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2019 Infiniti QX60 Review

The 2019 Infiniti QX60 finishes in the bottom third of our luxury midsize SUV rankings. While there are few outright reasons to dislike this SUV, it trails the competition when it comes to performance and interior quality.

Pros & Cons

  • Decent cargo capacity
  • Intuitive technology
  • Some low-rent interior materials
  • Less athletic than rivals

Is the Infiniti QX60 a Good SUV?

Yes, the Infiniti QX60 is a good SUV. Its performance is fine for your daily commute, the cabin is spacious, and you get a fair amount of user-friendly technology. Upon closer examination, however, you find that the QX60 isn't as athletic or luxurious as several competitors, and its technology list lacks some newer features found in many other vehicles.

Should I Buy the Infiniti QX60?

The QX60 is a good SUV that's affordable by class standards. But that doesn't mean you should buy it without shopping around. Many other SUVs offer everything the QX60 does and then some. You're better off looking at alternatives like the Acura MDX and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Infiniti QX60?

The 2019 QX60 belongs to a generation that began with the 2013 model year. The 2019 model offers two trims instead of one like the 2018 model, and it gets new standard active safety features like blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The 2018 model's only major change was the discontinuation of the QX60 Hybrid. For 2017, a more powerful V6 engine became standard. There was a refresh for 2016 that updated the exterior styling and the suspension, but otherwise, changes have been minimal.

You can potentially save a bundle by shopping for a used QX60 model, and you won't miss out on much because of the few changes across the years. If you decide to shop used, check out our reviews of the 2018 QX60 and 2017 QX60, and browse our Used Car Deals page to learn about discounts you might be able to get.

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This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current QX60 generation, which runs from 2013 to 2019.

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How Much Does the Infiniti QX60 Cost?

With a base price of $44,000, the QX60 rates as one of the less expensive vehicles in the class. Its top trim costs just $1,800 more ($45,800), making it one of the least costly top trims of any luxury midsize SUV.

That's a bit misleading, however, as many of the QX60's best features are optional even in the higher trim, and getting a fully loaded version of this Infiniti SUV will cost you around $65,000 – nearly $20,000 more than the top trim's starting price.

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Infiniti QX60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Infiniti QX60 or Acura MDX?

The Acura MDX costs roughly the same as the QX60, but it finishes much higher in the class rankings. Both SUVs have similar horsepower ratings, but the MDX is more athletic. The QX60 provides more cargo space. The MDX, however, has more in the way of technology. At the end of the day, the Acura has more advantages, and it's the better choice.

Which Is Better: Infiniti QX60 or Nissan Pathfinder?

The Nissan Pathfinder is, for the most part, a nonluxury version of the QX60. The Infiniti has the better looking and more upscale cabin, though the Nissan still features a fine interior. Perhaps the best reason to consider the Pathfinder is that it's far less expensive than the QX60. Even the Pathfinder's top trim – which comes with features like a hands-free liftgate, heated seats, adaptive cruise control, and a panoramic sunroof – costs less than the base QX60.

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QX60 Interior

How Many People Does the QX60 Seat?

This Infiniti seats seven people. All three rows can fit adults, but the third row is best suited for children. The seats are generally comfortable, but they are firmer than some rivals' seats.

QX60 and Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors. The QX60's LATCH system earns an ease-of-use rating of Acceptable (the second-highest rating) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

QX60 Interior Quality

Inside, the QX60 looks good, but not all critics agree on whether it's well-built. Some say it generally uses high-quality materials, while others argue that this Infiniti is decidedly low-rent for a luxury SUV.

QX60 Cargo Space

With all seats in use, the QX60 gives you 16 cubic feet of cargo space – enough room for about a dozen shopping bags. Fold down the second and third rows, and you have more than 76 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.

QX60 Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features include a moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and the Infiniti InTouch infotainment system with an 8-inch display screen. Available features include 13- and 15-speaker Bose audio systems, a rear-seat entertainment system, navigation, and an 8-inch touch screen.

The available touch screen is user-friendly and has intuitive menu layouts, but it's a bit of a reach for the driver. There are redundant physical controls, but they, too, are tough to reach for some people. While many rivals offer smartphone integration technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the QX60 does not.

