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2017 INFINITI Q60 VS. 2017 LEXUS RC | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


For the last few years, the coupe line of luxury vehicles has been in a state of disarray but with the release of the 2017 Lexus RC and the 2017 INFINITI Q60, it has revitalized this market segment, while creating competition between the two. Which vehicle has the upper hand? Continue reading and you’ll find out!

Design & Style

In fact, these two vehicles have a lot in common. Both are two door coupes which come from Japan, and both are exceptionally stylish both inside and out. This makes choosing between them a difficult task, but looking under the hood will reveal which vehicle has a decided edge. The Q60 has a cabin which is tech rich, along with three engines to choose from. The Lexus RC shares many of its components with other models under the Lexus marquee, and only moderate upgrades have been made to its equipment.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles have exceptional safety ratings, so they are evenly matched in this department. They are also evenly matched when it comes to the infotainment that they offer. However, the INFINITI Q60 is widely recognized to do a better job when it comes to the way in which its features are controlled. Its touch screen dual system is simple to learn, whereas many reviewers complained that the Remote Touch offered by the Lexus RC was overly complicated and distracting.


Although on paper, the Lexus RC is superior to the INFINITI Q60 due to its 241 horse power and 258 lb ft of torque (the Q60 only has 208 hp with 258 lb ft torque) but since it weighs more, these advantages are mitigated to a large extent. Additionally, the Q60 has a V6 3L engine which is twin turbo and far more powerful than the engine offered by Lexus. The Lexus RC does have excellent fuel economy, and according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) it returns 22 mpg within urban areas and 32 mpg on expressways. The fuel economy offered by the Q60 isn’t as good, but this is to be expected – given its better performance.

The Bottom Line

Coupes which weigh more than their competitors will often perform at a lower level, since their agility is reduced. This is true, irrespective of how good the steering is. It is for this reason that the Lexus RC lags behind the INFINITI Q60. Given the fact that most people buy coupes for their speed and maneuverability, the INFINITI is the better choice. Driving it is a more enjoyable experience, and the interior offers more space for seating, which is important in a vehicle which is restricted to two doors only. Finally, although both vehicles are similarly equipped, it is the INFINITI that is priced slightly lower than the Lexus, making it the better choice.

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Stop by our dealership in St. James New York to test drive this beauty and find out first hand why we recommend it over the Lexus. Its combination of performance, legroom, price and style are simply unrivaled!

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