2014 Infiniti Q50 Sport Sedan (3.7L V6 7-Speed Automatic)
Driven On 2/11/2014
This rating has been carried forward from a prior year because the newer model has no substantial differences.
The Q50 S (aka Sport guise) shows the Q50 at its best, finally demonstrating the handling prowess that was only hinted at in the base Q50. Its non run-flat summer tires and better seats help transform the car into one of the best driver's cars in its class. It demonstrates a wide array of competencies.
Dynamically a highly competent car that, in this Sport guise with summer tires, is finally able to demonstrate its true capability. Sharper, grippy-er and, of course, powerful. Drives smaller than it is, and that's a compliment.
A The 328-horsepower V6 accelerates the Q50 strongly, and the 7-speed automatic shifts quickly and downshifts willingly. It's now quieter than ever, too. A standout powertrain in its class.
A Easy to modulate, consistent stops; good feel at pedal. Panic-stopping distance is exactly average for summer tire-equipped cars in this class.
A Quick, precise and builds effort well. It is a bit on the light-effort side. Natural feel from this car's steering rack. Test car not equipped with the steer-by-wire option.
A The Q50 Sport's summer tires and suspension tuning have revealed this chassis as a formidable sport sedan. Sharp, capable. Inspires confidence. High levels of grip and composure.
A A very pleasant and intuitive car with a willing and capable powertrain. Good manners in typical driving circumstances and a natural demeanor.