Infiniti Q50 Hybrid  vs QX50 

Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Premium

  • $44k
  • 3.5L Hybrid V6
  • 29 city 36 hwy
The cabin retains the G37's classy and sporty vibe, with an added dash of modern elegance.
by cars.com (Aug, 2013)
VS

Infiniti QX50 Journey

  • $37k
  • 3.7L V6
  • 17 city 25 hwy
With agility that's remarkable for its size, and a smooth ride over rough and broken surfaces, the QX50 delivers an exceptional driving experience.
by KBB (Aug, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of Q50 Hybrid Premium vs QX50 Journey

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Q50 Hybrid vs QX50

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 Q50 Hybrid

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly higher ranked by the EPA for greenhouse emissions 8 vs 5 Measures tailpipe emissions only. 6 and higher is good; 9 and 10 are great.
Saves significantly on fuel $1,713 vs $2,741 Around 40% cheaper based on 15,000 miles/year
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 516 miles vs 340 miles More than 50% further in the city
Smaller annual carbon footprint 296 g vs 447 g Around 35% better combined CO2/mile
Better highway driving range 640 miles vs 500 miles Around 30% further range on the interstate
Higher EPA highway mileage 36 MPG vs 25 MPG Around 45% better on the interstate
Slightly higher EPA city mileage 29 MPG vs 17 MPG More than 70% better fuel economy in stop-and-go traffic
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Lower MSRP $37k vs $44k More than 15% cheaper sticker price

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

$44,400 11.6¢/mile Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
QX50 $37,200 18.6¢/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 QX50 is cheaper (per year) for infrequent and average drivers, but the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid is cheaper for heavy drivers due to its cheaper fuel costs per mile.
 
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Infiniti Q50 Hybrid QX50
Price $8,880 ($44,400) $7,440 ($37,200)
Fuel $1,746 (2,360 gallons) $2,795 (3,776 gallons)
City 29 MPG 17 MPG
Highway 36 MPG 25 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

Q50 Hybrid  vs QX50 

8.6
7.4
Navigation is an additional $1,400, and leather seats add $1,000.
Q50 Hybrid Premium

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Q50 Hybrid  vs
QX50 
Brand Infiniti Infiniti
Body style
Sedan
Wagon
Model year 2014 2014
City range 516 miles 340 miles
Highway range 640 miles 500 miles
MSRP $44k $37k
Annual cost $10,593 $10,181

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.5L 3.7L
Air compressor None None
Fuel
Hybrid
Gas
Cylinders V6 V6
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Traditional Traditional
Transmission 7-speed Automatic 2WD 7-speed Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Bose Generic
Speakers 14 6
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input Yes No
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 N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof N/A N/A
Navigation system Optional, $1,400 N/A
Roof rails N/A Optional, $300
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard

emissions

Q50 Hybrid  vs
QX50 
EPA smog score 6 6
EPA GHG score 8 5
Combined CO2/mile 296 g 447 g
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No No

power & handling

Max torque 269 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 267 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Max HP 354 HP @ 7,000 RPM 325 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 11.05 lb/hp 11.75 lb/hp

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link Multi link
Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.09 in Ventilated Disc 12.09 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 225 225
Front wheel diameter 17 inch 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 55 55

safety features

Active head restraints Yes Yes
Airbags
Driver
Passenger
Side
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 None

physical dimensions

Width 71.8 in 71 in
Front track width 59.8 in 62.7 in
Height 56.8 in 61.9 in
Length 189.1 in 182.3 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 110.2 in
Curb weight 3,913 lb 3,819 lb
Has a rear spoiler No Yes
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 58 ft³ 54 ft³
Rear seat room 42 ft³ 34 ft³
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