The 2022 INFINITI Q50 is a prominent automobile which is coveted for its impressive style, array of advanced tech and dual turbo engine. But how does it compare to the 2022 Toyota 86, a sporty coupe which has a manual six speed transmission, plenty of horsepower and enhanced infotainment?
Design & Style
A number of enhancements have been made to the latest Toyota 86, including greater power, reduced weight, more efficient air intakes and an extended wheelbase. Its suspension has also been stiffened to better prepare it for track competition. It has roof panels made from aluminum with a mesh grille that has been lowered, and it can seat a maximum of four passengers.
The INFINITI Q50 also comes with pronounced air intakes and has an aerodynamic body built for speed. It can seat a maximum of five passengers all of whom sit on plush seats covered in semi aniline style leather. The trunk provides 13.2 cubic feet worth of space, which means you can carry a respectable amount of luggage. There is also plenty of room for the legs even in back and the interior is covered in lovely wooden grain and aluminum trim.
Technology & Safety
The INFINITI Q50 is designed to protect its passengers from multiple hazards. It does this with blind are monitoring, a camera with surround view, emergency automated brakes, cruise control that is adaptive and multiple airbags. Cabin luxuries include a moonroof, the choice of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, dual touch screen infotainment, heated/cooled seats and climate control.
The Toyota 86 comes with many of the features found in the INFINITI Q50, such as cruise control which is adaptive, automated emergency brakes and lane control. Luxuries within its cabin include an audio system with six speakers, eight inch touch display, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay and digitized gauge display.
This is what the Toyota 86 is built for. It now comes with a flat 4, 2.4 liter engine that can generate 228 horsepower with 184 pounds of torque. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in about 6.1 seconds. Those that purchase the INFINITI Q50 Red Sport will get a 400 horsepower engine that can accelerate the vehicle from zero to sixty in just 4.5 seconds.
The Bottom Line
The INFINITI Q50 outclasses the Toyota 86 in every way. It holds more passengers, yet has greater horsepower and 0 to 60 acceleration time, and when you combine this with the fact the Toyota 86 doesn’t currently offer a turbo option, the INFINITI Q50 is definitely 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.