boasts is that its upgraded climate control system includes an air purifier which is not found in most luxury cars. It supports voice commands too. Other standard features on offer are:

  • 6-speaker audio system with high-definition AM/FM radio
  • CD with MP3 playback capability
  • Radio Data System
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • USB Connectivity with 2 ports
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming

Apart from these, you get SiriusXM services for a limited time, like SiriusXM radio for 3 months, and SiriusXM Travel Link services for 4-years with trial access to weather, news, sports, etc.

Cargo Capacity

The loading bay is placed at an optimum height to allow cargo to be loaded easily. The overall config makes the boot smaller than it actually is. Airport runs and long-distance journeys shouldn't because of concern on this vehicle.  Space is plenty for groceries and similar cargo. Anything more than two briefcases, and the rear passengers will have to scoot over to make space.

Model

Infiniti Q50

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Jaguar XE

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.2

23.3

10.5

13.0

10.8

12.6

16.1

Kia Stinger decimates the competition with its class-leading figure of 23 cubic feet. None of the cars in this segment come close in terms of trunk space. If you frequent the airport with considerable luggage, then all others would be a compromise.

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2020 Infiniti Q50 Exterior

8.0/10

The 2020  Infiniti Q50 gets an enhanced look with some visual updates. There are no changes made in the hood and the headlights but the front grille has been modified.  A bolder and wider bumper differentiate the 3.0t Sport and the Q50 Red Sport 400 trim. Overall, the Sports Sedan looks stylish and more aggressive than its predecessors. Visual gaps within the trims are quite prominent.  The Pure and the Luxe trim gets a 17 or 18-inch alloy wheel, a smaller fog light and a body-colour exhaust while the Sport and the Red Sport 400 comes with a dark chrome, larger wheel size, and fog light.  It also distinguishes itself further with a black lower-bumper section and a distinct body colour diffuser.

 2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan 3 Quarter View

The engine resides under a very long and low hood. This lends to this already muscular car a visually striking front quarter. The headlights and taillights are uniquely shaped and complement each other. The roofline slopes gently, and the C-pillar increases in thickness around the shoulder line. The front grille is unique too and quite large with honeycomb mesh. It isn’t Overall, the car feels more premium than it actually is. 

Model

Infiniti Q50

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Jaguar XE

Curb weight (lbs.)

3671

3649

3516

3521

3,583

3500*

3500

Length(in)

189.6

190.2

184.4 in

182.6

184.3

184.5

183.9

Width(in)

71.8

73.6

72.8 in

73.7

71.3

71.3

77.4

Height(in)

57.2

55.1

55.1 in

56.5

56.3*

56.3

55.8

Ground clearance (in)

5

TBD

5.1 in

NA

5.3

3.8

-

Wheelbase (in)

112.2

114.4

111.6 in

111

110.2

111.8

111.6

Track width (in) F/R

60.8/61.6

62.8/64.8

-

61.3/63.9

60.4/61*

61.5/60.9

62.8/62.4

Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features of the Infiniti Q50 include

  • Hexagonal front grille
  • LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • the alloy wheels 
  • Hexagonal front grille
  • LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Multi-spoke alloy wheels 
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2020 Infiniti Q50 Safety

8.0/10

Standard safety features on the 2020 Q50 Infinity are as follows:

  • INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System includes dual-stage front supplemental airbags with an occupant classification sensor. Airbag inflation rate is adjusted depending on crash severity. If the front-passenger’s seat is empty, a sensor will deactivate the airbag
  • Driver's and front passenger's side-impact supplemental airbags 
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant's head protection
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, driver’s and passenger's seat Emergency Locking Retractor and passenger’s seat ELR and Automatic Locking Retractor
  • Second-row 3-point seat belts with Emergency Locking Retractor and Automatic Locking Retractor
  • Zone Body construction with reinforced passenger compartment and front and rear crumple zones
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) helps simplify proper installation of compatible child restraint seats
  • Slide-away brake pedal assembly
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning 
  • Forward Emergency Braking

2020 Infiniti Q50 Competition

 Infiniti Q50 vs Kia Stinger

Kia Stinger is the new kid on the block. Introduced to the US shores in 2018, it ticks almost all the correct boxes a premium compact sedan should. Power and performance figures are great, looks are, well, striking to say the least. Cargo volume is excellent, nearly double the segment average.

Sales figures though, tell a different story. The Stinger hasn’t caught the fancy of the youth as Kia hoped it would. With excitement as its USP, the Stinger would be a great gift for your adrenaline powered teen. If you are looking for one yourself, then better stick to the comfy Infiniti.

 2020 Kia Stinger

Infiniti Q50 vs Lexus IS 300

Lexus has been the segment benchmark since forever. The 2020 IS300 model is a great allrounder even today. It isn’t the most exciting, or the best handler, and even with your foot down you wouldn’t feel the power surge. But it is a handsome car with a very comfortable ride. In essence, both the Q50 and IS 300 have the same strengths and weaknesses. The Infinity offers a little more cabin space though.

2020 Lexus IS 350

Infiniti Q50 vs Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa excels where the Infiniti doesn’t set foot. With the highest power rating, quickest acceleration and Italian suave, it is the exact opposite of the slow and comfy. Giulia’s steering and pedal responses are urgent, and the car loves to be ridden hard. Practicality takes a big hit, with small passenger space and trunk. It is the perfect car for enthusiasts who love to hang around the track during their day off. Consequently, it is not the car for people who are primarily looking for a commuter.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

 

2020 Infiniti Q50 Final Verdict

7.1/10

The Infiniti Q50 makes for a great alternative to the boring looking German sedans that rule the segment at present. It is however not a class leader in any area along with some notable shortcomings, like the fuel efficiency. It is well equipped and relatively cheaper than other luxury cars in the segment but doesn’t match up to Germany’s finest yet. The efficiency is great as well in the base engine, the 2-litre inline-4.

If you can buy the performance variant, the Red Sport, then it is a practical yet exciting car, a winning combination.  It is well equipped and relatively cheaper than other luxury cars in the segment but doesn’t match up to Germany’s finest yet. With so many better options available in the market it is hard for us to recommend the Infiniti Q50 to the buyers.

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