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2018 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2018 Scion FR-S | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2018 Scion FR-S

The 2018 Scion FR-S is a sporty vehicle which offers superb performance. Jointly developed by Subaru, it was designed to compete with the Ford Mustang, Mazda Miata, and most notably, the 2018 INFINITI Q50. The Q50’s engine, hybrid efficiency and refreshed interior make it a formidable contender for any contest, leaving many wandering which of the two cars is supreme.

Design & Style

The INFINITI Q50 is aggressive in appearance, the result of mild design changes. In particular, the cabin has been enhanced, with superior trim and greater breathing room. Outside its fascia is aerodynamic, with fog lights, alloys which are seventeen or eighteen inches and darkened chrome. Where the Q50 is sophisticated, the Scion FR-S is youthful, especially inside. The cabin design is best described as being minimalist, which emphasizes driving instead of comforting passengers.

Technology & Safety

The Scion FR-S has received outstanding ratings in regards to its safety. The IIHS has given it a “Top Safety’ designation with five star ratings from the NHTSA. A tachometer can be seen in front which is simple to read, along with various gauges and a speedometer which is fully digitized.

The INFINITI Q50, however, has been praised for its array of incredibly advanced safety countermeasures. It will provide warnings when departing lanes, cruise control that is adaptive, emergency brakes which are automatic, and most popular of all, its steering which is Direct Adaptive. Another nifty featured called Distance Control Assist ensures that the car will remain at a distance which is safe from nearby vehicles at all times. Inside, the Q50 is much more opulent than the FR-S, offering comforts such as seven inch touch screens, satellite radio, and an audio system with six speakers, and support for Bluetooth and climate control which is multi zone.


The INFINITI Q50 comes with three engine options, the most standard of which is the 2 liter which provides 208 horsepower with 258 pound of torque. Even the base engine allows the Q50 to outperform the likes of the Audi A4 and BMW 320i. Buyers also have the option to get the V6 with 300 horsepower or Red Sport which offers 400 horsepower. The Scion FR-S comes with a standard flat four, 2 liter engine that cranks out 200 horsepower, with a manual transmission that is six speeds. The tires feature resistance which is low rolling, meaning drivers can overpower its grip with ease, which helps if traction is suddenly lost.

The Bottom Line

Both of these cars are sexy and fun to drive. However, the Scion FR-S brings little to the table when compared to the Q50, which offers both superior comfort and performance albeit with a higher price tag, so the INFINITI is a preferred 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 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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