2017 INFINITI Q60

2017 INFINITI Q60
2017 INFINITI Q60

Pros

  • Lots of standard features for the money
  • Smooth and powerful V6 engines
  • Very comfortable front seats

Cons

  • Red Sport model isn't as exciting as a 400-horsepower sport coupe should be
  • Dual-screen tech interface can be confusing to use
INFINITI Q60 years
2017


Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Coupes just aren't as popular as they once were. In fact, more luxury shoppers buy supposedly unfashionable wagons these days than coupes. Wagons, for Pete's sake! Yet this smallish segment is getting a proverbial Hollywood reboot with the arrival of the new 2017 Infiniti Q60. This coupe's exterior styling is dramatically different (and much more striking, in our opinion) than the previous generation Q60's, and it also helps the new Q60 stand out from its competitors.

So, from a "Hey, look at my cool car!" perspective, the new Q60 delivers exactly as a luxury coupe should. It also presents strong value for the money, especially on the lower end of its trim level spectrum, and advanced, well-executed safety features are widely available. Infiniti has also introduced a turbocharged V6 engine with eyebrow-raising 400 horsepower. In pictures and on the spec sheet, there's a lot to like.

Behind the wheel, though, the Q60 doesn't quite meet what the the car's styling promises — at least at the top Sport trim levels. In short, the Sport and Red Sport aren't as memorable or engaging to drive than rivals such as the BMW 4 Series and Cadillac ATS. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, meanwhile, sets the standard for interior craftsmanship and quality. All the same, you might be quite pleased with a regular Q60 2.0t or 2.0t/3.0t Premium. Without the same high-performance expectations to hold them back, they possess enough style and substance to warrant a test drive.

Every Q60 comes equipped with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, a rearview camera, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

All but the base model is available with the Driver Assistance package, which includes a forward emergency braking system capable of detecting pedestrians and stopped vehicles ahead of the car directly in front of you. It also includes a blind-spot monitoring system and an automatic braking system when in reverse. The Technology package enhances the blind-spot system with an automatic steering intervention system and adds a lane departure warning and intervention system and enhanced front seat belts. The Premium package also includes Infiniti InTouch services that include automatic crash notification and an emergency services call button.

Trim levels & features

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 is a two-door luxury coupe that seats four people. There are four trim levels: 2.0t, 2.0t Premium, 3.0t Premium, 3.0t Sport and Red Sport 400. All powertrain options can be optioned with all-wheel drive.

The base 2.0t comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED foglights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, leatherette upholstery, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, the Infiniti Touch dual-touchscreen tech interface (8-inch upper screen, 7-inch lower), two USB ports, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. A sunroof is optional.

Stepping up to the 2.0t Premium gets you the sunroof plus a 13-speaker Bose audio system that includes HD radio. The 3.0t Premium differs only with its V6 engine and different steering.

Both are eligible for options not available on the base model. The Premium Plus package adds auto-dimming outside mirrors, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, heated front seats, driver memory functions, power-adjustable driver seat bolsters, Infiniti InTouch emergency communications services and a navigation system, which on the 3.0t works with the transmission to maximize performance and efficiency. The Leather Seating package adds leather upholstery. The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, a 360-degree parking camera system, blind-spot monitoring, reverse automatic braking, and a forward collision warning and automatic braking system that can sense pedestrians as well as potential accidents beyond the car ahead.

The 3.0t Premium is available with the Technology package (Driver Assistance package required), which adds adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot intervention (it steers for you if you don't heed its warnings), a lane departure warning and intervention system, and an air filtration system. Infiniti's Direct Adaptive Steering system is also optional on the 3.0t.

There's also the 3.0t Sport, which comes with 19-inch forged alloy wheels, an adaptive suspension, the auto-dimming outside mirrors, leather upholstery, the power-adjustable driver seat bolsters and steering wheel, and driver memory functions. Its Premium Plus package is essentially the same as the 3.0t Premium version apart from those items already standard. It too can be equipped with the Driver Assist and Technology packages.

The Red Sport 400 sits atop the Q60 lineup. It's equipped similarly to the 3.0t Sport but has a more powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine.

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 2.0t and Q60 Premium 2.0t are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 208 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. Like every Q60, a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive (RWD) are standard, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is an option. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway) with RWD and 24 mpg (21 city/28 highway) with AWD.

The 3.0t Premium and Sport are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Its estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with RWD and 22 mpg (19 city/27 highway) with AWD.

An enhanced version of that turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 powers the Red Sport 400, cranking out 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 22 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) with RWD and 21 mpg (19 city/26 highway) with AWD.

Driving

We have yet to test the base 2.0t model or any of the 3.0t models, so our impressions at this point are of the range-topping Red Sport 400. Hit the gas, and it leaps forward with authority. The Q60's handling is also quite secure and confident, with the Sport models' adaptive suspension doing an especially commendable job of keeping body motions in check around tight, fast corners. But the isolated feel of the steering (especially with the optional Direct Adaptive Steering option) and subdued engine noises limit how much fun you can really have driving the car.

