If you are looking to have fun while driving your family around, a sports sedan will prove to be an exciting choice. The new 2018 INFINITI Q50 is bound to raise your adrenaline levels with its seductive styling and thrilling performance capabilities. World-class safety innovations, such as Backup Collision Intervention, make the Q50 an even more rewarding car. When shopping for a new sports sedan, you may also consider the 2018 Volvo S60. Let’s see which one of these rides comes out on top in this head-to-head comparison.
Both sedans have the ability to keep drivers engaged. With three different turbocharged engines in its lineup, the INFINITI Q50 definitely offers plenty of performance options. Although even the Q50’s base four-cylinder engine feels lively, some drivers won’t be able to resist the boosted V6 engine’s extra power. The race-bred Q50 RED SPORT is especially powerful. INFINITI tuned its engine to develop an addictive 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the Volvo S60’s top-of-the-line engine produces only 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. While the Q50 RED SPORT recorded a blistering 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, the Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design hits 60 mph in a less awe-inspiring 5.6 seconds.
The 2018 INFINITI Q50 is among the most secure sports sedans on the entire market. Its five-star safety rating enables you and your family to travel with an extra degree of protection. The Volvo S60’s crash-test scores are equally as impressive. However, there are certain advanced driving aids that you’ll only find on the INFINITI Q50. Unlike the Volvo S60, the INFINITI Q50 offers Backup Collision Intervention. When you shift into reverse, this cutting-edge safety feature can automatically engage your brakes if an obstacle is detected. The INFINITI Q50 also offers a more advanced blind-spot monitoring system. It can actually help guide you away from oncoming vehicles in the next lane.
Onlookers will immediately notice the INFINITI Q50’s provocative styling. Its sculpted body and wide stance give it a commanding road presence. A sporty front fascia further enhances the sedan’s curb appeal. Even the base Q50 2.0t comes standard with a striking pair of LED headlights. To help separate the Q50 RED SPORT from the rest of the lineup, INFINITI gave it a few special styling treatments. The Q50 RED SPORT’s stunning 19-inch alloy wheels and unique exhaust tips give it a more aggressive attitude. Although the Volvo S60 is not a bad-looking car, its exterior design has become a bit dated. In fact, the Volvo S60 hasn’t received a major overhaul in nearly a decade.
MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer. All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.