It is common for automakers to continue selling an older version of a specific car before the new generation arrives. For example there is the Chevrolet Silverado Classic, and Nissan recently has made its old Rogue SUV as Rogue Select. A recent example of repackaging the car comes from Infiniti. When you think it has gone, Infiniti G37 back, but with a name ‘2015 Infiniti Q40.’
Infiniti offers the Q40 along with The new Q50, which is technically the latest generation of the G37. Of course, there are still some things that are favored of the 2015 Infiniti Q40. Sporty handling and a powerful V6 engine, makes the Q40 fun to drive. It is also affordable, because Infiniti gives the price thousands less than what you would have to pay for the popular entry-level luxury sedan.
Unfortunately, the 2015 Infiniti Q40 is relatively not fancy or impressive as it once was. The quality of materials easily passed and the most entry-level luxury sedans offer more a comfortable ride. From behind the wheel, the V6 engine is fun, but many competitors offer a more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engine is noisy, giving the feeling that Q40 is less smooth than its rivals.
2015 Infiniti Q40 Engine
The 2015 Infiniti Q40 is a five passenger four-door midsize luxury sedan. It is offered in a single trim level and sold into the U.S market with a price starting from $33,950.
Standard equipment for the 2015 Infiniti Q40 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, heated eight-way power front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, CD player and an iPod/USB interface.
Also available is the Navigation Plus package, which adds a navigation system, voice controls, traffic reporting, a 10-speaker Bose sound system with Bluetooth streaming audio. A sunroof is available as a stand-alone option.
The 2015 Infiniti Q40 sedan is powered by a double overhead cam (DOHC) 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic and rear-wheel-drive are standard, while all-wheel drive system available as optional. Based on past testing of the G37, the 2015 Infiniti Q40 be expected to accelerates from zero to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds, which much quicker than similarly priced competitors. EPA estimated fuel economy for front-wheel drive models stands at 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The AWD rated at 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. Most other competitors has superior fuel efficiency.
2015 Infiniti Q40 Interior
Inside, the 2015 Infiniti Q40 sedan interior offers a user-friendly controls and solid build quality, but it does not feel as luxurious inside as they ever did. Overall, competitors seem to have a higher standard, but considering the price, this sedan is relative attractive.
The 2015 Infiniti Q40 front seats are supportive and comfortable, with ample headroom in the front and rear seats. Legroom in the rear seats depending on what you compare the 2015 Infiniti Q40 with. Against smaller similarly priced competitors such as the Audi A3, it is more generous. Against similarly sized competitors, the rear seats will be average. Trunk space stood at 13.5 cubic feet, which is about average for its class.
You can not get a lot of high-tech features on the 2015 Infiniti Q40 sedan, but the electronic features provided does have the benefit of a well-organized control and easy to use. Indeed, the combination of touchscreen, physical buttons and multipurpose knob to control audio, navigation and climate tends to be easier to to find out than the newer and more sophisticated systems.