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2021 Infiniti Q50 gets new Sensory trim level, revised features list

Infiniti is shuffling things around a bit in its lineup for 2021.

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The Infiniti Q50 isn't much changed for the 2021 model year, but if you're digging its looks, there's a few things you'll want to note. It is currently on sale at dealerships nationwide.

The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is available in three trim levels: Pure, Luxe, Red Sport 400, and Sensory. Sensory is new this model year and packages together the top-tier features the luxury arm of Nissan offers on their sedan.

Infiniti is offering the model in two new paint colors: Slate Gray and Grand Blue.

2021 Infiniti Q50

2021 Infiniti Q50

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The automaker has added to its suite of standard and available safety technologies, making them more accessible to buyers. In the Q50 Luxe, buyers now get blind spot warning, lane departure warning (now with haptic steering), Intelligent Around View Monitor with moving object detection, adaptive cruise control, rear collision intervention assist, Distance Control Assist, and automatic high beams standard.

The Q50 Red Sport 400 gets new Black Matte Carbon Fiber interior trim and black exterior trim highlights.

The Q50 Sensory delivers a sporty front and rear fascia design, has leather-appointed sports seats, a Bose Performance Series Audio 16-speaker stereo with Bose Centerpoint simulated sound, black open pore wood trim, and a black headliner and pillars.

Buyers of either the Sensory or Red Sport 400 grade receive new power-folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors with a reverse tilt-down feature.

These changes are on top of the augmentations Infiniti made to the car for the 2020 model year, which included a new-generation Infiniti InTouch System that came complete with a high-definition dual-display (8-inch upper and 7-inch lower touch screens), Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Infiniti continues to offer the car with rear- or all-wheel drive. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 300 horsepower in the Pure, Luxe, and Sensory grades. The Q50 Red Sport 400 has 400 maximum horsepower.

Pricing for the 2021 Q50 starts at $36,600 for rear-wheel drive models and $38,600 for all-wheel drive cars. That's an increase of just $200 over the 2020 model.

The MSRP for the 2021 Q50 starts at $36,600 for the RWD and $38,600 for the AWD.

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2022 Nissan Altima: Three things to know

The Nissan Altima is a good value and a comfortable car.

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The Nissan Altima may not get the attention or the praise that the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord get, but it's a solid entry in an ultra-competitive segment. It's also one of few options in its class with available all-wheel drive. We spent a week with the 2022 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition with AWD and came away from the experience impressed. Here are three things to know about the car.

The 2022 Nissan Altima is a Good Value

With a starting price in the mid-$20,000 range and available all-wheel drive, it's hard to complain about value here. The Altima is still reasonably priced at the top end, where it maxes out at around $35,000 before options and fees. That's a great value for a spacious, comfortable car like the Altima, and with all-wheel drive it's a great all-weather commuter.

2022 Nissan AltimaNissan offers the Altima in several configurations.Nissan

2022 Altima Interior Space and Comfort are Generous

It's easy to ignore Nissan's Zero Gravity seats as another marketing buzzword, but they are legitimately comfortable and supportive in a way that not many others are. Available leather upholstery and contrast stitching give the interior an upscale feel, but even lower trims' cloth upholstery feels nice and works well from a visual standpoint. Up front, there's room for both passengers to stretch out, and the driver won't feel cramped on leg or headroom. Back-seat passengers get a similar treatment, as there's plenty of space for adults and kids. Parents will find an easy time loading and unloading car seats as well.

2023 Nissan AltimaThe Altima gets an update for 2023 with fresh styling and more tech.Nissan

The 2023 Nissan Altima Gets an Update

Nissan is refreshing the Altima for 2023 with a facelift, new tech, and better safety features. The new car will go on sale in the fall of 2022 and will come in several trims, including one with Nissan's truck VC-Turbo engine. The Altima's most noticeable update will be its front fascia, which is all-new for 2023. Nissan gives the car a fresh grille design that varies depending on the trim, and LED headlights will be standard. Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard, and the Altima is available with all-wheel drive, ProPilot Assist, and more.

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The 2023 Crosstrek starts at $23,645.

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Subaru is one of the best at listening to its customers' needs, and the Crosstrek is a great example of that mindset. It's a useful vehicle with plenty of interior space and enough ground clearance to take its passengers well of the beaten path. Today, Subaru announced pricing for the 2023 Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid. The duo will go on sale this summer.

Subaru CrosstrekThe Crosstrek's cabin is adventure-ready and packed with great tech. Subaru

The standard Crosstrek starts at $23,645 before destination and the Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $36,845. Five trims are available for the standard model, including Base, Premium, a new Special Edition, Sport, and Limited. The Hybrid comes in a single trim level. All Crosstrek variants get all-wheel drive with active torque vectoring and 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

The Base, Premium, and Special Edition trims come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower. The Sport and Limited trims get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 182 horsepower. Most models come with a continuously variable transmission, but the Base and Premium trims come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. The Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with two electric motors. The plug-in system can deliver 17 miles of electric range.

Subaru CrosstrekThe Crosstrek delivers 8.7 inches of ground clearance.Subaru

True to Subaru form, the Crosstrek comes with a full suite of advanced driver aids, including automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure alerts, adaptive cruise, and more. These features are only available for CVT-equipped models. The Limited trim and the Crosstrek Hybrid add automatic high beams, reverse automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts.

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