Around town, the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400's ride quality is on the firm side of the comfort spectrum, meaning you might find it a little rough in normal traffic.

We don't recommend getting the optional Direct Adaptive Steering system. Its artificial steering feel and unusual responses are not indicative of a performance car, while its promised reduction in vibration and kickback over bumps isn't sufficient enough that it warrants paying extra over the standard steering system.

Interior

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 features a modern, tech-focused cabin, which it shares with the Infiniti Q50 sedan. The overall design and quality aren't as elegant or stylish as what you'll find in the Lexus RC coupe or Mercedes C-Class, but it's solidly built. The Sport model's special color schemes and interesting "silver optic" add a bit of extra flair.

Every Q60 comes with Infiniti's dual-touchscreen tech interface. The upper touchscreen, which can also be controlled by a conveniently placed redundant knob, is devoted to the navigation system and certain vehicle systems. The lower screen is a more advanced capacitive one, similar to those on a smartphone. You'll end up interacting with this one more because it controls the audio system and various smartphone-connected apps. It's not as user-friendly as past Infiniti systems. It can also be unintuitive, at least in the beginning, as users figure out which screen does what, and both screens are prone to washing out in direct sunlight.

The front seats are exceptionally comfortable and supportive, and their adjustment range is generous. Farther back, the Q60 has sufficient legroom for rear passengers, but headroom is tight — people up to 5 foot 6 or so should be fine, though. The trunk offers 12.1 cubic feet of space, which is typical for this size of a coupe and only a cubic foot tighter than the Q50 sedan.


Consumer reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

Glad I rented it before buying it - Beware
RohanB,05/29/2018
I rented a pretty sweet Infiniti Q60 with the 6-cylinder/300HP engine over the long weekend. Drove about 1,000 miles over Wyoming and Utah, exposed to city and country driving. Interior: Very comfortable but the quality and fit/finish doesn't match up to the Germans. It actually doesn't match up to the quality of fit and finish of my 2012 VW GTI. Exterior: FREAKING BEAUTIFUL. This has to be most beautiful and attention grabbing design within the 50-60K price bracket (save for a Mustang). Everyone takes double looks and it definitely appears like a 100K car. Performance: Straight line performance is amazing, could have a nicer exhaust, but there are several aftermarket solutions without making it sound ricer. Now for the part why I would NOT recommend this car - Steering and Safety: The steering has a mind of it's own - I was constantly making minor corrections on a straight piece of highway doing the speed limit (70 MPH). It seems like the adaptive steering tries to second guess the driver, but as the driver, you don't expect the car to make that correction by itself so you either end up overcorrecting or jerking/lurching the car. Lane changes on the highway became difficult. THE WORST PART - When doing 70MPH in moderate rain, this car almost wiped out. This was again, on a straight piece of road, the steering system twitched and sent the car into a near wipeout, as I almost lost the rear end of this AWD car. I ended up bringing it back in control, but never felt comfortable driving it again, especially since I had my wife in the car and wiping out at 70MPH would have definitely injured (or worse) us both. Absolutely do not recommend this car - I have driven econoboxes that would do better in the rain at these speeds (including my elantra, civic) as well as my amazing (now even more so) VW GTI
Great upgrade from the G37
gstuart,11/15/2017
I just upgraded from my G37-sport, and I love the Q60. This is a better car in every way. I'm not sure why the critics hate this car, because the car is great. The fun factor is through the roof. Don't buy the 2.0t, you will miss the V6 3.0t. I bought the Q60 3.0t base model (msrp$45k) for $7k off. This is the best drivers car under $40k, except for the Mazda Miata.
Beware steering system twitch
DavidB,07/21/2018
I am glad to be here writing this review. Also very glad to read RohanB revuew confirming what happen to me (see his review here to). Like RohanB I was renting this car and had my son with me. I was less fortunate than RohanB I ended up hitting the guard rail and spinning around luckily did not hit any other vehicle. Just like his review going down highway it was raining. If I recall right I was just easily sliding into middle lane and then it went hard right and felt like hydroplaning. I have been driving for almost 30 years. I am not a speeder no speeding ticket since my teenage years. Thank God the other safety features was awesome in the car. We both got out okay...my son had a few bruises...but we are alive and well. I do have the headache of dealing with an out of state wreck but will take that vs other options! There is your PSA from me stay away from adaptive steering technology. Perhaps 99% ok but it's the 1% that matters when it's life or death. I had no idea I was renting a car with that technology. Hert had a row of cars to pick from and since I was with my son we picked the cool looking car! It sure was cool looking. Lesson learned do quick review of car safety issues before picking car at rental.
Dreams come true
JRJC,09/17/2018
Live in Minneapolis need a AWD vehicle and want one that is sporty and fun to drive. Ruled out the Camaro (though car of choice, no AWD), Mustang, Challenger (impressive but simply way too much car for me though AWD. It is the true muscle car). Narrowed search to Audi A5, BMW & the Infiniti Q60. Opted for the Q60 based on repair concerns. BMW & Audi are way to proprietary and need attention of the dealership alone, Q60 comes with all the perks but without the mechanical intricacies of the Audi & BMW allowing my local mechanic to do maintenance as needed. Plus the price is much more competitive.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$44,300
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$51,300
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
400 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$53,300
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
400 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$46,300
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
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2017 INFINITI Q60 for Sale

