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2018 INFINITI Q50 VS. 2018 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI Q50 has an outstanding engine, upgraded appearance, and a hybrid option. This makes it one of the best cars in its class. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is a powerhouse for a car, with excellent acceleration, maneuverability, and handling. Which car should you buy?

Design & Style

The Honda Civic Type R has a very sporty appearance, with its LED headlights, Touring trim and generous cargo space of twenty-six cubic feet. The interior is lush and comfortable, with the dashboard and control panel within easy reach. The INFINITI Q50 comes with eighteen or seventeen-inch alloys, as well as a body exhaust color in the back. In the Red Sports edition, the standard chrome has been replaced in favor of darker chrome, and the chin spoiler has been enlarged. This, combined with the black finish, gives this vehicle a very sophisticated appearance.

Technology & Safety

The Q50 is designed not only to keep drivers and passengers safe but to reduce the strain on the drivers during the drive. Those who buy it can expect features such as monitoring for blind spots, warnings for lane departures, emergency automatic brakes and cruise control which is adaptive. The Honda Civic Type R is also safe to pilot with its AWD, Brembo brakes in the front and computerized engine.


Both the INFINITI Q50 and Honda Civic Type R are built for speed. The Honda comes equipped with a manual transaxle that is 6 speed with a steering wheel that is leather wrapped and provides a robust grip. It has an inline 4, 2-liter engine which is capable of producing 306 horsepower with 295 pounds worth of torque. Despite the engine being high performance, it also isn’t loud, which is a relief. The INFINITI Q50 houses a 3-liter V6 engine that can produce 300 horsepower. This places it at the same level of performance as the Honda Civic Type R, and the engine has a sound which has been described as smooth, even sonorous. The Q50 has an ideal balance between comfort and handling.

The Bottom Line

Each of these cars is high performance and fun to drive. This will make it difficult for prospective buyers to choose between them. There are a number of things to consider. The Honda Civic Type R, despite being evenly matched with the Q50 in terms of performance, lacks some of the amenities it has. Also, its appearance may be too aggressive for some, who prefer the more relaxed appearance of the INFINITI. Therefore, the Q50 wins.

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 the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q50 test drive appointment.

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