Pros: 9-speed automatic transmission instead of CVT; standard digital gauges; upscale materials and design
Cons: Android Auto connectivity isn’t wireless; unusual gear selector may take getting used to
CG Says: Infiniti’s midsize three-row SUV skips the 2021 model year, as the division introduces a redesigned QX60 for 2022. Compared to the previous-generation QX60, the new one has the same wheelbase, but is slightly shorter and wider. The QX60 shares its basic platform with the Nissan Pathfinder, which is also redesigned for 2022.
The QX60’s sole engine choice remains a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, but the previous CVT automatic transmission has been replaced with a 9-speed automatic. All trim levels are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Inside the cabin, the three-row seating layout allows a maximum capacity of seven passengers, or six with available second-row captain’s chairs. A new top-line model named Autograph includes features such as wood interior trim, second-row captain’s chairs, perforated quilted leather on the first two rows of seating, and contrasting black paint on the roof.
The standard infotainment setup uses a 12.3-inch touchscreen, and features wireless Apple CarPlay and USB Android Auto connectivity, along with onboard Wi-Fi.
High-tech safety features include Infiniti’s ProPILOT Assist, a driver-assist system that pairs adaptive-cruise-control functionality with automatic lane-centering steering assist (the driver’s hands must remain on the steering wheel). ProPILOT Assist’s Navi-Link feature uses navigation-system data to “predict” upcoming roads and slow the vehicle accordingly for curves and freeway exits. Also standard are rear automatic braking, predictive forward collision warning, and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
The QX60 squares off against some very tough rivals in the red-hot midsize SUV market. But the newly redesigned QX60 looks to be up to the challenge, with the crisp design, premium features, and solid engineering buyers in this category expect.
|Class||Premium Midsize SUV|
|Body Style(s)||4-door wagon|
|Drive Wheels||front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive|
|Nation of Manufacture||USA|
|Base Prices||Pure: $46,850
Pure AWD: $48,850
Luxe AWD: $54,900
Sensory AWD: $58,350
Autograph AWD: $63,250
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