Branded as an entry-level, luxury sedan, the Q40 may appear to be a new addition to Infiniti’s growing lineup, however the car underneath is actually over nine years old. This is because the Q40 is a rebadged, fourth-generation G37 Sedan. The Q40 was originally supposed to be replaced by the Q50 but due to popular demand the Q40 has been retained in the lineup. The Q40 sacrifices small levels of refinement for in order to give customers a bargain price. Two options available: Q40 ($33,950) and Q40 AWD ($35,550).
The exterior of the Q40 is strikingly seductive with its curvaceous lines and sleek wave-form hood. Other noticeable features of the Q40 that set it apart from other are the raked A-pillars, signature LED taillights, and a more aggressive stance than its predecessors. For the Q40, there are only four color choices form the factory, two of which are different shades of grey, while the other two options are white and black. This leaves a lot to be desired for those customers wanting a little bit of color in their paint. Nice arched lines and nice proportions make the Q40 a standout amongst the plethora of German counterparts one may see driving on the road. Standard equipment includes HID Xenon Headlights and fog lamps, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, powered and heated side mirrors and chrome dual exhaust tips at the rear.
The Q40 is awash in luxury inside the lush cabin. Standard in both models of the Q40 are heated seats, leather upholstery, aluminum trim, and an impressive stereo package: a six-speaker audio system with AM/FM/CD and MP# playback plus speed-sensitive volume control, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB connectivity for mobile devices, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and a seven-inch color display screen. Infiniti offers two optional packages for the Q40, one including a tinted moonroof for an extra $1,000 and the Navigation Plus Package for $2,900. This package includes a touchscreen navigation system, live traffic and weather repots, voice command, a rearview camera, and a premium Bose 10-speaker sound system with 10-inch sub woofers.
Powering both the standard Q40 and the Q40 AWD is a 3.7-liter 24-valve V6 producing 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The engine, known as the VQ37VHR, has been a standby for more than 20 different Infiniti and Nissan models. Paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission, the Q40 can reach 60 mph from a stop in 5.5 seconds, climbing to a tops speed of 150 mph.