2022 Infiniti Q50

Rating7.7

Ranked #10 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$42,100 - $47,800

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Key Spec of 2022 Infiniti Q50
fuel economy

20/23/29

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Fluidic exterior design

Aging interior

No major changes for 2022

Sportier driving dynamics

A cramped second row of seating

Torquey V6 engine

Lack of active safety features as standard

Low fuel economy

2022 Infiniti Q50 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Infiniti Q50 is bold enough to challenge the sedan market dominated by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Genesis G70, Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the BMW 3 Series. The compact luxury sedan, Infiniti Q50 replaced the previously available Infiniti G lineup of sedans. The sedan occupies a sporting character with its fluidic design, but is it capable enough to take on the German’s wheels? 

The Japanese carmaker Infiniti has not made any considerable changes to the Infiniti Q50 that was first launched in 2014. The 2022 model also remains a carryover model with some additional features compared to the previous outgoing model. Though Infiniti Q50 keeps adding various updates to make the car relevant in terms of modern safety features and modern technology on the inside. It features four trims and a single powertrain option for the 2022 Model year, this comes with two drivetrain options.


Over All Rating

7.7

Out of 10

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6.50
8.00
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Notable Rankings

#10 in Compact Sedan

#13 in Sedan

#17 in Midsize Sedan


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Trims

LUXE$42,100 onwards

  • Air purifier
  • Auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering
  • Sport seats

Sensory$47,800 onwards

  • Air purifier
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Navigation system
  • Sport seats

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2021 Infiniti Q50
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2021 Infiniti Q50 LUXE

LUXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

Dealer Price
$42,442
Est. $576/mo
Fair deal
$1,588 Below market
RMV: $44,030
Bluffton, SC
MSRP $44,060
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2022 Infiniti Q50
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Price Drop, $2450
Previous Price: $5111009 Apr 2022

2022 Infiniti Q50 Sensory

SENSORY 4dr Sedan (3.0L Turbo 6cyl 7A)

Dealer Price
$48,660
Est. $660/mo
Fair deal
$1,732.5 Below market
RMV: $50,392.5
Las Vegas, NV
MSRP $51,110
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2022 Infiniti Q50
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Price Drop, $1500
Previous Price: $4446024 May 2022

2022 Infiniti Q50 LUXE

LUXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

Dealer Price
$42,960
Est. $583/mo
Fair deal
$1,500 Below market
RMV: $44,460
Cathedral City, CA
MSRP $44,460
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2022 Infiniti Q50
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2022 Infiniti Q50 Luxe

Luxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 300 hp 7A)

Dealer Price
$44,910
Est. $609/mo
Fair deal
$1,550 Below market
RMV: $46,460
Vienna, VA
MSRP $46,910
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2022 Infiniti Q50
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Price Drop, $1003
Previous Price: $5014520 May 2022

2022 Infiniti Q50 Sensory

SENSORY 4dr Sedan (3.0L Turbo 6cyl 7A)

Dealer Price
$49,142
Est. $667/mo
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$1,250.5 Below market
RMV: $50,392.5
Mesa, AZ
MSRP $50,145
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2022 Infiniti Q50
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Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $4446002 Jun 2022

2022 Infiniti Q50 LUXE

LUXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

Dealer Price
$43,460
Est. $590/mo
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$1,000 Below market
RMV: $44,460
Dublin, CA
MSRP $43,460
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2022 Infiniti Q50
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2022 Infiniti Q50 Luxe

Luxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 300 hp 7A)

Dealer Price
$45,460
Est. $617/mo
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$1,000 Below market
RMV: $46,460
Barrington, IL
MSRP $46,460
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2022 Infiniti Q50
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Price Rise, $300
Previous Price: $4327317 Jun 2022

2022 Infiniti Q50 LUXE

LUXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

Dealer Price
$43,573
Est. $591/mo
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$887 Below market
RMV: $44,460
Montgomery, AL
MSRP $45,410
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Price Drop, $929
Previous Price: $4646020 May 2022

2022 Infiniti Q50 Luxe

Luxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 300 hp 7A)

Dealer Price
$45,531
Est. $618/mo
Fair deal
$929 Below market
RMV: $46,460
Mesa, AZ
MSRP $46,460
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Colors and Styles

2022 Infiniti Q50 in Pure White color
Pure White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 Infiniti Q50 is offered in a lineup that includes 5 trims, all trims are offered with the options of two drivetrains. The entire range is priced from $42,100-$57,950. However, it gets a single-engine option across its entire lineup, a 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo engine. The 2022 Q50 flaunts its 300 hp power output by going from 0-60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds. With regard to fuel efficiency, unfortunately, the 2022 Infiniti Q50 ranks last amongst its competition but compensates with the largest fuel tank measuring 20 gallons.

