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2018 Infiniti Q60 Review

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 ranks in the bottom half of the luxury small car class because of its tiny rear seat and trunk, outdated infotainment operations, and underwhelming engine choices.

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale cabin
  • Peppy available engines
  • Tiny trunk and rear seat
  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Dated infotainment system




Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.3
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.8
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2018 Infiniti Q60 Overview

Is the 2018 Infiniti Q60 a Good Used Car?

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 is a so-so used luxury small car. Its performance is solid, but this little two-door coupe isn't as modern as some rivals.

The 2018 Q60 has a few strengths:

  • High-end cabin
  • Well-balanced handling
  • Powerful Red Sport 400 model

But it has several weaknesses:

  • Cramped rear seats
  • Smallest trunk in the class
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Underpowered base engine with noticeable turbo lag
  • Old-fashioned infotainment graphics
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
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We’ve researched 17 Infiniti Q60 reviews, as well as hard data points like reliability ratings and cost of ownership estimates, to help you make the best car-buying decision possible.

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How Much Is the 2018 Infiniti Q60?

Based on listings for the 2018 Infiniti Q60 on our site, the average price is $34,800. Prices range from about $28,300 to $46,700 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Cost to Own?

The 2018 Q60’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $29,200, or $5,840 per year. That’s about average for a luxury small car.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Q60?

For 2019, Infiniti replaced the Q60's base four-cylinder engine with a V6 that's rated at the same horsepower as the available V6 variants in the 2018 Q60. Since there are no major additions to the 2019 model, you may be better off buying a 2018 Q60 instead. Doing so could save you lots of money. Prices for a used 2018 Q60 range from around $28,300 to $46,700, while prices for the 2019 Infiniti Q60 start at $40,850 and can exceed $62,000.

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After a full redesign for 2017, the Q60 carries over with no major changes for 2018. You may want to consider the nearly identical 2017 Q60 instead, which will likely cost less. You could save even more money by shopping for a model from the first generation, which began with the 2014 Q60 and ended with the 2015 Q60. However, these models are significantly different than models from the current generation.

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How Reliable Is the 2018 Infiniti Q60?

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2018 Infiniti Q60 Recalls

At the time of writing, there are no recalls for the 2018 Infiniti Q60.

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Which Used Infiniti Q60 Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 comes in five trims: 2.0t Pure, 2.0t Luxe, 3.0t Luxe, 3.0t Sport, and Red Sport 400. Models with the 2.0t designation feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while 3.0t and Red Sport models have a twin-turbocharged V6. A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is available in every trim.

It's worth springing for at least a 3.0t model if you want quicker acceleration. These models are also available with several more driver assistance features.

  • Infiniti Q60 2.0t Pure: The 2018 Infiniti Q60 comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and a rearview camera. The standard infotainment system includes two touch screens, satellite radio, voice recognition, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, and HD Radio. A moonroof is available.
  • Infiniti Q60 2.0t Luxe: The Q60 2.0t Luxe gains a moonroof and a 13-speaker Bose stereo. Available features include genuine leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, driver's seat memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and navigation. Available active safety technology includes a surround-view parking camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
  • Infiniti Q60 3.0t Luxe: In addition to the more powerful engine, the 3.0t Luxe comes with a 16-speaker Bose stereo. Available features include adaptive headlights, automatic high-beam headlights, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, distance control assist, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.
  • Infiniti Q60 3.0t Sport: The Q60 3.0t Sport includes an electronic controlled dynamic suspension and a sport driver's seat. It's available with all of the features listed above.
  • Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400: The Q60 Red Sport has the most powerful engine in the lineup, along with the 3.0t Sport's performance features and unique styling upgrades.

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What Does Infiniti's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Infiniti offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 70,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. 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. Infiniti CPO vehicles also receive free maintenance for one year. Additional benefits like towing, roadside assistance, and trip interruption coverage may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully.

Infiniti has one of the better CPO programs in the industry, according to our analysis. Lexus and Audi are among the very few that are better.

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How Safe Is the Q60?

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 2018 Infiniti Q60.

Standard advanced safety features:

  • rearview camera

Available advanced safety features:

  • forward collision warning
  • pedestrian detection
  • automatic emergency braking
  • surround-view parking camera
  • blind spot monitoring
  • rear cross traffic alert
  • adaptive headlights
  • automatic high-beam headlights
  • adaptive cruise control
  • distance control assist
  • lane departure warning
  • lane keep assist
  • rear parking sensors
  • rain-sensing windshield wipers

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2018 Infiniti Q60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2018 Infiniti Q60 or 2018 Infiniti Q50?

