2019 INFINITI Q50 vs 2019 Nissan Maxima | INFINITI of Gwinnett

Which is Better? The 2019 INFINITI Q50 or 2019 Nissan Maxima?

2019 Nissan Maxima



2019 Nissan Maxima

23 city / 30 hwy

Fuel Economy

20 city / 30 hwy
208 hp


300 hp
258 lb-ft


261 lb-ft

Serving Atlanta, Duluth, and Lawrenceville

The Q50 and the Maxima, which are produced by Japanese automaker Nissan, serve the same purpose. They are four-door sedans that blend together sportiness and luxury-level amenities at a reasonable price point. With origins that stretch back to the 1980s, both vehicles enter the 2019 model year with significant changes to keep them fresh in their respective production cycles. Although there is little that separates them in terms of certain features, there are three good reasons why you should consider the 2019 Q50 over the 2019 Maxima.

Engine Power

With either vehicle, you will get some rather potent engines. To get the most out of your 2019 INFINITI Q50, go for the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 choice. Get the Luxe or Sport trim for the engine to produce 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Or you can spring for the high-performance Red Sport to boost output to 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than what the 3.5-liter V6 on the 2019 Nissan Maxima can provide. Although the Maxima’s engine also puts out 300 horsepower, it generates 34 less lb-ft of torque—and it certainly can’t be tweaked to produce Red Sport numbers.


The 2019 Nissan Maxima uses the front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout common in most four-door sedans. That means that most of the car’s weight is placed in the front. With the 2019 INFINITI Q50, however, you have the choice of going with a rear-wheel drivetrain, which means that engine power will be sent to the rear wheels. Since the Q50 also has the engine placed in the front, its rear-wheel-drive system ensures that weight distribution is closed to 50/50 than with front-wheel drive. The result is a vehicle that provides better balance and more agile handling.

Fuel Economy

The 2019 INFINITI Q50 makes it possible to achieve better fuel efficiency than the 2019 Nissan Maxima. If you go with the base-level Pure trim, you will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine under the hood. The engine is small enough to avoid being a gas guzzler while still providing a reasonable punch (208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque). In addition, this I4 is accompanied by idle start/stop technology, which means that the engine will automatically shut down when you come to a complete stop and automatically turn back on when you resume driving. This eliminates engine idling, which refers to the engine staying on—and burning fuel—when at a complete stop. The result is a peak fuel economy on the Q50 that is measured at 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the 2019 Nissan Maxima, with its lone engine, produces 3 less mpg in the city.

Ready to try out the 2019 INFINITI Q50, instead of the 2019 Nissan Maxima? You can certainly do so at our dealership in Duluth, Georgia. As one of the Atlanta area’s premier INFINITI dealerships, we are on board to help you get into the vehicle of your dreams. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our sales experts.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.