Plenty of compact-to-midsize luxury sedans are available today, but only a handful make sporty performance a top priority. One of those is the INFINITI Q50 sedan from Nissan’s luxury division, which was redesigned and renamed for 2014. More than most competitors, the Q50 promises quick reflexes as well as eager acceleration, blended with the interior comforts of a plush cruiser. Categorized as a compact by the EPA, the Q50 comes with your choice of a four-cylinder or twin-turbo V6 engine. A Q50 Red Sport 400 debuted during the 2016 season, packing a high-output version of the 3-liter V6 that produces 400 horsepower. All versions can have either rear-drive or (for $2,000 additional) all-wheel drive.
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All Q50 models use a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque; mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission it earns up to 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway with standard rear-wheel drive, and 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with optional all-wheel drive.Read more »