2014 Infiniti Q60 Coupe: Around the Block

Patrick M Hoey

Infiniti calls it the Q60 and we still mistakenly call it the G, but the alphanumeric that best describes this Infiniti coupe is actually 370Z. The 2014 Infiniti Q60—known until last year as the G37 Coupe—is an aggressive, sharp, and athletic luxury sports coupe that doesn’t skirt around the fact that it shares its chassis and engine with Nissan’s brawny sports car.

Driving the 2014 Infiniti Q60 reminds us of when Infiniti burst onto the entry-level luxury scene with the original G35 in 2003. That car also shared many components with the Nissan 350Z of its time and shocked us with its sporty dynamics and the potent V-6 that made it a true BMW 3 Series competitor for thousands less. The formula became even stronger with the slightly more refined 2008 Infiniti G, which we named an Automobile Magazine All-Star that year.

Six years later, the Q60 continues to impress with its 330-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 that offers instantaneous throttle response and a raspy engine note. Its steering gives just the right amount of feedback and weights up perfectly when you throw the Infiniti into a corner. Yes, the suspension is stiff—due in part to our car’s optional sport package—but the car always feels poised and ready to attack without being uncomfortable. When pushed hard on a good road, it feels like a slightly grown-up version of the muscular, engaging Nissan 370Z we know and love.

When compared with its recently redesigned sedan counterpart, the Q50, the Infiniti Q60 is beginning to show its age. Its six-year-old infotainment system looks dated. You can’t get Infiniti’s dizzying suite of active safety technologies. The Q60’s V-6 is not as smooth and quiet as the revised version in the Q50. But despite all of the things the Infiniti Q60 lacks, we’re more enamored with what it has: real buttons and knobs instead of touchscreens, a snorty exhaust, organic steering feel, and an available six-speed manual transmission. It is too bad Infiniti is now going through an identity transformation, because the brand was really starting to get it right with cars like the G.

2014 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Journey

Base Price $41,305
Price as tested $50,405
Engine 3.7-liter V-6
Power 330 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque 270 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drive Rear-wheel
Cargo 7.4 cu ft
Fuel economy 19/27/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)
Roberto Estrada
If it's not broken, don't fix it.
Marc Hamady
This car is so outdated from inside.
Jacques René Delange
Never never This thing
Infiniti got nice cars, but confusing products name
Behrooz Bastani
Sebin Joseph
better choice
Jordan Pochocki
Haha thanks! Wow 79 likes, thanks everyone.
Jimmy Turner
Jordan Pochocki
Not bad
Sereyvuth Thay
Patrick Doran
05? The body change was in 08 when they made it a 37
Priscilla Daniel
Ning Yu
As same as my g 37xs
Sharon Johnson-Williams
Matthew Dana
Keith Michael Young
Yazetta Jones-knighton
I can see me in that. OMG! IJS.
Francis Liu
It's supposed to be Nissan Skyline
Francis Liu
change the badge to Skyline
Nataliekay Aworknprogress McClendon
Cemil Baraç
Michelle Gonzalez
Hoy Fox Infiniti I tried to share on your timeline but wouldn't let me.
Michael Anderson
Nissan is so far behind on this one, pretty much looks exactly the same as it always did, still though id take one over a 370z
Jake Chapman
That's what it's supposed to be...
Gregory Hadley
Plus here they are $80k!!!!!!
Gregory Hadley
I sell the things, the shape is outdated and no one buys them.
Jordan Pochocki
You must have vision similar to Stevie Wonder
Gregory Hadley
The 2014 looks exactly like the 2005... Boring
Greg Ducote
Still a g37 coupe
Michael Rivera
It's been around the block alright. Let's see the new one...
Viyan M Abdullah
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Achiko Alborishvili
Veena Chaudhary
Wow...tat's my caaaar...
Harish S Harris
I think it is (KIA company's car) super......
Alex Marks
still looks sexier than anything else
Matthew Deng
old platform old engine old technology with a new name
Zainul Abedin
Wow gr8
Mansoor Alam

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