Pros: Smooth, strong V6 engines; generous level of features for the money; available all-wheel drive in coupes
Cons: Stiff ride in IPL and Sport models; cramped back seat; convertible top operates slowly
CG Says: Nissan’s luxury division has revamped its model names for 2014; all Infiniti cars now carry a “Q” prefix and all SUVs start with “QX.” The 2014 Infiniti Q60 was formerly known as the G37 Coupe and Convertible, and is not significantly changed other than its new name. This Infiniti is more posh sports car than traditional luxury coupe, so it lags class rivals for interior space, overall refinement, and especially ride comfort. On the other hand, a distinctive blend of zesty performance, nimble handling, and racy style set the Q60 Coupe apart and is a strong attraction for certain buyers. The Q60 convertible’s spirited performance and urbane cabin make it an excellent alternative to luxury convertibles from Audi, BMW, and Lexus. Reasonable-for-the-class pricing is an asset of both coupe and convertible Q60s. However, we prefer the automatic transmission: The Sport 6MT’s manual transmission is finicky to operate and can be a pain in city driving. We also find the Sport suspension a bit too stiff for everyday driving. Likewise, the IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) models are a tough sell because the few upgrades they offer are not enough to justify their hefty asking prices.