This helps it get a decent range, a combined 460 miles. In terms of exterior dimensions, it is the largest with regard to length and wheelbase, it is also the heaviest vehicle, measuring 3781 lbs. This further reflects in the interior room offered, the 2022 Infiniti Q50 is clearly the most spacious offering on the inside, it also has the largest cargo space that measures 13.5 cubic feet. Thus giving tough competition to rivals such as the 2022 Genesis G70, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-class C300, and the 2022 BMW 3 series.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan front view
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan rear view

Buying Advice

We recommend:

Amongst the trims offered, we would suggest you go in for the Luxe trim, being the mid-range trim it offers a fine mix of features and economic pricing. The Luxe trim just like any other is offered in two drivetrain options, an RWD and an AWD, priced at $47,800 and $49,800. It flaunts an electric power steering, Power Sliding Tinted Glass Moonroof, and more.

 

Features

"Sinewy bodywork and sporty stance, stout twin-turbo V-6 is standard, decent value versus other sports sedans." - Car and Driver

The three trims offered with the past Q50's will also remain the same. Thus, starting with the base level trim followed by Luxe, Sensory and lastly the sportiest of them all, the Red Sport 400 trim that is a different vehicle at all will be reviewed separately. The interior is loaded with features, even if you look at the base trim it brings the luxury features like dual-zone automatic climate control and Remote keyless entry to the table. The given prices are estimates and may be subject to change as per the release.

Model

Pure Luxe

Sensory

MSRP (RWD)

$42,100

$47,800

$55,950

MSRP (AWD)

$44,100

$49,800

$57,950

Key Features

17-inch wheels

Adds to Pure

Adds to Luxe

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

18-inch Aluminium-Alloy wheels

Heated cushion and seat back for the front seats

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air Conditioning

Infiniti radiant welcome lighting and ambient lighting

19-inch sport design wheels

 

Turn signal mirrors and DRLs

1st-row Sliding and Tilting Sunroof

Leather seats

 

Rain Sensing Wipers

Power Sliding Tinted Glass Moonroof

Parking Assist with front and rear parking sensors

 

Remote Keyless Entry

Homelink Transceiver system

Bose 16-speaker Audio system

 

Pre-collision safety system and Cruise Control

Electric Power steering

Sport design front and rear fascia

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

"All Q50's feature a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and either rear- or all-wheel drive." - Car and Driver

The Q50’s standard engine is what makes it stand out amongst others in this segment. The 3.0 Liter twin-turbo puts out 300 hp which is more than enough for this compact luxury sedan. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission which is one of the smoothest in the segment. The shifts are so smooth that they’re hard to detect, especially with the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. And with the Red Sport 400 trim, things get even crazier with the additional 100 hp and upgraded brakes, and an electronic dynamic suspension. Infiniti has no plans to change this engine lineup for the 2022 model year, so expect the same bonkers performance from the 2022 Infiniti Q50. 

 2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan in action mode

The engine is so potent that even the base trim will propel to 60 MPH from a dead stop in under 5.0 seconds. This is way ahead of its competition. With the Red Sport, 400 trim expect even better figures. The suspension is capable and more than enough to absorb average suburban potholes. However, with the larger 19-inch, the ride can feel a bit jittery and the standard 18-inch wheels feel way more comfortable. Infiniti also offers Direct Adaptive Steering which is their optional drive-by-wire setup that amplifies the connection with the road that can feel a bit light on the standard setup. 

Models

2022 Infiniti Q50

2022 Genesis G70

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300*

2022 BMW 3 Series

MSRP

$42,100

$38,000

$41,600

$42,950

Engine

3.0 L Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine

2.0 L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

2.0 L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

2.0 L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7 speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic

8-speed Sport Automatic

Power

300 hp @ 6,400 RPM

252 hp @ 6,200 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

255 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque

295 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

273 lb-ft. @ 1,800 RPM

295 lb-ft. @ 1,550 RPM

0-60 MPH 4.5 sec 4.7 sec 6.0 sec 5.3 sec

*2021 Model Year used for reference

In terms of raw performance, the Infiniti Q50 stays ahead of the competition with its larger V6 engine. No other compact luxury sedan can match the Infiniti when it comes to pure performance and acceleration. The 7-speed Automatic Transmission on the Q50 is also plenty smooth to deliver all this power to the road. The Infiniti Q50 has you covered in this aspect and it can probably smoke any other compact luxury sedan from red light to red light.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

"Regardless of drivetrain configuration or engine output, there's little difference between the 2022 Q50's fuel-economy ratings." - Car and Driver

The large and powerful engine of Infiniti is working against it when it comes to fuel economy. Rivals with turbocharged four-cylinder engines return much better fuel economy. The Q50 will return about 23 miles per gallon on combined city and highway driving. Infiniti knows this and that's why the Q50 comes with a best-in-class 20-gallon fuel tank. You can expect about 460 miles of range which is more than enough for your long drives with your family. 

