The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan has garnered another important accolade: a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The NHTSA five-star rating is the government’s highest-possible vehicle safety rating. It is determined after severe testing procedures as part of the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Crash tests combine scores from frontal, side-impact and rollover crash tests.
During government crash testing, both the Infiniti Q50 3.7 and Q50 Hybrid models, in rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations, were recognized for their safety performance. In individual tests, including frontal-crash, side-impact and rollover evaluations, all Q50 versions scored four, five and five, respectively.
Safety features in all 2014 Infiniti Q50 models includes the following standard equipment:
- Infiniti’s Advanced Airbag System, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental airbags and standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental airbags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
- Front seat belts with pretensions, load limiters and seat belt reminders
- Constructed using ultra-high strength steel to create a reinforced passenger compartment
- Zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Available active-safety equipment includes Predictive Forward Collision Warning, a world-first system that warns the driver of risks far ahead; Direct Adaptive Steering, which works in conjunction with the world’s first steer-by-wire system in a production car and incorporates three separate safety systems: Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, and new Active Lane Control; Blind Spot Intervention and an Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection.
Note that most of these safety features are offered in the Technology package or Deluxe Technology package, available on all but the base Q50 models.