Infiniti vs Ford Fusion Hybrid 

Infiniti Q50

  • $37k
  • 3.7L V6
  • 20 city 29 hwy
The cabin retains the G37's classy and sporty vibe, with an added dash of modern elegance.
by cars.com (Aug, 2013)
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Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi SE

  • $39k
  • 8 kWh Hybrid
  • 44 city 41 hwy
Instead of running the 156-hp, 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four that the old Fusion paired with a 106-hp electric motor, the new Fusion gets a more efficient 2.0-liter, 141-hp Atkinson-cycle four and a 118-hp electric motor.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of Q50 vs Energi SE

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

EPA highway mileage

Air quality

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EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi SE 

RideNerd recommends the Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi SE  based on its affordability, fuel economy, air quality and climate friendly.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Infiniti Q vs Fusion Hybrid

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

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

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

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

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog-first view of Infiniti Q

Reasons to consider the
Infiniti Q50

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Slightly lower MSRP $37k vs $39k More than 5% cheaper sticker price
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Much higher ranked by the EPA for greenhouse emissions 10 vs 5 Measures tailpipe emissions only. 6 and higher is good; 9 and 10 are great.
Saves significantly on fuel $1,278 vs $2,342 More than 45% cheaper based on 15,000 miles/year
Far better EPA smog score 7 vs 6 Less likely to worsen air quality as ranked by the EPA. 10 is a perfect score.
Has a hybrid drivetrain Yes vs No Hybrid cars can run on batteries at low speeds to decrease fuel consumption
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes vs No Decreases fuel use and emissions in stop-and-go traffic
Significantly better city driving range 616 miles vs 400 miles Around 55% further in the city
Smaller annual carbon footprint 211 g vs 410 g Around 50% better combined CO2/mile
Higher EPA city mileage 44 MPG vs 20 MPG Around 2.2x better fuel economy in stop-and-go traffic
Higher EPA highway mileage 41 MPG vs 29 MPG More than 40% better on the interstate

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$37,150 15.9¢/mile Infiniti Q
Ford Fusion Hybrid $38,700 8.7¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is cheaper (per year) in all scenarios, because of its lower price and cheaper fuel costs per mile.
 
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Infiniti Q Ford Fusion Hybrid
Price $7,430 ($37,150) $7,740 ($38,700)
Fuel $2,387 (3,226 gallons) $1,303 (1,761 gallons)
City 20 MPG 44 MPG
Highway 29 MPG 41 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

Infiniti vs Fusion Hybrid 

8.4
9.0
We've driven Fusions with manual and power seats, and found excellent front-seat space and comfort in both, though on the manual seats, there's a little too much front-end tilt to the bottom cushion for our tastes.
Fusion Hybrid Energi SE

8.6
8.6
Navigation is an additional $1,400, and leather seats add $1,000.
Infiniti Q50

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Infiniti vs
Fusion Hybrid 
Brand Infiniti Ford
Body style
Sedan
Model year 2014 2013
City range 400 miles 616 miles
Highway range 580 miles 574 miles
MSRP $37k $39k
Annual cost $9,772 $9,018

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.7L 2.0L
Air compressor None None
Fuel
Gas
Hybrid
Cylinders V6 I4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Traditional Continuously-variable
Transmission 7-speed Automatic 2WD Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Speakers 6 6
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input Yes Yes
AM/FM radio Standard Standard
CD player Standard Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio Standard Standard
Entertainment system N/A N/A

features

Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C N/A Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A Standard
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof Optional, $1,000 Optional, $995
Navigation system N/A Optional, $795
Roof rails N/A N/A
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard

emissions

Infiniti vs
Fusion Hybrid 
EPA smog score 6 7
EPA GHG score 5 10
Combined CO2/mile 410 g 211 g
Stops the engine instead of idling No Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No No

power & handling

Max torque 269 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max HP 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM 141 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 10.9 lb/hp 27.75 lb/hp

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link Multi link
Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc 11.81 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.09 in Ventilated Disc 11.89 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 225
Front wheel diameter 17 inch 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 55 50

safety features

Active head restraints Yes No
Airbags
Driver
Knee
Side
Passenger
Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A N/A
Rear sensor N/A N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system None MyFord

physical dimensions

Width 71.8 in 72.9 in
Front track width 59.8 in 62.3 in
Height 56.8 in 58 in
Length 188.3 in 191.8 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 112.2 in
Curb weight 3,574 lb 3,913 lb
Has a rear spoiler No No
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 59 ft³ 58 ft³
Rear seat room 43 ft³ 48 ft³
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