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2019 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: The elder-statesman sports sedan

The Infiniti Q50 may be getting on in years, but it still looks great inside and out.

Manuel Carrillo III
A Porsche 911 S brought Manuel Carrillo III home from the hospital after he was born, so it's no surprise his lifelong trajectory has centered on cars, leading him to a robust career creating rich automotive media for publications prior to joining CNET.

The Southern California native briefly lived in Sydney, and is proud to have developed a barely passable Aussie accent. He also serves on the board of directors of the Motor Press Guild. When not reviewing cars or nerding out on OEM premium audio, you can find manual-labor-averse Manuel doing his best to convince his closest friends to fix the very Porsche that delivered him home.
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The 2019 Infiniti Q50 starts at $36,545, including $995 for destination.

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The Q50 Red Sport 400 starts at $52,245. My tester comes out to $58,435.

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Power for the Red Sport comes from a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 producing 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

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From the base Q50 with a 2.0-liter I4 to the Red Sport, all trims use a seven-speed automatic transmission, and come standard with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional across the board.

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The EPA estimates the Q50 Red Sport 400 to achieve 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg highway.

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After five years on the market, the Q50's interior design still looks great. It's a comfortable cabin, too.

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The Q50's greatest downfall is its antiquated infotainment that doesn't even offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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At 13.5 cubic feet, trunk space is generous for the compact sports sedan segment.

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On the driver assistance front, only automatic emergency braking comes standard, but features like adaptive cruise control with lane-keep assist are optional.

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