7.2

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 7.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.6
Safety:
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2017 Infiniti Q60 Review

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 may look like a high-performance luxury coupe, but it has numb steering and an underwhelming base engine. Its infotainment system is cumbersome as well. For these reasons, the Q60 ranks at the bottom of our luxury small cars rankings. 

Pros & Cons

  • Good trunk space for a coupe
  • Low fuel economy
  • Poor steering feedback
  • Cumbersome infotainment system
  • Cramped rear seat

2017 Infiniti Q60 Overview

Is the 2017 Infiniti Q60 a Good Used Car?

The 2017 Q60 really isn’t a good luxury small car. This two-door, four-seat coupe is short on back-seat space, though it does have a decent-sized trunk. That leaves performance and style as the targets the Q60 needs to hit, and it misses both marks. The Q60’s base engine feels lackluster, but there are two twin-turbocharged V6 choices that are more powerful. Handling is nothing to write home about either – there’s little steering feedback and the ride is stiff. The Q60’s interior hits the mark in terms of cabin materials, but the overall design lacks the elegance of other cars.

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How Much Is the 2017 Infiniti Q60?

Prices for the 2017 Q60 range from about $30,000 to around $46,000. The average price is around $36,600. This pricing data comes from nearly 200 listings for the 2017 Q60 on our site. Actual prices fluctuate depending on the vehicle's features, mileage, condition, and location.

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How Much Does the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Cost to Own?

The 2017 Q60 tends to be slightly more affordable than many of its competitors when it comes to gas, insurance, repair, and maintenance costs. You can expect to pay around $30,300 over five years for these expenses. In comparison, a 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class' five-year cost estimate is about $2,800 higher than the Q60’s, while the 2017 Lexus RC's estimate is about $1,200 higher.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Q60?

For 2018, Infiniti renamed the Q60's trim levels, introducing designations like Pure and Luxe that replace the 2017 model's Premium trim. There were no major changes to feature availability across the lineup. You can likely save thousands of dollars and get an otherwise identical car by going with a used 2017 Q60 instead of a new 2018 Infiniti Q60

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The high-ranking 2018 Kia Stinger is a new luxury small car with a much lower starting price than the 2017 Q60’s average price. Kia's first foray into the competitive sports sedan segment starts at under $32,000, and it comes loaded with standard features like leather upholstery, heated front seats, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Its fastback design affords a lot more cargo space than the Q60’s trunk. With a punchy turbocharged base engine and deft handling, the Stinger’s performance is leaps and bounds ahead of the 2017 Q60.  

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Which Model Year of the Infiniti Q60 Is Best?

Infiniti fully redesigned the Q60 for 2017. Its inaugural generation spanned the 2014 and 2015 model years as a successor to the G37 coupe and convertible. You could save money by going with an older Q60, but you'll miss out on benefits of the redesign.

The newer generation has a fresher appearance inside and out, and a dual-screen infotainment system became standard. Trunk space is 12.1 cubic feet in the 2017 Q60, up from a paltry 7.4 in the 2015 Q60 Coupe. The second-generation Q60 also gained three new turbocharged engines, ranging from a standard 208-horsepower four-cylinder to a 400-hp twin-turbo V6. Direct Adaptive Steering and a digital suspension are also newly available to enhance performance.

If you're looking for a Q60 convertible, focus your search on the prior generation. The 2017 Q60 is only available as a coupe.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Infiniti Q60?

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 has a predicted reliability rating of three out of five from J.D. Power, which is considered average across the industry.

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2017 Infiniti Q60 Recalls

At the time of this writing, there is one open recall that applies to the 2017 Q60. The fuel pump control module software may cause engine stalling, which can increase the risk of a crash. Be sure an Infiniti dealer has addressed this issue by before buying a used 2017 Q60.

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Which Used Infiniti Q60 Model Is Right for Me?

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 is available in five trim levels: 2.0t, 2.0t Premium, 3.0t Premium, Sport, and Red Sport 400. You’ll want to go with either a 3.0t Premium or a Sport model. Both feature a 300-horsepower engine that makes for better everyday performance than the somewhat muted base engine. The Q60 Sport adds an adaptive suspension, leather seats, paddle shifters, and sport brakes.

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Certified Pre-Owned Infiniti Q60 Warranty

Though it may cost a bit more, a certified pre-owned Q60 may suit you better. The Infiniti certified pre-owned warranty has three levels of coverage based on the vehicle’s age and mileage. Vehicles with less than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/75,000-mile warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Vehicles less than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/unlimited-mileage warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Finally, vehicles more than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a two-year/unlimited-mileage warranty good from the CPO purchase date. Infiniti CPO vehicles must pass a 167-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully. Infiniti's CPO program is one of the best among luxury brands for the coverage and benefits it provides.

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How Safe Is the Q60?

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 did not undergo any crash testing by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

A rearview camera is the only standard driver assistance feature in the Q60. Available advanced safety technologies include front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and a surround-view parking camera.

