2019 Infiniti Q60

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2019 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Review

Definitely one of the best-looking sports coupes on the market at present, the Q60 falls into the luxury small car segment with high-ranking rivals, the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. Although the exterior of the vehicle is beautifully designed and the cabin is well-appointed, the interior styling is starting to show it's age and the temperamental infotainment system does little to make up for it. Although excelling in terms of a spacious and roomy front seat, the back seat and trunk space are below average. Additionally, the Q60 handles at a much less impressive level than rivals do, with disconnected steering that is aggravated by an inefficient steer-by-wire system. Offering two excellent powertrain options in the form of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, including a fire-breathing Red Sport 400 trim, the Q60 has made the move upmarket in an attempt to distance itself from the Q50 on which it's based.

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2019 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2018 Q60 Coupe?

As part of the second generation launched in 2017, the 2019 range has been streamlined to trim off the 2.0t Luxe and 3.0t Sport trims and is now available in only three basic models. Furthermore, the four-cylinder engine has been discontinued and the Q60 is now only equipped with a V6 twin-turbo engine on the bottom two variants, and an upgraded 400-horsepower version thereof in the Red Sport 400.

Pros and Cons

  • Impressive powertrain options
  • Roomy and comfortable front seats
  • Upscale cabin with soft-touch materials throughout
  • All-wheel drive available on all trims
  • Outdated cabin design
  • Aging infotainment system with clumsy dual-screen layout
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Lack of safety ratings
  • Excessive price tag for the top-end model

What's the Price of the 2019 Infiniti Q60 Coupe?

The 3.0t Pure base model is the cheapest in the range and has a listed MSRP of $40,850 in the rear-wheel-drive configuration. At the midpoint of the range, the Luxe trim is priced at $45,000, while the fully-loaded Red Sport 400 leaps ahead by $10,000 and costs $55,000, the most expensive of the three trims. These prices exclude a destination charge of $995 and do not take any additional packages into account. To upgrade any of the available trims to all-wheel-drive further lifts the price by $2,000 for each model.

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2019 Infiniti Q60 Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
3.0t Pure Coupe
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 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
Red Sport 400 Coupe
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
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2019 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 3,747.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Liquid Platinum
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Black Obsidian
  • Iridium Blue
  • Hagane Blue
  • Pure White
  • Midnight Black
  • Majestic White
  • Dynamic Sunstone Red

2019 Q60 Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, RWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

Both base models provide stable and secure handling with good grip and confident cornering. The Red Sport model is the most competent, however, released with Dynamic Digital Suspension which enhances handling capabilities even more. Direct Adaptive Steering can be equipped optionally, but we advise against this as the system leads to an unnatural sense of disconnectedness. This also results in a lack of feedback through the steering, which requires the continued selection of Sport+ mode in order to feel in tune with the road, but by virtue of artificial weighting. Even without the Adaptive Steering selected, the Q60 requires a lot of mid-cornering input to keep it on track, and steering, in general, is harder work than on many rivals.

Despite this, the Q60 offers excellent braking capabilities, which are brilliantly calibrated to react to pedal pressure. Emergency braking, although precise, did leave its tell-tale smell in the air when floored quite hard. With the exception of the wandering steering wheel, the coupe offers a pleasant drive on the highway (read, in a straight line).

2019 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

2019 Q60 Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    8.7 ft³

2019 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 2019 Infiniti Q60 Coupe A Good car?

The Q60 is not a terrible car, but it cannot be labeled as a great car either. We'd settle for calling it an average luxury small vehicle, featuring a lovely (albeit dated) cabin with comfortable front seats, two powerful engine options, and a pleasant driving experience that admittedly, does very little to blow the driver away. Handling is less than impressive, although the ride comfort is soft and comfortable. With limited trunk space and a cramped rear seat added to the clumsy infotainment system, there seem to be a few more negatives than positives for this vehicle. Although definitely not the worst coupe on the road, it ranks in the lower end of the segment overall, and in comparison to main competitors the Q60 just doesn't live up to the high standard set by the likes of the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupes, or the driver-focused BMW 4 Series.

What Infiniti Q60 Coupe Model Should I Buy?

With the entry-level model being under-equipped in terms of safety features, driver aids, and onboard technology, the remaining two options can be weighed up for their value for money. At the top of the range, the Red Sport 400 costs a whopping $10k more than the Luxe and potentially requires additional packages to be equipped at thousands of dollars more. The mid-range Luxe, by contrast, offers ample power, a premium sound system, moonroof, and basic automatic emergency braking, and even when adding the ProASSIST bundle still comes out under $50,000 in total. That's why it's our recommended trim as, if you must buy a Q60 Coupe, it strikes the best balance of value for money.

2019 Infiniti Q60 Comparisons

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Mercedes-Benz
Audi A5 Coupe Audi
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Infiniti Q60300 hp19/28 mpg$42,250
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe 255 hp22/31 mpg$47,850
Audi A5 Coupe 261 hp24/32 mpg$46,700

2019 Infiniti Q60 vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The base model C 300 is priced at around $3,000 more than the Q60 but has many more standard features included and numerous optional extras which the base model Q60 does not have access to at all. The entry-level C Class even has the option of ventilated and heated seats, and a much more refined cabin with cutting-edge technologies. Although the C class range is equipped with a less powerful engine, a 2.0-liter engine that produces 45 hp less than what the Q60 does, it achieves better gas mileage estimates and offers performance that belies the numbers. It's more dynamically talented too, competent through the corners and refined everywhere else. The C-Class has a bigger trunk, but the interior cabin room remains similar on both vehicles. The Mercedes, with a much more engaging drive, better handling, and superb ride quality, as well as vastly improved feature content and availabiility, comes out on top in this comparison.

See Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Review

2019 Infiniti Q60 vs Audi A5 Coupe

A firm favorite in the luxury small car segment, the Audi A5 beats the Q60 on many fronts, not least of which include a recently redesigned interior, numerous standard safety and convenience features, leather seats and sunroof as standard on even the base model, and a much more spacious trunk area. Although a smaller 2.0-liter engine on the A5 means slightly less power, output figures are still satisfying and turn out brilliant fuel economy rates as an added bonus. The Audi also handles with classic German accuracy, where the Q60 scores much lower. The only area where the Q60 leads is in the standard equipping of the more powerful V6 engine, something available on the more potent S5 and RS5 derivatives from Audi. This is still not sufficient reason to choose the Infiniti over the Audi, however, and the result is as expected: Audi reigns supreme.

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