Previously known as the JX35, the Infiniti QX60 assumed its current name beginning with the 2014 model year. Regardless of the model name, this vehicle is a three-row luxury SUV with room for up to seven.
Infiniti QX60 Overview
The Infiniti QX60 comes standard with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available. Like other Infiniti products, the QX60 comes in one trim level with various options or packages available. All models come equipped with aluminum alloy wheels, all-season tires, automatic HID headlamps, power-folding and heated side mirrors, a power liftgate and a power-sliding moonroof. Tri-zone climate control, four 12-volt outlets, illuminated steering wheel controls and a USB connection are also included.
The Infiniti QX60 also comes with keyless entry, leather seats, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, a power tilt and telescopic steering column and 14 drink holders. Navigation, a theater package and a 13-speaker Bose audio system are available. Other upgrades include a 120-volt power outlet, heated second-row outboard seats and remote engine start.
All models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 265 horsepower and paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This model attains an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 19/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. Premium grade gasoline is required. A hybrid variant making 26/28 mpg is also available.
The interior room is spacious with excellent space for five passengers. Two additional passengers can sit in the third row, with that space best used by children. The standard cargo room is small, measuring just 15.8 cubic feet behind the third row. However, with the second- and third-row seats folded, the Infiniti QX60 offers 76.5 cubic feet of storage capacity.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives this model a very good safety rating, assigning the QX60 with its Top Safety Pick award. The IIHS has also recognized the Infiniti QX60 for its available forward collision warning and brake assist technologies. Other available safety features include intelligent cruise control, distance control assist and pre-crash seat belts. All models come equipped with a suite of air bags.
Infiniti shoppers might also consider the QX70, a muscular five-passenger SUV with traditional rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. Chief competitors include the BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne.