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2018 Infiniti QX60 Review

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 ranks toward the bottom of the luxury midsize SUV class. It has a roomy cabin, good safety scores, and a peppy V6 engine, but a subpar predicted reliability rating keeps this SUV from ranking higher.

Pros & Cons

  • Roomy seating and abundant cargo space
  • Refined V6 engine
  • Pleasant ride and handling
  • Dated infotainment system
  • Lacks popular smartphone integration features
  • Below-average predicted reliability rating




Critics' Rating: 7.7
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.8
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.1
Safety: 9.3
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2018 Infiniti QX60 Overview

Is the 2018 Infiniti QX60 a Good Used SUV?

The Infiniti QX60 an OK option if you’re shopping for a used luxury midsize SUV.

The 2018 QX60 has several highlights:

  • A zippy, yet efficient, V6 engine
  • Many available safety features
  • Low asking prices for a used luxury midsize SUV
  • Spacious interior with seating for seven
  • User-friendly tech features
  • Adult-friendly third-row seats
  • Above-average cargo space

It also has its share of drawbacks:

  • No support for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • Below-average predicted reliability rating
  • A firm ride with the available 20-inch wheels

Consider the 2018 Lexus RX 350 L if you want a used luxury SUV with a better predicted reliability rating. The RX can also seat up to seven passengers.

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We’ve analyzed 43 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.

How Much Is the 2018 Infiniti QX60?

Based on listings for the 2018 QX60 on our site, the average list price is $33,800. Prices range from $27,700 to $40,300 and vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2018 Infiniti QX60 Cost to Own?

The QX60’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be around $29,300, or $5,860 per year. That’s better than average for a luxury midsize SUV.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New QX60?

The 2019 Infiniti QX60 starts at around $44,000. A nearly identical 2018 QX60 will likely cost you thousands less. The 2019 model comes standard with more safety features like forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring. These features were optional for 2018.

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You can save even more money by purchasing a used 2013 to 2017 model. The QX60 first arrived for 2013 as the JX35. It was rebranded as the QX60 in 2014 and also received a hybrid variant that year. Updates since then have been relatively minor, with lightly refreshed styling for 2016 and a stronger V6 engine for 2017. The QX60 Hybrid was discontinued for 2018.

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How Reliable Is the 2018 Infiniti QX60?

The 2018 QX60 has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2018 Infiniti QX60 Recalls

At the time of writing, no recalls have been issued for the 2018 Infiniti QX60.

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Which Used Infiniti QX60 Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2018 QX60 has only one trim level, and it's outfitted with a fair number of standard tech. The most desirable features, however, are limited to option packages. For this reason, you’ll need to shop carefully if you want a used QX60 with options like a navigation system or active safety features.

  • Infiniti QX60: The QX60 comes with a V6 engine providing 295 horsepower. Standard features include an 8-inch infotainment screen, six speakers, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a CD player, a USB port, a rearview camera, remote keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a moonroof, a power liftgate, heated side mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Premium package adds remote start, a Bose stereo, and a heated steering wheel. The Premium Plus package includes a touch-screen navigation system, a 360-degree parking camera, parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The Driver Assistance package contains blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. The Deluxe Technology package comes with ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a motion-activated power liftgate, and 20-inch wheels. Other available features include rear-seat DVD screens.

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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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 QX60 a five-star rating out of five for side impact safety, as well as four stars for frontal crash and rollover safety.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the QX60 a top rating of Good in five of the six tests performed. The SUV received the second-best rating of Acceptable for passenger-side small overlap front crash safety, and properly equipped QX60s received the top rating of Superior for front crash prevention. However, the QX60s headlights received the worst rating of Poor for how well they illuminate the road ahead.

Standard advanced safety features:

  • rearview camera

Available advanced safety features:

  • 360-degree parking camera
  • front and rear parking sensors
  • blind spot monitoring
  • rear cross traffic alert
  • forward collision warning with brake assist
  • adaptive cruise control
  • lane departure warning
  • lane keep assist
  • automatic high-beam headlights

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2018 Infiniti QX60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2018 Infiniti QX60 or 2018 Acura MDX?

