INFINITI Q50 vs INFINITI Q50 – Model Comparison

Choosing the perfect luxury sedan can be tricky, especially when you’re torn between the 2016 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, or the new 2018 INFINITI Q50. Though these models might seem identical at first sight, nothing could be further from the truth.

In this comparison, drivers from across the Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton area can learn what features set these models apart and which they have in common. If you’d like more information about either of these vehicles, contact us at Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI.

2018 INFINITI Q50 Updated Features and Technology

The stylish and commanding Q50 has been through a few updates in recent years since its last redesign for the 2016 model year (see below). While there has been of a bit a “if it ain’t broke” mentality with the recent Q50, there has been some updates to the vehicle that may sway you and have you focus on the latest version.

One of the most significant updates to the 2017 and 2018 INFINITI Q50 is the inclusion of the INFINITI InTouch Dual Display system. This feature includes an 8-inch upper screen that provides access to your connected smartphone and even the navigation system. The lower 7-inch touchscreen is your media hub, providing access to your entertainment selection to enjoy during your treks.

Learn more about the INFINITI Q50 Redesign:

2015 vs 2016 INFINITI Q50: Interior Design

Climb into the driver’s seat of either car and you’ll be treated to a lush interior with all of the premium appointments you’d expect from a luxury vehicle. Standard leatherette upholstery adorns the five seating positions, while soft-touch materials line virtually every surface.

However, the 2016 INFINITI Q50 is slightly smaller than its 2015 counterpart. Cargo room has dipped slightly from 13.5 cubic feet in the 2015 model to 13.2 cubic feet in the 2016 base trim.

Nevertheless, front row headroom and legroom is the same in both cars at 40.2 inches and 44.5 inches, respectively.


Moving out of the cabin and under the hood, the differences between these two sedans continue. Starting with the 2016 INFINITI Q50, you’ll find that it comes standard with a 3.7L V6 engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. This engine is capable of generating 328 horsepower and an impressive 269 lb-ft of torque.

Now if you pop the hood of the entry-level 2016 INFINITI Q50, you’ll find something quite different. The 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine delivers just 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Although it also comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission, it’s clear that this engine option is geared more toward balancing power and efficiency.


When it comes to a luxury sedan, drivers expect to be well taken care of in terms of standard technology features. The 2015 INFINITI Q50 delivers with a standard rearview camera, a 6-speaker stereo, two touchscreen displays, and push-button start. On top of that, you’ll find that dual-zone automatic climate control and Bluetooth® technology come standard.

Are you interested in learning more about the different generations of the INFINITI Q50? Contact us at Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI to get started! We’re here to help drivers in Long Beach, Torrance, Fullerton, Riverside, and Glendale when it’s time to find the right luxury car!


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