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2020 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2020 Kia Optima | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2020 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2020 Kia Optima

The 2020 INFINITI Q50 has an attractive design and is powered by a formidable V6 engine, with lots of room for up to four passengers. But it faces a new contender in the 2020 Kia Optima, a clean-cut car that has a roomy interior of its own, lots of safety tech, infotainment and performance. Which car wins?

Design & Style

The Kia Optima is a handsome sedan, with a broad oval grille in front that is balanced by sculpted fenders. Within the cabin, it utilizes a dash that embraces the driverless than its predecessors, but the outward vision has been greatly improved because the dashboard has been pushed outward and lowered. The stitching on the seats is detailed and this combined with the glossy dark trim gives it a classy appearance. The INFINITI Q50 is fabulous in terms of looks and ergonomics. It uses zero gravity seats that are extremely comfortable without the need for extra padding, leaving passengers with lots of legroom. The material consists of supple aniline leather which is soft, and there is lots of room in the trunk for cargo, 13.2 cubic feet to be precise.

Technology & Safety

The newest Q50 is rich in safety tech, which includes the ability to monitor blind areas, lane control that is active, cruise control that is adaptive, emergency automatic brakes and frontal collision alerts. Because the cabin is larger and brighter than previous editions, it is much easier for both the driver and passengers to see outside. Perks within the cabin include dual touchscreens, heated/cooled seats, a steering wheel that can be heated, navigation, and premium audio. The Kia Optima has been awarded a 5-star safety rating courtesy of the NHTSA, due to its excellent crash protection. It has many of the same features as the Q50, along with a camera that has surround view, parking sensors, and high beams that are automated. Luxuries within the cabin include climate control, keyless ignition, front seats that can be powered, Bluetooth, satellite radio and Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.


The Kia Optima is equipped with an inline 4, 2.4-liter engine that can generate 185 horsepower, which works with a direct injection system in order to conserve fuel. The INFINITI Q50 is equipped with a turbo 4, 2-liter engine that can generate 208 horsepower that can be upgraded to a 300 horsepower V6.

The Bottom Line

Both of these cars are sporty, seat the same number of passengers, and have many of the same luxury perks and safety features. That being said, those who have test driven the Optima have complained about its automatic dual-clutch, which fumbles from time to time, and the headroom in the back seats are a bit tight, so the Q50 is the winner.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2020 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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