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2018 INFINITI Q50 VS 2018 HONDA ACCORD | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI Q50 and the 2018 Honda Accord are both long-standing vehicles that have undergone a recent overhaul. Their impressive exteriors, ultra comfortable interiors, and numerous safety and technical features make them some of the best cars in their class. But how do they stack up with one another?

Design & Style

Both the Accord and Q50 have a nice exterior with a robust chassis. The Honda, for its part, is very streamlined and its front grille incorporates shutters which are electronically controlled to shut off the flow of air, which lowers drag when the engine has to be cooled. The INFINITI Q50, while displaying a sleek appearance, lacks electronically controlled grilles.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI Q50 employs multiple safety measures to protect its passengers, which includes frontal and side airbags, pretensioners for the seat belt, belts which are height adjustable, antilock brakes and stability systems which are designed to prevent skidding. The Honda Accord incorporates a monitor for driving alerts, cameras in the rear, lights that operate during the day, and warning systems for blind spots. In terms of passenger space, the Honda is only slightly larger than the Q50, so most passengers won’t notice the difference.


The INFINITI has outstanding stability, as well as handling. This makes it a joy to drive, and many who have tested it felt it was more comfortable than the Honda Accord. However, the Honda has great wheels with a profile that is lower 50 Series, which means that their ratio of width to height will give a sidewall which is stiffer than the 55 series tires that come standard with the INFINITI Q50.

However, the INFINITI Q50 greatly surpasses the Honda when it comes to raw power. While the 2018 Honda Accord has a regular Intercooled Turbo I-4 Unleaded engine with 1.5 L displacement and 192 horsepower at 5500 rpm, the INFINITI Q50 boasts at 2.0 L displacement with 208 horsepower at 5500 RPM. This means, pound for pound, the INFINITI can outmuscle the Honda and shine when performance counts.

The Bottom Line

The 2018 Honda Accord does have some advantages over the Q50, one of which is its base price of $26,000 versus $35,000 for the INFINITI. However, this lower price tag is an ultimately a result of the Honda performing poorly in comparison to the Q50 while not offering the same range of luxurious features. Put another way, while you will save money by purchasing the Accord, you will get more by choosing the Q50, especially when it comes to performance, so the INFINITI is the better choice.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI Q50 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York and proudly serve car buyers in NY and beyond. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q50 test drive appointment.

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