INFINITI Q60 2017 Red Sport 400 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
10,563 miles
Certified Used 2017
INFINITI Q60
Red Sport 400
List$42,989
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CARFAX One-Owner. White 2017 INFINITI Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD 7-Speed Automatic Electronic 3.0L V6 DOHC ACCIDENT-FREE CARFAX!, BLUETOOTH!, INFINITI FACTORY CERTIFIED!, NAVIGATION!, ONE OWNER!, SUNROOF / MOONROOF!, 3-Month SirriusXM Satelite Radio Service Included,, Ipod Adapter, Leather, Local Trade, NON SMOKER, ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Illuminated entry, INFINITI InTouch Navigation System, Low tire pressure warning, Navigation System, Power moonroof, Premium Plus Package 3.0t Sport, Remote Engine Start System, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. NO HAGGLE PRICING. Pricing on Preowned units with Factory Certification includes $700 finance incentive through IFS. Requires financing through IFS at standard tier per approved credit. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 4739 miles below market average! INFINITI Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Limited Warranty: 72 Month/Unlimited Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty 72 months/Unlimited miles from original in-service date for vehicles over 15,000 miles & under 2 years old, 24 months/Unlimited miles from certified purchase date for vehicles over 15,000 miles & older than 2 years * Transferable Warranty * Vehicle History * 167 Point Inspection * Roadside Assistance * Includes Rental Car and Trip Interruption Reimbursement * Warranty Deductible: $0 Reviews: * Lots of standard features for the money; smooth and powerful V6 engines; very comfortable front seats. Source: Edmunds
INFINITI Q60 2017 3.0t Premium 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
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PREMIUM PLUS, NAV, MSRP $48,905 CLEARANCE PRICE, EXCELLENT SERVICE HISTORY, INFINITI FACTORY CERTIFIED, NAVIGATION, BACK UP CAM, HEATED SEATS, SHEEHY EASY Pricing on Preowned units with Factory Certification includes $700 finance incentive through IFS. Requires financing through IFS at standard tier per approved credit., LOW MILES*, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Odometer is 14734 miles below market average! 28/19 Highway/City MPG Reviews: * Lots of standard features for the money; smooth and powerful V6 engines; very comfortable front seats. Source: Edmunds
INFINITI Q60 2017 3.0t Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
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More about the 2017 INFINITI Q60

The Infiniti Q60, a two-door luxury coupe with seating for four, is completely redesigned for 2017. And if you looking for a stylish coupe, the 2017 Infiniti Q60 fits the bill. If you're looking for a high-performance coupe, it may come up short.

Infiniti offers the Q60 in four trim levels: 2.0t, 2.0t Premium, 3.0t Premium and Red Sport 400. A 3.0t Sport model arrives later in 2017.

Every Q60 comes standard with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an option on any Q60. The Q60 2.0t runs on a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 3.0t Premium and the Sport are both powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that yields 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Red Sport 400 runs an augmented version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, with an output of 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

We haven't tested the base 2.0t model or any of the 3.0t models, and but we found driving the Red Sport 400 underwhelming. The Q60's power is all there, and the handling and suspension feel secure. But the steering is disconnected, not what you'd want in a high-performance coupe. This, combined with subdued engine noises, makes driving the Q60 slightly uninspiring.

Inside the Infiniti Q60, you'll find the same basic cabin as in the Q50. It may not be at the top of its class as far as refinement is concerned, but the dual-screen tech interface makes the car feel modern and relevant. The upper touchscreen is mostly for navigation, and the lower screen focuses on audio and smartphone-based apps. It's not as easy to use as previous Infiniti systems, however, so you may need more time to sort out the details. Luckily, the front seats are incredibly supportive, so you'll be comfortable as you do it. Rear seat passengers may lack sufficient headroom, but legroom is ample.

Fuel economy for the Q60 averages in the low-to-mid 20s, varying slightly when comparing the standard rear-wheel drive to the optional all-wheel drive. With rear-wheel drive, the 2.0t gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway). All-wheel drive gets you 24 mpg (21 city/28 highway). The 3.0t Premium and the Sport get an estimated 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 22 mpg (19 city/27 highway) with all-wheel drive. Finally, fuel economy for the Red Sport 400 is estimated at 22 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 21 mpg (19 city/26 highway) with all-wheel drive.

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2017 INFINITI Q60 Overview

The 2017 INFINITI Q60 is offered in the following submodels: Q60 Coupe Red Sport 400, Q60 Coupe. Available styles include 3.0t Premium 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), Red Sport 400 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), Red Sport 400 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), 3.0t Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), 3.0t Sport 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), 2.0t Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), 2.0t 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), 2.0t Premium 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), 3.0t Sport 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), and 2.0t 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A).

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