Infiniti Q60 Review
The 2014 Infiniti Q60 ranks 11 out of 15 Upscale Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti Q60, as well as reliability and safety data.
Reviewers are impressed with the 2014 Infiniti Q60’s powerful V6 and athletic handling, but poor rearward visibility, a small trunk and unimpressive fuel economy diminish its overall appeal.
The Q60 (formerly G37 coupe/convertible) comes standard with a V6 engine that test drivers say provides ample power. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard, and most reviewers think it performs well, but some write that it can be slow to downshift under hard acceleration. The base 2014 Infiniti Q60 coupe gets an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg city/highway, which is subpar for a coupe in the class. Six-cylinder competitors like the BMW 435i and the Mercedes-Benz C350 coupe both use a bit less fuel. Both the 2014 Infiniti Q60 coupe and convertible earn praise for their athletic handling, and critics say that strong brakes and accurate steering add to the Q60’s fun driving experience.
Most reviewers like the Infiniti Q60’s elegant interior design and high-quality cabin materials, though some say that the Q60’s interior is starting to look a little behind the times. They say the front seats are spacious and comfortable, but rearward visibility isn’t as good as some critics would like. Test drivers note that back-seat and trunk space are at a premium in the 2014 Q60, which isn’t unusual for coupes and convertibles in the class. Still, competitors like the BMW 4-Series offer a bit more cargo space. The Q60 comes with a competitive list of standard features for the class, and auto writers say that its audio, climate and navigation controls are easy to use. Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, proximity key, push-button start, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and an infotainment system with a 7-inch color display screen. Options include navigation, rear parking sensors, a Bose audio system and adaptive cruise control.
- "In addition to the Q60's large appetite for fuel, rear-seat legroom and headroom are noticeably tighter than most 2-door rivals." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Formerly badged as the G37 Convertible, Infiniti's sporty drop-top adopts the Q60 Convertible moniker for the latest model year as part of a brand-wide renaming strategy. Otherwise unchanged, it remains a brawny, sharp-looking offering that's slightly lacking in refinement yet strong in the value department." -- Left Lane News (convertible)
Other Cars to Consider
Test drivers agree that razor-sharp handling makes the BMW 435i very fun to drive. The 435i is nearly as powerful as the Q60, and it has more trunk space and gets slightly better fuel economy than the Q60.
The Audi A5 coupe isn’t as powerful as the Q60, but it gets slightly better fuel economy and comes standard with all-wheel drive. Additionally, reviewers note that the A5 has a stylish cabin that’s built with premium materials.
Details: 2014 Infiniti Q60
The 2014 Infiniti Q60 seats four and comes in coupe and convertible body styles. A total of seven trims are offered, ranging from the base Q60 Coupe Journey to the Q60 IPL Convertible. A 3.7-liter V6 engine, seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard. A six-speed manual is available and all-wheel drive is optional on the Q60 coupe. With the exception of a new model name, the Infiniti Q60 is basically identical to the 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe that it replaces.