2017 INFINITI Q50 vs. Its Competition

2017 Infiniti Q50
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Infiniti Q50 attempts to attract those interested in a sport sedan from Infiniti's more established competitors.

The Q50 is gorgeous, which lends it an edge over its German rivals, though it still lacks the prestige of a BMW 3-Series or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The C-Class excels for refinement, a gorgeous interior, and mini-S-Class styling.

The BMW continues to offer balanced handling and great power.

Also from Germany comes the Audi A4, which tends to attract MBAs and partner-track types.

The Lexus IS is fun to drive as well, though power isn't a match for most rivals.

The Cadillac ATS might be the Q50's closest rival, with a similar blend of design and handling, though it is a bit smaller inside than the Infiniti.

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2017 BMW M32017 BMW 3-Series
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2017 Cadillac ATS-V2017 Cadillac ATS
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2016 Lexus IS (IS 200t)2016 Lexus IS
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Quick Specs
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The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is an attractive sport sedan with good road feel, though some rivals have sharper track moves.
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The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic.
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The 2017 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means."
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A legitimate sports car in a sedan or coupe body, the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V rewards drivers with exceptionally polished handling and performance, making it truly in the league with Germany's best.
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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now.
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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.
MSRP From     
$33,950$34,900$33,450$34,595$39,500$37,325
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
2.0t RWD2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD320i Sedan4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWDC 300 Sedan with Sport Pkg4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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