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2017 Infiniti Q60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti Q60 or 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranks near the bottom of the class, but it’s still ahead of the Q60. In the Benz’s case, its ranking is due to a subpar predicted reliability rating and the highest ownership costs in the class. The C-Class has a lineup of powerful engines, including two boisterous AMG variants. It gets better fuel economy than the Q60, and it favors ride comfort over agile handling. Performance-wise, the C-Class barely edges out the Q60. The Mercedes has a more luxurious cabin, but neither car really impresses when it comes to infotainment and tech features. The Mercedes may be slightly better than the Infiniti, but neither is a good buying decision.

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti Q60 or 2017 Lexus RC?

The 2017 Lexus RC is one of the more well-rounded choices in this competitive segment. It boasts solid safety and predicted reliability ratings, along with competitive performance. The RC has a stronger base engine than the Q60, and the RC’s top-of-the-line V8 is a lot more powerful than what you’ll get in the Q60 Red Sport 400. The RC delivers more handling feedback and is more fun to drive than the Q60. Inside, both of these coupes have cramped back seats and confounding infotainment features. Still, the RC is the better choice.

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2017 Q60 Performance

How Does the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Drive?

A 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powers the base 2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0t. The standard engine will probably be sufficient for getting you where you need to go, but there are other options, including two optional twin-turbocharged V6 engines. The sweet spot for most shoppers will probably be the twin-turbo 300-horsepower engine in the 3.0t Premium and Sport trims. This engine’s extra pep allows for quick takeoffs from a stop and effortless passing on the highway.

Look to the Red Sport 400 for even more power. A 400-horsepower V6 engine allows it to accelerate quickly off the line, and its ample muscle makes quick work of passing maneuvers at higher speeds. However, the Red Sport still isn’t as powerful as the high-performance models of rival luxury cars. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has AMG versions that put out 469 or 503 horsepower, and the 2017 Lexus RC F delivers 467 horses.

All Q60 models have a seven-speed automatic transmission. Sport and Red Sport models feature paddle shifters, but the transmission doesn’t shift as immediately as you'll want it to. For better performance, put the transmission in Sport+ mode and let it make quick automatic shifts when you need them.

Models with the available adaptive suspension can take corners with speed, yet stay composed and flat in Sport or Sport+ mode. Switch the suspension to Standard mode, and the ride becomes softer for daily driving. The Infiniti has strong brakes, but the Q60's power steering doesn't give you much feedback. You can't feel what the tires are doing to truly make the most out of curvy roads.

Does the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The 2017 Q60 with its standard engine gets up to 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which are lower numbers than most rivals offer. Fuel economy doesn’t change much with the other engine or drivetrain combinations. The Q60 2.0t with all-wheel drive drops fuel economy to 21/28 mpg city/highway. The 300-horsepower engine gets 19/28 mpg, and the Q60 Red Sport 400 returns 20/27 mpg. Both V6 engines get slightly lower estimates when equipped with AWD.

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2017 Q60 Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 Q60 Seat?

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe seats four. The front seats have good all-day comfort and enough bolstering to keep you in place on curvy backroads. While most coupes have low-mounted seats, the Q60's are a bit higher. Therefore, you won’t get quite the same ground-hugging feel that other sports coupes offer. Kids and small adults will find enough room in the back for short trips, but the sloping roof means there isn’t enough headroom for taller people. Leatherette upholstery and eight-way power-adjustable front seats are standard in the Q60. Leather upholstery and heated front seats are available.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Infiniti Q60?

The Q60 has two complete LATCH car-seat connections in its second row. The lower anchors are located behind plastic covers at the base of the seat, making them convenient and easy to access.

2017 Infiniti Q60 Features

Standard features in the 2017 Infiniti Q60 include dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity key entry, push-button start, a six-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a dual-screen infotainment system, and a rearview camera. Available features include a moonroof, navigation, and a 13-speaker Bose surround sound system.

There are two screens on the Q60's center stack. Both displays function together when you use the infotainment system. The upper display shows driving and navigation information, and you use the lower touch screen to control the system. However, it's not very straightforward to use. Some menus and options have cumbersome steps to sort through with the dual-screen setup. Response times to inputs are usually quick, but sometimes the system doesn't respond at all, so you may have to tap multiple times to access the features or menus you want.

Infiniti includes traditional analog gauges on the dashboard, which some reviewers feel is an unusual design choice. While the gauges are easy to interpret, they don't seem at home next to the double displays for the infotainment system. It's an odd mix of high-tech displays and old-fashioned gauges.

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2017 Infiniti Q60 Dimensions

Infiniti Q60 Cargo Space

The 2017 Q60 offers 12.1 cubic feet of trunk space. That should be plenty of room for several large shopping bags or a few golf bags. You can also fold the rear seats down to accommodate long objects.   

2017 Q60 Length and Weight

The 2017 Q60 is 15.4 feet long. The curb weight ranges from 3,728 pounds to 4,023 pounds, depending on trim and drivetrain.

Where Was the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Built?

Infiniti built the 2017 Q60 in Japan.

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