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Infiniti Q50 Hybrid reliability & safety

A reassuring Euro NCAP crash test covers safety, but there’s less data on Infiniti Q50 reliability

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Euro NCAP ratingAdult protection ratingChild safety ratingSafety assist rating
5 stars86%85%81%

Good scores in the Euro NCAP independent crash test are reassuring, but as the Infiniti Q50 was tested back in 2013, it’s not as up-to-date as newer rivals. Slow sales in the UK for the Infiniti brand mean there’s not much data on reliability, but we’re not aware of any significant issues.

Infiniti Q50 Hybrid reliability & problems

There aren’t enough Infiniti Q50s on the road in the UK to feature in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but even with the might of Nissan behind the brand, one shouldn’t assume the reliability story will be on a par with the almost irreproachable Lexus. Nissan came 20th out of 27 car makers in the survey, with almost 16% of owners reporting faults. The Infiniti brand records higher sales in other markets, though, so there’s no sense that any of the Q50's technology is untested.

Safety

The Euro NCAP independent crash test saw the Q50 awarded the maximum five-star rating and the results for occupant protection were good at 86 and 85% for adults and children respectively. The Q50 also rated well in the safety assistance category, but things have moved rapidly since 2013, so newer rivals would nudge the Q50 aside here.

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The car comes with six airbags, but you need to pick the Sport Tech trim level to benefit from Infiniti’s Dynamic Safety Shield package. This includes active lane-keeping assistance and forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking.

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