2022 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2022 Nissan Altima

The 2022 Nissan Altima is notable for its sharp appearance, standardized driver assistance and outstanding fuel economy. But can it compete with the 2022 INFINITI Q50, a sensational car which features dual turbo performance, exceptional styling and an array of tech?

Design and Style

The INFINITI Q50 seats five passengers and comes with a number of new features for the year, such as standardized leather seating, Bose audio and Apple CarPlay wireless. Rear wheeled drive has also been standardized while all wheeled drive is also available. The handling is superb, especially when you purchase the Red Sport edition that has larger wheels and tires. Passengers within the cabin will be presented with lovely metallic trim with semi aniline style leather.

The Nissan Altima has four doors and can also seat up to five passengers.  It has a sharpened hood with a pronounced, V shaped grille and body sides which are toned. It has character lines which extend down along the body which intersects with its surface lines to generate visual interest. Inside, the softer tone and metallic trim work well, especially when combined with the wide touchscreens and digitized displays.

Technology & Safety

Though the Nissan Altima received good safety ratings from the NHTSA, its rear view is somewhat obstructed by the thick roof pillars and it only received a four star rating for its driver side and frontal protection. Its features included activated lane control, emergency automated brakes, blind area monitoring and airbags. Luxuries within its cabin include the choice of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, remote start, sunroof and heated or cooled seats.

The INFINITI Q50 is equipped with every safety feature found in the Altima, including blind area monitoring, emergency automated brakes, airbags, a camera with surround view and adapted cruise control. Luxuries within its cabin include a moonroof, navigation, climate control and brown leather.


Those that purchase the INFINITI Q50 Red Sport will get a 400 horsepower engine that can accelerate from zero to sixty in 4.5 seconds. It sits on nineteen inch wheels and rides smoothly in multiple configurations. Buyers will also get adaptive dampers which minimize road impacts. The Nissan Altima is powered by an inline 4, 2.5 liter engine that can generate 188 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 5.8 seconds.

The Bottom Line

Though both cars seat the same number of passengers and have similar safety features, The INFINITI Q50 has a substantial performance advantage over the Nissan Altima. And this combined with the Altima’s dull cabin, lack of a hybrid option and lackluster turbo 4 makes the INFINITI Q50 the winner.

Ready to Schedule a 2022 INFINITI Q50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2022 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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