2019 Infiniti Q50 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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Sometimes it's hard to remember that Europe doesn't have a monopoly on sporty luxury sedans. German brands did pioneer the small car that comes with enough technology and luxury to blend in, but America and Japan have contributed quite a bit over the years. One such improved alternative to the German competitors is the 2019 INFINITI Q50.
Like the rest of the segment, the Q50 has four- and six-cylinder turbo engines, a full breadth of technology upgrades, and luxury cabin materials. With performance hardware influenced by historical greats, the Q50 holds its own in terms of both power and handling.
This year, the Q50's trim levels are more streamlined now that the 2.0L four-cylinder turbo only comes on one version. All trims get standard safety features to prevent accidents, so don't worry about an upcharge for automatic emergency brakes or forward collision warning.
In terms of drawbacks, the 2019 INFINITI Q50 compromises on infotainment. It's not a bad cabin to ride in, but the style is somewhat dull and dated. As lovely as the dual-display looks, the infotainment menus aren't easy to use or figure out. It's also not the quietest cabin on the market.
Despite all this, INFINITI has made a vehicle worth driving, especially when coupled with the car-like V6 engine. It's not the most polished when compared to the German pioneers, but this year's Q50 provides a stylish alternative.
What's New for 2019?
The 2019 INFINITI Q50 is part of the first generation of Q50s, which were introduced for 2014.
This year, the lineup is more streamlined. Across the board, automatic emergency brakes and forward collision warnings now come standard.
The 2019 INFINITI Q50 is a sedan.
If you need to limit your budget for your purchase, then the 2.0t will serve your needs. The Red Sport 400 is only necessary for those who need fast acceleration from the horses.
That makes 3.0t the good balance between the two, offering a wealth of features and the more powerful engine for less money than many of its competitors. Whether you get the Sport or Luxe depends on how you like to drive and whether or not you need the fancier features.
The four trim levels you can get the 2019 INFINITI Q50 in are:
- 2.0t Pure
- 3.0t Luxe
- 3.0t Sport
- Red Sport 400
These numbers refer to the engine each trim gets.
The base trim gives you a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine good for 208 horses and 258 pound-feet coupled with rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed auto. You can also swap to deliver the power to all four 17-inch alloy wheels instead. Additional features include dual-zone auto climate control, keyless entry, keyless ignition, and the advanced safety features mentioned above. There's also a dual-screen setup for the INFINITI InTouch system, but it's a little underwhelming.
The 3.0t Luxe trim gives you a 3.0L turbo engine along with most of the 3.0t Pure's features. The Sport variant gets the same engine but with 19-inch wheels wielding performance tires.
Finally, the Red Sport 400 has a beefier V6 engine and exclusive 19-inch tires. You'll also get an incredible 16-speaker sound system by Bose if you grab the Sensory package. With that sound upgrade, you'll even get memory functions for the driver's seat, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and side mirrors that automatically dim.
The Red Sport 400 also has access to the ProActive package, which has a drive-by-wire steering system and additional safety features.
A pressing yet docile 3.0L twin-turbo sits beneath the hood of the 2019 INFINITI Q50, and you'll never get bored listening to it and playing with it. It's coupled with user-friendly brakes that are eager to please. If there's any real complaint to be made, it's that the handling is a little synthetic. Likewise, the seven-speed automatic transmission isn't quite as good as the competition, but it still holds its own.
The V6 provides a linear progression as you throttle it. There's no lag to worry about at all with the feedback. You'll find thrust from parking lot speeds all the way down to the redline and top speeds.
Likewise, the brakes feel firm and authoritative. Driving around town, you'll work the brakes with intuitive control, and you'll feel confident in the Q50's panic-stop capabilities. It takes just 109 feet to come to a full stop from 60 miles per hour.
If you opt for the ProActive package, then that installs the Direct Adaptive Steering technology, allowing for even more precision at parking lot speeds. Going down winding roads can result in inconsistent weighting, but the texture of the road sends feedback to the steering wheel. It's an improvement from the first generation of adaptive steering, but it could use more tweaks.
The 3.0t Sport functions like a good sport sedan should. This trim is already well-composed and grips the road well, but the Red Sport 400 enhances these benefits even further.
As mentioned, there's lots of grip with the Q50, but there's also some stability intervention when you're trying to accelerate. That limits the possible fun when driving harder on the highway, but it hardly ruins the ride.
2.0t Pure: 22 city / 28 hwy
3.0t Luxe: 20 city / 29 hwy
3.0t Sport: 19 city / 27 hwy
Red Sport 400: 20 city / 26 hwy
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Infiniti Q50 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Infiniti Q50 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.