2018 Infiniti Q60

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MSRP: $39,950 - 54,000

2018 Infiniti Q60 Review

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 ranks near the bottom of the luxury small car class. Most competitors offer more exhilarating performance and roomier, more luxurious cabins.




Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.3
Safety: N/A
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Pros & Cons

  • Upscale, modern cabin
  • Numb steering
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Dated infotainment system

Is the Infiniti Q60 a Good Car?

Though the Q60 features comfortable front seats, a generous list of amenities, and a high-end interior, it’s far from the best in its class. It has stable, comfortable handling and a good assortment of engines to choose from. Many rivals boast more natural feeling steering, superior fuel economy, and an easier-to-use infotainment system.

Should I Buy the Infiniti Q60?

We recommend opting for a higher-ranked luxury small car. The Q60's base price is high, and its sporty appearance doesn't translate to its performance. Rivals like the Audi A5 and Lexus RC cost more than the Q60, but they are more luxurious and athletic.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Infiniti Q60?

The Q60 was fully redesigned for the 2017 model year, and it sees no major changes for 2018. You could get a better deal on the older 2017 Q60, which is similar to the 2018 model. Shopping for a previous-generation 2014 Q60 or 2015 Q60 will save you money, but these models are vastly different. The Q60 had a one-year hiatus for the 2016 model year. Check out our Used Car Deals page to learn about incentives on used vehicles.

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We Did the Research for You: 17 Reviews Analyzed

We analyzed 17 Infiniti Q60 reviews to give you an idea of this car’s pros and cons. We’ve also included fuel economy estimates, safety scores, and more to help you decide if the 2018 Q60 is the right option for you.

This 2018 Infiniti Q60 overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2017 and 2018 model years.

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How Much Does the Infiniti Q60 Cost?

Retail prices for the Q60 start at $39,950 for the base 2.0t Pure model, which has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. The Q60's starting price is on the high end of the luxury small car class. If you want the Q60's available V6, you'll need to step up to the 3.0t Luxe, which is priced at $44,500. The Red Sport 400 tops out the line with its more powerful V6. It costs $52,000. All-wheel drive adds $2,000 to the price of any trim.

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Infiniti Q60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Infiniti Q60 or Lexus RC?

The Lexus RC has a slightly higher price tag than the Q60, but you get more car for the money. Its base engine is more potent than the Q60's, and its strongest engine (a 467-horsepower V8) offers significantly more power than the Q60 Red Sport 400’s twin-turbo V6. Additionally, the RC provides good steering wheel feedback and delivers sportier performance. The Lexus' interior tech isn't any better than the Infiniti's, though. Both cars have a cumbersome infotainment system and limited rear-seat room.

Which Is Better: Infiniti Q60 or Audi A5?

In practically every category, the Audi A5 outperforms the Q60. Its elegant cabin features luxurious styling and a user-friendly infotainment system. This coupe also has standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which you won't find in the Q60. Performance-wise, the Audi has a more powerful turbo four-cylinder base engine and quicker acceleration. Furthermore, the performance-tuned S5 trim’s turbocharged V6 delivers sports-car-like power. The A5 also comes with sportier handling, better gas mileage estimates with the base engine, and standard all-wheel drive. Go for the Audi.

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Q60 Interior

How Many People Does the Q60 Seat?

Like most coupes, the Q60 seats four. This car has standard leatherette upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. Available upgrades include leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a heated, power-adjustable steering wheel. The front seats are very supportive and comfortable, and their ample space makes getting in and out a simple task. Some drivers may feel like the seats are mounted unusually high, though. As is common among coupes, the Q60 has very little space in the second row.

Q60 Interior Quality

A modern style and high-end materials line the Q60's interior. All surfaces look and feel high-quality, and there is a large variety of textures throughout.

 Q60 Cargo Space

Coupes don't typically have a lot of room in the trunk, and the Q60 is no exception. There's 8.7 cubic feet of trunk space, though you can have more room by folding down the rear seats. Some luxury small cars with sedan or hatchback body styles offer a lot more room for your stuff.

 Q60 Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Every Q60 comes with two infotainment screens. You use the lower touch screen to adjust cabin settings and the upper display to view drive information – or turn-by-turn directions, if you opt for the optional navigation system. At first glance, the system looks like it's comprised of the latest tech. In reality, it's a bit dated, with subpar navigation graphics and occasional slow responses. The system also lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, which are available in most rivals. For more information, read What Is Apple CarPlay? and What Is Android Auto? Then, see the Best Cars With Apple CarPlay and Best Cars With Android Auto.

Some critics think the Q60's analog gauges behind the steering wheel feel out of place next to the dual-screen infotainment system. The available Bose audio system offers great audio quality that's sure to please music lovers.

