2014 Infiniti Q50

MSRP $37,150 - $45,450

Ranked #8 in Sedan

7.5

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2014 Infiniti Q50 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 29, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2014 Q50 would be entering the market as a completely new lineage in the brand’s factory. That road presence is going to be likened by a huge mass without any doubt but it's the other functional offerings that matter the most alongside. The starting price of the Infiniti Q50 nearly $38,000 tends to increase sporadically to $47,000 or more exclusive of extensions. 

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Pros

Powertrain performance

Interior accents

Safety aids

Cons

Cargo capacity

The Base could have been more loaded

What's New?

A completely revamped lineage in the offering


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$37150

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

226 cu.in.

horsepower

328 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 5200 rpm

transmission

7 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

71.8 in.

height

56.8 in.

curb weight

3574 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

113.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

payload capacity

1166 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/24/29 mpg

highway range

580 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr./ 70,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$37,150 onwards

Premium$40,000 onwards

Sport$43,650 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Infiniti Q50 in Black Obsidian color
Black Obsidian

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

7.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


Available in three trims with standard engine across all of them, meaning, there is hardly any performance preference among them but it is equivalently interesting to gauge Infiniti Q50 stand against the prowess of the Lexus IS 350, Lincoln MKS, and the Buick LaCrosse. The two drive layouts further expand the confusion of choosing but allows you to have the one which serves your purpose to the fullest.


7.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2014 Infiniti Q50 Features

7.0/10

The 2014 Q50 has been made available in three interesting trim levels with their specialized convenience and comfort. The heated steering wheel in the Base model along with driver-selectable mode is pretty handy. As you climb up the order, the audio unit gets better with Bose badging and the seats become power-adjustable and heated simultaneously. On top of that, the Premium gets the HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter and a power moonroof. The dynamics and handling upgrades that are associated with tires and suspensions have been kept exclusive for the eldest among all.

Trim

Base 

Premium

Sport

MSRP (RWD)

$38,055 

$40,905

$44,555

MSRP (AWD)

$39,855

$42,705

$46,355

Key Features

Heated steering wheel

Adds to Base trim features

Adds to Premium trim features

 

Bluetooth streaming

14-speaker Bose premium audio system

Aluminum foot pedals

 

Rearview camera

Heated front seats

Paddle shifters

 

Traction control

Power moonroof

10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

 

Proximity entry

Universal garage door opener

Sport suspension

 

17-inch alloy wheels

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Performance tires

The Base trim of Q50 rests on the primitive 17-inch alloy wheels with integrated traction control that completely negates the wheel slippage on rain-soaked terrains. Infiniti Studio and SiriusXM satellite radio has been integrated as well. Moreover, the Electronic Stability Control is standard across all the trims. The tech-end goes on to include Voice Activation, Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity, and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control. 

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Being a sports enthusiast may sway your interest towards the Sport trim but on a higher note, keeping expense in consideration too, the Premium would make much more sense as it has all the amenities along with the same performance at the powertrain level. The comfort is also decent in comparison to the higher and lower ones. Thus save those $4,000 and invest in some other extensions to enhance the overall dynamics.

2014 Infiniti Q50 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 is powered by one of the powerful engines in the segment. A 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine is placed under its hood which is being shared among all the trim levels. It produces 328 horsepower and 269 lb-ft. of torque, and is mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission which channels power to either to the rear wheels or all the wheels depending upon the drivetrain layout. The engine is truly full of power and enthusiasm that can achieve 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile distance within 14 seconds flat. The top speed is claimed to be at 185 mph, which is the fastest in the segment.

Models

2014 Infiniti Q50 Base

2014 Lexus IS 350

2014 Lincoln MKS

2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium

MSRP

$38,055

$40,540

$39,745

$40,680

Engine

3.7L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.7L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

7-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

328 hp @ 7000 rpm

306 hp @ 6400 rpm

304 hp @ 6500 rpm

303 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

269 ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm

277 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm

279 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

264 ft-lbs. @ 5300 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.3

5.7

6.5

6.6

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

13.8

14.1

14.8

15.1

Top-Speed (MPH)

185

131

150

130

The powertrain of the Q50 generates superior power in the segment and it is pretty quick as well, while the other three with almost the same capacity engine produce decent power yet miss by some tenth of a second on the clock. The Lincoln, being an FWD, keeps up with others and can go up to 150 mph. One of the interesting facts is that, despite having a higher mid-rev band compared to others, the Q50 does not compromise on either paper or road.

2014 Infiniti Q50 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The MPG figures of the Q50 are quite better than the other three in the competition. It offers an economy of 20 MPG in the city, while on the highways you can expect it to be 29. The aforementioned data is of its RWD layout, while in AWD the figures are lowered by 1 and 2 MPGs both in the city and the highways, respectively. With a tank capacity of 20 gallons, you’ll get a superior driving range of over 580 miles on the highways and over 400 miles in the city, which is pretty good in the segment.

