There are a few car brands with a reputation for almost never getting it wrong. Infiniti happens to be one of those fortunate few. Admittedly, it’s not as storied as Beamers and Benzes. When is the last time your favorite rapper name-checked an Infiniti? But take a stroll in the hood, especially during the weekend, and chances are you will still stumble upon a guy shining up his Infiniti pride. And to that end, the 2015 Q50S deserves to be shown off.
Not sure what a Q50 is? You are so not alone. Since Infiniti switched to its new numbering system, it’s been a tad confusing but just know that the Q50 takes over the G37 line. So true to that reputation, the Q50 is as stylish as ever. Well-designed, sleek, sophisticated, it’s a class act inside and out. Leather seats, dual temperature control, push button start, no-need-to-pull-out-your-key entry, power-sliding moonroof; it’s just so fresh and so clean all the way around.
Under the hood, the Q50 is working with a 3.7 liter V6 engine and the power is so evident wit every drive. It’s definitely an unexpected bonus or boost, rather. Supposedly the Q50 can drive itself a little bit too. Try this out on an open road? Maybe. Atlanta? Absolutely freaking not. Still just know it’s an option.
Now, Infiniti InTouch is pretty balleristic. Just Google to find the address to that restaurant where you’re meeting friends but forgot to email directions to yourself and then navigate right there. These days everybody pretty much has Bluetooth but hands-free text messaging assistant is still making the rounds. Here iPhone users can only receive text messages but Androiders get the full shebang of sending and receiving.
Fuel economy is respectable at 20 in the city and 29 on the highway for a combined 23. But the price for the Q50 might just be the best part of it all. MSRP starts at $43,650. Toss in goody packages like Navigation, which includes the Infiniti InTouch and Connection (basically the anti-stranded package), and the Performance Wheel (aka 19-inch aluminum alloy stunners) and it’s still under $50,000. Something to love for “infiniti” for sure!