Compare 2018 INFINITI Q50 vs 2018 Lexus IS

2018 INFINITI Q50
2018 Lexus IS
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2.0t LUXE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q50 2.0t LUXE AWD 22 28 $36,781 $39,550
Q50 2.0t LUXE RWD 23 30 $34,921 $37,550
Q50 2.0t PURE AWD 22 28 $34,596 $37,200
Q50 2.0t PURE RWD 23 30 $32,736 $35,200
Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD 19 27 $38,270 $41,150
Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD 20 29 $36,410 $39,150
Q50 3.0t SPORT AWD 19 27 $39,665 $42,650
Q50 3.0t SPORT RWD 20 29 $37,805 $40,650
Q50 Hybrid LUXE AWD 26 30 $48,918 $52,600
Q50 Hybrid LUXE RWD 27 32 $47,058 $50,600
Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD 19 26 $49,290 $53,000
Q50 RED SPORT 400 RWD 20 26 $47,430 $51,000
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 300 RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,781
$37,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,550
$40,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$659 / month
$678 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is powerful, well-equipped luxury sedan that doesn't quite match up to Germany's finest yet. The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 90.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 54
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 44.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.6 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 10.8
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)
37.4 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3737
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 236 @ 2000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.40
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.78 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
INFINITI Q50 Lexus IS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
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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