The Camry has standard Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats, which use a specially designed seat to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats system allows the backrest to travel backwards to cushion the occupants and the headrests move forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Q50 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.
To help make backing safer, the Camry XSE/XLE’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Q50 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.
Both the Camry 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 and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.
Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Camry for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Infiniti doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Q50.
There are almost 8 times as many Toyota dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Camry’s warranty.
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2014 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 23 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 23rd, below the industry average.
J.D. Power and Associates’ 2014 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 6th in reliability, above the industry average. With 14 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 10th.
On the EPA test cycle the Camry XSE/XLE V6 gets better fuel mileage than the Q50 RWD V6 (21 city/31 hwy vs. 20 city/30 hwy).
To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Toyota Camry uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Q50 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.
The Camry has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Q50’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.
For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Camry is 2.6 inches wider in the front and 1.8 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Q50.
The Toyota Camry may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 650 pounds less than the Infiniti Q50.
The Camry has 1.3 inches more front hip room, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room, .6 inches more rear headroom, 3.8 inches more rear legroom, 2 inches more rear hip room and .5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Q50.
The Camry has a much larger trunk than the Q50 (15.4 vs. 13.5 cubic feet).
Consumer Reports rated the Camry’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Q50’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”
Motor Trend selected the Camry as their 2007 Car of the Year. The Q50 has never been chosen.
The Toyota Camry outsold the Infiniti Q50 by almost eleven to one during the 2014 model year.