2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7 Premium Full Test
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edited September 2014 in INFINITI
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Infiniti has to play the EPA's game like everyone else, that being the case I'd much rather they do it with tires that a buyer can cheaply and easily fix than with neutering under the hood which they can't.
Looks are subjective, and I prefer this over anything else in it's class. I was invited to the Monrovia, CA Infiniti dealer for a first look and test drive, and the new Q50 handled much better than the IS350 or 335i in my opinion. Perhaps the newly paved roads in the area prevented what Edmunds is reporting as too harsh of ride, but the car had excellent driving dynamics, and the interior/ exterior design is just what I would want in an intro luxury car.
Great looking car however! Hopefully they refined the V6 so you don't feel your fillings rattling out when you near the redline, though.
Anyone else see a snaggle-toothed face in the steering wheel/dash photos?
Most people upset about the tires are probably going to buy rims anyway or buy the car used. Infiniti is not worried about you.
One of the best experiences I ever had in my G35 coupe was an old time racer sat shotgun while we lapped Thunderhill. When we were done he paused and asked "what car is this? really impressive. what a great handling car".....sadly, I doubt the new Q will draw that kind of response.
To me, it's a bit disappointing that Nissan appears to have lifted not only the interior, but that rear light cluster also conspicuously like the Sonata's too (Same with the 2104 Lexus ES/GS on Sonata tail lights). I like the styling of my 2013 Nissan Maxima, but I think Nisssan is moving in the wrong direction..
Run flats come standard on ONLY the base model and both Premium and Luxury models come equip with summer tires and not run flats.
If Edmunds.com had some integrity, and tested the Premium model with the summers tires it comes with, the figures would have been much higher.
Listen former insideline.com, we know you're in love with BMW, but even this post is beyond your biased viewpoint.