2020 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ

The 2020 INFINITI Q50 is a powerful sedan that has received positive feedback for its hybrid capabilities, updated interior and state of the art Red Sport engine. How does it compare to the 2020 Subaru BRZ, a coupe which combines exceptional handling with comfort and affordability?

Design & Style

The Subaru BRZ seats two and has an exceedingly sporty design. Its fenders are flared, with seventeen-inch wheels and a frame which is light in weight yet reinforced and well sculpted. The roofline is quite elegant, and within the interior passengers will be presented with an industrial design featuring switch gears and controls that are readily accessible. The INFINITI Q50 is most distinctive for its chrome accents and aerodynamic frame, with fog light, surrounds that are pleasing to the eyes. It has the option of seventeen or eighteen-inch alloy wheels, both of which give it an aggressive appearance. The Q50 looks best in a black finish, as the interior has been updated with ambient lighting that makes the instrument cluster far more accessible.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI Q50 has some of the most advanced safety features known to man. Aside from the basics, which includes multiple airbags, blind area monitoring, emergency automatic brakes, frontal impact warnings and notifications when departing lanes, it also uses Distance Control Assist, a state of the art mechanism which allows the vehicle to automatically keep a safe distance from nearby drivers. Passengers will be treated to perks such as climate control which is dual-zone, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a sound system with six speakers. The official safety scores for the Subaru BRZ are mixed. Although the IIHS has given it good marks for rollover and side-impact protection, it lacks emergency automatic brakes, which on the Q50 (and most modern automobiles) is a standard feature. It has a number of cabin amenities, however, such as keyless ignition, climate control, the choice of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, seven-inch touchscreens, and front seats that can be cooled or heated.


The Subaru BRZ is both fast and formidable. It has a flat 4, 2-liter engine that can produce 205 horsepower with 156 pounds of torque that is wedded to a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The INFINITI Q50 is equipped with an engine that generates 208 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque, with the option to upgrade to the Red Sport edition which can produce a mammoth 400 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The INFINITI has numerous advantages over the Subaru BRZ. Whereas the BRZ only seats two people, the INFINITI seats five and offers far more engine power and safety, and when you consider the fact that both cars are similarly priced, the INFINITI Q50 is the obvious choice.

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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