How to switch between different drive modes in the Infiniti Q50?

To switch between different drive modes (such as Sport, Standard, and Snow) in an Infiniti Q50, you generally need to follow these steps. However, please note that the exact steps may vary based on the model year and trim level of your vehicle:

  1. Start Your Infiniti Q50: Ensure that your vehicle is turned on and running.
  2. Locate the Drive Mode Selector: Look for the button, dial, or switch on the center console, dashboard, or steering wheel that allows you to switch between different drive modes. It may be labeled as “Drive Mode,” “Mode,” “Drive Mode Select,” or something similar.
  3. Access the Drive Mode Menu: Press the drive mode selector button or switch to access the drive mode menu. This might be indicated by an icon or symbol on the instrument cluster or infotainment screen.
  4. Select the Desired Drive Mode: Once you are in the drive mode menu, use the controls to scroll through the available drive modes, such as Sport, Standard, and Snow. Select the mode you want to use by pressing the corresponding button or using the dial/switch.
  5. Confirmation: The selected drive mode should be displayed on the instrument cluster or infotainment screen, confirming that the mode has been changed.
  6. Drive in the Selected Mode: The vehicle will now operate according to the characteristics of the selected drive mode. For example, in Sport mode, the throttle response and steering may be more aggressive, while in Snow mode, the vehicle’s systems might prioritize traction and stability in slippery conditions.
  7. Switching Back: To switch back to a different drive mode, repeat the same process. Access the drive mode menu and select the desired mode.
  8. Exiting the Drive Mode Menu: In some vehicles, the drive mode menu may automatically exit after a certain period of time or when the vehicle is turned off. If needed, you can manually exit the menu by pressing a specific button or using the controls.

Remember that the availability of drive modes and the way you access and switch between them can vary between different model years and trim levels of the Infiniti Q50. For precise instructions tailored to your vehicle, I recommend referring to your vehicle’s owner’s manual or contacting your local Infiniti dealership for assistance.

Here are a few videos that can help you switch drive modes on your Q50:

  • 2023 INFINITI Q50 – INFINITI Drive Mode Selector – Video
  • Q50 SPORT vs STANDARD mode – Video
  • 2017 INFINITI Q50 HEV – Drive Mode Selector – Video

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