Road Test: 2018 Nissan Infiniti Q60 3.0T AWD

Road Test: 2018 Nissan Infiniti Q60 3.0T AWD

Story by Brenda Washington, photos courtesy of Infiniti Canada

Specifications:

Price: $53,295 (MSRP)

Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged 24-valve DOHC V6

Trans: 7-speed automatic

Power: 300 hp@ 6,400 rpm

Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 1,600-5,200 rpm

Curb Weight:  3,952 lbs./1,793 kg

Fuel Consumption (L/100km – City/Hwy): 12.3/8.6

 

New for 2018: Only minor tweaks for 2018 including new 20-in. wheels on the Red Sport 400 models.

Segment Competitors: Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5, Kia Stinger, Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Genesis G70, BMW 4-Series, Cadillac ATS, Volkswagen Arteon, Lexus RC

The Skinny: The Drive Mode selector personalizes your settings allowing you to easily choose between Standard, Sport, Snow, Eco or Personal mode. Hill assist is nice when someone pulls up way too close behind you to get a better look at what they are missing out on. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Active Trace Control (Adjusts vehicle braking and engine torque to help enhance cornering feel) are also included.  The remote start for those snowy, cold, wet days as well as heated mirrors is a nice plus. Scratch Shield paint and heated front seats and steering wheel are always nice to have. The BOSE® 13-speaker Premium Audio System for turning up the tunes makes the drive even more enjoyable. We also liked the button in the rear light on the back of the car for allowing easy access to the trunk when the keys were not handy.

Pros: Rear seat folds for lots of extra cargo room.

Cons: Back seat a little tight; Rain sensing windshield wipers are an “option” at this price point.

The Verdict: Love, love, love this car. That being said it is definitely a 2 person car…with room for a baby in the back. Maybe that’s why we love it. None of us have babies left at home anymore and it’s fun to drive! It does have handy tether straps if your family grows though!

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