Audi Shoppers Also Consider INFINITI Vehicles
When people think of vehicles manufactured by Audi, they think of reliable and exclusive cars with plenty of power and a staggering amount of style. If you see a car with that famous Audi badge on the front grill, you may feel a tinge of jealousy that you yourself do not own an Audi in El Paso, and you might start to think about buying one. But might you just be paying a premium just for a badge? You could get a better deal and even a better vehicle if you look at Nissan’s INFINITI line in El Paso instead.
An Audi El Paso is a Quality Vehicle, But Might an INFINITI be Even Better?
To make a comparison between an Audi vehicle and the equivalent vehicle from Nissan’s INFINITI line, we look at a flagship vehicle from each manufacturer and see how they compare. For Audi we are, of course, going for the Audi A4. For Nissan’s INFINITI, we are going to take a look at the Q50. Both are executive, luxury sedans.
The A4 has been manufactured by the German car company Audi (a subsidiary of Volkswagen) since 1994 as a replacement for the Audi 80. It has now gone through five iterations, all with FWD as standard. The Audi Quattro is an A4 with AWD. The Audi A4 is available in 4-door and 5-door configurations.
The Q50 as manufactured by Nissan is part of their exclusive INFINITI line and is more of a compact executive car that has been manufactured since 2013. It is still in its first generation but received a significant upgrade in 2016. The Q50 is available with both RWD and FWD and is only available as a four-door sedan.
Comparing the Audi El Paso A4 with the Nissan INFINITI Q50
The Audi A4 has a standard gas-powered two-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder inline engine configuration capable of 261 hp at 5000 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. The Q50 has more muscle though, generated by its three-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder V engine configuration. This makes the vehicle capable of an impressive 300 hp at 6400 rpm, and 295 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. You do pay a little in terms of fuel consumption for this extra power, but just barely and when you are on the highway that difference is negligible. Both vehicles come with a super-smooth seven-gear automatic transmission.
The Q50 is slightly longer than the A4 but it is narrower, making it both easier to maneuverer and easier to squeeze into a tight parking spot. That maneuverability factor also comes into play with turning as the Q50 has a much tighter turning circle.
The Q50 is also roomier, especially in the driver and front passenger compartment. Slip into the driver’s seat of a Q50 after sitting in an El Paso Audi A4 and you’ll be pleased to find you have over two inches of extra head room and over three inches of leg space – that’s an absolute godsend for tall people!
Both vehicles seat five, but with all the seats in place the Q50 has more cargo space – 13.5 cubic feet compared to the Audi’s 12.0.
Sold on the Idea of Purchasing a Nissan INFINITI Vehicle Over an Audi in El Paso?
If you are looking to investigate further the possible purchase of an INFINITI vehicle, then the place you should be heading straight to is Infiniti of El Paso, which is part of the Charlie Clark Automotive Group. We always have a spectacular range of premium Nissan INFINITI vehicles in our inventory, both new and certified preowned. Just check out our inventory online and then contact us or come by our showroom on S. Desert Blvd in El Paso.
To contact us, just call 915-233-1323 or reach out using our online contact form.