2017 Infiniti Q50

MSRP $33,950 - $46,650

Ranked #5 in Compact Sedan

7.9

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2017 Infiniti Q50 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Infiniti Q50 sedan is a midsize luxury car that is feature-loaded and good-looking. Offered in a total of 3 trims and 2 powertrain options it comes at an MSRP range of $33,950-$40,700. The standard engine offering is a 2-liter 4 cylinder engine that churns out 208 HP and 258 feet of torque. The Sport trim comes equipped with a turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 300 HP.

2017 Infiniti Q50

With an average fuel economy to its name, the Infiniti Q50 records the best acceleration performance in class. It gives its competition a tough time even though its rivals such as the 2017 Volvo S60, the Mercedes C300, and the BMW 320i fight back strongly.

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Pros

Stylish exterior design

Powerful 3L motor

Lots of trims

Cons

Sloppy 2L engine

Stiff suspension setup

Ageing interior

What's New?

For 2017, the Infiniti Q50 2.0t gains new Sport and Sport AWD trim levels.

There is also a minor shuffling of some features between trim levels and option packages.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33950

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

153 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

208 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

7 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

71.8 in.

height

56.8 in.

curb weight

3652 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

113.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.2 cu ft.

payload capacity

1166 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

10.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

169 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/31 mpg

highway range

576.0 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

2.0t$33,950 onwards

2.0t Premium$38,400 onwards

3.0t Signature Edition$38,700 onwards

3.0t Premium$40,650 onwards

2.0t Sport$42,300 onwards

Sport$44,650 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 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

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.3

Exterior

8.5

Safety

9.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is a capable and value-for-money offering that is clearly underrated. It comes equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that churns out 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This gives it the ability to go from 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds. However, the Q50 fails to deliver in terms of gas mileage. It delivers a mere 24 miles to a gallon as its combined reading.

2017 Infiniti Q50

The interiors of the 2017 Infiniti Q50 are comforting for sure, accommodating five individuals. However, it has a scar on its reputation for its lagging infotainment system. Despite offering a dual-screen that together measures 15-inches, it is the system that portrays significant lag and inconvenience. The exteriors are well-done too and the Q50 gives a tough time to its competition for its price of $35,950 and onwards.


7.5/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.3/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2017 Infiniti Q50 Features

7.5/10

"The 2017 Infiniti Q50 ranks near the back of its competitive class due to its low predicted reliability rating, aged interior, and confusing touch screens." - Cars.USnews

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 comes with a configuration of three trims and two engine offerings, which sums it up to a total of six variants. The base trim is offered at $33,950, 2.0t. The price gradually goes all the way up to $44,650 for the 3.0t Sport trim. The other trims offered are 2.0t Sport at $42,300, 2.0t Premium at $38,400, 3.0t Premium at $40,650, and the 3.0t Signature Edition at $38,700.

2017 Infiniti Q50

The engine offered includes a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is capable of churning out 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The other engine offered is a twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers 300 hp. The 2017 model year also offers a red sports variant capable of churning out 400 hp and a V6 hybrid that generates 360 hp. Given below is a table that describes the offerings of each of the six trims.

