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2018 INFINITI Q60 vs. 2018 Acura RLX | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI Q60 vs. 2018 Acura RLX

With a gorgeous shape and amazing performance, the 2018 INFINITI Q60 is a luxury sports coupe that can easily knock out most of its rivals. The 2018 Acura RLX is also a luxury car and it offers an impressive combination of fuel economy and power. Can the Q60 deliver its famous KO punch in this comparison?

Design & Style

The 2018 INFINITI Q60 definitely made a grand entrance last year. This year, the Q60 continues to impress its fans with new, gorgeous exterior accents. Some of the notable additions include the hockey stick-like chrome surrounds, a chromed kinked rear roof pillar, a new lip spoiler, and satin chromed dual outboard exhausts. The styling of the INFINITI Q60 is simply superb and it is hard to take your eyes off the coupe.

The 2018 Acura RLX receives new front seats and new front-end styling, such as a prettier pentagonal nose. However, its overall interior design was dated even though the sedan packed in many features as standard. This was a huge letdown for many car enthusiasts. The Q60 does not disappoint in this area. Its cabin features a contemporary style and is fitted with upscale materials. Everything screams luxury and feels soft to the touch.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 INFINITI Q60 and the 2018 Acura RLX both score well in terms of safety. Both models offer active safety features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and 360-degree cameras. The Acura RLX uses a Krell audio system that produces crystal-clear sound. The Q60 fights back with a stunning 13-speaker Bose premium audio system.

As you might already know by now, the INFINITI Q60’s cabin looks high-tech from the get-go. The coupe has two infotainment screens! Acura RLX is offering a split-screen infotainment system for this round. Unfortunately, it is not necessarily the easiest one to use.


The 2018 Acura RLX offers decent hybrid fuel economy. The RLX Sport Hybrid model has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 377 horsepower. Think that is impressive? Not so fast. You should check out the Q60’s Red Sport model. The twin-turbo V6 engine puts out an eye-popping 400 horsepower. If you are concerned about keeping within legal speeds, you can opt for the standard 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. It possesses polite road manners and is powerful enough to provide you with a wonderful driving experience.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, the 2018 INFINITI Q60 effortlessly dodges every punch that the 2018 Acura RLX tries to throw at it. The Acura RLX is likable enough, but not loveable. Additionally, the way the sedan is built does not justify its price. If you are looking for a luxury sport coupe that is exceptionally appointed, the Q60 is perfect for you. What’s more, it is incredibly comfortable for two.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q60 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI Q60 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q60 test drive appointment.

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