2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

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

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

CG Says: Nissan’s luxury division has revamped its model names for 2014; all Infiniti cars now carry a “Q” prefix and all SUVs start with “QX.” The 2014 QX60 was formerly known as the JX35. In addition to its new name, the QX60 gets a gas/electric hybrid model with a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Minor revisions include a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror and the addition of a power-folding 3rd-row seat to the Deluxe Touring Package. Urbane cabin appointments with simple (for the class anyway) controls and a serene driving experience 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.

2014 Infiniti QX60
2014 Infiniti QX60