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2017 Infiniti QX60 Review

With bland steering and a below-average predicted reliability rating, the 2017 Infiniti QX60 finds itself stuck near the bottom of our luxury midsize SUV rankings. Still, its interior is well-made and its third row is comfortable, even for tall adults.

Pros & Cons

  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Adult-friendly third-row seats
  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Steering feels vague

Rankings & Awards

The 2017 Infiniti QX60's #15 ranking is based on its score within the 2017 Luxury Midsize SUVs category. It was the winner of our 2017 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families award and a finalist for our 2017 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money award. Currently the Infiniti QX60 has a score of 7.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 8.3
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.0
Safety: 9.3
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2017 Infiniti QX60 Overview

Is the 2017 Infiniti QX60 a Good Used SUV?

The 2017 Infiniti QX60 is a good SUV if you’re looking for a smooth cruiser with plenty of interior space for your entire family. In addition to being one of the more fuel-efficient models in the luxury midsize SUV class, it also has one of the lowest total cost of ownership ratings. However, these perks aren’t enough to overcome the QX60’s shortcomings. It has vague handling and below-average scores in safety, performance, and predicted reliability compared to rivals. The 2017 Lincoln MKT is a better choice; it has above-average predicted reliability, a higher safety score, a stronger standard V6 engine, and similar estimated ownership costs.

Why You Can Trust Us

We do not base our used car rankings and reviews on our personal opinions. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total cost of ownership estimates, and the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 41 professional evaluations for this 2017 Infiniti QX60 review to help you make an informed buying decision.

Our experienced team of writers, editors, and analysts has been ranking and reviewing the best cars, trucks, crossovers, and SUVs since 2007. We remain unbiased by refusing pricey gifts and trips from auto manufacturers and employing an independent agency to manage the advertising on our site.

How Much Is the 2017 Infiniti QX60?

Based on 768 listings for this vehicle on our site, you can expect to pay between $33,100 and $45,000 for a used 2017 Infiniti QX60. The average list price is $38,800. Prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2017 Infiniti QX60 Cost to Own?

Five-year costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs for the 2017 QX60 are estimated to be $27,330. That’s well below average for the luxury midsize SUV segment.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New QX60?

There are no substantive differences between the 2018 QX60 and the 2017 model, which means you can likely get a better-equipped used 2017 model for less money. The 2018 QX60 has a starting price of $43,300, while the average price of a used 2017 QX60 is $38,800. If you want a hybrid model, note that you’ll have to buy used because it was discontinued for 2018.

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You won’t find a highly ranked new luxury midsize SUV that matches the 2017 QX60’s average price of $38,800. You will need to look at a luxury compact SUV like the 2018 Acura RDX ($36,000) or the 2019 Infiniti QX50 ($36,550) to stay in the same ballpark pricewise. The new models offer equal or better fuel economy, new car warranties, and better features in some instances. However, unlike the QX60, neither model has an available third row, you’ll have less cargo space, and second-row legroom suffers.

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Which Model Year of the Infiniti QX60 Is Best?

The 2017 QX60 has a more powerful standard V6 than the 2016 model, which enhances its highway acceleration. However, you’ll save more money with the 2016 QX60 and earlier models. They show no other substantive differences going back to the 2013 model, which was known as the Infiniti JX. The 2016 QX60 is probably the best choice; it looks more contemporary than older versions, thanks to its exterior upgrades.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Infiniti QX60?

The 2017 Infiniti QX60 has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2017 Infiniti QX60 Recalls

As of this writing, the 2017 Infiniti QX60 has no open recalls. Before you purchase a used model, check to see if any recalls have been added.

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Which Used Infiniti QX60 Model Is Right for Me?

The Infiniti QX60 comes in two models: the gas-engine version and the hybrid. (There’s also a choice between front-wheel or all-wheel drive.) Infiniti chose to equip the QX60 with various features packages instead. QX60s with the Driver Assistance package have the most safety features bundled together, including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, backup collision intervention, cornering assist, and front and rear parking sensors. Premium and Premium Plus packages add features like an upgraded sound system, enhanced intelligent key, navigation, rain-sensing wipers, and an Around View Monitor that provides a 360-degree view of your vehicle. A Theater package delivers rear-seat entertainment, while the Deluxe Technology package coddles your passengers with heated second-row outboard seats and a second- and third-row moonroof with a power sunshade. It also provides cooled front seats and numerous safety features. The Deluxe Technology package is the right choice, thanks to its combination of technology, safety, and luxury upgrades.

