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2015 Infiniti QX60 Review

The 2015 Infiniti QX60 ranks near the back of the luxury midsize SUV class. Although it has pleasant driving dynamics, good safety ratings, and a quality interior with plenty of space, this SUV's poor reliability rating keeps it from ranking higher.

Pros & Cons

  • Roomy seating in all three rows
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Smooth ride quality
  • Good fuel economy
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Mediocre passing power

Rankings & Awards

The 2015 Infiniti QX60's #12 ranking is based on its score within the 2015 Luxury Midsize SUVs category. It was a finalist for our 2015 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money award and a finalist for our 2015 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families award. Currently the Infiniti QX60 has a score of 7.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 38 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety: 9.3
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2015 Infiniti QX60 Overview

Is the 2015 Infiniti QX60 a Good Used SUV?

The Infiniti QX60 isn’t a great pick if you’re shopping for a luxury midsize SUV. The QX60 is a three-row SUV with a roomy cabin, seating for seven, and easy-to-use features. It also boasts a smooth ride and a good safety score. However, the QX60 has a poor reliability rating, and its powertrain doesn’t inspire the same confidence as other luxury SUVs in this segment. Before you buy, consider higher-rated alternatives like the 2015 Acura MDX and the 2015 BMW X5.

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We’ve analyzed 38 Infiniti QX60 reviews, as well as hard data points like reliability scores and cost of ownership estimates, to help you make the best car-buying decision possible.

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How Much Is the 2015 Infiniti QX60?

Based on listings for the 2015 Infiniti QX60 on our site, the average price is $28,600. Prices range from $23,900 to $32,900 and vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2015 Infiniti QX60 Cost to Own?

The QX60’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be $28,500, or about $5,700 per year. That’s better than average for a luxury midsize SUV.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New QX60?

Pricing for the 2019 Infiniti QX60 starts at around $44,000. You can save thousands of dollars with a used 2015 model, which still has comparable features and people-hauling abilities. That said, there are a few reasons to consider a new model. The 2019 models come standard with blind spot monitoring and forward collision warning with brake assist, features that were previously optional. The 2017-and-newer models also feature a more-powerful V6 engine. If these updates are worth it to you, opt for a newer QX60.

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There are many new SUVs that cost less than a used 2015 QX60. None are luxury vehicles, however, and only a few have third-row seating. The 2019 Kia Sorento starts at $26,290, and pricing for the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan begins at $24,295. Both SUVs have classy interiors, comfortable handling, and a few features that the Infiniti doesn’t have, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Which Model Year of the Infiniti QX60 Is Best?

The Infiniti QX60 SUV first debuted as the 2013 JX35. Infiniti rebranded this model as the QX60 for 2014 and added a hybrid variant. There have been minimal changes since. The SUV’s exterior received a light update exterior styling for 2016, and a stronger V6 engine for 2017 that delivers an extra 30 horsepower. The hybrid version was discontinued for 2018.

Overall, the QX60’s middling reliability ratings and unexceptional performance make it tough to recommend any model year of this SUV. That said, you can save money by shopping for early models in this generation while still finding most of the same tech and safety features as the later models.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Infiniti QX60?

The 2015 QX60 has a poor reliability rating of two out of five from J.D. Power.

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2015 Infiniti QX60 Recalls

The 2015 QX60 is affected by three recalls. Infiniti is recalling models due to issues with the front wheel hubs and the front passenger airbag sensors. Make sure an Infiniti dealer has addressed these recalls before buying a used QX60 SUV.

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Which Used Infiniti QX60 Model Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Infiniti QX60 SUV is available in two trim levels: QX60 3.5 and QX60 Hybrid. The QX60 3.5 has a 265-horsepower V6 engine, and the QX60 Hybrid has a 250-horsepower hybrid powertrain.

Both trims come with a rearview camera, an infotainment system with a 7-inch screen, six speakers, a USB port, Bluetooth, a satellite radio, and a CD player. Other standard features include keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a moonroof, a power liftgate, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Available upgrades include a navigation system with an 8-inch touch screen, Bose 13- and 15-speaker sound systems, rear-seat DVD players, remote start, and a suite of active safety features.

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What Does Infiniti's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Infiniti offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 70,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. The Infiniti certified pre-owned warranty has three levels of coverage based on the vehicle’s age and mileage.

