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2019 Q60

The Q60 is Infiniti's entrant into the compact luxury coupe segment. It shares most of its mechanical underpinning, along with its swoopy styling, with the Infiniti Q50 sedan.

Overview

Marking the second-generation of the Q60 coupe, the model represent a significant upgrade over its predecessor. The Q60 remains a rear-wheel dive vehicle, but its chassis has been updated to deliver better handling and an improved ride. Powertains are also all-new and now include three distinct choices. Infiniti has dumped the Q60's optional six-speed manual gearbox, leaving a seven-speed auto as the only transmission option.

The Q60 boasts distinct exterior styling drawn from the Q50 sedan. The nose of the Q60 wears the latest version of Infiniti's double-arch grille while LED headlights are intended to mimic human eyes. The sides of the Q60 feature bold body lines and a fastback-like roof. The rear of the Q60 integrates a ducktail spoiler and LED taillights.

The cockpit in the Q60 uses the same general layout as that of the Q50 sedan. That means a standard dual-screen center stack and a wrap-around dashboard. Materials are quite good across the board in the Q60, and options like red leather and a unique aluminum trim mean you can add a dash of style to the coupe's interior.

The front seats of the Q60 offer decent room, but the rear bench is extremely cramped for adults. The Q60's trunk measure 8.7 cubic feet and is large enough to swallow a golf bag.

Technical specifications

The Q60's base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder borrowed from Mercedes-Benz and turbocharged to deliver 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Next up is a 3.0-liter V6 that makes 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque in its standard configuration, or 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque in Red Sport trim.

Rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic transmission come standard. Buyers can add all-wheel drive at an extra cost

Fuel economy checks in at 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg in a mixed cycle when buyers order the Q60 with the four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. Selecting the V6 lowers those figures to 20, 27, and 22, respectively.

Standard and optional features

The Infiniti Q60 is available in three basic trim levels called 2.0t Pure, 3.0t Luxe, and Red Sport 400, respectively.

The entry-level model comes with leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a six-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, dual exhaust outlets, and LED lighting. 

Buyers can spruce up the Q60 by adding option packages. For example, the Essential package bundles heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation, a power tilt and telescopic steering column, auto-dimming door mirrors, and a remote engine starter, among other features.

Occupant safety

The Q60 Coupe comes standard with dual front, front-side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to active head restraints and traction and stability control systems.

The optional ProAssist package adds driving aids like blind spot warning, a 360-degree camera, front and rear sonar systems, back-up collision intervention, and rain-sensing wipers.

Key competitors

Buyers looking for a stylish luxury coupe that places comfort above all-out performance will likely cross-shop the Q60 against the Lexus RC, BMW 4 Series, Mercedes C300 Coupe and Audi A5. The Q60 Red Sport 400 more closely rivals cars like the sporty Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Audi S5.