2019 Q50
2018 Q50

2019 INFINITI of Charlotte Q50 vs 2018 INFINITI of Charlotte Q50

View Differences, Package Options, Powertrain & Performance and Safety Features

2019 vs 2018 Q50 Differences – In Breif

Serving the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area

Every new model year, buyers take some time to see what upgrades or design changes have been made to models currently on their shopping shortlist. INFINITI has made a few changes to the Q50 model, some of them a bit aesthetic and others having to do with standard high-tech. This compact luxury sedan will appeal to those who want nimble handling, a roomy interior without the overall huge vehicle dimensions, and a powertrain that actually packs a wallop.

The 2019 INFINITI Q50 sees just the right adjustments while keeping the major boxes checked. It’s still affordable, can be customized via options and packages, and is on par with other similarly priced sedans in terms of interior amenities and materials quality.

Main Features Comparisons


  • Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 23/30 mpg
  • Horsepower: 208 @5,500 RPM
  • Torque (lb.-ft.): 258 @1500 RPM
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic
  • Warranty: 48 mos/60,000 miles


  • Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 23/30 mpg
  • Horsepower: 208 @5,500 RPM
  • Torque (lb.-ft.): 258 @1500 RPM
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic
  • Warranty: 48 mos/60,000 miles

What’s New in the 2019 Q50 vs the 2018 Q50

Camera(s) rear: (2019) RearView Monitor vs. (2018) Around View Monitor w/Moving Object Detection
Forward Collision: (2019) Predictive Forward Collision Warning vs. (2018) Optional
Curb weight (lbs): (2019) 3671 vs. (2018) 3726
Front headroom (in): (2019) 40.2 vs. (2018) 39.5
Rear headroom (in): (2019) 37.5 vs. (2018) 37.5
Passenger volume (cu. ft.): (2019) 101 vs. (2018) 100
Tires: (2019) P225/55VR17 BSW run-flat AS vs. (2018) P225/50VR18 BSW run-flat AS*

What’s New in 2019? (In detail)
The enhancements to the popular Q50 sport sedan continue in 2019 with a revised model lineup, updated package content and the addition of standard Forward Emergency Braking and Predictive Forward Collision Warning across the model range. These changes follow extensive updates for 2018 that included revised styling and model nomenclature.
For 2019, the Q50 model lineup has been streamlined with the elimination of the 3.5-liter hybrid powertrain, as well as the Q50 2.0t LUXE. The 2019 Q50 will be available exclusively with the 3.0-liter V6 (300 horsepower or 400 horsepower) or 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engines.

The 2019 Q50 lineup includes:

  • Two 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder models: Q50 2.0t PURE and Q50 2.0t PURE AWD
  • Four 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo models: Q50 3.0t LUXE, Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD, Q50 3.0t SPORT and Q50 3.0t SPORT AWD
  • Two powerful 400-horsepower models, the Q50 RED SPORT 400 and Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD

Among the standard features for Q50 3.0t LUXE models are power sliding moonroof, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and Maple wood interior trim. The Q50 3.0t SPORT models now include INFINITI InTouch™ Navigation, INFINITI InTouch™ Services, heated front seats, Around View® Monitor, Dynamic Digital Suspension, Bose® Performance Series Audio with 16 speakers, Advanced Climate Control System and more. The Q50 RED SPORT 400 model adds a newly available quilted Gallery White semi-aniline, leather-appointed interior color with red contrast stitching, as well as the addition of black painted mirror caps.
In addition, the list of available packages for the 3.0t SPORT has been reduced since much of the previous package content is now included as standard equipment.

*differences can also be subject to specific trims. For comparison, the 2019 2.0t PURE was compared against the 2018 2.0t LUXE

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Standard Features and Package Options

The base 2018 2.0t Pure model is lavishly appointed. Standard features include keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights and foglights, selectable drive modes, power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, and automatic dual-zone climate control. The uplevel trims add on 19-inch wheels, performance tires, leather upholstery, and a sunroof. On the technology front, the 2018 models come with dual screen displays, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio. The 2019 models are similarly equipped, but the forward control panel has been slightly altered, and the Red Sport version has slightly different contrast stitching. The Essential package is offered only on the 3.0t Luxe model, and the All Weather package is available on the 3.0t Luxe and the Red Sport versions.

Powertrain and Performance

Both the 2018 and 2019 Q50 come with a standard engine size on the lower trim. This turbocharged 2.0L engine produces a total of 208 horsepower, and it’s paired to a seven-speed shiftable automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The uplevel 3.0t trim gets a turbocharged 3.0L engine rated at 300 horsepower. The Red Sport model has a more powerful V6 for 2018, rated at 400 horsepower. Acceleration is superb, and the transmission gear ranges are just fine for highway cruising. Buyers will want to check out the various trim styles because there are several drivetrains available. The Q50 can be ordered with all-wheel drive regardless of engine.


Both the 2018 and 2019 model year Q50 come with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, a full set of airbags, and four-wheel ABS. For 2018, however, the full suite of driver aids is standard only on the Red Sport version. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available on the lower trims as stand-alone options. However, the 2019 models boast standard forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking across the entire trim lineup. Both the 2018 and 2019 models scored top marks for overall impact protection as well as for side-impact and rear crash protection.

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