Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The Infiniti Q50 achieved a full five stars during its round of EuroNCAP testing and comes with the firm’s Safety Shield technology. The newest arm of this is predictive Forward Collision Warning which not only monitors the speed and distance of the car directly in front, but the one in front of that too. We did experience a degree of hyperactivity with the system, though better safe than sorry.

There’s Active Lane Control (ALC) available with the Direct Adaptive Steering which unusually uses the steering rather than individually applied brakes to keep the car between the white lines on the motorway.

On top of that there’s Active Trace Control which does brake individual wheels when cornering to trim the car’s line through a bend while High Beam Assistant ensures you never dazzle on-coming traffic.

Choose the diesel if you want to maximise Infiniti Q50 practicality, as while it has a sizable 500-litre boot the Hybrid makes do with a space some 100 litres smaller. With the battery packs placed behind the rear seats the length is compromised too, and larger suitcases may prove problematic.

To be fair even the diesel’s luggage space isn’t perfectly shaped with some sizable wheelarch intrusions. At least the standard 60/40 split backrest means you can expand this and accommodate larger loads on the occasion that you need to – a function not available on the Hybrid model.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Infiniti Q50 (14-20).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Executive equipment

Executive standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Sat Nav
Executive optional equipment
None available

Luxe equipment

Luxe standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Luxe optional equipment
None available

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Premium optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Sat Nav

Premium Executive equipment

Premium Executive standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Premium Executive optional equipment
None available

Premium Tech equipment

Premium Tech standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Premium Tech optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
S optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

S Sport equipment

S Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

S Sport Tech equipment

S Sport Tech standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S Sport Tech optional equipment
  • Cruise control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Sat Nav

Sport Executive equipment

Sport Executive standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Sport Executive optional equipment
None available

Sport Tech equipment

Sport Tech standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Sport Tech optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Sports seats

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Infiniti Q50 (14-20) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2013
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 67%
Safety Assist: 81%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.