2017 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400

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in Midsize coupes
2017 MODEL

$51,300 - $53,300

8.2

Overall Rating

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Overview

Now in its third generation the 2-door 2018 Infiniti Q60 Coupe parades this year with an enticing new shape which looks sleek and sophisticated. All new last year the Japanese automaker has made sure that the Q60 comprehensively takes on it German rivals like BMW 4 Series and the Mercedes Benz C Class.

Infiniti has offered four trims and three engines to choose from. The base 2.0t Pure and the 2.0t Luxe trims gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine while the 3.0t trims get a 3.0-liter V6. The Red Sport 400 meanwhile gets a zestier V6 that churns out 400 horsepower.

With the base trim starting at $38,950, the 2018 Infiniti Q60 is a decent choice for a luxury coupe. It also offers high-end interior, a plethora of techs and features along with comfortable seats. Still, there are a few drawbacks that the Coupe carries. It lags behind in terms of mileage and driving dynamics when compared to some of its rivals.

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Pros

Top notch interior

Zesty V6 engine

Low base price as compared to rivals

Cons

Arduous controls and settings

Less truck space than rivals

Poor fuel economy

Cramped second row

What's New?

New 20-inch alloys with non-run flat tires (available only in Red Sport 400)

Wheels are widened by 10 mm

A new color option, Solar Mica has been added


Features



Styles

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Iridium Blue

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Ratings

Exterior

9.3

Engine

7.8

Interior

8.5

Fuel Economy

7.8

Features

7.8

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Red Sport 400

Red Sport 400

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$51,300 - $53,300

Configurations
Red Sport 400 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
Seating: 4 HP: 400-hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 350 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (20/22/27)
Red Sport 400 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
Seating: 4 HP: 400-hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 350 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (19/21/26)

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial Last updated 25 days ago

8.2

Overall Rating


7.8/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine

 

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

9.3/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Infiniti has offered four trims and three engines to choose from. The base 2.0t Pure and the 2.0t Luxe trims gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine while the 3.0t trims get a 3.0-liter V6. The Red Sport 400 meanwhile gets a zestier V6 that churns out 400 horsepower.

With the base trim starting at $38,950, the 2018 Infiniti Q60 is a decent choice for a luxury coupe. It also offers high-end interior, a plethora of techs and features along with comfortable seats. Still, there are a few drawbacks that the Coupe carries. It lags behind in terms of mileage and driving dynamics when compared to some of its rivals.

Features

7.8/10

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 is available in 5 trims with a price range of $38,950-$52,000 and comes loaded with a plethora of features. The 5 trims offered by Infiniti are 2.0t Pure, 2.0t Luxe, 3.0t Luxe, 3.0t Sport and Red Sport 400. The car gets serious upgrades as you go up the trims. The base model carries a 7-speed automatic transmission and a 2.0-liter turbo engine. The base model comes with features like dual-zone automatic temperature control and INFINITI intelligent key. You also get the option of having AWD for an extra $2,000.

The middle trim, 3.0t Luxe receives an engine upgrade and is loaded with a 300hp 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine. The Red Sport 400 meanwhile gets a more powerful 400 horsepower V6 engine.

Trims

2.0t Pure

2.0t Luxe

3.0t Luxe

3.0t Sport

Red Sport 400

MSRP(RWD)

$38,950

$41,300

$44,300

$48,300

$52,000

MSRP(AWD)

$40950

$43,300

$46,300

$50,300

$54,000

Features

LED headlights and taillights

Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control

Dual power outside mirrors

INFINITI Intelligent Key

8-way power seat for driver and passenger

Includes all Q60 2.0t PURE standard features plus:

Bose with 13-Speaker Performance Series Audio

Power sliding moonroof

Homelink Universal Transceiver

Auto-dimming interior mirror with compass

Includes all Q60 2.0t LUXE standard features plus:

300-hp 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo

Electronic Power Steering

Includes all Q60 3.0t LUXE standard features plus: Sport brakes

Dynamic Digital Suspension

Genuine Carbon Fiber or Silver Optic Fiber interior trim

Semi-aniline Leather-appointed seats

Includes all Q60 3.0t SPORT standard features plus: Unique exhaust tip design

Red painted sport brake calipers

20-inch stagged aluminum-alloy sport wheels with summer performance tires

Red "S" exterior badges

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Go with the 3.0t Sport that gets upgraded front seats along with adaptive suspension dampers. This trim is also available with several optional packages like the ProAssist package that adds safety features and the ProActive package which comes bundled with Direct Adaptive Steering system.  

Engine

7.8/10
Though the 2018 Infiniti Q60 may look sporty, its performance doesn't quite live up to its appearance. The base engine is not particularly powerful, and it's very thirsty. The available twin-turbo V6 engines deliver much quicker acceleration. The Q60 has decent cornering capabilities, but its numb steering keeps it from being truly athletic. Cars.usnews.com

Engine and Transmission

Infiniti has powered the 2018 Q60 Coupe with a trio of engine options. All the 2.0t trims are mated to a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that makes 208 horsepower and 258-pound-feet of torque. The base engine feels sluggish and you may get swayed toward the 3.0-liter V6 engine available on the 3.0t trims (300 hp, 295 lb-feet of torque) that delivers much quicker acceleration.