Vehicles with less than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/75,000-mile warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Vehicles less than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/unlimited-mileage warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Finally, vehicles more than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a two-year/unlimited-mileage warranty good from the CPO purchase date. Infiniti CPO vehicles must pass a 167-point inspection. Infiniti CPO vehicles also receive free maintenance for one year. Additional benefits like towing, roadside assistance, and trip interruption coverage may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully.

Infiniti has one of the better CPO programs in the industry, according to our analysis. Lexus, Tesla, and Jaguar are among the very few that are better.

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How Safe Is the QX60?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2015 QX60 an overall rating of five out of five stars. It earned the same rating in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the QX60 a 2015 Top Safety Pick, also giving the SUV the second-highest rating of Acceptable score in the passenger-side small overlap front test, as well as the top score of Good in all other tests.

The QX60 comes standard with a rearview camera. Available safety features include forward collision warning with brake assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, parking sensors, and a 360-degree parking camera.

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2015 Infiniti QX60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2015 Infiniti QX60 or 2015 Lexus RX 350?

The 2015 Lexus RX 350 is a two-row SUV with seating for five, meaning it can't hold as many passengers as the seven-seat QX60. It's also not as luxurious on the inside. If you can look beyond those factors, it’s the better SUV to buy. The Lexus rates far higher for reliability, and its engine and transmission feel more energetic. Its handling is also more composed.

Which Is Better: 2015 Infiniti QX60 or 2015 Nissan Pathfinder?

The Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 have a lot in common. These SUVs were built at the same factory, and both share the same V6 engine and transmission, similar infotainment systems, and comparable seating, towing, and cargo capacities. The QX60 sports nicer cabin materials and offers a few extra safety features like forward collision warning. Ultimately, neither of these SUVs are great options because of their poor reliability ratings.

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2015 QX60 Performance

How Does the 2015 Infiniti QX60 Drive?

The 2015 QX60 has two engine options. The QX60 3.5 has a V6 with 265 horsepower. The QX60 Hybrid has a supercharged four-cylinder and an electric motor with 250 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is available.

Both engines scoot the QX60 up to speed easily. Power delivery is quick and zippy around town, but the CVT saps some of the Infiniti's passing power on the highway. The SUV rides comfortably over most road surfaces, and its suspension soaks up larger potholes without drama. It’s also fairly easy to park for such a big SUV. That said, the QX60 feels top-heavy around turns, and its steering is numb. But these are typical complaints for three-row SUVs.

Does the 2015 Infiniti QX60 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The QX60 V6 gets up to 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is very good by class standards. The QX60 Hybrid yields an even higher 26/28 mpg city/highway.

2015 Infiniti QX60 Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the QX60 V6 is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The QX60 Hybrid model has a lower towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

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2015 QX60 Interior

How Many People Does the 2015 QX60 Seat?

The Infiniti QX60 is a three-row SUV with seven seats. The front seats are supportive, and they provide a comfortable driving position. The second row of seats are similarly cozy. All three rows offer adequate seating space for adults, which is a nice bonus because many seven-passenger SUVs have cramped third-row seats. Leather upholstery is standard; heated and ventilated seats are available. The QX60’s cabin has an upscale look and feel, and it’s trimmed with many padded surfaces and soft-touch plastics.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2015 Infiniti QX60?

There are two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats in the QX60. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this system the second-lowest rating of Marginal, citing some lower anchors that are too deep within the seats, as well as tether anchors that can be confused for other hardware.

2015 Infiniti QX60 Features

Standard features include a rearview camera and an infotainment system with a 7-inch screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, a satellite radio, and a CD player. Available features include a navigation system with an 8-inch touch screen, a Bose stereo, and rear-seat DVD screens.

The audio and air conditioning controls are refreshingly simple to use, and these buttons and knobs are conveniently arranged on the dashboard. There are also multiple ways to adjust these functions, which helps cut down on distractions when driving.

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2015 Infiniti QX60 Dimensions

Infiniti QX60 Cargo Space

The QX60 has 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row seats, 40.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 76.5 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. That’s sizable for a luxury midsize SUV.

2015 QX60 Length and Weight

The Infiniti QX60 is 16.4 feet long. It weighs between 4,384 and 4,678 pounds, depending on configuration.

Where Was the 2015 Infiniti QX60 Built?

Infiniti built the 2015 QX60 in Tennessee.

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