2022 Infiniti Q50

MSRP $36,600 Est.

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2022 Infiniti Q50 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 16, 2021

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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 as 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.

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Pros

Fluidic exterior design

Sportier driving dynamics

Torquey V6 engine

Cons

Aging interior

A cramped second row of seating

Lack of active safety features as standard

Low fuel economy

What's New?

No major changes for 2022


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36600

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

PURE $36,600 Est. onwards

300 hp @ 6400 rpm | 3L | V-6 |

Colors and Styles

2022 Infiniti Q50 in Pure White color 2022 Infiniti Q50 in Mocha Almond color 2022 Infiniti Q50 in Liquid Platinum color
Pure White

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However, the fluidic design of the 2022 Infiniti Q50 also looks pretty much the same as the previous 2014 Infiniti Q50. This might not be such a bad thing, the design is elegant and timeless and does its best to stand out amongst others in this segment. The 2022 Infiniti Q50 retains the same 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 300 hp. However, the Infiniti Q50 has not been a popular sedan which can be witnessed from the dull sales figures, this is due to the aging design of the car and the long list of compact luxury rivals.

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

2022 Infiniti Q50 Features

The four trims offered with the past Q50's will also remain the same. Thus, starting with the base level Pure 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.

Model

Pure

Luxe

Sensory

MSRP (RWD)

$37,600 (Expected)

$42,700 (Expected)

$48,600 (Expected)

MSRP (AWD)

$40,600 (Expected)

$44,700 (Expected)

$50,600 (Expected)

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

The base Pure trim will likely cost around $37,600 for the rear-wheel-drive variant. Next in the lineup the Luxe trim will likely cost around $42,700 and adds $2000 extra for the all-wheel-drive setup. The recently added Sensory trim will likely cost around 48,600 for the rear-wheel-drive and go up to $49,600 for the all-wheel-drive unit.

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The base trim itself comes plentily equipped and values your money. It gets your comfort as well as infotainment features at a good price. The Luxe trim gets more sophisticated and premium with some of the notable features such as the Moonroof and interior lighting. The Luxe trim is recommended if you need all these features at an affordable price.

Prices

The 2022 Infiniti Q50 Prices have not yet been released and we expect that it will be based on the pricing of previous model years, we can gauge the basic differences for the price for the 2022 model year to range upto $400. 

Release Date

The 2022 Infiniti Q50 will likely hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2021, which is around November. Official release dates are yet to be revealed. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Engine and Performance

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 (expected)

$38,000

$38,000

$42,650

$42,750

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

AWD

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

*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.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Fuel Economy

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. 

Model

2022 Infiniti Q50

2022 Genesis G70

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300

2022 BMW 3 Series

MPG (City)

20

22

24

25

MPG (Highway)

29

30

35

34

MPG (Combined)

23

25

28

28

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.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Interior

Infiniti is a full-fledged luxury car brand, but the 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. 

Model

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)

40.2 / 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)

37.5 / 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)

13.2

10.5

12.6

17.0

*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
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan interior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan interior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan interior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan interior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan interior image

2022 Infiniti Q50 Exterior

The exterior is one of the plus points when it comes to the Q50. There will be 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. 

Model

2022 Infiniti Q50

2022 Genesis G70

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300

2022 BMW 3 Series

Curb Weight 

3,732 lbs

3,516 lbs

3,442 lbs

3,589lbs

Length 

189.6”

194,4

185.3

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"

4.9

5.7

Wheelbase 

112.2”

111.6"

112.7

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
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan exterior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan exterior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan exterior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan exterior image
2022 Infiniti Q50 Sedan exterior image

2022 Infiniti Q50 Safety

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).

2022 Infiniti Q50 Competition

2022 Infiniti Q50 vs 2022 Genesis G70

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 

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

 

2022 Infiniti Q50 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.

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