2021 Infiniti Q50: New Colors & Safety Features For This Sporty Sedan

The 2021 Infiniti Q50 has pulled into dealer showrooms across the country. Pictured here is the Q50 Red Sport 400, aptly named for its 400 horsepower and that Dynamic Sunstone Red paint job. Although it’s a sharp color, Red Sport 400 models don’t always have to be red.

Infiniti Q50: What’s New For 2021?

You can opt for a Midnight Black, Majestic White, or Graphite Shadow (a sleek gray color) for your Q50 Red Sport 400. Additionally, Infiniti is offering two new colors, Slate Gray and Grand Blue, for the entire Q50 line. If the Red Sport isn’t your thing, regardless of color choice, the Q50 is available in Pure, Luxe, Sensory, and Signature trim levels for 2021.

There is a laundry list of new safety features for the 2021 Infiniti Q50: Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning (with haptic steering), Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, Backup Collision Intervention, Distance Control Assist, and High Beam Assist.

2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400.
2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400. Photo: Infiniti Motor Company.

New Sensory & Signature Trim Level

The Sensory trim makes its debut on the 2021 Q50. All Sensory models receive a sportier front and rear fascia, leather seats, black open-pore wood trim with a black headliner and pillars, and a Bose premium stereo.

The Signature includes all of the touches of the Sensory trim level but adds 19-inch wheels, Saddle Brown leather sport seats, black open-pore wood interior trim, a Plasmacluster air purifier, Bose premium stereo, navigation with lane guidance, and dual high-definition touchscreens (eight-inch upper, seven-inch lower).

2021 Infiniti Q50: Engine & Powertrain

There is one engine, but two different power outputs, depending on which trim level you pick. Under the hood of the Pure, Luxe, Sensory, and Siganture is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 300 horsepower (6,400 rpm) and 295 lb-ft. of torque (1,600 – 5,200 rpm). Red Sport models jump up to 400 horsepower (6,400 rpm) and 350 lb-ft. of torque (1,600 – 5,200 rpm). The engine is attached to a seven-speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. All-wheel drive is available; if not, rear-wheel drive is standard.

2021 Infiniti Q50 interior layout.
2021 Infiniti Q50 interior layout. Photo: Infiniti Motor Company.

Warranty & Maintenance

Every new Infiniti includes a four-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty. The average annual Infiniti repair cost is $638, which is slightly less than the industry average of $652 per year. Depending on how many miles you drive each year, an extended warranty may benefit you. This helpful guide will answer your questions about extended warranties for Infiniti vehicles.

2021 Infiniti Q50 Starting MSRP

The Q50 Pure starts at $36,600, while the Luxe begins at $41,700. Sensory models start at $47,600, and the Signature begins at $48,200. Finally, the Red Sport 400 begins at $55,750. Add another $2,000 to any of those starting MSRPs for all-wheel drive.

Photos & Source: Infiniti Motor Company.