The 2018 Acura MDX is a popular luxury three-row SUV. The MDX has a zippy V6 engine and similar fuel economy ratings to the QX60, but the Acura delivers a smoother ride and a longer list of standard features. All MDX models come standard with forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That said, both SUVs have a below-average predicted reliability rating.

Which Is Better: 2018 Infiniti QX60 or 2018 Volvo XC90?

The 2018 Volvo XC90 is an excellent alterative to the QX60. The XC90 boasts top-notch interior materials, a roomier cabin with more seating and cargo space than the QX60, better fuel economy ratings, and more standard safety and tech features, including blind spot monitoring and Apple CarPlay. On the other hand, the Volvo has a firm ride quality and an even lower predicted reliability rating than the Infiniti.

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2018 QX60 Performance

How Does the 2018 Infiniti QX60 Drive?

The QX60 offers a decent driving experience. Its V6 engine is responsive, and it’s matched with a smooth continuously variable automatic transmission. This setup will help you zip the SUV around town and up to highway speed with confidence. The SUV feels fairly stable around turns, it rides comfortably on most road surfaces, and its brakes provide fine stopping power.

That being said, rough and uneven pavement tend to jostle the QX60 around, especially on models equipped with the available 20-inch wheels. This isn’t as much of an issue with the standard 18-inch wheels.

  • Engine: 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque
  • Drivetrain: standard front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Transmission: continuously variable automatic (CVT)
Does the 2018 Infiniti QX60 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The QX60 gets average fuel economy for a luxury midsize SUV.

  • With FWD: 20/27 mpg city/highway
  • With AWD: 19/26 mpg
2018 Infiniti QX60 Towing Capacity

The QX60 can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

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2018 QX60 Interior

How Many People Does the 2018 QX60 Seat?

The QX60 is a three-row SUV with seven seats. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the driving position is nice, thanks in part to the variety of seat and steering-wheel adjustments. Both the first and second rows have ample seating space for taller adults. The third row is a bit tighter, but it’s roomy enough for adults on shorter trips. This isn’t the case with many seven-passenger SUVs, which often have cramped third-row seats.

The QX60’s interior is quiet, and it’s trimmed with soft-touch plastics and a number of padded surfaces. This gives the SUV an upscale appearance, though it doesn’t feel as luxe as some other vehicles in this segment. Front visibility is fine, but rear visibility is limited by the thick roof pillars and tall rear headrests.

Standard seating features:

  • leather seats
  • heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • leather-wrapped steering wheel

Available seating features:

  • ventilated front seats
  • heated second-row seats
  • heated steering wheel
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2018 Infiniti QX60?

The QX60 has two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats. This setup is fine, though some of the anchors are located too deep within the seat cushions. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the setup a second-best rating of Acceptable for ease of use.

2018 Infiniti QX60 Features

The QX60 benefits from user-friendly tech features. The standard 8-inch infotainment screen is controlled by a simple knob and buttons on the dashboard. The buttons for the climate control and audio functions are straightforward as well. Opting for the navigation system adds touch sensitivity to the infotainment display.

Overall, these convenience features are simple to use while driving, but they feel outdated compared with class competitors. The graphics are basic, and there’s no support for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which allow users to integrate their iPhone and Android apps on the screen.

  • Standard infotainment features: an 8-inch infotainment screen, six speakers, satellite radio, a CD player, Bluetooth, and a USB port
  • Available infotainment features: an 8-inch touch-screen navigation system, 13- and 15-speaker Bose stereos, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 8-inch displays
  • Additional standard features: tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, a moonroof, and a power liftgate
  • Other available features: remote start and a hands-free power liftgate

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2018 Infiniti QX60 Dimensions

Infiniti QX60 Cargo Space

The QX60 has more cargo space than most other luxury midsize SUVs. It offers 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 40.2 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 75.8 cubic feet with the second row folded as well.

These cargo dimensions are for comparative purposes. There is no substitute for visually examining the storage area in any car you’re considering.

2018 Infiniti QX60 Length and Weight
  • Length: 16 feet, 8 inches
  • Curb weight: 4,390 to 4,526 pounds

Where Was the 2018 Infiniti QX60 Built?

Infiniti built the 2018 QX60 in Tennessee.


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