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The 2014 Infiniti Q50: What the critics say

How did the 2014 Infiniti Q50 fare with the critics? The price starts at $37,050.

Jalopnik.com
The newest edition of Infiniti’s entry-level sport sedan may be the most important passenger vehicle introduced in 2013. In most editions, “it’s not that much fun to drive,” but the Q50 is the first car ever with a steering wheel that turns the front tires absent any mechanical linkage between the two. Electronics do the work instead, and because separate systems can keep the car on pace with surrounding traffic and centered in a well-marked lane, driving the Q50 can be “kind of creepy.”

The New York Times
Fans of the “drivers first” Infinitis of old won’t have to surrender all control: The automated systems can all be turned off, and the base-model Q50 actually comes with old-fashioned hydraulic steering. “Still, people who aren’t fixated on DIY-driving excitement may neither notice nor care” that the Q50 lacks authentic steering feel. It excels in comfort, luxury, and safety, and its 328-hp V-6 engine offers “power to spare.”

Autoblog.com
Infiniti had “little choice” but to push beyond its traditional niche as an under-appreciated driver’s car. We “much, much prefer” the base-model Q50, but “there’s a lot of really good work” across the whole line, including the car’s “sinewy and muscular” styling and a much-refined cabin. We just hope that as Infiniti pushes its tech savvy, it doesn’t forget its original fan base.

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