The 2018 Q50 is another luxury small car from Infiniti, and there are many similarities between it and the Q60. Both cars have the same lineup of engines and comparable fuel economy. They also have similar interior quality and features lists. The biggest differences between the models are styling, passenger and cargo room, and price. The Q50 is a sedan with a second row that's actually suitable for adults, and it has several more cubic feet of trunk space than the Q60. However, the Q50’s average price is about $5,000 less than that of the Q60. Unless the Q60’s coupe styling is extremely important, you're probably better off with the Q50 sedan.

Which Is Better: 2018 Infiniti Q60 or 2018 Audi A5?

The 2018 Audi A5 beats the Q60 in just about every measure. To start, it has arguably the best overall performance in the class. The A5's standard 252-horsepower turbo-four engine is more formidable than the Q60's timid standard powertrain, and Audi gives you the choice between an energetic turbocharged V6 engine and a twin-turbo V6 that put out 354 and 444 horsepower, respectively. Sharp handling, standard all-wheel drive, and a variety of transmission options – including a six-speed manual – make the Audi the clear choice for driving enthusiasts. The A5 is available in coupe, convertible, and five-door Sportback configurations, with the latter offering ample rear legroom and a huge cargo hold. The A5 comes standard with a user-friendly infotainment system that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. While this Audi is a terrific car, it's also one of the most expensive in the class and nearly $6,500 more than the Infiniti on average.

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2018 Q60 Performance

How Does the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Drive?

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Many rivals have more powerful base four-cylinders, but the Q60 has more powerful V6 engines available that stack up well with the competition. A midrange twin-turbocharged V6 has decent power off the line, but you'll experience some turbo lag when you hit the gas hard at high speeds. The performance-tuned twin-turbo V6 in the Q60 Red Sport 400 has little turbo lag and delivers blistering acceleration. All models are mated to a smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission.

The Q60's suspension is tight enough to keep the car steady around turns while still providing a comfortable ride. Forceful brakes grant confident stopping power. The available adaptive steering system doesn't provide much feedback from the road.

  • Base engine: 208-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Available engines:
    • 300-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
    • 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Drivetrain: standard rear-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive
  • Transmission: seven-speed automatic
Does the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The Q60's standard engine gets below-average fuel economy compared to other four-cylinders in the luxury small car class. The available V6 engines have similar fuel economy to the base engine.

  • Four-cylinder, RWD: 22/30 mpg city/highway
  • Four-cylinder, AWD: 21/28 mpg
  • 300 horsepower V6, RWD: 19/28 mpg
  • 300 horsepower V6, AWD: 19/27 mpg
  • 400 horsepower V6, RWD: 20/27 mpg
  • 400 horsepower V6, AWD: 19/26 mpg

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2018 Q60 Interior

How Many People Does the 2018 Q60 Seat?

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 coupe seats four people in two rows. The front seats are supportive and comfortable, and their ample space makes getting in and out simple, but taller drivers may feel like the seats are mounted a little high. As is common among coupes, the Q60 has little space in the second row. High-end materials are used throughout the Q60’s cabin.

Standard seating features:

  • synthetic leather upholstery
  • eight-way power-adjustable front seats
  • leather-wrapped steering wheel

Available seating features:

  • genuine leather upholstery
  • heated steering wheel
  • heated front seats
  • driver's seat memory settings
  • power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • sport driver's seat
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2018 Infiniti Q60?

The 2018 Q60 has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear seats. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not tested the LATCH system for ease of use.

2018 Infiniti Q60 Features

The Q60's infotainment system includes two touch screens. The lower 7-inch display serves as the command center for most audio and infotainment functions, as well as climate settings. The upper 8-inch screen displays vehicle information (or navigation in properly equipped models). Overall, the system feels dated, with subpar graphics and slow response times. The Q60 is also missing smartphone integration via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, which are fairly common in luxury vehicles.

  • Standard infotainment features: two touch screens, satellite radio, voice recognition, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, and HD Radio
  • Available infotainment features: navigation and a 13- or 16-speaker Bose premium stereo
  • Additional standard features: dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start
  • Other available features: a moonroof

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2018 Infiniti Q60 Dimensions

Infiniti Q60 Cargo Space

The Infiniti Q60 has 8.7 cubic feet of trunk space, which is by far the smallest cargo hold among luxury small cars. A standard folding rear seat affords a little more utility.

These cargo dimensions are for comparative purposes. There is no substitute for visually examining the storage area in any car you’re considering.

2018 Infiniti Q60 Length and Weight
  • Length: 15 feet, 4.4 inches
  • Curb weight: 3,727 to 4,024 pounds

Where Was the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Built?

Infiniti built the 2018 Q60 in Japan.


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