2021 INFINITI Q60 vs 2021 Lexus IS

2021 INFINITI Q60 vs Lexus IS

2021 INFINITI Q60 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 

For the 2021 INFINITI Q60, dominating the luxury coupe market is simple with its powerful engine and upscale interior features. Drivers who demand absolute perfection from their vehicle will appreciate what the Q60 has to offer. Cruising around the Denver Metro area behind the wheel of a Q60 is an experience that cannot be matched by other similar sedans and coupes on the market today. Among these is the 2021 Lexus IS which attempts to provide a competitive driving experience to the Q60. However, it suffers from a less powerful engine at the base level and lacks the overall refinement that the INFINITI Q60 is known for.


With its 300-hp 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine, the 2021 INFINITI Q60 is a powerhouse on the road. Taking on highway driving or accelerating briskly from a standstill is more impactful behind the wheel of the coupe. This incredible performance is equally smooth with the help of the seven-speed automatic transmission that comes along with it. All models of the INFINITI are standard with RWD and have AWD available. Handling capability in the Q60 is further enhanced by the inclusion of the INFINITI Drive Mode Selector. For conditions ranging from conventional roads to slippery snow, the Q60 can match the needs of the driving surface it is currently on. As for the 2021 Lexus IS, its standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that generates 241 horsepower. The engine is accompanied by an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission. Each of the two trims is standard with RWD like the INFINITI, with AWD available. 

Interior Features

In both luxury vehicles, modern infotainment equipment is common between the two. However, the INFINITI is equipped with a dual-screen InTouch™ system that has an eight-inch upper display and a seven-inch lower one. As for the Lexus IS, all menu navigating must be done on the single eight-inch touchscreen. This makes operating features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or the complimentary trial of SiriusXM® radio more easily accessible through the INFINITI than in the Lexus IS. Both vehicles are also fitted with integrated Wi-Fi® hotspots standard across all models for reliable connectivity to the Internet wherever they go.  

Safety Features

Drivers want the knowledge that their vehicle is going to help them avoid accidents with modern driver assistance and enhanced safety features. Fortunately, both the 2021 INFINITI Q60 and the 2021 Lexus IS provide plenty of protection for their passengers. Electronic Brake Force Distribution is present in both the INFINITI and the Lexus for unparalleled stopping performance when the roads get slippery from weather like rain or snow. Both vehicles are also equipped with standard Traction Control for improved maneuverability regardless of the road conditions. In the INFINITI, this works beautifully with the Drive Mode Selector to create a handling experience that the Lexus IS cannot match.  

Test Drive the 2021 INFINITI Q60 at Mike Ward INFINITI

Superior performance and an upscale ride are trademarks of the 2021 INFINITI Q60 and are what set it apart from its competition. Mike Ward INFINITI in Highlands Ranch, CO is proud to carry a great selection of these coupes for our customers. If you are a Denver Metro driver who wants to experience the best in fine driving, make the 2021 Q60 your next vehicle purchase. When you shop with Mike Ward, you also get the premier customer service and flexible financing you deserve.  


  2021 INFINITI Q60    2021 Lexus IS 
Base MSRP  $41,750  $39,050 
Horsepower  300 HP  241 HP 
City Estimated MPG:  19 MPG  21 MPG 
Highway Estimated MPG:  28 MPG  31 MPG