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Infiniti Q30

5/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Infiniti Q30

£20,730£37,375

Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

Infiniti Q30 review: Infiniti needs this to be its European breakthrough car. The jury's out

So it’s a better-made, comfier A-Class that’s small in the back and a tad dull (and yet somehow tense) to drive. But the Q30 is not a bad car. It would have been incredible if it was, given it’s so closely related to the likeable A-Class. And that’s the problem.

Given the Infiniti, with less badge pedigree, interior room and driver-pleasing factor is no cheaper than the Merc, it suffers from exactly the same flaw as every other posh Nissan offshoot – the only reason you’d buy one is because it’s rare-groove different. Not necessarily better.

The 1.5 is very economical, running costs are low, but there are better options out there and the biggest problem for the Q30 is that it doesn’t have a USP to make it stand out. If only they’d given it plush suspension.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Infiniti Q30 front action
Infiniti

1.5d Premium 5dr DCT

£24,515
N/A
66mpg
11.90s
109bhp
111g/km
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