Trim 2.0t 2.0t sport 2.0t premium 3.0t sport 3.0t premium 3.0t signature edition
MSRP (RWD) $33,950 $42,300 $38,400 $44,650 $40,650 $38,700
MSRP (AWD) $35,950 $44,300 $40,400 N/A $42,650 $40,700
Key Features Automatic on/off LED headlights Automatic on/off LED headlights Automatic on/off LED headlights Automatic on/off LED headlights Automatic on/off LED headlights Automatic on/off LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights and front LED fog lights
  Daytime Running Lights and front LED fog lights Daytime Running Lights and front LED fog lights Daytime Running Lights and front LED fog lights Daytime Running Lights and front LED fog lights Daytime Running Lights and front LED fog lights Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation,
  Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system with microfilter Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) Aluminum-accented pedals and footrest
  8-way power driver's seat with adjustable manual lumbar support Auto-recirculation Auto-recirculation Auto-recirculation  Auto-recirculation Bose Performance Series Audio System with Advanced Staging Technology,
  8-way power front passenger's seat Plasmacluster air purifier Plasmacluster air purifier Plasmacluster air purifier Plasmacluster air purifier Radio Data System (RDS) and speed-sensitive volume control
  6-speaker audio system with high-definition AM/FM radio Grape Polyphenol Filter10 Grape Polyphenol Filter10 Grape Polyphenol Filter10 Grape Polyphenol Filter10 AM/FM High-Definition (HD) radio, CD player with MP3 playback capability
  CD with MP3 playback capability Aluminum-accented pedals and footrest 8-way power driver's seat with adjustable manual lumbar support Aluminum-accented pedals and footrest 8-way power driver's seat 16 speakers (featuring door-mounted metal/ aluminum speaker grilles)
  Radio Data System (RDS) and speed-sensitive volume control Bose Performance Series Audio System 8-way power front passenger's seat Bose Performance Series Audio System 8-way power front passenger's seat Centerpoint 2.0 Surround, AudioPilot 2.0 Noise Compensation
    Advanced Staging Technology Bose Performance Series Audio System Advanced Staging Technology Bose Performance Series Audio System Plasmacluster air purifier, and Grape Polyphenol Filter10
    Centerpoint 2.0 Surround Advanced Staging Technology Centerpoint 2.0 Surround Advanced Staging Technology  
    AudioPilot 2.0 Noise Compensation  Centerpoint 2.0 Surround AudioPilot 2.0 Noise Compensation Centerpoint 2.0 Surround  
    16 speakers (featuring door-mounted metal/ aluminum speaker grilles) AudioPilot 2.0 Noise Compensation 16 speakers (featuring door-mounted metal/ aluminum speaker grilles) AudioPilot 2.0 Noise Compensation  
      16 speakers (featuring door-mounted)   16 speakers (featuring door-mounted)  

We Recommend

At $38,400, we would recommend you go in for the 2.0t Premium trim that offers advanced climate control systems, 8-way adjustable front seats, 16 speaker sound setup, auto-recirculation, and more.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

"The Q50’s driving dynamics walk the line between comfy and sporty. This luxury sedan remains stable around corners, with precise steering and brakes that stop the car assertively." -Cars.US News

Engine and Transmission of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

Of the several engine options that the 2017 Infiniti Q50 has to offer, we will focus on the standard engine offering that is also found in most of the trims we have considered in this review. Under the hood, we find a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is paired with a 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission. It generates 208hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Models 2017 Infiniti Q50  2017 Volvo S60 2017 Mercedes C300 2017 BMW 320i
MSRP $35,950 $33,950 $39,500 $33,450
Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
Transmission 7-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 208 hp @ 5500 rpm 240 hp @ 5600 rpm 241 hp @ 5550 rpm 180 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm 273 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm 200 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm

Against its rivals, all of which come equipped with a 2.0L engine configuration, the 2017 Mercedes C300 delivers the most power, 241 hp. The 2017 Volvo S60 losses out by a single pony, generating 240 hp. The 2017 Beemer generates the least power in class, just 180 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque.

Acceleration of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

The 208 hp of the Infiniti Q50 thrusts the car from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. It also records quarter-mile timing of 15.9 seconds. The 258 lb-ft of torque proves to be less as compared to the competitors, they deliver 240 hp and more, this is except for the 2017 BMW 320i.

Models 2017 Infiniti Q50  2017 Volvo S60 2017 Mercedes C300 2017 BMW 320i
0-60 MPH 5.7 sec 6.5 sec 6.5 sec 7.1 sec
Quarter mile 15.9 sec 15.1 sec 14.9 sec 15.2 sec
Engine 2.0L 2.0L 2.0L 2.0L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 7.1 6.1 6.3 6.3

The competition has better power to offer and yet fails to deliver in terms of acceleration, this puts the 2017 Infiniti Q50 at the top of the charts. However, in the quarter-mile dash, we have the 2017 Mercedes that records a class best, 14.9 seconds.

Ride and Handling of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 has the ability to get into corners at high speeds; it also has a lower center of gravity which helps in giving a better experience at high speeds. The brake and acceleration pedal offers extremely impressive feedback with their response. Along with the pedal response, the 2017 Q50 has a firm steering wheel in place, one that isn't very heavy.

Braking of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

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 brake pedals provide nimbly and almost immediate feedback which allows the driver to brake efficiently.

