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2019 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2019 Tesla Model 3 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2019 Tesla Model 3

Tesla has continued to make a name for itself, especially with the release of the 2019 Model 3. This car is responsive, with a cabin design that is elegant yet minimalist with suburb steering and handling. How does it compare to the 2019 INFINITI Q50, a car praised for its attractive design, roomy interior and excellent powertrain options?

Design & Style

The Q50 is a sedan which comes in three trims, which are Luxe, Red Sport and Sport. This newest addition is more muscular and sharper than its predecessors, with an interior that has been updated and emphasized in a manner that will please those with discriminating tastes. The higher trims become even fancier and will suit the preferences of car buyers who like it looking high-end. The haunches in the rear are prominent, with a front bumper that has been revised. Like the INFINITI, the Tesla Model 3 is a sedan which is compact, but is electric. Its exterior is sleek, with an interior that is quite minimalist but relaxing. The sheet metal is well sculpted with a snout that is grill less and a low hood line.

Technology & Safety

The Model 3 has been given a 5 star rating from multiple government agencies, particularly when it comes to the protection it provides against rollover, side and frontal impacts. It has self-driving, Auto pilot, cruise control which is adaptive, lane control, warnings for frontal collisions and headlights which can be controlled automatically. Within the cabin passengers can expect 4G, touch screens, Apple Car Play and Android Auto and voice prompts.

The INFINITI Q50 boasts many of the same safety features, including emergency automatic brakes, frontal collision notifications, lane control which is active and blind spot monitoring. Its cabin includes a heated steering wheel and seats, leather upholstery, touch screens and high quality audio.


The standard engine within the Q50 is a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that produces 208 horsepower, but can be upgraded to a V6 engine which is turbocharged and capable of producing 300 horsepower, or the Red Sport Edition that can produce 400 horsepower. This gives it exceptional speed and acceleration. The Tesla Model 3 is also formidable, capable of reaching a top speed of 162 miles per hour. The rear motor uses a permanent magnet and Long Range variants start at 258 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Both of these cars are comparable in price, style, interior amenities and handling. However, the Q50 Red Sport edges out the Model 3 in terms of raw power and the Tesla has been mired by issues involving its road noise, along with its assembly and materials, so the INFINITI wins.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 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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