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QX60 Performance

QX60 Engine: A V6 Fix

This Infiniti features a 295-horsepower V6 engine and a CVT (a type of automatic transmission) that work reasonably well. While it may not be the fastest SUV in the class, the QX60 never feels underpowered and makes a great daily driver.

QX60 Gas Mileage: Pretty Typical

The QX60's fuel economy ratings are a touch better than average for a luxury midsize SUV. It earns 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Over the course of a year, you'll spend about the same on gas in the QX60 as you would in a class rival like the Acura MDX.

QX60 Ride and Handling: No Real Consensus

This Infiniti is certainly not one of the true athletes in the class, though some reviewers argue that it handles well but rides a bit stiffly. Others say this is a cruising vehicle and that its soft ride comes at the expense of handling.

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QX60 Reliability

Is the Infiniti QX60 Reliable?

The 2019 QX60 does not yet have a predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power.

Infiniti QX60 Warranty

Infiniti covers the QX60 with a four-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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QX60 Safety

QX60 Crash Test Results

The 2019 QX60 earns a five-out-of-five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

QX60 Safety Features

Standard features include a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Available driver assistance features include a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, moving object detection, blind spot intervention, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, and backup collision intervention.

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Which Infiniti QX60 Model Is Right for Me?

You have two trim choices when picking a QX60: Pure and Luxe. Both come with a 295-horsepower V6 engine, a continuously variable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available in both trims. The base trim (Pure) doesn't let you add any other optional features, so the Luxe, which offers a litany of comfort, convenience, and active safety technology, is the trim for those who want the most out of their Infiniti. Adding these features, however, can drastically increase the price.

Infiniti QX60 Pure

The QX60 Pure starts at $44,000. Standard features include a moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, forward emergency braking, and the Infiniti InTouch infotainment system with an 8-inch display screen.

You can add all-wheel drive for $1,800. The Pure doesn't offer much else in the way of optional features.

Infiniti QX60 Luxe

The QX60 Luxe sports a base price of $45,800. In addition to the base trim's features, the Luxe comes with a 13-speaker Bose audio system. The biggest difference between the two trims is that the Luxe lets you add more features.

There are plenty of option packages to choose from, including the Theater, Essential, Limited, ProAssist, and ProActive packages. These range in price from around $1,000 to about $5,000.

You'll find a host of features in these packages, including a 15-speaker Bose audio system, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, navigation, an 8-inch touch screen, a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and backup collision intervention. Some of these features are offered in more than one package. You can also add all-wheel drive for $1,800.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Infiniti QX60 looks good when judging it on its own, but there are some cracks in the veneer when you measure it against other luxury midsize SUVs. Many competitors are more well-rounded, which is why the QX60 finishes in the bottom third of our class rankings.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "With three-row seating, a plush interior and a strong V6 engine, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a smart way to move a family down the road. Ride comfort and easy third-row access remain this crossover SUV's strong suits, and recent performance upgrades make it as quick as it is comfortable." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Not as large as the massive QX80, but still capable of carrying seven passengers, the midsize 2018 Infiniti QX60 is the perfect luxury SUV for those looking for a more car-like driving experience in an easy to maneuver package. With an elegant exterior and sumptuous interior, the QX60 is distinctive enough to stand out in a crowded parking lot full of Audi and Lexus SUVs, yet not so over the top that its appearance becomes polarizing. … Unlike some larger, truck-based luxury SUVs, such as the Cadillac Escalade and the Lexus GX 460, the QX60 is built on the foundation of a front-wheel-drive car. This design gives drivers a smoother ride and better gas mileage while packing as much, if not more, space inside." -- Autotrader (2018)
  • "The 2018 Infiniti QX60 offers room for seven, a dynamic exterior and a sumptuous interior all wrapped in a manageably sized luxury SUV. Available with the latest technology and safety innovations, the QX60 represents a viable alternative to the more conservatively styled Audi Q7 and Acura MDX, as well as the more expensive Mercedes-Benz GLS. The QX60's athletic suspension setup delivers a firmer ride than that of the Buick Enclave or Lexus RXL, but the reward is superior handling and cornering." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)

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Last Updated: November 29, 2018

Climbing Demand: Sales of the Infiniti QX60 are up 8 percent in 2018 relative to the same period last year, and it’s among the top five highest-selling luxury midsize SUVs.

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