To Infiniti and Beyond: 2021 Infiniti Q50 Features Restructured Trim Lineup
The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is only $200 more than its predecessor, starting at $36,600.
Since its founding in 1990, Infiniti has been known for making luxury vehicles that offer a sporty appearance, as well as impressive performance. In 2014, the Brand introduced its all-new Q50 ("V37") sports sedan to replace the aging G37, which was last fully redesigned for the 2007 model year. Offering more aggressive looks and improved performance over its predecessor, the Infiniti Q50 was also the first vehicle in the Brand's lineup to feature their new 'Q' naming strategy, as all Infiniti vehicles now feature 'Q' branding. Last year, Infiniti celebrated its 30th Anniversary, and offered "Edition 30" versions of nearly all of its models. For 2021, Infiniti has restructured the Q50's trim lineup, which now consists of Pure, Luxe, Sensory, and RedSport 400 models (the previous Edition 30 and Sport trims have been discontinued this year). Read on to find out more about the simplified 2021 Infiniti Q50 lineup. NOTE: Any and all pricing in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes, or other fees.
The "Base" 2021 Infiniti Q50 trim level is known as the "Pure". Starting at $36,600, the "Base" Infiniti Q50 Pure trim still includes an impressive amount of standard equipment. These features include seventeen-inch (17") tires and aluminum-alloy wheels, the Infiniti InTouch dual-touchscreen infotainment system (now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration), a six-speaker audio system, leatherette-trimmed seating surfaces, automatic LED front headlamps, LED front fog lamps, Intelligent Key keyless access and entry with a push-button ignition, power-adjustable dual heated side mirrors, rain-sensing front windshield wipers, front door handle-mounted courtesy lamps, a rear window defroster, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a Welcome Lighting system, illuminated dual front sun visor vanity mirrors, front and rear carpeted floor mats, Lunar Black interior trim appliques, dual eight-way power-adjustable front bucket seats with lumbar support for the front driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and transmission gear selector lever, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month complimentary included trial subscription, steering wheel-mounted audio system controls, an enhanced voice recognition system, full Bluetooth connectivity, a cruise control, Infiniti InTouch telematics with a complimentary included trial subscription, a 4G LTE in-vehicle mobile internet hotspot (a subscription is sold separately), forward emergency braking, and a security system. There aren't any additional options or packages for the "Pure" trim.
Buyers looking for more luxury features on their 2021 Infiniti Q50 will want to upgrade to the "Luxe" trim. Starting at $41,700, and adding to the standard equipment of the "Pure" trim, the "Luxe" trim includes additional features such as eighteen-inch (18") tires and aluminum-alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Textured Aluminum interior trim appliques, a HomeLink universal garage door opener system, an Intelligent Cruise Control system, integrated GPS navigation, and SiriusXM Travel Link services with a complimentary included trial subscription. The $2,500 Seat and Sound Package adds even more luxury amenities, such as a sixteen-speaker, Bose Performance Series premium amplified audio system, luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, power lumbar adjustment for the front driver's seat, and an enhanced interior ambient lighting system.
The 2021 Infiniti Q50 "Sensory" trim replaces the previous "Sport" trim this year. Starting at $47,600, the "Sensory" trim adds sporty exterior and interior styling elements to the "Luxe" trim, including nineteen-inch (19") tires and aluminum-alloy wheels, sport front and rear fascias, sport front bucket seats, a sixteen-speaker, Bose Performance Series premium amplified audio system, luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, an advanced dual-zone climate control system with PlasmaCluster technology, an enhanced interior ambient lighting system, Black Open Pore Wood interior trim appliques, power lumbar adjustment for the front driver's seat, a driver's memory system, Entry/Exit Assist for the front driver's seat and steering wheel, a power-tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and a Lane Departure Warning System. There are no additional options or packages on the "Sensory" trim.
For buyers who crave the ultimate in performance and sporty exterior and interior styling, there's the range-topping 2021 Infiniti Q50 RedSport 400 trim (starting at $55,750), which adds an even sportier exterior and interior and more performance to the "Sensory" trim of the Q50, starting with a 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 gasoline engine producing 400 horsepower and 350 lb. ft. of torque, and also adding features such as unique nineteen-inch (19") aluminum-alloy wheels, Semi-Aniline quilted luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces with red interior accent stitching, REDSPORT 400-branded steering wheel-mounted transmission shift paddles, unique Dark Chrome interior accents, black-painted exterior side mirror caps, unique RedSport 400 exhaust system tips, and Black Matte Carbon Fiber interior trim appliques. Adding the ProActive Package for $1,950 adds additional safety equipment, such as Direct Adaptive Steering, a Lane Departure Warning System, Active Lane Control, Blind Spot Intervention, an Adaptive Front Lighting System, Dual Front Pre-Crash Seatbelts, the Infiniti Radiant Front Grille Emblem, and Eco Pedal.
There are seven exterior paint color options available on the 2021 Infiniti Q50: Black Obsidian Clear Coat (Gloss Black), Dynamic Sunstone Red Metallic (Metallic Bright Red, a $900 option, not available on the "Pure" trim level), Grand Blue Metallic (Metallic Bright Blue, a $695 option, not available on the "Pure" trim level), Graphite Shadow Metallic (Metallic Dark Gray), Majestic White Metallic (Metallic Pearl White, a $695 option, not available on the "Pure" trim), Midnight Black Metallic (Metallic Black, a $695 option, not available on the "Pure" trim), and Pure White Clear Coat (Gloss White, not available on the RedSport 400 trim). Depending on the trim level and exterior paint color selected, Graphite (Black), Stone (Light Gray), or Gallery White (White) interior color options are available, with either leatherette, luxury leather, or quilted and Semi-Aniline luxury leather seat trim. None of these exterior paint and interior color options are new for the 2021 Infiniti Q50, although there is some expanded availability of certain exterior paint color options this year.
All 2021 Infiniti Q50s (aside from the range-topping RedSport 400 trim) are powered by the "VR30DDTT" 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 gasoline engine producing 300 horsepower and 295 lb. ft. of torque. The 2021 Infiniti Q50 RedSport 400 features the aforementioned "VR30DDTT" 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 gasoline engine producing 400 horsepower and 350 lb. ft. of torque, and will also likely power the upcoming Nissan "Z"-Car. A seven-speed "7R01" automatic transmission is mated to all Q50s, and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) is standard equipment, with All Wheel Drive (AWD) adding an additional $2,000 to any 2021 Infiniti Q50 trim level. Infiniti discontinued the previously-base "M274DE20" 2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine that produced only 208 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque (as well as the "Base" "7G-TRONIC" seven-speed automatic transmission) for the 2020 model year. Infiniti builds the Q50 at Nissan's Tochigi Assembly Plant in Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan. The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is on sale at Infiniti dealerships nationwide right now. What do you think of the changes made to the 2021 Infiniti Q50? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned right here for more information as it becomes available!