Models 2017 Infiniti Q50  2017 Volvo S60 2017 Mercedes C300 2017 BMW 320i
Brake Front (in.) 12.6 11.8 13.0 12.3
Brake Rear (in.) 12.1 11.9 11.8 11.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3787 3619 3417 3370
60-0 MPH (ft.) 109 120 118 116

On paper with rivals, the Q50 takes the top spot as it requires the least amount to the distance to stop from 60 mph. The second spot is taken up by the 320i with 116 feet. The Volvo and the Merc both take the bottom spots.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

"The 2.0t model returns up to 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway." - Cars.USnews

In the aspect of fuel efficiency, which has nowadays become an important decision-making factor, the 2017 Infiniti Q50 fails to deliver. It offers only a modest 22 miles in the city, 28 miles on the highway, and a combined reading of 24 miles to a gallon.

Models 2017 Infiniti Q50  2017 Volvo S60 2017 Mercedes C300 2017 BMW 320i
MPG (city) 22 25 24 23
MPG (highway) 28 36 34 35
MPG (combined) 24 29 28 28

Against its rivals, the 2017 BMW 320 I comes closest to the infinity offering 23 miles in the City, and 28 miles to a gallon as its combined reading. 2017 Mercedes offers the next best gas mileage. The best in class gas mileage is offered by the 2017 Volvo S60, it records 36 miles for the highway, 25 miles for the city, and a combined reading of 29 miles to a gallon.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Interior

8.3/10

"The Q50's cabin makes use of admirable materials and sturdy construction, but the design hasn't changed much from the G37 in over eight years."- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

With the ability to accommodate 5 individuals, the 2017 Infiniti Q50 has one of the best-in-class interiors to offer. Known to be clad in leather the seats offer extreme comfort and support. It further offers color combinations for the seats which enhances the overall look and experience.

Models 2017 Infiniti Q50  2017 Volvo S60 2017 Mercedes C300 2017 BMW 320i
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.5/56.7/44.5 38.6/57/41.9 37.1/55.3/41.7 40.3/55.1/42
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 36.8/56.1/35.1 37.6/55.2/36.9 37.1/55.5/35.2 37.7/55.1/35.1

In terms of interior space, it is clearly the 2017 BMW 320i that offers the most spacious passenger room. This is followed by a fairly spacious front row, offered by the 2017 Q50. The Volvo ranks third followed by the Mercedes C300.

Infotainment of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

Equipped with a dual-screen infotainment system, an 8-inch screen, and a 7-inch screen. it offers just about the basics in terms of infotainment, in fact, the system feels a bit outdated. This is made worse with a late response time for the screens. However, the system seems organized but it isn't as easy to operate, it will take you some time to adjust to the fitted system.

Interior Features of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

Interior features on the 2017 Infiniti Q50 include

  • Dual screens
  • Multi-functional steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • 8-way adjustable seats

Cargo Capacity of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

The Infiniti Q50 features a cargo capacity of 13.5 cubic feet. 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 be a cause of concern for this vehicle.

Models 2017 Infiniti Q50  2017 Volvo S60 2017 Mercedes C300 2017 BMW 320i
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 13.5 12.0 12.6 13.0

The Infiniti Q50 features the biggest boot in the segment. The 2nd spot is taken up by the BMW 320i. The 3rd spot is taken by the 12.6 cubic feet offered by the Mercedes C300.   This automatically puts the 2017 Volvo S60 in the last spot.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Exterior

8.5/10

" It looks basically the same as it did last year, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that."-KBB

Dimensions and Weight of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

Equipped with one of the best-in-class designs the 2017 Q50 makes one of the most good-looking sedans in the segment. Its beauty is probably due to its length, measuring 188.3 inches. With a wheelbase of 112.2 inches, it is the longest in class.

Models 2017 Infiniti Q50  2017 Volvo S60 2017 Mercedes C300 2017 BMW 320i
Curb weight (lbs.) 3710 3703 3417 3541
Length(in) 188.3 185.6 184.5 182.5
Width(in) 71.8 73.4 71.3 71.3
Height(in) 56.8 58.4 56.8 56.3
Ground clearance (in) 5.1 5.4 4.8 5.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 112.4 111.8 110.6
Track width (in) F/R 60.8/61.6 62.1/62.0 61.5/60.9 60.3/61.9

The 2017 Q50 weighs the most in class, measuring 3710 pounds. However, it is the 2017 Volvo that is the widest, measuring 73.4 inches. It is also the tallest with a height of 58.4 inches. Surprisingly, it is the 2017 BMW 320i that has the best in class ground clearance that measures 5.5 inches.

