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Sporty 2018 Infiniti Q60 AWD Powerful Enough for New England Winters

The Infiniti coupe just keeps getting better every year.

2018 Infi niti Q60 AWD

It seems like the number of luxury two-door sport coupes gets smaller every year. But one car that keeps getting better is the Infiniti Q60 coupe, an attractive-looking car with great lines.

The Q60 has two engine choices: a four-cylinder 2.0-liter 208 horsepower engine and a V-6 engine that changes depending on trim level. The Sport produces 300 horsepower. The subject of my road test, the Red Sport 400, develops 400 horsepower. All versions have a seven-speed automatic and can be ordered in rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive configurations.

The controls are simple to use, but I have to question the two display screens – there’s one for the sound system and one for navigation. To me it just made the dash too busy and distracting. It has two decent-sized cupholders, a small center console and glove compartment, although an extra bin for coins, keys and glasses would have been handy. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, with plenty of adjustments that should allow most drivers to find a comfortable seating position. The rear seat, like all coupes, is a bit of a challenge to enter and exit. The trunk is a decent size and can easily accommodate a weekends’ worth of luggage for two, but not much else.

The Q60 is available in all-wheel drive; with the proper winter tires, it can be a year-round sports-car, even in the Northeast. Fuel economy in my time with the Q60 averaged about 22 mpg and premium fuel is required.

Driving the Q60 with 400 horsepower on tap was exhilarating. The engine developed power quickly and smoothly with almost no lag from turbocharging.

The Infiniti Q60 is elegant, stylish and fun to drive. The coupe competes with the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5, besting these models in some areas and losing out in others.

Price as tested: $65,705

MPG: 19/26

Engine: Turbocharged V-6 400 HP

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