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2024 Infiniti QX60

Starting from CAD $62,745

The QX60 is Infiniti’s second-largest SUV, sitting right behind the QX80. In the three-row luxury SUV segment, especially within the Japanese segment, the QX60 has somewhat faded into the background. It doesn’t quite outshine the leaders in its class. However, it’s not all bad with this three-row luxury SUV from Infiniti. The QX60 still maintains its appeal with an upscale interior, a spacious and quiet cabin, and an attractive price point.

Performance

The QX60 comes with a 3.5L V6 engine, generating 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately, performance isn’t a selling point for this three-row luxury SUV, which is a letdown considering Infiniti’s history of prioritizing performance. While it doesn’t struggle to accelerate, it falls short of delivering an exciting driving experience. The 9-speed transmission performs well in most driving situations by providing smooth shifts and prioritizing fuel efficiency.

Handling is another area where the QX60 could have been better and does disappoint to some extent. While I didn’t expect sporty handling from the QX60, other three-row luxury SUVs like the Acura MDX, a direct competitor, excel in this aspect.

Interior & Comfort

The QX60 showcases its strength when you sit inside, thanks to an upscale and luxurious interior. The tester provided by Infiniti had a stylish saddle-brown interior that looked gorgeous. Everything inside feels high-quality, and nothing feels out of place or cheap. For the most part, the whole cabin is covered in either leather or soft-touch materials which makes it feel luxurious. Infiniti did a great job inside and it’s evident through the craftsmanship. All rows feel upscale, and both the first and second rows are spacious, which is further enhanced by the available captain chairs in the second row. Additionally, front-row massaging seats are also available on the higher trims for both the driver and passenger. They aren’t necessarily the best massaging seats in the segment, but they work well.

Comfort is another area where the QX60 excels, thanks to the combination of comfortable seats and a suspension system that is responsible for a smooth and pleasant ride. The ride can be a bit rough on certain roads, but overall, it’s pretty comfortable. The cabin is also super quiet with not much road or wind noise, even when cruising at highway speeds.

Technology

The 12.3-inch infotainment system in the QX60 not only looks good, but it works well thanks to its responsive touch. The UI could be somewhat improved but if you use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, it’s not a big deal. Infiniti also provides users with two ways to control the infotainment system by offering touchscreen capability and the Infotainment controller, which is appreciated since the touchscreen can be a little far for some drivers. Additionally, the digital gauge cluster and the available heads-up display offer decent customization and add to the cabin’s visual appeal.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on all trims, with Apple CarPlay having wireless connectivity. This is great for Apple users, as it helps reduce wire clutter inside the cabin. A wireless charging pad is also available, which helps with reducing the wire clutter and it works well. For music lovers, the QX60 offers a 17-speaker Bose audio system that not only sounds fantastic but also has a sleek design within the doors, adding to the luxury appeal of the cabin.

The driver assistance features do a good job overall. The adaptive cruise control usually works well, but at times it brakes too hard when it’s not necessary, which can be annoying and even a safety concern. On the other hand, the lane-keeping system works well at keeping the vehicle centred in the lane.

Fuel Economy

The QX60 is rated at 11.9/9.3 L/100km for the city/highway, with a combined rating of 10.7 L/100km. In our week-long test, we averaged 11.2 L/100km. This included mostly city driving with some highway stretches.

Pricing

There are four different models to choose from in the Infiniti lineup, and they all offer distinctive value.

The Pure AWD starts at $62,745, making it the most affordable three-row luxury option compared to competitors like the Acura MDX and Lexus TX in this segment. It’s a great choice for buyers looking for a luxury SUV that doesn’t cost a fortune but still comes with a bunch of features in the base model.

We tried out the Autograph trim, and it’s the fanciest in the lineup with its quilted leather seats, but the Luxe and Sensory trims offer the best value in our opinion. Both trims come with a lot of features and you can save a considerable amount of money compared to the fully loaded Autograph trim, especially if you choose the Luxe trim. Our pick would be the Sensory trim – it gives you the most features for your money. If you can do without quilted leather seats and don’t need second-row captain chairs available on the Autograph trim, the Sensory trim could be the best choice.

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