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2018 INFINITI Q50 VS. 2018 TOYOTA AVALON | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI Q50 has been praised for the efficiency of its hybrid, its upgraded interior, and engine, particularly in the Red Sports edition. However, the 2018 Toyota Avalon is impressive in its own right, with surprising handling, a classic look, and roomy interior. Which of these vehicles should you purchase?

Design & Style

The Toyota Avalon is graceful when it comes to its sheet metal. The interior is divided into two tones, which split up a dash which is sizeable. However, the inside lacks the sheer luxury of rival brands, and this makes the Avalon pales in comparison to the Q50. The INFINITI Q50 is a great looking car all around. The headlights and LEDs give it a predatory appearance, and it retains the curvature of the previous editions. Slight changes have been made inside the cabin, such as thinner spokes for the wheel.

Technology & Safety

Those who purchase the INFINITI Q50 will be treated to semi-aniline upholstery leather and seats which are space aged with a finish that is quilted. The car also has an assortment of safety features, all of which are designed to give drivers peace of mind. This includes warnings for lane departures, cruise control which is adaptive, and emergency automatic brakes. The Toyota Avalon comes with five seats, some of which can be cooled, which is nice for hot summer days. In terms of safety, it has a stellar safety record and like the Q50 has many safety devices, including a whopping ten airbags and a camera in the rear view.


The Toyota Avalon has powertrains which are solid, which makes it competitive with other vehicles in its class. While it isn’t overpowering, its standard V6 offers respectable performance at a reasonable cost. Its V6 is 3.5 liter and is capable of producing 268 horsepower with 248 pounds of torque. It can reach sixty miles per hour in about 6.7 seconds. The INFINITI Q50 has an exceptional engine which is gas powered. The base model has a 2-liter engine which is capable of producing 208 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque, which can be upgraded for additional performance.

The Bottom Line

The Toyota Avalon impresses with a roomy interior and its host of safety mechanisms. However, when you consider the fact that it costs about the same as the INFINITI Q50, its interior should be far more luxurious than it is. The INFINITI Q50 can be bought for about the same amount yet blows the Avalon out of the water when it comes to the quality and design of its cabin, so it is not hard to see why many car buyers prefer the INFINITI.

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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