Models

2014 Infiniti Q50 Base

2014 Lexus IS 350

2014 Lincoln MKS

2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium

MPG (City)

20

19

19

17

MPG (Highway)

29

26

28

26

MPG (Combined)

23

21

22

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

20.0

17.4

19.0

19.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

400/580/490

331/452/391

361/532/446

323/494/408

With superior power output and mileage, the Q50’s engine is the most practical and pocket-friendly. On the contrary, the Buick LaCrosse is the least overwhelming on the same scale. The IS 350 and the Lincoln MKS have decent fuel economy as well but the smaller tanks limit their driving range. All of this and too with a payload of around 1166 lbs even fascinates your bull mentality for the Q50. 

2014 Infiniti Q50 Interior

7.0/10

Now comes, one of the fortes of this machinery, the richness, and ambiance of accents would be manipulative over one's impression. The wood inserts along with either fabric or leather trimming on seats are a perfect blend of color contrasting. The lumbar support with 8-way power flexing improves the seating ergonomics altogether. In addition to that, the Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning maintains the threshold temperature inside the cabin. The interior with Smart Device Integration and HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter does not lack that superiority at all.

Models

2014 Infiniti Q50 Base

2014 Lexus IS 350

2014 Lincoln MKS

2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.2/56.7/44.5

38.2/55.9/44.8

39.7/58.6/41.9

38/57.4/41.7

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.5/56.1/35.1

36.9/53.4/32.2

38.5/57.4/38.6

37.3/56/40.5

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13.5

13.8

19.2

13.3

Both the front and the rear row of the Q50 have plenty of room. On the other hand, the Lexus IS 350 has limited stretch in the rear, while the LaCrosse replicates Q50. In terms of trunk spacing, the MKS is exemplary and others are uniformly disappointing. All of them have the capacity to seat in 5 in a roll and have the potential to be a family-friendly sedan with little tweaks here and there. If a few of the unnecessary inserts could be scrapped, maybe then the space management score might improve for them a little more. Some of the remarkable interior features include:

  • Heated seats and steering wheel
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Paddle shifters
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Full leatherette cabin with wooden trim

How intuitive is the 2014 Infiniti Q50’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment of the Q50 consists of a dual touchscreen screen along with 6-speaker audio unit which can be mutated to 14-speaker Bose Premium for the higher trims. Voice Activation and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control are some of the autonomous features which work on closed-loop algorithms. The SiriusXM satellite radio and Radio Data System build up the streaming segment. The features like AM/FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB, AUX inputs are generic ones. Thus, there is nothing much to complain about altogether. 

  • Some of the features are:
  • 14-speakers Bose premium sound system
  • Voice activation feature
  • SiriusXM radio
  • HD radio

2014 Infiniti Q50 Exterior

9.0/10

Far ahead of its time, the outlook of the Q50 is just pleasing to watch. The sleeker projector beams on the front fascia along with those chrome-accented grilles give it that aggressive persona. The 17-inch black aluminum and 19-inch alloy wheels are as appealing as the silhouette. The rear is equally adorned with dual exhaust tips and a few curvy creases. The Sport is even a step ahead of other siblings with its sport-tuned suspension and low-profile performance tires. Moreover, the descent from the top of the roof to the rear trunk and front bonnet does not look abrupt to any extent, unlike other sedans.

Models

2014 Infiniti Q50 Base

2014 Lexus IS 350

2014 Lincoln MKS

2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium

Curb Weight (lb)

3574

3737

4126

3756

Length (inches)

188.3

183.7

205.6

196.9

Width (inches)

71.8

71.3

75.9

73.1

Height (inches)

56.8

56.3

61.6

59.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

5.3

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

112.2

110.2

112.9

111.7

The Lincoln MKS is quite bulky, despite that, it performs better than the LaCrosse in every regard. The Q50 has also a well-managed curb weight, which might be a reason for its better fuel economy. The compactness of the former also marks it as one of the easiest to maneuver around the corners with minimal toppling concerns. Simultaneously, the MKS is the longest in the segment but that doesn’t really translate into a roomier cabin, instead, it has a superior trunk volume with some downside in its dynamics. Some standout features of its exterior are:

  • Power moonroof
  • 19-inch alloys (Optional)
  • Fully automatic projector headlamps with DRLs
  • Heated side-view mirrors
  • Chrome exhaust tips

2014 Infiniti Q50 Safety

6.0/10

The Q50 is one of the safest cars in the segment. It's built upon the Nissan FM platform which has that superior nudge to take on the crash force straight on. The crash energy is dissipated throughout the frame because of which it has been able to score a 5-star rating and “Good” in the NHTSA and IIHS crash tests respectively. 

Apart from the highly robust and reliable construction, it is equipped with advanced active and passive safety features which include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blindspot monitor. Others that are also there which show Infiniti’s genuine concern are the Backup collision prevention and Lane-keep assist. Some of them worth mentioning are:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blindspot monitor
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Forward collision alert
  • Backup collision prevention
  • Lane departure warning

2014 Infiniti Q50 Final Verdict

The Infiniti Q50 is a complete package that offers impressive performance and a cabin that is one of the best places to be in. It offers you all the luxurious features and class-leading fuel economy in the segment. Although it is not the best in terms of utility, it is manageable, nonetheless. If you are looking for such a sedan in the segment, the Q50 will be a better option than most of the rivals.

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