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2018 INFINITI Q50 VS. 2018 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 Lincoln Continental is an elite vehicle designed for the well-heeled. Although its overall style is a bit of a throwback, it does come with large wheels, chrome looks and a stellar engine. The 2018 INFINITI Q50 is a muscular car that is sculpted in an artful manner, with potent performance and features. Below is a detailed analysis of the two, highlighting which is the better buy.

Design & Style

The Q50 uses modified metal which has been creased tightly, with headlights that are aggressively canted. The Lincoln Continental has a mesh grille, fender vents, and door handles which are a high mount. Both of these cars look great in their own way and have fantastic aesthetics which will appeal to different auto buyers.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 INFINITI Q50 is the fifth edition, and the interior cabin features are pretty stylish. Its infotainment system can be upgraded to the Luxe trim which many car buyers prefer. The Lincoln Continental is faring alright in interior features, with its ambient lights, remote startup, parking sensors, USB ports, climate control which is automated, and an infotainment interface which is smartphone friendly.


The INFINITI Q50 comes equipped with a V6 3 liter engine with an exceptional powertrain that can produce a maximum of 360 hp. This includes an automatic transmission which features seven speeds, as well as an all-wheel-drive system. Its cruise control is adaptive, with emergency brakes which are automated. The Lincoln also has a V6 engine, but its version comes with 400 horsepower. It can go from zero to sixty in about six seconds while it weighs over 4000 pounds. The Continental’s transmission features push buttons, which is a bit dated, and the transmission sometimes doesn’t shift as smoothly as desired.

The Bottom Line

The 2018 Lincoln Continental is almost equal with the INFINITI Q50 when it comes to infotainment and performance, but not enough to justify its purchasing cost, which is much higher. The Q50 has many of the same fundamental features as the Lincoln. This combined with the fact that the Lincoln Continental is restricted to an automatic six-speed rather than ten speed means that the INFINITI Q50 is the better car overall.

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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