Which is Better? The 2019 INFINITI Q60 or 2019 Lexus RC?

Which is Better? The 2019 INFINITI Q60 or 2019 Lexus RC?

2019 Lexus RC

2019 INFINITI Q60 vs. 2019 Lexus RC
19 city / 28 hwy Fuel Economy 21 city / 30 hwy
300 hp Horsepower 241 hp
$40,750 Starting MSRP $41,145

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If you’re seeking a fun driving experience without sacrificing any comfort, a luxury sports coupe will prove to be a satisfying choice. Impressive performance capabilities and great value make the 2019 INFINITI Q60 hard to beat. A well-appointed interior also helps this sleek coupe to stand out from the pack. Let’s see how the 2019 INFINITI Q60 stacks up against the 2019 Lexus RC.


For 2019, the INFINITI Q60 now comes standard with a twin-turbo V6 engine. This upgrade makes the Q60 an even better buy for the money. It’s rated to produce an exciting 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, Lexus rates the RC’s base turbocharged four-cylinder engine to develop 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s clearly a big difference in total power. While the Q60 can reach 60 mph in around 5.1 seconds, the Lexus RC 300 takes roughly 7.3 seconds. In order to get the Lexus RC with a V6 engine, you’re forced to step up to a more expensive trim.

Interior Room

Both of these luxury sport coupes provide outstanding comfort. Nevertheless, the 2019 INFINITI Q60 has a roomier backseat. This is a major benefit for the drivers who need to accommodate additional passengers. When sitting in the back of the Q60, occupants will enjoy an extra 5.1 inches of legroom. There’s also 3.0 inches more rear hip room in the new Q60. Nothing beats being able to travel in comfort.


Like the 2019 INFINITI Q60, the 2019 Lexus RC provides a high level of passenger safety. However, some exclusive driver-assist technologies are offered on the new Q60. With the ability to detect a potential impact two vehicles ahead, INFINITI’s Predictive Forward Collision system is more advanced than Lexus’ forward collision system. Furthermore, only the INFINITI Q60 offers Backup Collision Intervention. By automatically triggering your brakes when approaching unexpected obstacles from the rear, this world-class safety technology gives you an extra peace of mind. While both cars come standard with a helpful backup camera, the INFINITI Q60 goes a step further by offering a 360-degree camera system with Moving Objection Detection. It makes maneuvering in congested parking areas a lot safer.

Although the 2019 Lexus RC is a fine choice, it loses this head-to-head battle. A stronger base engine, a roomier interior, and exclusive safety technologies help the 2019 INFINITI Q60 to come out ahead. To experience how the new Q60 compares to the competition, stop by your local INFINITI dealer for a test drive.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.