You wouldn't know it by looking at the outside, but the Q30 sits atop the Mercedes A-Class chassis with an A-Class powertrain and suspension too thanks to a technical alliance with Daimler.
While most of the inside is the kind of luxury you'd expect, the bottom half of the dash hides the cheap, hard plastics that make this feel more Nissan than Infinity.
The engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas engine and seven-speed automatic transmission sourced from Diamler. The package does OK, but isn't quite as sweet as you'd hope.
Steering weight is good, and progressive. But roll is extreme, and it's not a package that handles heavy jostling particularly well.
Rear and side visibility is extremely poor due to the size of the windows.
Since this is, at its core, a Mercedes A class, its faults can't exactly be pinned on Infinity/Nissan. That being said, it's not a bad package for newcomers that are experiencing the Infinity brand for the first time.
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