2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2019 Infiniti Q50

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The Arteon has a standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Q50 doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the Arteon 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

The Arteon comes with a full 6-year/72000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car. The Q50’s 4-year/60,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 12000 miles sooner.

The Arteon’s corrosion warranty is 3 years longer than the Q50’s (10 vs. 7 years).

There are over 3 times as many Volkswagen dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Arteon’s warranty.

Reliability

The Volkswagen Arteon’s engine uses a cast iron block for durability, while the Q50’s engines use an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

Engine

The Arteon’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 60 more horsepower (268 vs. 208) than the Q50 2.0t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Transmission

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

Brakes and Stopping

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

 

Arteon

Q50

Front Rotors

13.4 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.2 inches

12.1 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Arteon has larger tires than the Q50 (245/45R18 vs. 225/55R17).

The Arteon’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Q50’s standard 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Arteon has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Q50. The Arteon’s optional 20-inch wheels are larger than the 19-inch wheels on the Q50 Sport/Red Sport 400 AWD.

Suspension and Handling

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Arteon is 2 inches wider in the front and .6 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Q50.

Passenger Space

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

Cargo Capacity

The Arteon has a much larger trunk than the Q50 (27.2 vs. 13.2 cubic feet). The Arteon has a much larger trunk than the Q50 3.0t/Red Sport 400 (27.2 vs. 13.5 cubic feet).

The Arteon’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 Arteon SEL Premium’s power liftgate 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.

Ergonomics

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

Standard air-conditioned seats in the Arteon SEL Premium 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.

The Arteon’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Q50 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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