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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 and Audi are among the very few that are better.

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How Safe Is the QX60?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 QX60 a Top Safety Pick. The model earned the highest rating (Good) in all five crash tests. The IIHS also determined that when the QX60 is properly equipped, it offers a Superior level of front-crash prevention. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the QX60 five out of five stars in its side crash test and four stars for the frontal and rear crash tests.

The 2017 QX60 comes standard with a rearview camera. Available active safety features include an Around View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, blind spot intervention, backup collision intervention, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high beams.

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2017 Infiniti QX60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti QX60 or 2017 Acura MDX?

The 2017 Acura MDX has more to offer than the 2017 QX60, making it the better choice. The MDX has sportier handling and more standard safety features, The Acura was also named our 2017 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money. However, the QX60 is the better people hauler, offering more second- and third-row legroom.

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti QX60 or 2017 Lincoln MKT?

The 2017 Lincoln MKT has a much higher predicted reliability rating than the 2017 QX60. However, the Lincoln can’t match the Infiniti’s cabin space and quality. Passengers will be more comfortable in all three rows of the Infiniti. While both are capable cruisers, the QX60 has better handling. Still, the Lincoln’s predicted reliability score makes it the better choice in the end.

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti QX60 or 2017 Lincoln MKX?

Can you live with two rows? If so, the 2017 Lincoln MKX will be a better choice for you than the QX60. The Lincoln has outstanding safety scores and above-average predicted reliability. Another important plus is standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which the QX60 lacks. The MKX was also named our 2017 Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for Families.

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2017 QX60 Performance

How Does the 2017 Infiniti QX60 Drive?

The 2017 Infiniti QX60 provides effortless and composed steering, strong braking, and deft handling. You may not be able to throw it hard through curves, but the QX60 is a pleasure to drive overall. Its Drive Mode Selector provides four options to customize your ride: Standard, Sport, Snow, and Eco. The QX60 has standard front-wheel drive, but you’ll find all-wheel drive in some models.

The QX60 has a 295-horsepower V6 engine that effortlessly moves the 3-row SUV up to speed. The QX60 Hybrid has a four-cylinder engine and a single electric motor that combine to make 250 horsepower. Both powertrains come with a refined, continuously variable automatic transmission.

Does the 2017 Infiniti QX60 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The 2017 QX60 has an EPA rating of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, making it one of the thriftiest models in our ranking of the best luxury SUVs with 3 rows. Models with all-wheel drive earn just 19/26 mpg city/highway.

The QX60 Hybrid is more fuel-efficient, at 25/27 mpg city/highway for both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.

2017 Infiniti QX60 Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the 2017 Infiniti QX60 tows up to 5,000 pounds. The QX60 Hybrid tows up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

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2017 QX60 Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 QX60 Seat?

The 2017 Infiniti QX60 has seating for seven across three rows. The third row is comfortable even for adults, which is unusual for a luxury midsize SUV. The second-row seats slide forward and backward for more convenience.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Infiniti QX60?

The QX60 comes with two complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the second-row outboard seats and a middle-seat tether anchor. There is one tether anchor in the third row. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the second-lowest rating of Marginal. The lower anchors can be difficult to find, and too much force is needed to attach straps to the anchors.

2017 Infiniti QX60 Features

The QX60 comes standard with push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, six speakers, a CD player, Bluetooth audio streaming, four USB ports, HD Radio, and satellite radio. Available features include navigation, a 15-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, and a rear entertainment system with two headrest screens. The QX60’s infotainment system is among the easiest to use on the market.

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2017 Infiniti QX60 Dimensions

Infiniti QX60 Cargo Space

The QX60 has a 15.8-cubic-foot cargo space with the third-row seats in place. Fold that row, and cargo space increases to 40.8 cubic feet. With the second and third rows folded down, space jumps to 76.5 cubic feet.

2017 QX60 Length and Weight

The 2017 QX60 is 16.7 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 4,383 pounds for the front-wheel-drive model to 4,519 pounds for the all-wheel-drive QX60. Both models share a gross vehicle weight rating of 5,985 pounds.

Where Was the 2017 Infiniti QX60 Built?

Infiniti built the 2017 Infiniti QX60 in Tennessee.

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