For The hybrid version is refined and fast, and all Q50s have a solidly built interior with enough space for four adults to be comfortable. It has good security test scores, too.
Against The diesel engine is noisy, running costs are high across the board, and the ride isn’t particularly comfortable. On many versions, you have to pay a lot extra for equipment that should be standard, such as sat-nav and a DAB radio. Also, the steering system on higher-spec models feels disconcerting and unnatural.
What Car? says
There aren’t many reasons to buy an Infiniti Q50, especially given the strength of the competition in this class. It’s mediocre to drive, pricey to run – no matter how you’re buying – and the diesel version isn’t refined enough.
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There are 13 Infiniti Q50 versions available
Target Price team says:
Apart from an intangible sense of being different from the crowd, there’s little reason to go for the Infiniti Q50.
The Q50 2.2d is the easiest model to justify because it’s the most cost-effective company car and offers relatively decent performance. However, unless you really love the way the Infiniti looks, we’d still point you in the direction of an Audi A3 Saloon or a BMW 3 Series, both of which are cheaper company cars and significantly better to drive.
Go for entry-level SE trim and an automatic gearbox; it’s reasonable value and the auto ’box is preferable to the clunky manual, despite upping the car’s list price and CO2 emissions. Avoid Sport models because they’re expensive and come with Direct Adaptive Steering, which makes the steering feel unnatural and disconcerting.