INFINITI Q50 vs Lexus IS: 2018 Comparison

Having trouble deciding on your next luxury sedan? Are you stuck between the 2018 INFINITI Q50 vs. Lexus IS? Both of these vehicles deliver an incredible amount of power, style, and fun within their respective cabins, but which one seems like it’s the one for you? At Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI, we’re here to help out drivers in Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton settle on the right luxury sedan to help them add some style to their trips in Riverside and Glendale.

Keep reading to see what these vehicles offer so you can decide for yourself!

INFINITI Q50 vs Lexus IS Engine Performance & Options

The Q50 and IS models each come standard with respective 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, both of which deliver over 200 horsepower and add 258 lb-ft of torque to the mix. The next in line for the INFINITI Q50 is the 3.0L TwinTurbo V6 that goes up against a 3.5L V6 with the Lexus IS. Both vehicles achieve around 300 horsepower, but it’s the Q50 that dominates in torque with 350 lb-ft of torque vs the 280 lb-ft of torque that the IS can deliver. The Q50 also offers the additional 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine as an option for drivers.

Audio Entertainment & Technology

There are some pretty notable differences between the Q50 vs. IS with the offered amenities in the interior. The Q50 includes the INFINITI InTouch™ Dual Display with an 8-inch screen and a lower 7-inch screen while the Lexus IS features a 7-inch touchscreen for its drivers. Both vehicles include Bluetooth® connectivity for phone calls and audio streaming, but the Q50 includes HD Radio™ and 2 USB ports. The IS includes a USB port and a standard AM/FM radio. Both vehicles include navigation with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link.

Luxury Sedan Style & Appearance

Each of these luxury sedans brings their own unique and illustrious style to the forefront with their respective body designs. The Q50 features a sleek and modern looking front fascia that has an eye-popping appearance with an aerodynamic profile. The front of the Lexus IS, on the other hand, stands out—but not for the right reasons. Its front fascia encompasses a sense of luxury with its overall design, however, its grille seems too big for the front and has a box-like appearance. From the side profile, each vehicle displays a performance-based aesthetic with smooth curves and accented lines, but it’s the profile of the Q50 that seems more accommodating.

Choosing Between the INFINITI Q50 vs Lexus IS Luxury Sedans

Making the decision between the Q50 vs. IS doesn’t seem like an easy thing to do, but now that you have a little more details to go on, it shouldn’t be too hard. You’re now aware of what each of these luxury sedans offer, but you also saw that the INFINITI Q50 offers a bit more than the Lexus IS. You can learn even more about the Q50 by dropping by Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI for a closer look and maybe even a test drive.

You can get started by scheduling your test drive with us today! We’re proud to help drivers in Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton find the right luxury sedan to help them navigate the roads of Riverside and Glendale in style!


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