2022 Infiniti Q50
The 2022 Q50 may stand alone as Infiniti’s only four-door sedan now, but we went into it with high hopes, figuring they must’ve gone all out in this luxury-sport effort.
Underneath its sharp bodylines is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, putting out a cool 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not enough, the Q50 Red Sport 400 model packs a little extra: 400 horses and 350 torque.
Our “Sensory”-trimmed all-wheel drive model may have had the lesser of two pony-counts, but was still plenty fun to punch around town. And we were perfectly comfortable doing it, thanks to an upscale interior.
The leather-appointed seats were extremely comfortable and easy to adjust, along with the power tilt and telescoping wheel. That’s standard equipment on all Q50s, same for the Bose Performance sound system and smartphone integration. Standard dual-zone climate controls keep everyone happy, even in back.
Like most sedans, while the Q50 is capable of holding five people, we’d say a max of four adults for sustained comfort. And Infiniti says the 13.5 cubic-feet of trunk space is enough for all of their luggage; but, you can fold the rear seats down should you need the extra room.
Front and center is a dual-screen infotainment system-- an interesting layout with a touchscreen on bottom and non-touchscreen up top. That separates features like navigation and camera views from HVAC and music controls.
The soft interior is a stark contrast to the exterior’s defined appearance; chiseled lines, sleek headlights and large 19-inch alloy wheels. This second-generation’s aggressive-aura hasn't worn out since its 2018 introduction.
With the base “Pure” trim now gone and the Luxe kicking off the Q50 lineup, starting price is around 43-thousand dollars with destination. The 2022 Infiniti Q50 is one sharp ride with a soft touch; something we were happy to spend our commutes in.
And we’ll have more Quick Spins…soon!
- Engine: 3.0L Twin Turbo V6
- Horsepower: 300
- Torque: 295 lb-ft