The 2017 INFINITI Q50 comes in a wide array of trims, ranging from $34,855 for the base, four-cylinder 2.0t trim to the $51,605 Red Sport 400 (both prices include a $905 destination fee). Like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series, we’re expecting most Q50 consumers to select a well-equipped four-cylinder example. The 2.0t Premium ($39,305) includes the following as standard:
- Sixteen-speaker Bose audio system
- Advanced air filtration
- LED headlights, fog lights, and taillights
- Auto-dimming mirrors
- Keyless ignition
- Leatherette seating
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
INFINITI is huge on packages, with some Q50s getting as many as eight for owners to choose from. We’d recommend selecting the $1,700 Technology Package (available on 3.0t Premiums and above) that includes lane-keep assist, adaptive lighting, adaptive cruise, and blind-spot detection. The Premium Plus Package adds navigation, remote engine start, and heated front seats, although prices vary depending on trim level – the 2.0t Premium version costs $2,150, the 3.0t Premium demands $1,650, and the Q50 Sport version, which covers the 2.0t and 3.0t Sport and the Red Sport 400, is going for $2,250. Finally, the $2,150 Driver Assist Package, available on Premium, Sport, and Red Sport 400 Q50s, adds automatic emergency braking, a 360-degree camera, forward collision warning, and blind-spot warning.
For those with deeper pockets and a heavier foot, the performance-oriented Red Sport 400 runs $51,605 and promises straight-line performance that bests the BMW 340i and can keep pace with the Mercedes-AMG C43.
Engine options are plentiful in the 2017 Q50, starting with the base 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder from the 2.0t. It produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 3.0t models up the ante with a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 with 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Topping the non-hybrid range is the Red Sport 400 with its retuned 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Buyers seeking a greener luxury sedan can go with the Q50 Hybrid (listed separately).