Exterior Features of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

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

Wheels of the 2017 Infiniti Q50

The Infiniti Q50 features a total of 3 different wheel sizes according to the selected trim. The base variants feature a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, the mid-table variants feature a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, and the top-end trim features a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Safety

9.0/10

"The Q50 automatically hits the brakes if an object enters the path or if an approaching car is detected." - Edmunds

The IIHS gives the 2017 Infiniti Q50 a "Good" rating. However, the NHTSA has not rated the 2017 Q50 in all aspects, in the aspects it has been tested it scores a Five-star rating. This phenomenal records and ratings are complimented by the historic records of the Infiniti Q50.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Safety

The car also features advanced safety features such as the advanced airbags system which includes dual-stage airbags. There is also room to set up compatible child restraint seats.

  • INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) includes dual-stage front supplemental airbags with an occupant classification sensor. The Airbag inflation rate is adjusted depending on crash severity. If the 8-way seat is empty, a sensor will deactivate the airbag
  • Front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, driver's seat Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and passenger's seat ELR and Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • Driver and front-passenger side-impact supplemental airbags
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) helps simplify proper installation of compatible child restraint seats
  • Zone Body construction with a reinforced passenger compartment and front and rear crumple zones
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) provides specific information for each tire and low-pressure warning
  • Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)25 with the Traction Control System (TCS)

2017 Infiniti Q50 Competition

2017 Infiniti Q50 Sedan vs 2017 Volvo S60

The 2017 Volvo S60 comes equipped with 240 hp that is thrust out of its 2.0L engine. It comes at a price of $33,950, one of the most affordable in class. It is known for its safety and comfort, while it also delivers in terms of acceleration while offering the best in class gas mileage. Overall it is a wonderful package at the most affordable price, and we would surely recommend it.

2017 Volvo S60

2017 Infiniti Q50 Sedan vs 2017 Mercedes C300

The Mercedes C300 is priced at $39,500 and delivers the most power in class, 241 hp. However, it only has an average performance in terms of acceleration. With a decent fuel efficiency to offer, on one hand, it lets us down on the other hand with its interior space. It also has one of the least cargo rooms in comparison. The Infiniti Q50 would be our choice any day over the Merc.

2017 Mercedes C300

2017 Infiniti Q50 Sedan vs 2017 BMW 320i

The 2017 BMW 320i is a well-designed vehicle that fails to deliver enough power. It maxes out at 180 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. This no doubt translates to sluggish acceleration timings. It is astonishing that it doesn't even deliver in terms of fuel efficiency. For its price point of $33,450, the offering isn't worth it. We would suggest you look at the other available options, if not the Infiniti Q50 itself.

2017 BMW 320i

2017 Infiniti Q50 Final Verdict

If you are looking for a car that can accelerate and has a decent power offering, along with having a comforting interior, then the 2017 Infiniti Q50 makes a good option. Priced at an MSRP range of $33,950, all the way up to $40,700, the Q50 offers value-for-money, and it is worth every penny. However, one must keep in mind that the infotainment system and fuel efficiency of the Infiniti Q50 is on the lower end. It does have a decent safety and reliability rating nonetheless.

2017 Q50

 


2017 Infiniti Q50 FAQs

What powers the 2017 Infiniti Q50?

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine

How is the cargo space offering of the 2017 Infiniti Q50?

The cargo space offered by the 2017 Infiniti Q50 measures 13.5 cubic feet

How many trims are offered for the 2017 Infiniti Q50?

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 comes with six trims to offer, each trim gets two drivetrain options.

Is the 2017 Infiniti Q50 quick enough?

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 can go from0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds

Is the 2017 Infiniti Q50 a reliable vehicle?

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 offers the following warranty package:

  • Basic coverage - 4 years/60,000 miles 
  • Powertrain warranty - 6 years/70,000 miles 
  • Corrosion coverage - 7 years/unlimited miles
  • Federal Emission Performance Warranty - 24 months / 24,000 miles 
  • Federal Emission Defect Warranty - 48 months / 60,000 miles 
  • Federal Emission Long Term Defect Warranty - 96 months/80,000 miles 
  • California Emission Performance and Defect Warranties - 48 months/60,000 miles 
  • California Emission Long Term Defect Warranty 7 years/70,000 miles

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