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2018 INFINITI Q50 VS. 2018 HONDA INSIGHT | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI Q50 is without a doubt one of the most impressive cars in its class. With its outstanding hybrid, optional Red Sports engine and updated interior, few rivals can match it. On the other hand, the 2018 Honda Insight looks promising. Its highly efficient powertrain, roomy interior, and great looks have many car buyers wondering which of the two is the better choice. Here’s why the 2018 INFINITI Q50 is more superior.

Design & Style

The Insight is a great looking sedan, both inside and out. It is more sophisticated than the Honda Civic, with curves that have been toned down, along with reduced side creases and a beak that is upright. The arches of the wheels are graceful, but within the cabin, the touchscreen has been simplified compared to other Honda models. The dashboard has been lowered to provide better vision though.
The INFINITI Q50, especially the Luxe and Pure, are distinct for their chrome accents and slight aerodynamic touch. The exterior is sportier than other models, with some changes being made inside. The spokes of the steering wheel are thinner and ambient light has been added with an infotainment system that is a dual screen. Each surface is covered in premium grade materials.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI Q50 is equipped with an array of extremely advanced safety mechanisms. Among them include monitoring for blind areas, warnings when departing lanes, cruise control which is adaptive, assistance for distance control, and warnings for frontal impacts. Inside, passengers will enjoy touchscreens which are eight inches large, climate control which is dual zone, Bluetooth support, and an audio system comprised of six speakers.

The Honda Insight also comes with a number of safety features, which the company dubs HondaSensing. These include automatic emergency brakes, lane control, cameras which are mirror mounted, monitoring for blind spots and the ability to avoid both high and low-speed impacts. Although Hondas have traditionally been considered economy class vehicles, the Insight is a slight exception, as passengers can expect certain features such as USB support, keyless ignition, Bluetooth support, moonroof, and heated seats in front.


One look at the performance specs of the Insight makes it clear that Honda made sacrifices in this area. It comes with an inline 4, 1.5-liter engine that produces a paltry 151 horsepower with 197 pounds of torque. By comparison, the INFINITI Q50 has a standard 2-liter engine that can produce 208 horsepower with 258 pound of torque, which rivals the likes of Audi and BMW. Definitely, performance wise, the Honda is no match for the INFINITI.

The Bottom Line

The INFINITI Q50 and Honda Insight are well matched when it comes to looks and interior amenities. Many of the things found in the Q50’s cabin will also be found in the Honda. But for the Insight, this comes at the cost of performance, and for those who want no compromises, the INFINITI Q50 clearly 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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