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Q60 Performance

Q60 Engine: Punchy Turbo Power

The base Q60 2.0t's turbocharged four-cylinder engine is both weaker and thirstier than the four-cylinders found in many rivals. Stepping up to the 3.0t's twin-turbo V6 gets you brisker acceleration, though there is some turbo lag while driving at high speeds. The Red Sport 400 has incredible power and no turbo lag from its more powerful twin-turbo V6. An automatic transmission is standard with all engines.

Q60 Gas Mileage: Subpar Compared to Rivals

Most four-cylinder-powered rivals get better gas mileage than the rear-wheel-drive Q60 2.0t, which only manages 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive, fuel economy drops even lower, to 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Q60 Ride and Handling: Decent Cornering, Numb Steering

Overall, the Q60 has good handling. The suspension is tight enough to keep the car steady around turns, without sacrificing passenger comfort. In addition, the forceful brakes will confidently slow you down at the right moment. The Q60's available adaptive steering is not as good, since it provides no feedback from the road and doesn't feel as natural as other cars' steering systems. The Q60 comes standard with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive, adaptive steering, and an adaptive suspension are optional.

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Q60 Reliability

Is the Infiniti Q60 Reliable?

Per J.D. Power, the 2018 Q60 is expected to be slightly more reliable than the average new car. Its predicted reliability rating is a 3.5 out of five.

Infiniti Q60 Warranty

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 comes with a four-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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Q60 Safety

Q60 Crash Test Results

The 2018 Infiniti has not been crash tested, which is common for luxury vehicles.

Q60 Safety Features

The only standard safety feature in the Q60 is a rearview camera. There are lots of optional features, however, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a 360-degree camera. The Q60 is even available with a suite of semiautonomous driving features. These can control steering, acceleration, and braking. Of course, drivers using these systems still need to stay alert and be prepared to take control.

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Which Infiniti Q60 Model Is Right for Me?

We recommend stepping up to at least the 3.0t Luxe trim to get the punchy twin-turbocharged V6, as the four-cylinder is more mundane. This trim is also available with several options packages, including one that has a full suite of semiautonomous driving systems.

A turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive come standard. A twin-turbo V6 powers 3.0t models. All-wheel drive is available in all trim levels for $2,000.

Infiniti Q60 2.0t Pure        

The base Q60 2.0t Pure is priced at $39,950 and is equipped with leatherette upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 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. A moonroof is available for $1,000.

Infiniti Q60 2.0t Luxe

The $42,300 2.0t Luxe model adds a moonroof and a 13-speaker Bose premium audio system.

The Sensory package ($3,000) comes with heated front seats, driver's seat memory settings, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, and navigation. The ProAssist package ($2,250) adds forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a 360-degree camera. The Leather Seating package ($1,350) adds leather upholstery.

Infiniti Q60 3.0t Luxe

Priced at $44,500, the 3.0t Luxe has the twin-turbocharged V6 engine, along with all the standard features in the 2.0t Luxe.

The Sensory package ($3,200) comes with heated front seats, driver's seat memory settings, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, and navigation. The ProAssist package is available for $2,250. The ProActive package ($2,850) adds semiautonomous driving features including adaptive cruise control and active lane keep assist, along with adaptive headlights. The Leather Seating package ($1,350) adds leather upholstery.

Infiniti Q60 3.0t Sport

The 3.0t Sport, which starts at $48,300, has the twin-turbocharged V6 engine along with performance upgrades including an adaptive suspension, sport brakes, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Q60 Sport also has appearance upgrades including leather upholstery and other unique styling elements. It is available with the three packages offered in the 3.0t Luxe.

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

The top-of-the-line Red Sport 400 tops out the line and is priced at $52,000. Standard features include the 3.0t Sport's performance upgrades, plus a more powerful twin-turbocharged V6 engine, performance tires, and unique styling elements. It is also offered with the same packages as the other trims.

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The Final Call

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 is a well-rounded model, with punchy engines, an upscale cabin, and composed, comfortable handling. However, in a class with cars that are more exciting to drive or offer exquisite cabin comfort, this coupe fails to make a memorable impression. The Q60's above-average base price and poor fuel economy further detract from its appeal.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "What looks so good on paper instead is rather conflicted, stuck somewhere in no-man's land between the traditional expectations of a performance sport coupe and those of comfier, more luxurious cruisers that isolate and pamper their occupants. It's a serious effort with serious engineering and a clear desire to be innovative, but at least in the range-topping Red Sport model we tested, it fails to come together in a way that truly excites or indulges. A great coupe should do one or the other, and ideally both." -- Autoblog (2017)
  • "As before, the Q60 is an interesting alternative to its pricier German rivals such as the BMW 4-Series and Audi A5. The addition of a four-cylinder engine and new V6 engine, along with a competent new platform, make the Q60 well worth checking out." -- Consumer Guide (2017)
  • "Despite its performance-oriented specifications, gorgeous body, and promise of a relaxed driving experience, it's still tough to get excited about the new 2017 Infiniti Q60." -- New York Daily News (2017)
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