Otherwise, the Q50 has a veritable mother lode of active-safety features available. The Q50's seats benefit from some of the thought that went into those in the latest Nissan Altima--pressure is distributed more evenly, for long-distance comfort. How Reliable Is the 2014 Infiniti Q50? Although the 2014 Infiniti Q50 is about the same size as the former G37 Sedan, Infiniti has bolstered the body structure, adding more high-strength steel and effectively reengineered the entire vehicle. According to Infiniti, it's modeled after elements of nature, like waves. The Infiniti Q50 was an all-new vehicle for the 2014 model year, replacing the G37 sedan. Subscribe YouTube - Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Web - AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. With rev-matching technology, the Q50's transmission manages downshifts for further boosts of acceleration.
Recall Date 2016-06-13 Description Nissan North America, Inc. Also available are adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems. Opt for the Q50 Hybrid, for a few thousand dollars extra, and you'll get performance that's just as satisfying—if not more so—and with better mileage. Standard-issue 17-inch wheels are shod with 55-series run-flat all-season tires, with all-season or summer tires optional in 19-inch, 40-series spec. For the tech-phobic, there are redundant physical controls for things like volume and climate adjustments. Owners may contact Infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.
Rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive sedans return; coupe and convertible body styles are not yet available, though they will eventually join the lineup under the Q60 name. Engineers put a lot of effort into smoothing and isolating, with new intake and exhaust manifolds, as well as other measures that aid drivability in the middle of the rev range. The available Infiniti InTouch system offers Bluetooth connectivity and a split-screen display for custom apps. Whichever version of the 2014 Q50 you get includes a V-6 under the hood. The recall began on November 10, 2014. Meanwhile inside it's organized around a sweeping theme that cordons off the controls to the driver with an arc running down the console. There's one respect in which the Hybrid doesn't quite measure up, and that's braking.
Many cars in the class earn a reliability rating of above average or higher. That said, headroom is still quite limited, and we'll venture to guess that most six-footers will be rubbing the headliner. Infiniti's new Drive Mode Select also helps make sure you get the driving personality right for the mood. This is a system that can gently take off on electric power alone, or turn off the gasoline engine to 'glide' along down gradual expressway downhills. Despite laudable engine power, the Q50's performance scores are hurt by its handling and driving dynamics.
The G37 was already a standout, and the Q50 builds on that foundation with a compelling blend of sport, comfort and class. With Standard, Sport, Eco, and Snow modes—as well as a customizable Personal mode—the system changes shift patterns, the sensitivity of the throttle, and even the Direct Adaptive Steering's effort and ratio. With attractive new styling and amazing technology additions, the biggest issue facing the Q50 is Infiniti's confusing new name. The Q50 is also lower than the G Sedan, yet two inches wider, which has an affect on the car's stance. I'm at that age where performance takes a back seat no pun to cushiness; ergo my joys and. How Safe Is the Q50? Both cars offer only one transmission choice: A 7-speed automatic with rev matching and manual shift mode.
These services were provided at no cost to the customer. Neither is available on the hybrid, where trunk space shrinks to 9. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, Infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. Air noise I can do without, but it doesn't remove the smile from my face. New for 2014 The Infiniti Q50 is new for 2014, succeeding the G37 sedan. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1- 800-647-7261. Cameras mounted in the grille, side mirrors and rear deck give a 360-degree view when equipped with the optional AroundView monitor.
Infiniti has lost 50 pounds in the new car—mostly in the structure—and you take off from a standing start with plenty of verve despite the taller effective ratio. A large touchscreen displays frequently used functions from atop the dash, while a second touchscreen runs other infotainment and other systems on a separate pane below. The manual gearbox is gone this year—it got thrown by the wayside in Infiniti's quest to put more refinement and technology into the Q50—but we're told it's not completely a lost hope for next year. Overall, the Q50 feels slightly more compliant while remaining crisp and balanced. Included with the Technology Package is a so-called Eco Pedal that will actually press back more firmly to encourage you drive more economically. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available.
The passenger side seat rattles, the backup and front cameras are total mud and have long delays going on and going off. A revised suspension leaves the double-wishbone front layout intact, while adding dual-flow shocks to the multi-link rear suspension. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash. The Infiniti InTouch system comes with a lower seven-inch touch screen and an upper eight-inch one. The factory supplied long gone run flat tires are noisy as hell, are blow out prowen 4 in 2 years. It's earned a good five-star overall score from the federal government, although its frontal protection was rated an imperfect four stars.