Models

2022 Infiniti Q50

2022 Genesis G70

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300*

2022 BMW 3 Series

MPG (City)

20

21

23

26

MPG (Highway)

29

31

35

36

MPG (Combined)

23

24

27

30

Fuel Capacity 

20.0 gallons

15.8 gallons

17.4

15.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

400/580/460 miles

348/474/395 miles

418/609/487 miles

390/530/437 miles

*2021 Model Year used for reference

The larger engine does not do any favor in terms of fuel economy. Rivals brands, Mercedes and BMW have shifted to turbo fours a long time back to increase fuel economy. However, the largest gas tank in this segment does help Infiniti to provide a larger range than other compact luxury sedans.

Interior
9.0/10

"Infiniti is ostensibly a luxury brand, but the Q50 interior never feels truly luxurious, even on the most expensive models." - Car and Driver 

Infiniti is a full-fledged luxury car brand, but the 2022 Q50's interior does not feel up to the mark. It is quite refined and well built, but for a 2022 model year car, it's not even close. The interior design is starting to feel dated. And the 2022 model year is largely a carryover, so don't expect many changes to the interior as well. Higher trims do improve the quality quite a bit, but even this can't mask the aging layout. Overall, the dashboard layout is pretty decent for a car that has not been revised since 2014. 

 2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan cockpit area

All trim levels come with a unique dual-screen infotainment system. The upper display is 8-inches diagonally and operates features like navigation, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The lower display is 7-inch diagonal and control media as well as climate controls. The setup looks impressive but the screens are outdated and feel laggy compared to the latest systems by Mercedes and BMW. Physical buttons surrounding the 7-inch display do make it easier to use essential features like climate control.

 2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan front seats

When it comes to the interior room, Q50 sits above the average. It offers generous front-seat legroom, but this advantage disappears when you hop in the second row. The seats are comfortable and provide ample bolstering but they are not a match for the comfort levels offered in Genesis and Mercedes. Cargo capacity is decent at 13.2 cubic feet. However, the folding rear seat is only optional and not offered as standard. 

Models

2022 Infiniti Q50

2022 Genesis G70

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300*

2022 BMW 3 Series

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/56.7/44.5

39.7/56.3/42.6

37.1/55.3/41.7

38.7/56.0/42.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.8/56.1/35.1

36.9/54.6/34.8

37.1/55.0/35.2

37.6/54.6/35.2

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

13.5

10.5

12.6

13.0

*2021 Model Year used for reference

The front row in the Infiniti Q50 is excellent and the best in class when it comes to sheer space. Due to its tall stance, the headroom is also excellent in both front and rear. However, cargo capacity is just average and the new BMW 3 series is far better at packing luggage.

Some notable interior features in the 2022 Infiniti Q50 are:

  • Power adjustable steering column
  • Memory settings for driver seat
  • Leatherette seat upholstery
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • 8-way power front passenger’s seat
  • INFINITI Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
  • INFINITI InTouch dual-display system screens (7 and 8 inches)
  • INFINITI InTuition customizable digital environment
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system with microfilter
  • Sequential welcome lighting with delayed fade-out
  • 6-speaker audio system with high-definition AM/FM radio
Exterior
6.5/10

"The Q50 isn't as entertaining or luxurious as other sports sedans, putting it at the back of the pack." - Car and Driver

The exterior is one of the plus points when it comes to the 2022 Infiniti Q50. There will be a few cosmetic changes to the 2022 model year like blacked-out accents. But that will be it and there will be no major changes to the fascia or bodywork. The Q50 does look handsome and the curved haunches do give it significant road presence.

 2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan 

However, the lights might feel dated when compared to something like the latest laser technology from BMW. The Infiniti further measures a massive 3781 lbs in curb weight, the heaviest in its class. It also records a length of 189.6 inches, the longest of them all.