The Red Sport meanwhile gets an even more powerful tuned 3.0-liter V6 engine that churns out 400 horsepower and 350-pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard across all trims which might leave you wanting for more as other in the competition offer more gears.

Model

Infiniti Q60

Lexus RC 300

Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

BMW 430i Coupe

MSRP

$38,950

$40,640

$40,250

$43,500

Engine

2.0L turbo I-4

2.0L Turbo i-4

2.0L Turbo i-4

2.0L TwinPower Turbo i-4

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

208 hp

241 hp

241 hp

248 hp

Torque

258 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

273 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

Acceleration

The base model takes 6.9 seconds to go from 0-60 mph which is not the best in the class but it is better than the Lexus RC 300 that takes 7.3 seconds to cover the distance. The BMW 430i meanwhile offers best in class acceleration as it makes 0-60 in 5.5 seconds. The 2018 Infiniti Q60 loses the quarter-mile drag race too, coming at 17.3 seconds while the rivals like BMW 430i impresses with 14.6 seconds. Top trim the Q60 Red Sport 400 meanwhile challenges the German rivals as it takes 4.5 seconds to go from 0-60 mph.

Models

Infiniti Q60

Lexus RC 300

Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

BMW 430i Coupe

0-60 MPH

6.9 sec

7.3 sec

5.8 sec

5.5 sec

Quarter mile

17.3 sec

15.2 sec

14.6 sec

14.4 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7

6.8

6.6

6.6

Ride and Handling

The ride quality is comfortable over bumpy roads and the 2018 Infiniti Q60 handling feels secure. The optional adaptive steering meanwhile feels disconnected as there is minimal feedback from the road. The suspension is tight enough to keep the Coupe nimble around turns while keeping the body roll in check.

Braking

The brakes have enough to stop you at the right moment as the 2018 Infiniti Q60 comes to a halt form 60 mph in 113 feet which is good but not the best when compared to others in the class. There is also not much nosedive while braking at speed.

Model

Infiniti Q60

Lexus RC 300

Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

BMW 430i Coupe

Brake Front(in)

12.6

13.1

13.0

12.3

Brake Rear(in)

12.1

12.2

11.8

11.8

Curb weight(lbs)

3727

3737

3472

3574

60-0 MPH (ft.)

113

110

109

N/A

Fuel Economy

7.8/10

The base 2018 Infiniti Q60 is rated at 20 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined which is not the best in the class. The 3.0-liter V6 engine meanwhile consumes more fuel with an EPA rating of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg on highways.

The Red Sport with a more powerful 400 hp V6 does not disturb the figure much as it checks in with 19/27 mpg. The all-wheel drive drops these rating by 1 mpg on all the models where it is available. The Q60 can give a competition but it loses to the likes of BMW 430i Coupe which is rated at 24/34/27 mpg by the EPA.

Model

Infiniti Q60

Lexus RC 300

Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

BMW 430i Coupe

MPG (city)

22

22

24

24

MPG (highway)

30

32

33

34

MPG (combined)

25

26

28

27

Interior

8.5/10
The 2018 Infiniti Q60's cabin has a contemporary style fitted with upscale materials. There are lots of different textures and surfaces, but on the plus side, everything is soft to the touch and looks high-quality. The front seats are comfortable and roomy, but the back seats are cramped. The dual-screen infotainment system can be frustrating to use due to its occasionally delayed responses and outdated graphics. Cars.usnews.com

Seating and Comfort

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 seats four while the front seats offer good side and back support to make you feel comfortable. The front seats are easy to acquire and have ample space to accommodate adults. They also get 8-way power adjustability ensuring the drivers get customized seating position and a good view of the road. Seating features include:

  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Eight-way power adjustable front seat
  • Leather upholstery (Optional)
  • Heated front seats (Optional)
  • Heated power-adjustable steering wheel (Optional)

 

Model

Infiniti Q60

Lexus RC 300

Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

BMW 430i Coupe

Passenger capacity

4

4

5

4

Passenger Volume(ft cube)

85.4

82.0

88.2

90.0

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.9/54.6/43.1

37.8/54.7/45.4

37.1/55.3/41.7

39.8/55.3/42.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

34.5/52/32.4

34.8/50.8/27.3

37.1/55.5/35.2

36.1/51.7/33.7

Infotainment System

The 2018 Infiniti Q60 has two infotainment screens that can be gawky to use. The lower screen controls the cabin feature while the upper screen shows navigation and driving information. The graphics are not user-friendly and can be hard to navigate. One of the biggest negative is that the Coupe does not offer smartphone integration like the Android Auto or the Apple CarPlay. Standard Infotainment feature include:

  • Dual LCD/VGA screens
  • INFINITI InTouch navigation with lane guidance
  • Rear and around view monitors
  • Bluetooth
  • Two USB Port
  • INFINITI voice recognition system
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Satellite radio

Cargo capacity

The Infiniti Q60 has a truck capacity of 8.7 cubic feet which is unimpressive as compared to all the rivals in the segment. The rear seat however folds to haul long objects but there are not too many cubbies to store small items.

