Infiniti’s last remaining sedan, the Q50 takes on the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series, though with more aggressive pricing and the allure of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 as standard across the board. Outside, it remains a handsome four-door, even if the core design dates back to a 2013 debut. Infiniti massaged things in 2016, and for 2021 added some new colors among other tweaks.
In the case of the Q50 Red Sport AWD, the top-spec model in the range adds special 19-inch alloy wheels and – if you check off the right option – carbon fiber exterior trim including a decklid spoiler. Under the hood is where things are really interesting, mind, with the V6 squeezing out 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. A 7-speed automatic is standard, while AWD and drive-by-wire steering are optional.
Inside, Infiniti’s familiar dual-display touchscreen system remains, though the automaker did drop in extra active safety tech as the years went on. Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, predictive forward collision warnings with emergency braking, blind spot warnings and backup collision intervention, and a 360-degree camera are all onboard.