2020 Infiniti Q50 vs. 2020 Genesis G80

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Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Q50 (except Pure) offers optional Back-up Collision Intervention that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The G80 doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Q50 and the G80 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, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Infiniti Q50 is safer than the Genesis G80:

Q50

G80

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

79

81

Chest Movement

.9 inches

1.3 inches

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

190

230

Spine Acceleration

36 G’s

40 G’s

Hip Force

634 lbs.

857 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Engine

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As tested in Consumer Reports the Q50 3.0t is faster than the G80 3.8 DOHC V6:

Q50

G80

Zero to 30 MPH

2.4 sec

2.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

7.2 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

4.2 sec

5 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

15.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

103 MPH

95.2 MPH

As tested in Car and Driver the Q50 Red Sport 400 is faster than the G80 3.3T Sport 3.3 turbo V6:

Q50

G80

Zero to 60 MPH

4.5 sec

5 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10.5 sec

12.5 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

5 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter Mile

13 sec

13.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

112 MPH

104 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Q50 gets better fuel mileage than the G80:

Q50

G80

RWD

n/a

18 city/26 hwy

3.8 V6/Auto

3.0 twin-turbo V6 (300 HP)/Auto

20 city/29 hwy

17 city/25 hwy

3.3 V6/Auto

3.0 twin-turbo V6 (400 HP)/Auto

20 city/26 hwy

16 city/24 hwy

5.0 V8/Auto

AWD

n/a

18 city/24 hwy

3.8 V6/Auto

3.0 twin-turbo V6 (300 HP)/Auto

19 city/27 hwy

17 city/24 hwy

3.3 V6/Auto

3.0 twin-turbo V6 (400 HP)/Auto

19 city/26 hwy

15 city/23 hwy

5.0 V8/Auto

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Q50 2.0t’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The G80 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Q50’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the G80 3.8 are solid, not vented.

The Q50 stops much shorter than the G80:

Q50

G80

70 to 0 MPH

165 feet

180 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

126 feet

129 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

131 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Q50 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The G80 doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Q50 Sport’s optional drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The G80 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

The Q50 Red Sport 400 handles at .88 G’s, while the G80 AWD pulls only .84 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis

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The Infiniti Q50 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 500 to 700 pounds less than the Genesis G80.

The Q50 is 6.9 inches shorter than the G80, making the Q50 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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The Q50’s optional rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The G80 doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the Q50 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the G80 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Consumer Reports rated the Q50’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the G80’s headlights, which were rated “Poor.”

Economic Advantages

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IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Infiniti Q50 will be $3453 to $6320 less than for the Genesis G80.

Recommendations

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The Infiniti Q50 outsold the Genesis G80 by almost four to one during 2019.

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