2017 Infiniti QX60

Pros: Genuinely upscale trimmings and features; simple, easy-to-use controls; availability of Hybrid model; surprisingly good handling; impressive passenger and cargo versatility

Cons: Some desirable options are available only in expensive option packages; plus-size wheels take a toll on ride quality

CG Says: The Infiniti QX60 has more power for 2017. The QX60’s 3.5-liter V6 has 295 horsepower—an increase of 30 hp over last year. A hands-free liftgate and Wi-Fi are newly available features. QX60 is premium midsize crossover SUV that seats seven passengers. The QX60 is based on the Nissan Pathfinder. There is a choice of a conventional 295-hp 3.5-liter V6 or a hybrid that pairs a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined 250 hp. Both powerplants are mated a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. Available features include forward-collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and mitigation, blind-spot alert, surround-view cameras, and adaptive cruise control. Urbane cabin appointments with simple (for the class anyway) controls, a serene driving experience, and availability of a Hybrid version are QX60 highlights. Less impressive is the QX’s handling and ride quality when equipped with the optional 20-inch wheels. Base prices are competitive, and though Infiniti requires the purchase of costly option packages in order to get some desired features, considering all the content, it’s not unreasonable.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Infiniti
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 3.5: $43,100
AWD 3.5: $44,900
Hybrid: $52,100
AWD Hybrid: $53,500

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
295
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

Optional Engine
supercharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
250
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27