This week were taking a look at the 2022 INFINITI Q50 Sensory, a sporty sedan from the luxury division of Nissan. The 2022 Q50 is essentially a carryover from 2021, except for some new colors, like this beautiful Grand Blue.
The Q50 is long and wide and sits low to the ground like most luxury sport sedans. It has chiseled body lines, a sculpted hood, front and rear spoilers, very attractive 19” wheels, dual exhaust, LED headlights and daytime running lights. I find the Q50 to be a very attractive car, especially in this color.
My tester has a 3-liter V6 with twin turbochargers. It is mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission that you can shift from paddles on the steering wheel. It puts out 300-horses, 295 pound-feet of torque, and this one is all-wheel drive.
For 2022, INFINITI has simplified the trim levels to just two: The Luxe and the Sensory, which is what I have here. If you want more power, you can move up to the Red Sport 400, which features a 400-horse V6.
As you would expect, the interior of this car is luxurious with a nice blend of leather and wood. There is stitching throughout the dash and door panels, and the steering wheel. The front seats are comfortable and have bolsters to keep you in your seat when you go into a hard cornering maneuver.
The large tachometer and speedometer are easy to read and colorful, and there is a programmable driver info screen between them.
The center console is nice-sized and wood surrounds the gearshift and flows into the center stack, it looks terrific
.Infiniti uses a dual screen setup, which frankly, is a little antiquated. The upper screen operates the navigation system and 360-degree camera and operates from a round knob just below the gearshift. Also, there is the drive mode selector that allows you to choose from Personal, Sport, Standard, Eco, and Snow.
The lower screen is touchscreen and operates the stereo, Bluetooth, the car’s settings, and a host of apps. You can now get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, there is a Wi-Fi hotspot built-in, SiriusXM, a host of real-time info including: weather, movie listings, stock reports, fuel prices, sports scores, and traffic info. It also has a good-performing voice activation system.
Below the bottom screen, you’ll only find one knob for the stereo volume, and to the sides of the screens are your climate controls. Everything is simple to operate and understand.
As with most mid-sized sedans, the back seat room is fairly limited unless the front seats are pretty far forward. Back seat headroom is not great due to the swooping roofline of the Q50. There are air conditioning vents for rear occupants and two USB charging ports. Trunk space is good and the rear seats fold down.
Standard Equipment and Options
The Sensory comes with no options except the rear charging ports for $145, an extra $695 charge for the paint, and the INFINITI Radiant exterior welcome lighting which is $405-that is probably money I would save.
The Q50 Sensory has a nice list of standard features including the 19” wheels, rearview camera, heated power seats, power moon roof, pushbutton start, keyless entry, electric tilt wheel, Bluetooth, voice activation, keyless remote start, rear door alert, Bose stereo with 16 speakers, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wired Android Auto.
Also standard equipment is a host of safety features. Most notable are adaptive cruise control, distance control assist, hill start assist, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot warning, forward emergency braking, and forward collision warning.
Fuel economy is good, coming in at 19 in town and 27 on highway. MSRP is $52,130, which is OK when compared to other sedans in its class.
For me, this is not an overly exciting car. Acceleration is fairly good when in Sport Mode, but it is missing some features I would expect for the price, like power trunk closing, cooled seats, and an auto hold button. All-in-all, it is a solid, well-built car, that is quiet inside and rides well.
- What I liked most: The exterior looks and handling.
- What I would change: Update the infotainment system & nav.
- MSRP: Base price $49,800, as equipped $52,310.
- Fuel Economy: Rated at 19 City/27 highway/22 Combined.
Odometer reading when tested: 4,280 miles.
- Weight: 4,126-pound curb weight.
- Spare Tire: None. Run Flat Tires.
- Length-Width-Height: 189.6” long/71.8” wide/57.” high.
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gallons with the filler on the passenger side.
- Official Color: Grand Blue.
- Towing Capacity: N/A.
2022 INFINITI Q50 in a few words: A well-built, attractive luxury sedan, that has a great price point for today’s market.
- Warranty: 4-year/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper, with roadside assistance, 6-year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty, free loaner car.
- Final Assembly Location: Los Angeles, CA.
- Manufacturer's website: INFINITI