The Q50 model came out a few years ago as Infiniti renamed its lineup. It previously existed as the G35 and G37 models, able competition to German compact sedans such as the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series.

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The Q50, while similar in size to the G37, is a completely new car, making use of a powerful yet more efficient engine and new cabin electronics.

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The Q50 benefits from other technical innovations, such as an adaptive suspension.

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The Q50 model comes in 16 variants, with different drivetrains, equipment and a choice of rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive. This model is the Q50 3.0t Sport AWD.

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The design of the Q50 is refined without being ostentatious.

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The engine for the 3.0t is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, good for 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

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The car seats five, although rear seat headroom is on the low side.

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The Q50 can be had with what Infiniti calls Direct Adaptive Steering, a steer-by-wire system, but this model has the base electric power steering system.

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The car's drive modes include Eco, Standard, Sport and Sport Plus.

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Fuel economy, at 18 mpg city and 26 mpg, isn't stunning, but our review average of 23 mpg is good for a sport sedan and a big improvement over this model's predecessor.

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