The 2021 Infiniti Q60 is a luxurious coupe with a strong emphasis on sportiness. It’s part of a dying breed of well-equipped, stylish two-doors, but we can’t blame you for falling prey to its voluptuous lines and strong engines. If you don’t need sedan practicality, the 2021 Infiniti Q60 is a stylish and sporty way to make heads turn. It definitely stands out against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A5, and BMW 4-Series.
Infiniti offers the Q60 in Pure, Luxe, and Q60 Red Sport trims; the latter of which is the rocket. This year, the Q60 Luxe trim adds softer leather seats that are heated, but it otherwise largely remains the same. That means this two-door retains its swoopy lines, which are more differentiated from its Q50 sedan counterpart than in most rivals. The short overhangs impart a sporty look, backed up by standard 19-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust pipes, and a rear spoiler.
Grunt is provided by a high-tech 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6, which delivers power to either the rear or all four wheels. Q60 Red Sport 400 versions use a 400-hp version of the same V-6, plus they come with an adaptive suspension, 20-inch wheels wearing summer tires, and a few more features.
Standard Q60s offer a decidedly sporty driving experience enhanced by good steering feel on base versions. The Q60 Red Sport swaps in Infiniti’s innovative steer-by-wire system that works well but initially takes a little getting used to. To make up for it, those Red Sports also come with a fully adjustable drive mode system which lets you tailor multiple different settings to find your favorite. Fuel economy is acceptable given power outputs, but don’t look for much more than 20 mpg in real-world mixed driving.
The Q60 has an attractive, tech-heavy interior with twin screens that keep the interior modern, with materials and execution are top-notch. Unfortunately, the Q60 is one of few cars to not come standard with automatic emergency braking, you’ll have to spend up for the mid-level Luxe trim for that tech we consider essential.
Figure just shy of $43,000 for a base Q60, or another $8,000 for the Q60 Luxe we recommend for its higher level of luxury and safety features. The Q60 Red Sport isn’t a bad value at just shy of $60,000; few cars offer 400 hp at that price point.
The 2021 Infiniti Q60 is an impressive player. With voluptuous styling, potent powertrains, and a strong value proposition, Infiniti has done their homework while turning heads in the process. So if bang for your buck is important to you, the 2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport is a stand out.