The 2020 INFINITI Q50 is a sleek, sophisticated car that is sought after by the well-heeled. Its powerful V6 engine, enhanced infotainment and spacious and luxurious interior make it a force to be reckoned with. But what happens when it goes against the 2020 Mazda 3, a lovely sedan with a well-designed interface, quiet riding experience and the option of all-wheel drive?
Design & Style
The Mazda 3 is a compact car that can be purchased in sedan or hatchback form. Both impress with a classy exterior and cabin which feels warm and consistent. It uses a three box frame which is constructed within a template that uses beltline accents. The sheet metal has a stunning contour, with a roofline that stretches back further than other cars of the same size. This makes it look larger than it actually is. The INFINITI Q50 has an exterior which is incredibly aerodynamic and built for performance, speed and maneuverability. The hood is creased sharply and those that buy the Luxe or Pure trim will be treated to lots of chrome. The stitched dashboard within the cabin looks great and the infotainment system uses two easy-to-use screens.
Technology & Safety
The INFINITI Q50 has done a stellar job on crash tests, especially when it comes to rollover protection. It has received outstanding ratings from the IIHS and is equipped with all the safety gadgetry you’d expect, such as blind area monitoring, lane and cruise control, automated emergency brakes and a camera with surround view. Cabin perks include powered seats, climate control, power moonroof, aluminum trim and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The Mazda 3 has received a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS as it has many of the same countermeasures as the Q50; including an alert system which monitors the eyelids of the driver to ensure they are not falling asleep at the wheel. This combined with pedestrian detection and blind area monitoring makes it one of the safest SUVs around. Cabin perks include climate control, keyless ignition and windshield wipers that automatically sense rain.
The Mazda 3 is equipped with an inline 4, 2.5 liter engine that can generate up to 186 horsepower. The INFINITI Q50 is equipped with a V6, twin turbo engine that is 3 liter and capable of generating 300 horsepower with 295 pounds of torque.
The Bottom Line
While both of these cars are attractive and similarly priced, the Mazda 3 has less cabin space, lower outward visibility and its engine is puny by comparison, so the INFINITI Q50 wins.
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.