While the infotainment used to be a big drag on the Q60’s spec sheet, the wait for a better system is finally over. Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are now available, which is a huge plus. In the end, it’s a wash for the Q60 at 6 for features.
The lack of simple smartphone integration was a big black mark for the entire Infiniti lineup. With that now on the table, the Q60 and its siblings’ stocks are rising in the luxury segment. All-wheel drive can be added to any Q60 trim for $2,000.
Standard equipment on Pure models includes 19-inch wheels, eight-way power adjustable seats, synthetic leather upholstery, keyless ignition, dual touchscreens for infotainment (7.0 and 8.0 inches), two USB charge ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and LED headlights. This will all run you about $42,000.
The Luxe trim level bakes in automatic emergency braking, a moonroof, and Bose audio. Upgraded leather seats, added safety features, or upgraded tech and conveniences are all options packages buyers could consider, but we’re miffed that common-sense conveniences such as heated seats are buried in an options package that costs thousands. This trim is the best bang for your buck.
Keep in mind too that if you opt for some of the advanced safety packages, you get roped into the steer-by-wire system that gets only average grades.
At the top, there’s Red Sport. In addition to the more-powerful tune of the V-6 engine, you get 20-inch wheels, softer leather, carbon fiber trim accents, heated front seats, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, premium Bose audio, navigation, and beefier brakes.
To get adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and active lane control, you have to spring for yet another package. And again, you’re stuck with the steer-by-wire system.
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