7.5

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.7
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.0
Safety: N/A
Reliability:
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2015 Infiniti Q60 Review

The Infiniti Q60 has a powerful V6 engine, sporty handling, and an easy-to-use infotainment system. However, its cramped interior, minimal cargo space, and brittle ride relegate it to the back of its class.

Pros & Cons

  • Sporty handling
  • User-friendly features
  • Dated interior design
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Small cargo space
  • Poor rear visibility

2015 Infiniti Q60 Overview

Is the 2015 Infiniti Q60 a Good Used Car?

The 2015 Infiniti Q60 isn’t a great option if you’re in the market for a used upscale small car. Available in both coupe and convertible variants, the Q60 serves up potent engine performance and zesty handling, but it’s ultimately let down by nagging refinement issues. The rear seats are tight, trunk space is tiny, the ride can be quite firm on bumpy roads, and there are few advanced safety features. There are far better – albeit pricier – options in this class.

Used 2015 Infiniti Q60 Performance and Interior

The Infiniti Q60 has a 3.7-liter V6 engine with 330 horsepower. The V6 enables swift acceleration and substantial passing power. However, it sounds coarse at higher engine speeds. A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual are available. The automatic is refined and delivers prompt up- and downshifts. The close-ratio manual transmission is crisp as well, though the clutch feels rather heavy. Fuel economy ranges from 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway to 16/24 mpg city/highway, depending on model. These numbers are low for the class.

The Q60 rewards drivers with athletic handling. Its steering is well-weighted and precise, the brakes provide confident stopping power, and the suspension yields a fairly smooth ride. The Q60S, Limited, and IPL trim levels all feature a limited-slip differential and stiffer suspension (also available in the Q60 Sport package). These updates improve cornering ability but also compromise ride quality.

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The Infiniti Q60 seats four, but you’ll find few passengers willing to squeeze into its cramped rear seats. Both head- and legroom are in short supply. The front seats are a different story, though. There’s ample space, and the seats themselves are well-bolstered and provide good comfort on longer drives. Leather upholstery and heated front seats are standard; ventilated seats are available. There are two full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors in coupe models, but only lower anchors in the convertible. Rear visibility is limited in both models, and the convertible top permits a lot of wind noise. Worse still, the Q60 coupe has a slim 7.4 cubic feet of trunk space. The Infiniti Q60 convertible has 11.8 cubic feet with its folding hardtop upright, and a tiny 2.5 cubic feet with it stowed.

Infiniti equips all Q60 models with a 7-inch infotainment screen, a USB input, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a rearview camera. The dashboard design has a plain-Jane appearance, but its nice materials and user-friendly control layout provide a respite. A control pad with buttons at either side makes it easy to jog through the infotainment menus and access features quickly. Available equipment includes a touch-screen navigation system, voice recognition, and real-time traffic and weather alerts.

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Used 2015 Infiniti Q60 Prices

The price of a used 2015 Q60 ranges from about $24,700 for base models to around $29,700 for well-optioned Infiniti Q60 coupe models. The price will vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Infiniti Q60?

The Infiniti Q60 has average predicted reliability, earning a score of three out of five from J.D. Power and Associates.

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How Safe Is the Q60?

We are unable to provide safety scoring for the Infiniti Q60. Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have published full crash test results for the 2015 model.

Infiniti equips all models with a rearview camera. Rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control (part of the Technology package), and rear parking sensors are available. Most class competitors offer more advanced safety features.

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Should I Consider Another Used Q60?

The 2015 Q60 marks the second and final model year of the vehicle’s first generation. It was previously known as the Infiniti G37 from 2008 to 2013. An all-new Q60 model debuted in 2017. Updates for 2015 include the discontinuation of the higher-performance Q60 coupe IPL trim. The car was otherwise unchanged. As a result, you may find similarly equipped 2013 and 2014 models at much lower prices.

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Which Used Infiniti Q60 Is Right for Me?

Infiniti offers the 2015 Q60 coupe and convertible in five trim levels: Q60, Q60 Journey, Q60S, Q60S Limited, and Q60 IPL. While all Q60 coupes generate 330 horsepower, the base Q60 convertible lowers this rating to 325 horsepower, and the sport-tuned Q60 IPL convertible raises it to 343 horsepower.

The base model Q60 and Q60 Journey have a 7-inch infotainment screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, satellite radio, keyless entry, cruise control, auto on/off headlights, fog lights, dual-zone climate control, and heated leather seats. The Q60S adds a touch-screen navigation system, real-time NavTraffic and NavWeather alerts, parking sensors, sport seats, a moonroof, uprated brakes, and a limited-slip differential. The Q60S Limited (coupe-only) adds a sport-tuned suspension. The Q60 IPL (convertible-only) adds ventilated front seats, lightweight alloy wheels, and updated exterior styling.

You may want to consider a certified pre-owned Q60. The Infiniti CPO warranty has three levels of coverage based on the vehicle’s age and mileage, which can cover up to six-years/unlimited-miles from the original new-car purchase date. Infiniti CPO vehicles must pass a 167-point inspection. Extra benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully.

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2015 Infiniti Q60 and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Infiniti Q60 or 2015 Infiniti Q50?

The 2015 Infiniti Q50 isn’t a top pick in the upscale small car class, but it is a better option than the Q60. The Q50 sedan has a more premium interior, far roomier rear seats, and a wide array of active safety features. Used models are often close in price to the Q60 as well.

Which Is Better: 2015 Infiniti Q60 or 2015 Lexus RC?

You’re apt to pay much more for a used 2015 Lexus RC coupe. That said, the Lexus is the far better car. The RC has a sterling predicted reliability rating, excellent safety scores, a smoother ride, and the choice of a muscular V6 or V8 engine. As is common in this class, neither two-door has spacious rear seats.

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