Greene Ford Compares 2017 Ford Mustang VS 2017 Infiniti Q60 Near Buford, GA

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2017 Ford Mustang

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2017 Infiniti Q60

Safety Comparison

Both the Mustang and the Q60 Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 25 times as many Ford dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Mustang’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The Mustang has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Q60 Coupe doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the car’s engine.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 12th.

Engine Comparison

The Mustang has more powerful engines than the Q60 Coupe:

 

Horsepower

Torque

Mustang 3.7 DOHC V6

300 HP

280 lbs.-ft.

Mustang ECOBoost 2.3 turbo 4 cyl.

310 HP

320 lbs.-ft.

Mustang GT 5.0 DOHC V8

435 HP

400 lbs.-ft.

Q60 Coupe 2.0t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

208 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

Q60 Coupe 3.0t 3.0 turbo V6

300 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

Q60 Coupe Red Sport 400 3.0 turbo V6

400 HP

350 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Ford Mustang uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended on Mustang ECOBoost for maximum performance). The Q60 Coupe requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Mustang has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Q60 Coupe doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Mustang GT’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Q60 Coupe:

 

Mustang GT

Q60 Coupe

Q60 Coupe Sport/Red Sport 400

Front Rotors

15 inches

12.6 inches

14 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Mustang’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Q60 Coupe (265/35R20 vs. 245/40R19).

The Mustang’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Q60 Coupe’s optional 40 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Mustang offers optional 20-inch wheels. The Q60 Coupe’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Mustang has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Q60 Coupe’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Mustang’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Q60 Coupe doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Mustang is 1.1 inches wider in the front and 2.8 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Q60 Coupe.

The Mustang’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (53.5% to 46.5%) than the Q60 Coupe’s (55% to 45%). This gives the Mustang more stable handling and braking.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mustang Fastback has 1.4 inches more front legroom, 1 inch more front hip room, 1.7 inches more front shoulder room, .3 inches more rear headroom and .2 inches more rear shoulder room than the Q60 Coupe.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Mustang Fastback has a much larger trunk than the Q60 Coupe (13.5 vs. 8.7 cubic feet).

The Mustang Fastback’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Q60 Coupe doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Mustang’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Q60 Coupe does not have an oil pressure gauge.

Standard air conditioned seats in the Mustang Premium keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The Q60 Coupe doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.

Recommendations Comparison

IntelliChoice recognized the Ford Mustang as a “Best Value of the Year” for the 2015 model year.

The Mustang was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 6 of the last 12 years. The Q60 Coupe has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The Mustang was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 3 of the last 21 years. The Q60 Coupe has never been an “All Star.”

The Ford Mustang outsold the Infiniti Q40/Q60 by over 48 to one during the 2016 model year.

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