2021 Infiniti Q60

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2021 Infiniti Q60 Review: Nipping At The Heels Of Road Royalty

Striking good looks, a powerful engine, and a responsive chassis are three integral qualities of an exceptional 2-door sports coupe. The 2021 Infiniti Q60, while it certainly possesses the sporty and suave looks and which can be had with either a 300- or 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine, leans more toward on-road refinement than sporty dynamics or an engaging feel. With phenomenal cars such as the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, and Audi A5 offering a good balance in both enthralling performance and a luxurious ride quality, is the Q60 Coupe's attractive design and strapping engine options enough to buttress its standing in the classification? If not, maybe its contemporary and featureful cabin and amplitude of inclusive driver-assists will be enough to persuade a prospective buyer.

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2021 Infiniti Q60 Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2020 Q60?

For 2021, Infiniti is making rain-sensing wipers standard across the range. It's also introducing two new exterior colors called Grand Blue and Slate Gray. The Luxe model boasts leather seats, power-adjustment for lumbar support and side bolsters on the driver's seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote engine start. It also gains new optional features bundled within the Essential Package, which comprises advanced climate control, navigation with lane guidance, and power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The standard active safety features on the Luxe now include an around-view monitor, lane departure warning, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring.

Pros and Cons

  • Powerful yet polished twin-turbo V8
  • Compliant and luxurious ride quality
  • Suave, slick, and contemporary design
  • Comfortable and exquisite interior
  • All models are offered with AWD
  • To no extent sporty or engaging
  • Infotainment system is a bit old
  • Rear cabin is a little cramped
  • Trunk is relatively diminutive

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2021 Infiniti Q60 Trims and Prices

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
$41,750
3.0t Luxe Coupe
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$50,300
Red Sport 400 Coupe
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$58,200

Q60 Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 184.4 in
  • Wheelbase 112.2 in
  • Height 54.5 in
  • Max Width 72.8 in
  • Front Width 61.2 in
  • Rear Width 62.2 in
  • Curb Weight 3,743.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Graphite Shadow
  • Black Obsidian
  • Pure White
  • Midnight Black
  • Dynamic Sunstone Red
  • Majestic White
  • Grand Blue, Available: 09/01/2020
  • Slate Gray

Q60 Performance

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Engine and Transmission

Three models make up the 2021 Q60 lineup, each one of which is equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder gas engine. In the entry-spec Pure and mid-tier Luxe, the V6 has been tuned to deliver up to 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The performance-oriented Red Sport 400 gets higher 400-hp and 350-lb-ft output. Acceleration responses from all three versions of the Q6 Coupe are superb but are most appreciable at the mid-to-high-speed range. This is mainly attributed to the 7-speed automatic transmission each model gets as standard, which isn't overtly rapid from off the line. Each model can be had with either rear- or an all-wheel drive, and fuel economy figures are what you'd expect from high-capacity engines.

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

Q60 Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    20.0 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 19/28 mpg
* 2021 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Pure RWD

Q60 Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

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

Q60 Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    8.7 ft³

Q60 Safety and Reliability

Warranty

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

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2021 Infiniti Q60 a good coupe?

The 2021 Infiniti Q60 is a beautiful and contemporary vehicle but it's far into its second-generation form, which debuted for the 2017 model year. Its age is starting to show, particularly in the cabin's design and layout. It's also not a very enjoyable car to drive, especially in comparison to its core competitors, the 4 Series, C-Class Coupe, and A5, each of which delivers a far more proficient and engaging driving experience without any compromise in ride comfort. With its $41,650 starting price, the 2021 Infiniti Q60 is a very high-value proposition within the US sport coupe market, but if it's fun you're looking for, the European coupes will serve you better.

Most premium vehicles aren't subject to crashworthiness evaluations, so the fact that the 2021 Infiniti Q60 hasn't undergone review by either the NHTSA or the IIHS for an official safety rating isn't too concerning. Nevertheless, the coupe comes extensively outfitted with advanced active and passive driver-assist and safety systems. The coupe has been subject to a couple recalls, but its overall reliability recorded is still good. Overall, the Q60 Coupe carries too many flaws for it to be recommended, especially over its European counterparts, which just strike a far better balance.

๐Ÿš—What Infiniti Q60 Model Should I Buy?

Being that the Infiniti Q60 is more of a grand tourer than a sports coupe, we'd suggest maxing out on the luxury side of things and going for the mid-level Luxe. The top-spec Red Sport 400 just doesn't make sense as you can't really even get the most out of its powerful 400-hp V6 and it doesn't have the appropriate underpinnings to really be pushed. The Luxe is also the trim that's received the most significant updates for 2021. Some of its notable creature comforts and conveniences include a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and leather seating upholstery. It's also outfitted with a moonroof and a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system. Supporting its grand tourer character is its extended range of driver-assists, too.

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