Model

Infiniti Q60

Lexus

Mercedes-Benz C 300

BMW 430i Coupe

Volume (ft. cube)           

8.7

10.4

12.6

15.7

Exterior

9.3/10
We say the exterior is better than good, it’s great. In front, hockey stick-shaped chrome surrounds the fog lights double-time as square jowls that pronounce the Q60 in a way that its predecessors couldn’t. The coupe’s best moves are reserved for sides, according to us. It’s a traditional coupe shape but made better by more glass and a kinked rear roof pillar that double-backs on itself. And in case you miss it: Infiniti chromed it. The rear is a short decklid punctuated by a lip spoiler that hangs over the Infiniti badge. The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight

The sleek, sharp and aerodynamic design of the Q60 is definitely a head turner. The tail lamps and exhausts at the rear make the Q60 look like something straight out of a Fast & Furious movie. In terms of dimensions the 2018 Infiniti Q60 is neither the longest nor the heaviest in the segment. However, it gets the longest wheelbase with 111.2 inches while the ground clearance stands at 4.9 inch which is better than the Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe.

Model

Infiniti Q60

Lexus RC 300

Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

BMW 430i Coupe

curb weight(lbs)

3727

3737

3472

3574

Length(in)

184.4

184.8

184.5

182.7

Width(in)

72.8

72.4

71.3

71.9

Height(in)

54.9

54.9

57.0

54.2

Ground clearance(in)

4.9

5.3

4.1

5.1

Wheelbase(in)

112.2

107.5

111.8

110.6

Track width(in) F/R

61.2/61.2

62.2/61.8

61.5/60.9

60.9/62.7

Exterior features

  • 19-inch alloys (20-inch for the Red Sport 400)
  • LED headlights and tail-lights
  • UV reducing solar glass
  • Tinted glass moonroof
  • Rain sensing front wipers

Safety

Infiniti has not compromised when it comes to safety. The Q60 has most of the safety tech and features making it one of safest car in the segment. The Coupe is however unrated as both the federal and the independent agency has not banged the Q60 into the wall.

The base variant is equipped with all the standard safety features like airbags, ABS, ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) etc., however, the higher trims get additional features like front-seat pre-crash seat belts, backup collision intervention, blind spot warning and blind spot intervention.

  • INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with an occupant-classification sensor. Airbag inflation rate is adjusted depending on crash severity. If the front passenger's seat is empty, a sensor will deactivate the airbags
  • Driver and front-passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection with rollover sensor
  • Front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, driver’s seat Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and passenger’s seat ELR and Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
  • Second-row 3-point seat belts with ELR and ALR
  • Zone Body construction with reinforced passenger compartment and front and rear crumple zones
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) helps simplify proper installation of compatible child restraint seats
  • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Emergency inside trunk release

Competition

2018 Infiniti Q60 Vs Lexus RC

The Lexus RC costs few thousand dollars more than the 2018 Infiniti Q60, but it justifies its price tag. Lexus offers better performance and there is also a good amount of feedback from the steering. The RC also has a zestier engine, as its most powerful engine makes 467 hp which is more than the Q60 Red Sport 400. Both the Coupe meanwhile has a cramped rear seat and a clunky infotainment system.

2018 Infiniti Q60 Vs Mercedes-Benz C Class

Both the Infiniti Q60 and the Mercedes Benz C Class offer three powertrain options but the C Class despite having more power offer better fuel economy. It also has more legroom in the rear seat and seats five instead of four in the Q60. The base Mercedes C Class cost $1,300 more than the Infiniti but it is worth the money.

2018 Infiniti Q60 Vs BMW 4 Series

The BMW 4 Series is one of the most athletic car in the segment. It offers best in class cargo capacity and far better fuel economy than the Infiniti Q60. The second-row seats are cramped in both these Coupe but that is a common problem for cars in this segment. There is a hefty price difference between the Q60 and the 4 series as the BMW costs $4,550 more than it Infiniti rival. The Infiniti Q60 is a good enough Coupe to satisfy most drivers but driving enthusiast will be better off in the BMW.

Final Verdict

The Infiniti Q60 is one of the cheapest Coupe in its class and is a good alternative to its pricier German rivals like the BMW and Mercedes. It has three different powertrains along with an upscale cabin and comfortable ride to satisfy most drivers. The Q60 however fails to impress with subpar fuel economy and small cargo trunk. The Infiniti is definitely worth a look but you can get more by paying a little extra for the rivals like Lexus or the Mercedes.

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