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2017 INFINITI Q60 3.0t S AWD Test Drive Review

Yes, this is the car that Jon Snow from Game of Thrones drives. If you haven’t seen the recent INFINITI commercials then you probably don’t know what we’re talking about, but the brand is definitely making its footprint on the marketing world. The recent commercial shows Game of Thrones star, Kit Harington, driving the INFINITI Q60 through curvy roads.

INFINITI has a lot riding on this car as legends like the BMW M4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A5 continue to dominate the segment. Building on the legacy of the INFINITI G37 Coupe, the luxury brand is hoping that it can grab the attention with some extremely sleek exterior styling and performance dynamics that will straight up put a smile on your face every time you hit the start button. Let’s take a closer look at the all-new 2017 INFINITI Q60 Coupe.

Exterior:

The new 2017 INFINITI Q60 Coupe is one of those cars that looks absolutely gorgeous from every single angle. Taking cues from the new INFINITI Q50, the Q60 Coupe still manages to pave its own path with a curvy and sporty design. INFINITI says that the Q60 Coupe is highlighted by its “flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions” – and we certainly agree.

Two of the most major highlights of the exterior on the 2017 INFINITI Q60 Coupe include the strong double-arch grille and the crescent-shaped C-pillars that are shaped forward to give the car a more ‘in-motion’ look. The bold headlamps are apparently inspired by the shape of the human eyelid and the taillamps carry on that look with a slim and sharp influence to the overall rear of the car.

The 2017 INFINITI Q60 sits on a wheelbase that measures 112.2 inches with an overall length of 184.4 inches. The width of the INFINITI Q60 comes in at 72.8 inches and the height comes in at 54.5 inches.

When compared to its competitors, the 2017 INFINITI Q60 is definitely one of the best-looking sports coupes on the market. It will definitely turn heads everywhere you go.

Interior:

Like the exterior, the interior of the INFINITI Q60 is no disappointment. The redesigned interior is quite an upgrade from the INFINITI G37 Coupe and is very close to the interior of the new INFINITI Q50. All around the cabin you’ll notice high-end accents and quality materials. There is also contrast stitching throughout the cabin that gives it a more luxurious look.

Standard options on the 2017 INFINITI Q60 include dual zone climate control, INFINITI intelligent key, 8-way power seat for driver and passenger, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, two USB connection ports, INFINITI InTouch dual display system screens (8-inch upper and 7-inch lower), rearview camera, cruise control, Sirius XM radio, and much more. Optionally, you can load up the INFINITI Q60 with a bunch of packages including Premium Plus, Driver Assistance, Leather Seating, Technology Package, and others. Depending on the packages you load up the INFINITI Q60 with you can add features like navigation, heated seats, heated steering wheel, memory seats, an upgraded Bose sound system, remote start, and a range of safety features that we’ll get into later.

Interior room-wise, the 2017 INFINITI Q60 offers 43.1 inches of legroom for front passengers and 32.4 inches of legroom for rear passengers. Cargo volume comes in at 8.7 cubic feet.

There is no doubt that the cabin of the 2017 INFINITI Q60 is a wonderful place to be. It is packed with a load of standard features and wrapped in luxurious materials that are laid out in a very sporty way. It’s a perfect balance of both worlds.

Performance:

The 2017 INFINITI Q60 is available with two engine choices. Our 2017 INFINITI Q60 3.0t S AWD test drive model is powered by a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine making 300 horsepower and a maximum torque of 295 lb-ft. Mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 INFINITI Q60 3.0t S AWD goes from zero to sixty mph in about five seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

To tailor the INFINITI Q60 3.0t S AWD to your liking you can use the Drive Mode Selector system which allows you to pick between Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, Sport+, and Personal. The Sport and Sport+ mode allow for high-rev acceleration and quicker steering ratio for sharp turns and dynamic handling.

During our test drive review, we noticed that the 2017 INFINITI Q60 3.0t S AWD offers a smooth and comfortable ride when cruising along the highway and tight and exhilarating performance when you get a little heavy on the foot.

Fuel economy-wise, the INFINITI Q60 3.0t S AWD averages an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg* (city/highway).

Safety:

Besides the long list of standard features, the 2017 INFINITI Q60 is available with a long list of driver assistance technologies. Depending on the package you pick, the INFINITI Q60 comes with backup collision alert/intervention, blind spot warning/intervention, forward collision warning, emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and much more.

Overall:

The 2017 INFINITI Q60 is a strong competitor in a group of legends. It is definitely grabbing the attention of those that flock to cars like the BMW M4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, and Audi A5. Prices for the 2017 INFINITI Q60 start at just $38,950**. If you’re in the market for a new sports coupe, make sure you visit your local AutoNation dealer for a test drive today.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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