The Infiniti Q50 has been updated with a new trim level and standard tech for 2021.
The current-generation Infiniti Q50 has been on sale since 2013, making it seem stale in comparison to its more modern German competitors like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. After introducing a new entry-level V6-powered model for the 2020 model year, Infiniti has added a few minor updates for the 2021 Q50 including a new trim level and new standard tech. For 2021, the Infiniti Q50 is offered in a choice of four trims: Pure, Luxe, Red Sport 400, and the new Sensory grade.
New for 2021, the Sensory trim features sportier front and rear fascias, leather seats, a 16-speaker Bose sound system, and black open-pore wood interior trim with black headliner and pillars.
Both the Sensory and Red Sport 400 grades also receive power-folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors with a reverse tilt-down feature. Two new exterior colors are also available for the 2021 Q50: Slate Gray and Grand Blue.
In addition, all 2021 Q50 trims feature a new suite of standard driver assists including 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. A new Black Matte Carbon Fiber interior trim and black exterior trim highlights have also been added to the Red Sport 400 trim.
Available in rear- or all-wheel drive, the 2021 Infiniti Q50 is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque in the Pure, Luxe, and Sensory grades. Upgrading to the Red Sport 400 increases the output to 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Regardless of the trim, every Q50 is equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Available in dealers now nationwide, the 2021 Infiniti Q50 carries an MSRP of $36,600 for the RWD model and $38,600 for AWD excluding destination charges, making both variants $200 more expensive than the 2020 model.