With its sharp, dependable performance and timeless luxury, the pre-owned INFINITI Q50 is an excellent choice for drivers with a taste for the finer things. Our pre-owned INFINITI Q50 buying guide takes a look at these used luxury sedans and how they’ve changed over the years.
First Generation: 2014-Current Model
The pre-owned INFINITI Q50 puts a friendly price on premium driving. These four-door luxury sedans are known for their stylish, upscale cabins, with two roomy rows of seating. Even if your favorite backseat passengers are on the tall side, they’ll enjoy more than enough head- and legroom.
The Q50 is also known for its excellent performance. The standard 300-horsepower V6 isn’t too shabby, and shoppers can always burn extra rubber with the 400-horsepower Red Sport 400 models. For Q50 models from 2019 and earlier, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine is also available. With 208 horses, it also delivers a speedy ride.
Throughout this generation, INFINITI did a lot of trim level shuffling and renaming. In general, you’ll find versions of the Pure, Luxe, Sport, and Red Sport 400 trim models available on the used lot. Each adds to the last with more in luxury and performance features, culminating the high-performance Red Sport 400.
Looking for specific features in a pre-owned INFINITI Q50? We’re here to help. Check out our timeline to learn how the INFINITI Q50 has changed from model year to model year:
- 2021: The mid-range Luxe model adds new standard features, including adaptive cruise control, and auto-dimming rearview mirror, and navigation. The Sport model disappears from the lineup, and a Sensory trim model is added.
- 2020: A new infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Shoppers can choose a new Edition 30 trim model. The 3.0T Pure replaces the 2.0T Pure trim model.
- 2019: The hybrid model is discontinued. Forward collision warning with automated emergency braking is now standard on every Q50 trim model. Luxe models add sunroofs, 18-inch wheels, and maple wood cabin trim. And Sport models also introduce new standard equipment: adaptive dampers, heated front seats, navigation, a premium Bose audio system, and a 360-degree parking camera.
- 2018: Trim models are renamed. The Base becomes the Pure, the Premium becomes the Luxe. The Sport lives on, and it gets an optional new Performance package with firmer suspension tuning, upgraded brakes, and quicker steering. The Red Sport 400 also retains its name.
- 2017: INFINITI introduces two new Q50 trim models, the 2.0t Sport and 2.0t Sport AWD. Rain-sensing wipers and an auto-dimming mirror become standard equipment. Shoppers can select a new Design package for V6 models, which includes upscale quilted leather surfaces, black headliners and pillars, wood interior accents, and dark chrome trim. Premium models now include a16-speaker Bose audio system. Red Sport 400 models have flashy new red brake calipers.
- 2016: These Q50 sedans get a performance makeover, with new suspension and steering tuning and an upgraded Direct Adaptive Steering system. Shoppers can now choose from three new engines: the base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (208 hp, 258 lb-ft), a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (300 hp, 295 lb-ft), and a high-output version of the same V6 (400 hp, 350 lb-ft).