Compare 2016 INFINITI Q50 vs 2016 Lexus IS

2016 INFINITI Q50
2016 Lexus IS
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4-Door Sedan 2.0t Base AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Base AWD 22 28 $33,434 $35,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Base RWD 23 31 $31,574 $33,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Premium AWD 22 28 $36,875 $39,650
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Premium RWD 23 31 $35,015 $37,650
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Premium AWD 19 27 $38,967 $41,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Premium RWD 19 28 $37,107 $39,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Red Sport 400 AWD 19 27 $46,454 $49,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Red Sport 400 RWD 19 28 $44,594 $47,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Sport AWD 19 27 $42,687 $45,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Sport RWD 19 28 $40,827 $43,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan Hybrid AWD 27 31 $45,616 $49,050
Q50 4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD 28 34 $43,756 $47,050
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 200t 4-Door Sedan 22 33 $34,713 $37,325
IS 300 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $36,921 $39,700
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $38,009 $40,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,434
$34,713
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,950
$37,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$622 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is an appealing luxury sedan with improved power and more feel in its "steer-by-wire" system, but a bit more enthusiast flavor would make it a better sport sedan. The 2016 Lexus IS doesn't quite hit the high-water mark set by German rivals, but it's a pleasantly capable compact luxury car.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 54
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 44.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
113.9 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 183.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 71.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 13.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3748 3583
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.78 4.60
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.86
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.82
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
INFINITI Q50 Lexus IS 200t
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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