If you’re looking for a commuter-friendly sedan that’ll elevate your driving experience, the 2022 INFINITI Q50 is the natural pick over the 2022 Nissan Altima. Compared to the Altima, the INFINITI Q50 delivers a more refined ride, more premium features, and a sportier design. But the benefits of driving an INFINITI Q50 don’t stop there — here’s an in-depth comparison between these two models.
A thrilling ride
If you want an exhilarating ride, the 2022 INFINITI Q50 is the clear winner for you. This premium sedan comes standard with a V6 twin-turbo engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Altima’s 2.5-liter engine manages a paltry 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. So even at the entry level, the Q50 blows the Altima out of the water in the realm of performance.
For even more thrills on your daily drive, you can opt for the RED SPORT model. It kicks things up a notch with a whopping 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, channeled through a seven-speed automatic transmission for a smooth, responsive ride. Plus, it boasts a dynamic digital suspension system, red-painted sport brakes, and exclusive 19-inch sport wheels to set your vehicle apart from the crowd.
Upscale style and comfort
When it comes to style and luxury, the INFINITI Q50 has the Altima beaten by a mile. The Q50 ensures your comfort with a power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, a soft leather steering wheel, and sumptuous leather upholstery. And if you share your Q50 with a loved one, you’ll enjoy the convenience of its standard driver memory system, so you won’t have to readjust your mirrors and other preferences every time you drive. Plus, the Q50’s cabin is rich with premium materials like open-pore wood or matte carbon fiber trim. You won’t find these comforts and luxuries on the standard Altima. And if the Altima offers these upscale features, their availability is spread across the most expensive trim levels, not found together on one luxurious model.
The Q50 also sets itself apart with the RED SPORT model, which features additional comforts and signature style on top of its powerful performance. It features enhanced ambient lighting, quilted semi-aniline leather-appointed seating, interior aluminum accents, and the Advanced Climate Control System with a Plasmacluster™ air purifier to help you breathe easier.
If you’re looking for high-tech conveniences, the Q50 is the right choice for your needs. You’ll be able to rock out on your daily drive with the Q50’s standard 16-speaker Bose® Performance Series Audio system with Centerpoint® simulated surround sound. This premium setup provides crystal-clear, concert-quality sound — so regardless of whether you prefer classical musical or heavy metal, you’ll be treated to a lifelike listening experience. The Altima doesn’t come close to matching this — it comes standard with a six-speaker sound system, and doesn’t even offer a Bose® audio system until the fifth trim level.
The INFINITI Q50 also boasts a more advanced infotainment system. Inside this luxury sedan, you’ll find dual 7-inch displays, which make it a breeze to access your favorite podcasts, playlists, and audiobooks via wireless Apple CarPlay® or wired Android Auto™ connectivity. The Altima has only one 7-inch display. On top of that, it doesn’t even come standard with smartphone syncing, let alone provide wireless connectivity.
If you’re looking for an upscale ride that delivers top-of-the-line style, performance, and technology, treat yourself to the 2022 INFINITI Q50 instead of settling for the 2022 Nissan Altima. Experience the INFINITI Q50 for yourself by taking it for a test drive at INFINITI of Syracuse today.