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2014 Infiniti Q50

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Day by Day Review: 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD Hybrid car test drives luxury cars infiniti daily car reviews
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It is pretty rare when I get into a vehicle and immediately think – wow this is a really really nice car. It is not that there are not a lot of really nice cars on the market, but the fact that I get to drive nearly everything under the sun means it can take a lot for me to get excited in that regard.

The Q50 is one of those cars – I expected it to be a little nicer than the G37 it replaces but my immediate reaction when I climbed inside was that Infiniti has overachieved on this one.

Day by Day Review: 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD Hybrid car test drives luxury cars infiniti daily car reviews
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My tester is a Hybrid model, most likely not Infiniti’s bestselling version of the Q50 but it certainly shows what they are capable of. It is also all-wheel drive, which is perfect for Ottawa winters and what most luxury car buyers are looking for.

The base Q50 Hybrid lists at $47,900 the all-wheel drive layout adds an additional $2000 and these models come fairly decked out. My tester adds the Sport package with deluxe technology package for an additional $6,950, adding lane departure warning, blind spot detection, surround view monitoring, collision detection and more.

Since I won’t be travelling into the office this week my driving habits will be a little different but I will try to get as much time behind the wheel as I can. I do plan on heading on a nice highway trip this coming weekend to put some mileage on this car and see how it performs.

Pricing: 2014 Infiniti Q50 AWD Hybrid
Base price: $49,500
Options: Sport package with Deluxe Technology package: $6,950
Freight/PDI: $1,895
A/C Tax: $100
As-tested price: $58,445

Competitors:
Audi A4
BMW 3 Series
Cadillac ATS
Lexus IS
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Volvo S60

For more information on Infiniti and the Q50 visit Infiniti Canada




About James Bergeron

James Bergeron is an Ottawa-based automotive journalist. He is also a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).