5. Infiniti Q50
Infiniti is a brand that’s pretty much in the same boat as Acura when it comes to being lost. The Infiniti brand was launched to take on Acura and Lexus. However, the cars have never really stood out. Sure, you have the popular G35. But as far as brand awareness goes, Infiniti’s is low. The Q50 has been out for a while now. While it boasts an extremely classy interior, the technology under the hood hasn’t aged well. The Q50 doesn’t offer much in the way of performance and the sedan has been outclassed by its competitors.
The interior screams Nissan, and the materials are cheap at best. You’d think that the Q50 was the entry-level sedan. The Q50 doesn’t offer much in the way of rear legroom either, and the trunk is much smaller than other sedans in this price range. For the price, you can find better features in the IS250, and more legroom. In addition to that, the Q50 has been tarred with reliability issues. It seems that there’s a lot of issues with the CVT transmission, although the Q50 can be ordered with a manual.
For the 2020 model year, not much is changing with the Q50. If you’re looking for an entry-level luxury sedan, this one is best to be avoided. You can find a far better deal coming out of a Lexus lot, and you’ll get more for your money.