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MSRP: $44,400 - $48,600
Invoice: $41,292 - $45,198
MPG: 29 City / 36 Hwy
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Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Interior

Most reviewers say the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid’s cabin is elegantly appointed with soft-touch materials, posh wood trim and an attractive, flowing design. Test drivers say the front seats are extremely comfortable and supportive, with enough room for tall drivers. The rear seats are also spacious, they add. Auto writers are impressed with the infotainment system, which is easy to master thanks to simple menus and handy redundant knobs for audio and climate functions.

  • "High-gloss maple wood trim or textured matte-finish metal complement the supple leather for a stylish and sophisticated interior. Everything looks and feels first class; Infiniti's attention to detail is evident in the padded surfaces, contrast stitching and expertly fitted panels.” -- Cars.com
  • "The dashboard adopts a new dual-cowl look and features a completely redesigned center stack that's angled toward the driver to emphasize a cockpit-like feel. Materials are a notch or two above the outgoing car, and we really like the way the door panels flow out of the instrument panel in waves that remind of us of the sheetmetal's contours on the other side of the glass." -- Autoblog
  • "Moving inside we find an cabin that is plush, comfortable and uses quality materials, but maybe too conservative. It's a bit boring compared to the cockpits in the new Lexus IS and the 3-Series." -- Jalopnik
  • "Inside, it's the little details that make a world of difference - the way the wood trim tapers from one side of the console to the other, the gentle, flowing lines of the dual-cowl dash." -- Left Lane News

Seating

The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid seats five and comes with eight-way power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Sport seats and a heated steering wheel are available. Reviewers say the front seats are comfortable, well-bolstered and roomy enough for tall drivers. There’s plenty of room for adults in the back seat, they add, though taller passengers may wish for more headroom. 

  • "Even taller drivers will find the front seat spacious. The bolstered front sport seats are abundantly comfortable - they're deep, wide and long, with a thigh extender for additional support. At 5-foot-5, I easily had enough headroom in the backseat, but my 6-foot-6 passenger rode with his head brushing the ceiling - a common occurrence, he assured me." -- Cars.com
  • "Overall, though, the Q50 feels bigger everywhere, even in back, where the B-pillar has been resculpted and the front seatbacks slimmed down to make second-row occupants feel less confined." -- Autoblog

Interior Features

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid comes standard with a backup camera, automatic headlights, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, an infotainment system with two touch-screen displays and a moonroof. Available features include adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, navigation and Infiniti’s Around View Monitor, which uses multiple cameras to give a 360-degree view around the vehicle while parking. Blind spot warning, forward collision warning and lane departure warning are also available. 

Although the cabin is jam-packed with technology, test drivers say that the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid’s infotainment system is easy to use thanks to intuitive menus. Most test drivers appreciate that redundant audio and climate knobs are also available if you don’t want to use the touch screen for all functions.

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  • “We've seen a similar take on the twin-screen approach with Acura's On Demand Multi Use Display, but early testing suggests this is a more effective way to wrangle the automobile's ever-increasing technology load. That's partially because the on-screen menus are both well thought-out and personalizable, and partially because you don't need to use the upper touchscreen for most things (it's a further reach, and will generally only be used for fiddling with navigation functions)." -- Autoblog
  • "Laid out like a list of apps across several screens like your smartphone, rather than a system of menus, the infotainment system works well and is one of the more intuitive ones I've encountered. A plethora of settings can be customized to fit multiple drivers, like profiles on a shared computer." -- Jalopnik
  • "As in the Acura RLX, there's two touchscreens mounted on the center stack - an eight-inch unit that displays navigation information, and below that a seven-incher that incorporates audio, climate and drive mode controls. Though quite smudge-prone, both feature simple, intuitive menu layouts and, blessedly, very little lag. Further, strategically-placed redundant buttons for frequently-used stereo and climate functions make it easy even for troglodytes to find things in a hurry." -- Left Lane News
  • "The menu structures are intuitive and there's no need to panic about the loss of physical controls - most of the audio and climate buttons are still there if you want to opt out of the screens. The optional navigation system was easy to use; entering a destination and canceling a route can be done in only a few steps.” -- Cars.com

Cargo

The 2014 Q50 Hybrid has 9.5 cubic feet of trunk space. The Q50 Hybrid’s trunk is small for the class, even by hybrid standards. By comparison, both the Lexus ES Hybrid and the BMW 3-Series Hybrid have larger trunks.

Review Last Updated: 5/15/14

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