New 2019 INFINITI Q60 Coupe
INFINITI Q60 Coupe
The 2019 Infiniti Q60 wraps style and performance in a personal luxury coupe that promises features, power and an attractive price.
2019 INFINITI Q60 Pricing
For Sale Near 20146
2019 INFINITI Q60 KBB Expert Review
As Infiniti’s only coupe, the 2019 Q60 has the unenviable task of being many things to many people. Up against cars like the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series, it must be a potent performer with agile moves and powerful engine. Against the Lexus RC, it must also be technologically advanced, and when placed next to the Jaguar F-Type, both luxurious and stylistically stunning. Given its age, the Q60 achieves all of these goals to some degree, although some interior bits and pieces have fallen behind the competition. Still, with a set of 300- and 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engines, the option of all-wheel drive and a sleek, contemporary exterior, the 2019 Q60 coupe can still scratch that personal luxury-car itch.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for the driving intimacy only a 2-door coupe can provide, but you’re not interested in something rough or obnoxiously loud, you’ll like the 2019 Infiniti Q60. Available all-wheel drive allows year-round driving confidence, and its price tag is actually quite reasonable.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Performance fans won’t be happy with the omission of a manual transmission, and sun lovers won’t find a convertible in the lineup. Look to the BMW 4 Series instead. The Q60’s interior lacks the visual and technological punch of the Audi A5/S5, and for the tall or wide, it can be very confining.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Infiniti Q60 drops the 4-cylinder engine and the 3.0t Sport trim. The line is reduced to just three trims: Pure, Luxe and Red Sport 400, with the 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 now standard in the base car. A modest reshuffling of the Q60’s content rounds out the changes.
Despite being larger and a bit heavier than some competitors, the 2019 Infiniti Q60 is nevertheless an agile and exciting performer. At 300 horsepower, the base engine in the 3.0t models has plenty of guts and turns in respectable passing and acceleration times. But it’s the 400-horsepower version in the Red Sport 400 that really brings the Q60 to life, with a zero-to-60-mph run in under five seconds and a sweet-sounding exhaust note that will have you anxious to find a flat stretch of road at every opportunity. The 7-speed automatic works pretty well here, although even with its paddle shifters and rev-matching technology, just isn’t as satisfying as a traditional manual transmission (we’re looking at you, 370Z). The Red Sport 400 is a bit stiff as a daily driver, so if that’s a concern we think the Luxe may be a better choice. The ride isn’t as soft or compliant as in an Audi A5, but it’s not harsh in any way. The Q60’s cabin can be snug, and its rear seat practically useless, but at least it’s quiet and well equipped. We just think at this price point leather shouldn’t be optional, nor should the advanced driver-assist systems be available only on the most expensive trim.
Activated by the key fob in the driver’s pocket, part of the InTouch system’s chore list includes remembering every single setting associated with the fob’s owner. That includes seating and steering-wheel position, mirrors plus climate control, stereo, navigation and suspension settings.
FORWARD EMERGENCY BRAKING
While not standard on the base Pure trim, the Luxe and Red Sport do offer this advanced safety feature. Forward emergency braking can alert the driver to objects, vehicles or pedestrians in the car’s path, and should the driver fail to take action, the system can actually bring the car to a complete stop all on its own.
Attractive, comfortable and finely crafted, the interior of the 2019 Infiniti Q60 is a pleasing mix of technology, design and strong ergonomics. Control placement is excellent, and the two touch screens that control the navigation and infotainment systems are well placed; unfortunately, they feel small compared to others in the class. Also, the mapping interface and graphics are a bit outdated. Seat comfort is among the best in the segment, however, and sightlines are surprisingly good for such an aggressively styled coupe. Though rear headroom is not suitable for adults, legroom out back is a bit more acceptable providing the driver isn’t too tall. The trunk can swallow a pair of small carry-ons.
