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Is the 2021 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 a Good Luxury Sport Coupe to Buy on Everyman Driver

Powerful and comfortable, the INFINITI Q60 is a premium two-door coupe built for long-distance touring. Rear-wheel-drive and turbocharged engines make it fun to drive, while the spacious interior has technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All-wheel drive is available, as is a suite of advanced driver safety features. Some competitors have more modern interiors and sharper handling, but few deliver the same value for the Q60’s low price.

Pros: Great engine power for long-distance cruising; Spacious cabin with many standard features; Quiet ride and secure handling for daily driving

Cons: Lags rivals in interior styling and materials; Miniscule trunk holds small luggage only; Not as fun to drive as more modern coupes

The basis of the Infiniti Q60 is that of any classic coupe: A powerful engine, rear-wheel-drive, and a quick-shifting transmission. The PURE and LUXE trims use a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that runs on premium unleaded fuel and produces 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The EPA estimates it should return 19/28/22 mpg city/highway/combined. The engine provides fast acceleration, thanks in part to a seven-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel-drive is available for about $2,000 extra.

The RED SPORT 400 trim gets its name from the 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged engine under its hood. The motor is a 3.0-liter V6, making 350 pound-feet of torque. It should return 20/27/22 mpg. Its seven-speed automatic includes paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The powertrain transforms the Q60 into a high-speed machine, though despite its fancy adaptive suspension, handling isn’t as fleet-footed as European rivals.

The sleek Q60 coupe comes in three luxurious trims: PURE, LUXE, and RED SPORT 400.

Pricing starts around $42,000 for the PURE trim. It has standard exterior features like 19-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip differential, a backup camera, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, fog lights, and heated power side mirrors. The cabin comes with premium leatherette upholstery, power front seats, a rear bench seat, keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone climate control, metal trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Infotainment features are a six-speaker audio system, a CD player, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, WiFi, a USB port, and dual 8.0-inch multimedia screens.

The mid-level LUXE retails for about $50,500, adding blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, a surround-view camera, pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams. Other details include a power sunroof, heated front seats, a remote engine starter, a garage door opener, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, and a 13-speaker Bose premium audio system.

Performance driving enthusiasts will love the RED SPORT 400, priced around $58,500. It includes a twin-turbocharged engine, an adaptive suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels, front/rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, black side mirror caps, bolstered sport seats, driver’s seat memory, carbon fiber trim, and an integrated navigation system. Options include lane-keep assist, curve-adaptive headlights, and adaptive steering.

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