2018 Infiniti Q60

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2018 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Review

The luxury Coupe segment remains competitive and the 2018 Q60 has five models to offer into battle. Three engine configurations are available - a single 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, as well as a pair of 3.0-liter turbocharged V6s in varying states of tune up to 400 horsepower on the Red Sport 400. All are paired to an efficient seven-speed automatic transmission, with rear- and all-wheel-drive available. But against the leading rivals such as the Audi A5 and Lexus RC, the Q60 is slightly less impressive in a number of areas and is starting to show its age. However, with a powerful engine line-up and spacious front seat, the Q60 has numerous standard safety features that make it a good buy, while the standard caveats of coupe styling present limited practicality from the front seatback aft. Is the Q60 up to the standard set by other leading luxury sports coupes?

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2018 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2017 Q60 Coupe?

Only minor cosmetic enhancements were made on the 2018 Q60, which includes the addition of one new exterior color option to the palette, Solar Mica, which is available at an extra cost on any of the trim levels. On the Red Sport 400 variant, exclusive 20-inch wheels with non-run-flat tires have also been added, and newly styled 19-inch wheels feature on the 3.0t Sport model. The Infiniti standard model and package naming have also been adopted for this range, and notably, the hybrid model has been discontinued.

Pros and Cons

  • Value-for-money luxury coupe
  • Seamless integration of driver assist features
  • Numerous convenience and safety features as standard
  • Powerful engine on the Sport and Red Sport 400 variants
  • Beautiful and eye-catching exterior design
  • Cabin size and space not as good as rivals
  • Dual-screen Infotainment is cumbersome and takes time to master
  • Below average fuel efficiency

What's the Price of the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Coupe?

The entry-level 2.0t Pure rear-wheel-drive model of the Q60 has an MSRP of $39,950 which is the cheapest variant in the range. To move up to the more powerful 3.0t Luxe edition, the price increases to $44,500 without additional extras. The Sport version of this trim level costs $48,300 and the fully-loaded Red Sport 400 tops the price chart at $52,000. To equip all-wheel drive functionality on the Q60, expect to pay an additional $2,000 on all trims. Custom exterior paint work also has additional costs, and the equipping of various packages will add to the overall pricing.

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2018 Infiniti Q60 Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
2.0t Pure Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
2.0t Luxe Coupe
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
3.0t Luxe Coupe
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
3.0t Sport Coupe
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Red Sport 400 Coupe
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
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2018 Q60 Exterior

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  • Length 184.4 in
  • Wheelbase 112.2 in
  • Height 54.9 in
  • Max Width 72.8 in
  • Front Width 61.2 in
  • Rear Width 62.2 in
  • Curb Weight 3,727.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Liquid Platinum
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Black Obsidian
  • Pure White
  • Hagane Blue
  • Solar Mica
  • Midnight Black
  • Majestic White
  • Iridium Blue
  • Black Obsidian, Build Out:04/30/2018
  • Pure White, Build Out:04/30/2018
  • Dynamic Sunstone Red

2018 Q60 Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, RWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

With various driving modes, the Q60 can perform at a comfortable and relaxed pace, or in a more dynamic, athletic way by selecting Sports mode. This allows for more power output before gear shifts, which are generally smooth and seamless at higher speeds. Lower speeds prove to be tricky from time to time for the seven-speed automatic gearbox, and it tends to lag between shifts when you need them most.

Base model variants are capable but average handlers, lacking dynamic prowess of rivals while moving up the grades to sport-suspended Q60 models gives buyers a modicum more handling efficacy. The available variable power steering is an option best avoided, however, as it provides inconsistent responses at varying speed, making it difficult to judge how quickly the Q60 will turn in when asked.

The two Sport models boast dynamic digital suspension and efficient sport brakes that add to the responsiveness and grip on the road, especially at higher speeds. Equipping all-wheel drive capabilities to any of the Q60 vehicles does improve handling traits substantially, although little is done to dampen road noise throughout the range.

2018 Q60 Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 43.1 in
  • Front Head Room 37.9 in
  • Rear Leg Room 32.4 in
  • Rear Head Room 34.5 in

2018 Q60 Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    8.7 ft³

2018 Q60 Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    7 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Coupe A Good car?

For the buyer interested in power and performance, the Q60 range remains a competent figure in the coupe segment. With a range that caters to all walks of life with more fuel-efficient engines or more potent performers that sip a little less frugally, the Q60 compares well with rivals in terms of power output and expressive, distinctive design. While the cabin is well-appointed and luxurious, rivals have more to offer in terms of standard features on board and more modern styling, while the Q60's infotainment system is best described as horrible to use. The front seats are spacious on the Q60, however, trunk space is dismal, and the rear seat would be a tight fit for taller, larger passengers. The Q60 caters to the luxury coupe segment but really fails to compete against rivals like the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, both of which should be your first choice ahead of the Q60.

What Infiniti Q60 Coupe Model Should I Buy?

The cheapest model in the range is generally sufficient in terms of value for money. However, the majority of the advanced safety features are not available on this model at all, which is why one of the mid-level 3.0t variants would be a better option, albeit at a higher cost. The Red Sport 400 model is certainly the most impressive in terms of performance and looks, but the 3.0t Sport functions just as well and can be similarly customized at lower rates. The 3.0t Sport also offers real-world usable performance and almost all the standard specification of the Red Sport and is available with a range of package upgrades, including those incorporating advanced driver assistance features. It strikes the best balance between cost and performance and can be had with all-wheel-drive for those residing in colder climate states.

2018 Infiniti Q60 Comparisons

Audi A5 Coupe Audi
Lexus RC Lexus
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Infiniti Q60300 hp19/28 mpg$42,250
Audi A5 Coupe 261 hp24/32 mpg$46,700
Lexus RC 241 hp21/31 mpg$42,820

2018 Infiniti Q60 vs Audi A5 Coupe

As the Q60 has been adapted from the Q50 sedan, so too has the A5 been derived from the A4 sedan. But the A5 is newer, whereas the Q60 is based on an aging architecture. And it shows, as the interior and standard technological features equipped to the Q60 are getting long in the tooth. The Audi, however, boasts a modern interior filled with high-quality materials, more space for the occupants, and crucially, a vastly more intuitive infotainment system. But where the Audi really streaks ahead is in its dynamic abilities, with a chassis striking a better balance between comfort and performance, and performing better at the limit, too. Audi also offers hotter performance variants that outperform the Q60 Red Sport 400, all while packing higher levels of technology at a comparable price. In short, then, the A5 is vastly superior to the Q60.

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2018 Infiniti Q60 vs Lexus RC

Lexus occupies a similar market segment to Infiniti, as a luxury spin-off froma humdrum Japanese brand. But the RC is newer than the Q60 and packs impressive levels of refinement in a luxurious cabin. It may cost $1,300 more than the Q60 Coupe, but includes higher levels of luxury and tech for the money. The Lexus infotainment system isn't particularly great, but it's lightyears ahead of the system found in the Infiniti. However, the Lexus isn't as dynamically talented as the Q60 is, and the Q60 offers a broader range of engine catering to a wider variety of buyers. It ultimately comes down to requirements and priorities. If you love luxury, the Lexus is more luxurious and refined, but if you value performance, a Q60 3.0t Sport or Red Sport 400 will give you more smiles per mile.

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