On the road, the Q60 looks long, low and wide with a hunkered-down stance over its sizable wheels and tires. Only a handful of production models can wear a concept-car exterior and get away with it, and the 2019 Infiniti Q60 is one of them. Bucking the “good from afar, but far from good” designs of late, a closer look reveals intricate touches and careful attention to detail ranging from drilled exhaust tips, to a 3D grille badge, to a unique aero bulge that begins in the grille and extends to the hood. Overall, it’s more interesting than the Mercedes C-Class Coupe, more voluptuous than the BMW 4 Series and Audi A4, and less cartoonish than the Lexus RC.
Notable Standard Equipment
Impressively well-equipped in base form, the 2019 Infiniti Q60 comes with key standards like 19-inch wheels, keyless access with push-button start, a dizzying array of drive settings, LED headlights and taillights, an 8-way-power driver’s seat with manual lumbar support, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a 6-speaker sound system tied to a dual-screen infotainment center. Sadly, onboard Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available on any trim level. Also, standard are a folding rear seat, faux-leather seat covering, dual-zone climate controls, brushed-aluminum interior trim, and two USB ports. A tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel is also standard.
Notable Optional Equipment
With no physical connection between the wheel in your hand and the wheels on the road, arguably the biggest story here is the Q60’s optional steer-by-wire system. An engineering marvel it may be, but in a sports-car context, Adaptive Direct Steering (as it’s known) leaves a lot to be desired in terms of feedback and predictability. As a result, we recommend pocketing that extra $1,000 and sticking to the conventional steering unit. Options we do recommend include heated seats, a heated steering wheel, semi-aniline leather, navigation and a low-resolution 360-degree camera system. If active safety is on your mind, there are lane-keeping assist, blind-spot intervention, adaptive cruise control, and predictive-forward collision.
Under the Hood
The 2019 Infiniti Q60 offers two engine choices, both twin-turbocharged V6 units displacing 3.0 liters. In the 3.0t Pure and Luxe trims, this engine produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. In the Red Sport 400, those figures jump to 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. All Q60 models are paired with a 7-speed automatic with manual shift mode and rev-matching technology, and all are powered by their rear wheels, although all-wheel drive is optional across the line.
3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (Pure, Luxe)
300 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600-5,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28 mpg (RWD), 19/27 mpg (AWD)
3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (Red Sport 400)
400 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
350 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600-5,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/27 mpg (RWD), 19/26 mpg (AWD)
The 2019 Infiniti Q60 Pure carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $41,745 including a $995 destination charge. Adding all-wheel drive brings that price to just under $44,000. The mid-level Luxe starts closer to $46,000 while a fully loaded Red Sport 400 AWD just brushes past the $60,000 mark. In base form, the Q60 undercuts rivals like the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe by a few thousand dollars and comes with a longer list of standard equipment. It’s also less expensive than the Jaguar F-Type by nearly $20,000. Before buying, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for the new Q60. Things get a bit dicey on the resale front, as the 2019 Infiniti Q60 is expected to retain some of the lowest 5-year residual values in the category.
INFINITI Q60 Consumer Reviews
October 05, 2018
This is one of my favorite cars I have ever owned. I've had it for about a year now and it still make me turn around and stare at it...
June 13, 2018
THE ENGINE PERFORMANCE FOR THE 2.0T IS A BET LOW !
THE ENGINE PERFORMANCE FOR THE 2.0T IS A BET LOW IN COMPARING WITH OTHER LUXURY BRANDS ALMOST SAME ENGINE TYPE. NEED TO BE UPGRADED AT...
May 31, 2018
Great buy for the money
I considered this car for over a year. At first I went to the dealership to drive the 300hp. Was not impressed at all. Then months later...
March 28, 2018
Wow! What a great ride.
Best coupe from Infiniti by far. Great looks and a strong engine (I have the RS 400). Puts other coupes costing 2X more to shame.
September 28, 2017
Truly a beautiful driving car
I did not get the premium package as it was not within my budget and am still extremely happy with this vehicle. I owned a G37 back in...
September 07, 2017
Great, fun, reliable car.
Only because I think its overpriced with all the options did I not give it an overall 10. Wish it had a 6 speed manual trans.Reminds me...
January 29, 2019
Simple and Sweet
EXTERIOR: People have stopped me in parking lots, honked in traffic, and just stared. The exterior could not look any better 11/10 ...