2022 Infiniti Q60 Trims And Pricing Revealed
Infiniti revealed pricing for its 2022 Q60 compact coupe, effectively pushing back a well-deserved reboot by adding wireless Apple CarPlay as a standard feature across all trim levels.
Given the Q60’s evolution from the G35 that debuted in 2002 as a luxury-focused Nissan 350Z, fans hoping to see a two-door version of Infiniti’s new QX60 design language will likely need to wait until after the new Z lands for a 2023 model year.
The Q60 does employ the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 as the Z, producing 300 horsepower in Pure and Luxe-spec cars or 400 horsepower for the Red Sport 400. A seven-speed automatic transmission allows Infiniti to equip every Q60 with either rear- or all-wheel drive, though unlike the Z, no manual option exists.
The range-topping Red Sport 400 features performance enhancements like 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension, paddle shifter and the full Carbon Fiber Package (which alone costs $2,280 to add to lower trim levels).
Technology and Safety
Climbing up in price between Pure, Luxe and Red Sport 400 steadily upgrades the Q60’s technology and safety features. All three trim levels come standard with active noise cancellation to reduce exterior noise pollution, while the Pure features Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment screens, dual-zone climate control and leatherette seats with contrast stitching.
The mid-level Luxe trim adds a Bose Performance Series sound system, more driver’s aids like intelligent cruise control and heated semi-aniline leather seats (plus a heated steering wheel). It also includes options for navigation and advanced climate control systems.
The fully-specced Red Sport 400, meanwhile, graduates to the ProActive suite of driver’s aids, though not the industry-leading ProPilot Assist that can bring the 2022 QX60 to a full stop in traffic and will pause for 30 seconds before starting up again.
2022 Infiniti Q60 Trims and Pricing
The minimal year-over-year changes hold true in terms of pricing. The Q60 Pure’s 2022 MSRP actually starts slightly lower than the outgoing car’s, at $41,750 (plus a $1,025 destination and handling fee), while a Luxe begins at $50,300 and a Red Sport 400 stickers for $60,200. Adding all-wheel drive costs $2,000 across the lineup. For comparison, Nissan promises the more basic Z will start at $40,000.
Luxury coupe competitors include the Audi A5, BMW 430i, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus RC 300. But none quite match the Q60’s combination of performance and quality materials for the price. The 2022 A5, for example, starts at $44,500 but comes standard with only 261 horsepower from an inline-four engine. And the Lexus offers even less power until the $65,000-plus RC F’s 472-horsepower V8.
Infiniti may hope that improving connectivity in a sport-luxury coupe will further entice buyers toward the five-year-old platform. But in today’s touchscreen era, cleaner tech and interior designs from competing brands may hold sway until a fully revamped Q60 finally hits the market.