The 2020 Infiniti Q50 was already an impressive value proposition in the past, but expanded and improved standard features make this year’s model more enticing than ever at the low end. We give it 7 out of 10 here, with extra points for its standard equipment and for its 4-year, 60,000-mile warranty.
Base models are given the designation Pure, and include 8-way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels, synthetic leather upholstery, automatic emergency braking, and an updated dual-screen infotainment system that finally includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the twin-turbo V-6 now standard, it’s a better deal than ever at less than $38,000—and our pick of the lineup.
Luxe models get chrome details on the front fascia, a power sliding moonroof, 18-inch wheels, and aluminum interior trim.
The Sport trim gets 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, satellite navigation, Bose audio, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, blind-spot monitors, a surround-view camera system, as well as improved brakes, adaptive suspension, and unique interior trim bits like paddle shifters.
Finally, the top-tier Red Sport 400 gets an improved version of the boosted V-6 with 400 horsepower, as well as semi-aniline leather, metal pedals, contrast stitching, a unique exhaust system, and the full range of active safety features available.
All-wheel drive is an extra $2,000 for every trim, and a few packages are available to add luxury and safety features to lower and mid-tier models.
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