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2018 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2018 Jaguar XE | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2018 Jaguar XE

The 2018 Jaguar XE is a competitive small luxury sedan and is made by an automaker that has a storied pedigree. But how does it compare to INFINITI’s most popular luxury sedan? Will the Q50 sedan measure up to the competition? Of course, it goes without saying that the INFINITI Q50 has the upper hand in many ways.

Design & Style

INFINITI Q50 never fails to look sporty with its handsome exterior. The dark-chrome rims and body-color exhaust surround add to the sedan’s aggressive look. You can hear the sedan “roar” just by looking at it. Its desirable exterior makes the Q50 suitable for businessmen and sports car enthusiasts alike. The 2018 Jaguar XE looks great from the outside too. But this Jaguar sedan has not changed much since the inception of the XE range.

The combination of 2018 INFINITI Q50’s sporty exterior and luxurious interior is exemplary. Q50’s Luxe and Pure trims come with chrome accents and fine aerodynamic accents in the fascia. The 2018 update also features a stitched dashboard, a steering wheel with thinner spokes, and other attractive detailing for a refined look. Let’s not forget about Q50’s roomy trunk space. We know that Jaguar is a good example of European automotive luxury. However, the trophy has to be given to the 2018 INFINITI Q50. The 2018 Jaguar XE lacks the visual flair that is supposed to make Jaguars look special. Moreover, they have a narrower trunk that tends to restrict usability.

Technology & Safety

Jaguar XE is fitted with the right amount of active-safety tech to keep both drivers and passengers safe. However, nothing much has changed in the safety category for this 2018 model. The NHTSA and IIHS have not tested the XE. INFINITI Q50 offers a highly advanced suite of active safety equipment that keeps drivers, passengers, and the car itself out of harm’s way. From automatic emergency braking to forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring to lane departure warning – the Q50 offers all of them.

The Jaguar XE offers a touchscreen infotainment system that is responsive and quick enough to provide car owners a pleasant experience. The Q50 does not lose out in any way. It offers a full InTouch infotainment system that comprises of two screens: an eight-inch upper screen and a seven-inch lower screen.


INFINITI is known for its luxury car heritage and American approach to power. Base models offer a two-liter engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque. This also easily outguns the Audi A4 and BMW 320i. That’s not all. The Red Sport 400 offers a three-liter V6 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque! The Jaguar XE offers a turbocharged two-liter four-cylinder engine. However, its V6 option is only capable of cranking out 340-380 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The Jaguar XE is a classy European sports sedan and may satisfy most buyers. However, if you are looking to purchase a better-rounded vehicle, there is no option better than the 2018 INFINITI Q50. The Q50 even offers six programmable driving modes, including Personal, Sport, Sport+, Eco, Snow, and Standard.

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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