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The 2017 Infiniti Q50 vs. the Competition

The compact luxury D-segment has long been the best-selling category in the premium sector, and the Infiniti Q50 sport sedan enjoys its fair share of that highly competitive market segment. 

Like all Infiniti models the Q50's value proposition makes sure it remains high on buyers' collective radar, but its breathtaking styling, beautiful interior finishings, impressive standard and optional features, and superb driving dynamics are deciding factors that can't be underestimated. 


To help you sort out how the 2017 Infiniti Q50 measures up to its key premium-branded competitors, we've organized a straightforward, point-form list of key standard features and specifications from the base trim levels of its closest challengers, including the Acura TLX, Cadillac ATS, Audi A4, Volvo S60, Lexus IS, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which leaves the choice of best car in class up to you: 

 Infiniti Q50 2.0T AWD Acura TLX Cadillac ATS Standard Turbo Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Komfort Volvo S60 T5 FWD Lexus IS 200t RWD BMW 320i xDrive Mercedes C 300 4Matic 


$39,900 $35,690 $37,595 $38,500 $38,800 $40,150 $41,800  $43,800


LED  LEDProjector halogen Projector HID Projector halogen  LEDLED Projector halogen 

LED fog lights 

Yes No No No No No No No 
Passive entry & pushbutton start  Yes Yes   YesNo Yes  Yes  No No

Auto-dimming centre mirror 
Yes  Yes YesYes No Yes  NoYes 
Rain-sensing wipers
Yes NoNo Yes  Yes   Yes Yes  Yes  

 Heated steering wheel
YesNo No No No No No No 

Backup camera 
 YesYes Yes No  NoYes No No 
Garage door opener
 YesYes  NoNo No Yes No  No

Power driver's seat 
 Yes Yes No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Driver-side memory 
No Yes No  NoYes No  YesYes 
Power front passenger seat  Yes Yes No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Infotainment display 
8.0 inches 7.0 inches 8.0 inches 7.0 inches 7.0 inches 7.0 inches 6.5 inches  7.0 inches

Satellite radio 

Yes Yes  YesYes Yes  Yes NoNo 

Powered moonroof 
Yes  YesNo  Yes Yes No  No   Yes

Power (hp)
208 207 272  190240  241180  241

Torque (lb-ft) 

258182 290 236 258 258 200  273

All-wheel drive (AWD) 
Yes No (FWD) No (RWD) No (FWD) No (FWD) No (RWD)  YesYes 


 7-speed auto  8-speed auto 8-speed auto  7-speed auto (dual-clutch)  8-speed auto8-speed auto 8-speed auto 7-speed auto 

Auto start/stop 
 NoNo  Yes YesYes No Yes Yes 

Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 
 10.7 / 8.49.6 / 6.6 10.6 / 7.7 8.6 / 6.4  9.6 / 7.010.6 / 7.3 10.4 / 6.8 10.1 / 7.8 

Standard wheels 
17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 
Blind spot monitoring
 NoNo No No No No No Yes 

 Front legroom

 1,1301,082 1,0791,049 1,0641,138 1,057 1,059

Rear legroom 

 892 876 851907  852818 891  894
Cargo (trunk)

374 405 294  368 339 310480 480 

As it's now easy to see, the 2017 Infiniti Q50 delivers impressive value for money spent, with a base price that's still less than $40k yet a standard feature set that's unbeatable in this class. What's more, the Q50 provides more front and rear legroom for greater comfort than the majority of its peers. 


Some key features that really stand out include standard AWD, LED headlights, proximity-sensing access with pushbutton ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, a powered glass sunroof, heated power-adjustable front seats, the largest standard infotainment touchscreen in the class, a backup camera, satellite radio, and much more. 

To experience the 2017 Infiniti Q50 in person, contact Infiniti North Vancouver at 604-984-1877 or drop by the showroom at 819 Automall Drive, North Vancouver to find out more.

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