2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Premium Automatic V6 Sedan Hybrid RWD 

  • $44k
  • 3.5L Hybrid V6
  • 29 city 36 hwy
7.4 Out of 10
$44,400
 
The cabin retains the G37's classy and sporty vibe, with an added dash of modern elegance.
by cars.com (Aug, 2013)
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sits low and wide, touting Infiniti's new double-arch front grille making a bold statement.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

Q50 Hybrid Premium
7.6
Escape SE
8.9
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

Q50 Hybrid Premium
6.8
Escape SE
6.6
EPA highway mileage

Air quality

Help the world breathe easier with higher scores.

Q50 Hybrid Premium
8.0
Escape SE
8.0
EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

Q50 Hybrid Premium
7.0
Escape SE
6.8
combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7.4

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

Q50 Hybrid Premium
7.4
Escape SE
7.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

Q50 Hybrid Premium
8

EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

Q50 Hybrid Premium
6

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Q50 Hybrid Premium
$10,593
Escape SE
$7,177

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Q50 Hybrid Premium
$1,713
QX50 Journey
$2,741
G37 Sport
$2,741

Reviews Word on the street for the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid


8.4
In either version, a seven-speed automatic with a manual mode is the sole transmission offered.

8.6
Navigation is an additional $1,400, and leather seats add $1,000.

Overall

8.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Handling

Both cars enjoy the option of all-wheel drive (AWD) for improved handling on both wet and dry pavement, as well as Infiniti's new Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS).
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
A sport-tuned setup will be offered, and both the stiffer Q50 body and the retuned suspension improve handling, Infiniti says.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
A revised suspension leaves the double-wishbone front layout intact, while adding dual-flow shocks to the multi-link rear suspension.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Interior

Those easily flustered by overly complex touch-screen controls may not enjoy the Q50's double LCD setup.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
If you're all about handling and speed, but you also desire comfort and luxury when you're not tearing up the twisties, the Infiniti Q50 offers the best of both worlds.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
That said, its proportions manage to look more compact from a few paces back while surprising with more interior space and 'presence' up close.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Powertrain

The seven-speed automatic transmission has been refined a bit, too, but the big change is that it's been given a taller final-drive ratio.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Engineers put a lot of effort into smoothing and isolating, with new intake and exhaust manifolds, as well as other measures that aid drivability in the middle of the rev range.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
It also sounds more refined — the sporty exhaust burble still headlines the soundtrack, but it's more muted than the outgoing model.
by cars.com (Aug, 2013)

Performance

Both cars offer only one transmission choice: A 7-speed automatic with rev matching and manual shift mode.3.7-liter V6 (Q50)328 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm269 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29 mpg (rear-wheel drive), 19/27 mpg (AWD)3.5-liter V6 + electric motor (Q50 Hybrid)360 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm258 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: NA.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
It’s a system Infiniti has perfected, a powertrain that switches modes transparently while providing fairly astounding thrust.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
They’ve also been able to cut some weight overall: Curb weight is at 3,574 pounds, a figure that’s respectable for this class and also about 50 pounds less than before.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Transmission

Standard 17-inch wheels look sharp, but the upgraded 19-inchers really set up the Q50's flowing lines and sports car stance.
by KBB (Jul, 2013)
A backup camera is standard.
by cars.com (Aug, 2013)
Seventeen-inch wheels are standard, and the Sport trim level gets 19s; run-flat tires are standard on both.
by cars.com (Aug, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Infiniti
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 516 miles
Highway range 640 miles
MSRP $44k
Annual cost $10,593

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.5L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 7-speed Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Bose
Speakers 14 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system Optional, $1,400
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard

emissions

EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 8
Combined CO2/mile 296 g
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No

power & handling

Max torque 269 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Max HP 354 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 11.05 lb/hp

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.09 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 55

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 71.8 in
Front track width 59.8 in
Height 56.8 in
Length 189.1 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Curb weight 3,913 lb
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 58 ft³
Rear seat room 42 ft³
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