2019 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2019 Infiniti Q50

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Safety

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The Ghibli has standard Anti-Whiplash Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Anti-Whiplash Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Q50 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Ghibli and the Q50 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Reliability

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The battery on the Ghibli is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the Ghibli’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The Q50’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

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The Ghibli has more powerful engines than the Q50:

 

Horsepower

Torque

Ghibli 3.0 turbo V6

345 HP

369 lbs.-ft.

Ghibli S 3.0 turbo V6

424 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Q50 2.0t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

208 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

Q50 3.0t 3.0 turbo V6

300 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

Q50 Red Sport 400 3.0 turbo V6

400 HP

350 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Ghibli S is faster than the Q50 3.0t:

 

Ghibli

Q50

Zero to 60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.7 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

3.7 sec

4.2 sec

Quarter Mile

14 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

106.7 MPH

103 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regardless of its engine, the Ghibli’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Infiniti only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the Q50 2.0t.

The Ghibli has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Q50 (21.1 vs. 20 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Ghibli has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Q50 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Maserati Ghibli, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the Q50.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Ghibli’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Q50:

 

Ghibli

Ghibli S

Q50

Q50 Sport

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

14.2 inches

12.6 inches

14 inches

Rear Rotors

12.6 inches

13.8 inches

12.1 inches

13.8 inches

The Ghibli stops much shorter than the Q50:

 

Ghibli

Q50

 

70 to 0 MPH

155 feet

165 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

126 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

125 feet

131 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Ghibli has larger standard tires than the Q50 (F:245/45R19 & R:275/40R19 vs. 225/55R17).

The Ghibli’s standard 245/45R19 front and 275/40R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series front and 40 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Q50’s standard 55 series tires. The Ghibli’s optional 245/35R21 front and 285/30R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the Q50 Red Sport 400’s 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghibli has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Q50. The Ghibli’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 19-inch wheels on the Q50 Sport/Red Sport 400 AWD.

The Ghibli has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Q50, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare or run-flat tires, either of which has mileage and speed limitations.

Suspension and Handling

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The Ghibli has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Q50’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghibli’s wheelbase is 5.8 inches longer than on the Q50 (118 inches vs. 112.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghibli is 3.9 inches wider in the front and 3.6 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Q50.

The Ghibli’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the Q50’s (53.8% to 46.2%). This gives the Ghibli more stable handling and braking.

The Ghibli S Q4 handles at .91 G’s, while the Q50 Red Sport 400 pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Ghibli a Large car, while the Q50 is rated a Mid-size.

The Ghibli has 6.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Q50 (108 vs. 101.5).

The Ghibli has 1.1 inches more front shoulder room, 1.3 inches more rear headroom and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Q50.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ghibli has a much larger trunk than the Q50 (17.6 vs. 13.2 cubic feet).

The Ghibli’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Q50 Pure doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Ghibli’s power trunk can be opened or closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Q50 doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening trunk.

Servicing Ease

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The Ghibli has a maintenance free battery for long life without checking the battery’s water level. The Q50 doesn’t have a maintenance free battery, so the water level in the battery’s cells must be checked often to prevent damage.

Ergonomics

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The Ghibli’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the Q50, and is not available on all models.

The Ghibli’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Q50 does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The power windows standard on both the Ghibli and the Q50 have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Ghibli is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Q50 prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Ghibli to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Q50 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Ghibli offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Q50 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

A power rear sunshade is optional in the Ghibli to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Q50 doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.

The Ghibli has standard heated front seats. Heated front seats cost extra on the Q50, and aren’t available on the Q50 2.0t. The Ghibli also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Q50.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the Ghibli keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Q50 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

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