Comparison - INFINITI Q50 Hybrid Luxe 2018 - vs - Audi S8 Plus quattro 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
52,600
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
115,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.80gals
21.70gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is powerful, well-equipped luxury sedan that doesn't quite match up to Germany's finest yet.

Pros
Still beautiful following refresh
Red Sport 400's engine is stellar
Hybrid's efficiency
Updated interior impresses

Cons
Direct Adaptive Steering isn't great
Still doesn't feel as premium as rivals

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Infiniti’s artfully sculpted and muscular midsizer, the Q50, but its performance is less scintillating. The 208-hp turbo 2.0-liter inline-four will disappoint enthusiasts, but a 300-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 is offered, as is a hybrid powertrain good for 360 hp and 32-mpg highway. All Q50s get a seven-speed automatic and either rear- or all-wheel drive.

Pros
Distinctive and attractive exterior,
effortless power.

Cons
Numb steering,
outdated interior layout,
imperfect transmission programming.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 ranked #16 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Infiniti Q50 has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful V6 engines
Lots of active safety features
Above-average trunk space

Cons
Dual-screen setup may be confusing for some
Poor gas mileage

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi S8 is a speed machine that's the ultimate sleeper. Spot one and stare—it'll likely be gone just as quickly.

Pros
Blitzing acceleration
Opulent interior
Superlative handling
Intoxicating performance...
...but it settles down easily

Cons
Not much to look at in the inside
No self-driving tech
No changes for 2018

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Audi S8 is a full-size, high-performance luxury sedan that is available only in Plus trim. It employs a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (605 horsepower, 517 pound-feet of torque) that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.

PROS
Standard turbocharged V8 provides immense power
All-wheel drive ensures rapid acceleration
Clean design and high-quality materials throughout the cabin
Drives and handles like a much smaller sedan

CONS
Not as much trunk space as you might expect for a car of its size
Standard music interface isn't as versatile as a USB port

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
4.00L
Torque: 
517ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
605hp
at 6 100rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
40.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Sun Sensor
Cooled Storage Compartment
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Extended Cabin Heating
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.60in
202.60in
Width: 
71.80in
76.70in
Height: 
57.20in
57.40in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
37.20
Rear Head Room: 
36.80
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
44.50in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.10in
57.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
9.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
9.40cu.ft
14.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4212.00lbs
4685.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Front Leg Room 41.4 in.
Front Head Room 37.2 in.
Front Shoulder Room 59.1 in.
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Massaging
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Rear Head Room 39.1 in.
Rear Leg Room 38.7 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 57.8 in.
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Pass-Thru Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
16 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
48 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(s)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
630 Watts Stereo Output
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.5
21 X 9.0
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Performance Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Rear Side-Mounted Airbags
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Auto Delay Off Headlamps
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
All Weather Package
Executive Plus Package
Black Optic Exterior Package
Dynamic Package
Full Leather Package
Audi Design Selection - Vermont Brown
Audi Design Selection - Balao Brown
Audi Design Selection - Black W/Arras Red Stitching
Exterior Options: 
Premium Paint
Rear Decklid Spoiler
Infiniti Welcome Lighting
Splash Guards
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Beam-Quattro
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
21" 5-Double-Arm-Design High Gloss Black Wheels
Paint Protection Partial Hood and Fenders
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Piano Black Shift Lever
Leather Shifter Lever
Audi First Aid Kit
Light Alcantara Headliner