Searching for a used Japanese luxury car with a limited budget? While not as popular as Lexus, consider a used Infiniti for a more recent model at a decent price. You don’t have to break the bank or stick to only entry-level models to drive an Infiniti. With a used model, you can take advantage of all the luxury you expect from an Infiniti as well as the depreciation that offers you a lower price. Best of all, because Infinitis are always often ahead of regular automakers with advanced features and technologies, even the used models should have available advanced features. There is a list of the five best used Infiniti.
2012 Infiniti EX
The Infiniti EX from 2012 is an excellent option for a used luxury crossover. This compact luxury SUV handles like a sedan and lets you find a model with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. No matter the configuration you find, you will get a V6 powertrain with 297 horsepower and a sporty feel. At its release, the 2012 EX had class-exclusive features such as self-healing paint and a 360-degree Around View Monitor.
The EX35, in particular, is a top choice from the EX models with its 7-speed transmission and V6 powertrain. The Infiniti Intelligent Cruise Control system performs admirably as well, working with the traffic around you. Don’t forget that every 2012 EX you find will have leather seating and high-quality trim.
2012 Infiniti G37
You can find a 2012 Infiniti G-Series as either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive depending on what you want, and this sedan will always deliver that luxury driving feel. You might also find this vehicle with a 2.5-liter engine that maximizes efficiency or a 3.7-liter V6 for all the power you want.
By going with a 2012 G model instead of a previous model year, you open up your options to include a Malbec Black exterior color and updated versions of the Sport and Limited Appearance packages with graphite exterior, black grille, and other features. Even in 2012, every single Infiniti G had a 7-inch LCD infotainment screen, which feels like modern tech.
2011 Infiniti M56
The 2011 Infiniti M56 started off a new generation for the M-Series sedan, meaning that you get modern features and styling with the advantage of an older model year for affordability. The M56 from that year offered a 420-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 and featured a tighter suspension complete with double-piston shock absorbers. This model also features sleeker styling than others in the lineup, meaning that it looks more in keeping with modern vehicles.
The 2011 M56 offered a drive-mode controller that lets you adjust transmission and throttle responses. You may also find a model with blind-spot intervention, active noise cancellation, and blind-spot monitoring. You’ll just need to decide if you want to find the all-wheel drive version, the M56X.
2014 Infiniti Q50
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 has the features drivers loved about the earlier G37 models but with a new look and the ability to find this model as either a gas or a hybrid. This was the first model year for the Q50, making it the cheapest version of the luxury sedan.
Compared to its G37 predecessor, the 2014 Q50 lets you get newer features such as Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Active Lane Control, dual LCD touchscreen controls, and Direct Adaptive Steering. You may also find a model with 14 speakers of Bose sound.
2014 Infiniti Q60
The Q60 was launched in 2013 and replaced the G-Series coupe and convertible models. Infiniti made very minimal changes to its Infiniti Q60 until the 2016 second generation, so it’s easy to find a solid used model from 2013-2014 that’s cheaper than later years. This used luxury coupe builds on the previous G37 edition but with more features and power. In fact, the Q60 straddles the line between luxury coupe and sports car.
Those in search of performance should search for the 2014 Q60 with the 6-speed manual, 330-horsepower V6 powertrain, and rear-wheel drive. All models have a 7-inch full-color display and at least 12-way adjustability for the front seats, impressive features for a five-year-old model.