Models

2022 Infiniti Q50

2022 Genesis G70

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300*

2022 BMW 3 Series

Curb Weight 

3,781 lbs

3,516 lbs

3,472 lbs

3,5860lbs

Length 

189.6”

184.4

184.5

185.7

Width

(w/0 mirrors)

71.8”

72.8”

71.9

71.9

Height 

56.8”

55.1"

56.7

56.8

Ground Clearance 

5.1”

5.1"

3.8

5.7

Wheelbase 

112.2”

111.6"

111.8

112.2

*2021 Model Year used for reference

In terms of design, others in this segment are relatively newly designed compared to Infiniti. However, this does not mean that the Q50 is an ugly car. Some still prefer its swooping lines and curved haunches over the muted designs of Mercedes or Genesis.

The exterior features on the Infiniti Q50 are:

  • Automatic LED DRLs
  • Front LED fog lights
  • High Mounted rear spotlight
  • Zero lift front and rear aerodynamics
  • UV reducing solar glass
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Remote power opening INFINITI Intelligent key
  • Power adjustable heated outside mirror with integrated LED turn signals
  • Dual Chrome exhaust finishers
  • Rear window defroster with indicator light
Safety
8.0/10

"Infiniti provides every Q50 with a plethora of driver-assistance technology, including adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beams." - Car and Driver

The Infiniti Q50, still in its first generation, uses the old Nissan FM platform. It was a great platform with its "front midship" technology but in 2014. In 2022, it is lagging behind when it comes to optimum safety and the latest technology. Due to this, the Q50 is also quite a bit heftier than its rivals. It does have a perfect 50:50 weight distribution that gives it a planted feel through corners. 

Apart from the Federally mandated features, Infiniti only offers Forward collision warning and Automated Emergency Braking with the Q50. Hopefully, the 2022 model year brings in necessary active safety features like Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist. All of these features are offered as standard on rival brands. The Q50 lineup has not been fully tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for quite some time now. It performed average at the assessments conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Safety features of the 2022 Infiniti Q50:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Infiniti Q50 vs 2022 Genesis G70

The 2022 Genesis G70 is a new entry to this segment. It offers excellent technology and nifty features like the blind-spot monitoring camera. It is also leagues ahead of the Q50 when it comes to safety technology and standard driving aids. The ride might feel a bit floaty and Q50 does a much better job when it comes to the overall driving experience. 

2022 Genesis G70

2022 Infiniti Q50 vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes C-Class has been the all-time benchmark of luxury in the compact sedan segment. The interior cabin still remains the best in this segment in terms of space and interior quality. The Mercedes might not be as sporty as the Q50, but it does offer a much more plush and serene ride quality. And when it comes to technology and safety, it blows the Q50 out of the water. However, you should consider that the Q50 will be a few grand cheaper than the Merc. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2022 Infiniti Q50 vs 2022 BMW 3-Series

The BMW 3 series is one of the most sporty and fun-to-drive cars in this segment. It might lack power compared to the Q50 but it offers much sharper handling. The BMW also triumphs when it comes to interior technology and quality. It also retains much better miles per gallon compared to the gas-guzzling V6 in the Infiniti. Lastly, the BMW also offers a much larger cargo capacity. However, you should consider that the 3 series will be a few grand more expensive than the Q50. 

2022 BMW 3-Series

 

Final Verdict

The 2022 Infiniti Q50 will be an excellent sporty compact sedan if it was 2016. The sedan really needs a generational update to boost the slacking sales figures. However, Infiniti seems to have other plans and has decided to carry over the 2021 model year largely untouched into the 2022 model year. They still have not released a detailed report on the changes to the 2022 Q50, so stay tuned for any updates.

2022 Infinti Q50

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$42100

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

7-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

189.6 in

wheelbase

112.2 in

width

71.8 in

curb weight

3732 lbs

Height

57.2 in

Ground Clearance

5.3 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

100 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/23/29 mpg


Infiniti Q50 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$17,741
5 Year Cost To Own
$49,874
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $49,874
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,492$1,740$1,531$1,357$1,218$9,338
Insurance$1,741$1,793$1,847$1,902$1,960$9,243
Fuel$2,337$2,407$2,479$2,554$2,630$12,407
Maintenance$2,428$1,529$1,439$994$3,019$9,409
Repairs$1,201$615$756$930$1,143$4,645
Financing Interest$954$767$568$356$128$2,773
Taxes and Fees$1,514$152$140$131$122$2,059
Total Cost-To-Own$13,667$9,003$8,760$8,224$10,220$49,874
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