Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium (2017)

Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium (2017)

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  • Pros

  • Looks. If you’re looking for a sleek looking, low to the ground, two-door coupe, you might like the looks of the Infiniti Q60. It’s based on the good-looking Q50 sedan, but with some of the sedan's practicality traded in for a slicker profile.
  • Driving experience. It does everything reasonably well. It accelerates very well with a 300 hp twin turbo V6. It handles well, and mostly rides well, with a suspension on the softer side for a sports coupe. The paddle shifters make playing boy-racer with the seven-speed automatic fun when you have the opportunity.
  • Available good stuff. With the $2250 Driver Assistance Package, you get pre-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, adaptive headlights, and surround view camera.
  • Cozy interior. This is like the real estate ad: Cozy = Small. If you like to feel cocooned in your car, the Q60 is for you. The interior sort of wraps around you, like the automotive version of skinny jeans. The materials are good quality, and the steering wheel feels good in your hands.
  • Cons

  • We found nothing to love about this car. It’s not outstanding in any way. Want a great ride and top notch interior? Get the Audi S5. Want superior handling and a sporty gearbox? Get the BMW M240i. Want a luxurious coupe with a buttery ride? Get the Lexus RC350. The Infiniti is a nice car, but doesn’t stand out in any way.
  • It’s low. You have to fall into the Q60. It’s not particularly easy to get in or out. And once inside, you’re in a cozy interior. It can feel cramped. Our test car, listing at a little over $55,000, would probably be accessible only to people with sizable incomes. Those people would probably trend older. And do they want to fall into and climb out of their car every day? Don’t know. Check the sales reports.
  • While the ride is tuned to the softer side for a two-door sports coupe, it’s not particularly comfortable. It’s still a bit harsh, given the sporty intentions of the car, and you can still get an occasional jolt from a pothole that reminds you that you’re close to the ground.
  • Forget the back seats, unless you need to transport two watermelons on a regular basis.
  • Visibility is coupe-like, which is to say, Infiniti chose styling over visibility.
  • Rearview camera performed very poorly at night.
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