INFINITI Q50 vs Nissan Maxima: Comparison

As high-performing luxury-style sedans, the 2018 INFINITI Q50 and the 2018 Nissan Maxima have a lot to offer when it comes to performance, advanced technology, and safety. But with so much capability in both vehicles, how can shoppers in Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton possibly choose between the two?

This comparison of the 2018 Q50 and the 2018 Maxima will help you do just that. Read ahead and contact us to learn more about how these two vehicles stack up against each other in categories you care about.

INFINITI Q50 vs Nissan Maxima: Performance

The 2018 INFINITI Q50’s standard engine, a 2.0L I4 engine, offers an impressive balance of power and efficiency. This engine, when paired with the standard rear-wheel drivetrain and 7-speed automatic transmission, gets an efficient EPA-estimated 30 highway/23 city MPG1.

However, you van vamp up power in the 2018 Q50 by opting for the high-performing Sport trim. This trim is equipped with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine and an Intelligent All-Wheel Drivetrain, and this combination puts out an astounding 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Nissan Maxima, on the other hand, offers just one engine. This 3.5L V6 engine maxes out at 300 horsepower, 261 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA-estimated 21 city MPG2. Additionally, you won’t have the option to upgrade to any all-wheel drivetrain, intelligent or otherwise, in the Maxima.

2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2018 Nissan Maxima: Advanced Technology

As luxury-style vehicles, you’ll find state-of-the-art technology features in both the INFINITI Q50 and the Nissan Maxima. Heading the technology packages in these vehicles is a pair of touchscreen displays.

One 8-inch touchscreen display focuses on entertainment and navigation while another 7-inch display focuses on driver assistance. Stay up-to-date on what’s going on in your vehicle while following turn-by-turn directions, streaming music wirelessly, and sending hands-free text messages via Bluetooth®.

One feature you’ll miss out on in the Maxima, though, is the Bose® Performance Series Audio 16-speaker stereo with Bose® Performance Centerpoint simulated surround sound.

INFINITI Q50 vs Nissan Maxima: Safety Features

Both the 2018 INFINITI Q50 and the 2018 Nissan Maxima offer a variety of advanced safety features including standard Tire Pressure Warning Systems, available Automatic Emergency Braking, and available Blind Spot Warning.

The latter two features use advanced sensors to keep tabs on the outside of your vehicle, especially in spots that you have a hard time seeing in. Blind Spot Warning will let you know when another vehicle may be in your blind spot and Automatic Emergency Braking will stop your vehicle before a collision occurs.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to upgrade to the top trim level of the Maxima to access a feature like the Q50’s intelligent Around View® Monitor. With its Moving Object Detection capabilities and built-in Front and Rear Sonar System, this feature gives you a comprehensive 360-degree view of your vehicle’s surroundings.

INFINITI Q50 vs Nissan Maxima: Which One?

Now that you have a better idea of what the 2018 INFINITI Q50 and the 2018 Nissan Maxima have to offer, we hope you’re feeling confident about which one is better for your lifestyle in Long Beach, Torrance, or Fullerton.

However, we at Cerritos INFINITI believe you’ll appreciate the Q50’s extra power, impressive sound system, and advanced safety features. Come experience these remarkable features and more today by calling and scheduling a test drive!

1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions—use for comparison only.
2 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city/30 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions—use for comparison only.

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