The 2017 INFINITI Q50 vs. the Competition

August 22 2017, INFINITI North Vancouver

The 2017 INFINITI Q50 vs. the Competition

The compact luxury D-segment has long been the best-selling category in the premium sector, and the INFINITI Q50 sport sedan enjoys its fair share of that highly competitive market segment.

Like all INFINITI models the Q50's value proposition makes sure it remains high on buyers' collective radar, but its breathtaking styling, beautiful interior finishings, impressive standard and optional features, and superb driving dynamics are deciding factors that can't be underestimated.

To help you sort out how the 2017 INFINITI Q50 measures up to its key premium-branded competitors, we've organized a straightforward, point-form list of key standard features and specifications from the base trim levels of its closest challengers, including the Acura TLX, Cadillac ATS, Audi A4, Volvo S60, Lexus IS, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which leaves the choice of best car in class up to you:

  INFINITI Q50 2.0T AWD  Acura TLX  Cadillac ATS Standard Turbo  Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Komfort  Volvo S60 T5 FWD  Lexus IS 200t RWD  BMW 320i xDrive  Mercedes C 300 4Matic 

$39,900  $35,690  $37,595  $38,500  $38,800  $40,150  $41,800   $43,800


LED   LED Projector halogen  Projector HID  Projector halogen   LED LED  Projector halogen 

LED fog lights 

Yes  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Passive entry & pushbutton start   Yes  Yes    Yes No  Yes   Yes   No  No

Auto-dimming centre mirror 
Yes   Yes  Yes Yes  No  Yes   No Yes 
Rain-sensing wipers
Yes  No No  Yes   Yes    Yes  Yes   Yes  

 Heated steering wheel
Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No 

Backup camera 
 Yes Yes  Yes  No   No Yes  No  No 
Garage door opener
 Yes Yes   No No  No  Yes  No   No

Power driver's seat 
 Yes  Yes  No   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes 

Driver-side memory 
No  Yes  No   No Yes  No   Yes Yes 
Power front passenger seat   Yes  Yes  No   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes 
Infotainment display  8.0 inches  7.0 inches  8.0 inches  7.0 inches  7.0 inches  7.0 inches  6.5 inches   7.0 inches

Satellite radio 

Yes  Yes   Yes Yes  Yes   Yes  No No 

Powered moonroof 
Yes   Yes No   Yes  Yes  No   No    Yes

Power (hp)
208  207  272   190 240   241 180   241

Torque (lb-ft) 

258 182  290  236  258  258  200   273

All-wheel drive (AWD) 
Yes  No (FWD)  No (RWD)  No (FWD)  No (FWD)  No (RWD)   Yes Yes 


 7-speed auto   8-speed auto  8-speed auto   7-speed auto (dual-clutch)   8-speed auto 8-speed auto  8-speed auto  7-speed auto 

Auto start/stop 
 No No   Yes  Yes Yes  No  Yes  Yes 

Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 
 10.7 / 8.4 9.6 / 6.6  10.6 / 7.7  8.6 / 6.4   9.6 / 7.0 10.6 / 7.3  10.4 / 6.8  10.1 / 7.8 

Standard wheels 
17  17  17  17  17  17  17  17 
Blind spot monitoring
 No No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes 

 Front legroom

 1,130 1,082  1,079 1,049  1,064 1,138  1,057  1,059

Rear legroom 

 892  876  851 907   852 818  891   894
Cargo (trunk)

374  405  294   368  339  310 480  480 

As it's now easy to see, the 2017 INFINITI Q50 delivers impressive value for money spent, with a base price that's still less than $40k yet a standard feature set that's unbeatable in this class. What's more, the Q50 provides more front and rear legroom for greater comfort than the majority of its peers.

Some key features that really stand out include standard AWD, LED headlights, proximity-sensing access with pushbutton ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, a powered glass sunroof, heated power-adjustable front seats, the largest standard infotainment touchscreen in the class, a backup camera, satellite radio, and much more.

To experience the 2017 INFINITI Q50 in person, contact INFINITI North Vancouver at 888-204-5481 or drop by the showroom at 819 Automall Drive, North Vancouver to find out more.

Already convinced? Start shopping today!