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INFINITI Q50 vs. Subaru WRX

When comparing the INFINITI Q50 to the Subaru WRX, the INFINITI Q50 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The Subaru WRX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the INFINITI Q50 versus the Subaru WRX, the INFINITI Q50 is a better car than the Subaru WRX.

INFINITI Q50 versus Subaru WRX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used INFINITI Q50 ranges from $27,245 to $45,900 while a used Subaru WRX from the same model year range is priced between $28,931 to $43,624. For a new model, the INFINITI Q50's price is between $40,361 and $60,826, with the Subaru WRX priced between $28,795 and $44,138.

INFINITI Q50 versus Subaru WRX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the INFINITI Q50 is 7.5 out of 10 while the Subaru WRX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the INFINITI Q50 being ranked 21 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Subaru WRX being ranked 10 out of 51 Best Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the INFINITI Q50’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the Subaru WRX base engine makes 271 horsepower. The Q50 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 580 miles. The WRX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the INFINITI Q50 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Subaru WRX has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear leg room. The INFINITI Q50 and Subaru WRX are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.

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2023 INFINITI Q50

2022 Subaru WRX

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,361 - $60,826

Used Asking Price:

$27,245 - $45,900

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,795 - $44,138

Used Asking Price:

$28,931 - $43,624

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

29.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

14 / 39
21 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 51
23 / 51
26 / 51
27 / 51

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sensory, Red Sport 400, Luxe

Trim Levels

Premium, GT, Base, Limited

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.080 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.082 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 29 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 580 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

315 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Cargo Space:

13.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

100.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3732 lbs

Width:

71.8 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

189.6 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3297 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

183.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

225/50R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R17