Yet another seven-passenger crossover in the luxury realm, the QX60 distinguished itself with unique looks and a relatively low starting price. You also get rich interior appointments and adult-size room in all three rows.
What's New for 2017
The QX60's engine gains 35 horsepower thanks to the addition of direct injection. The available InTouch infotainment system receives a larger touchscreen and HD radio. New package features include a hands-free power tailgate, automatic high beams, and auto-dimming side mirrors.
Choosing Your INFINITI QX60
Every 2017 QX60 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower. Buyer have a choice of front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive ($1,800). Both systems are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The QX60 can tow up to 5,000 pounds. (INFINITI also offers a hybrid model, covered in a separate entry.)
The roomy interior features a sliding and reclining second row and a reclining third row. The two rearmost passengers enjoy more space than expected. The QX is fully capable of carrying seven full-size adults. With the rows folded, you have 76.5 cubic feet of cargo space at your disposal.
The QX60 comes in a single trim levels with leather upholstery, a sunroof, heated power front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, wood interior trim, keyless ignition, a power liftgate, and a rearview camera. The six-speaker sound system features satellite radio and Bluetooth phone. Outside are 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, heated power-folding mirrors, and LED foglamps and perimeter lighting.
The available Premium package ($1,800) tacks on remote start, driver memory, a heated steering wheel, and a 13-speaker Bose sound system. Models so equipped can get a Premium Plus package ($2,900), which adds navigation, a surround-view camera system, automatic wipers, Bluetooth audio, and INFINITI's InTouch infotainment interface with telematics services.
Models equipped with the Premium Plus package are eligible for a Driver Assistance package ($1,850) with blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear collision warning with automatic braking, and an Eco Pedal that pushes back at heavy-footed drivers to remind them to drive more efficiently. Also included is a feature known as Active Trace Control, which automatically adjusts power output and braking for optimum cornering.
With the Driver Assistance package in place, you can advance to the Deluxe Technology package ($7,300), which offers a plethora of high-end features, including ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-folding third row, a hands-free power tailgate, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, auto-dimming side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, a Bose surround-sound system, and 20-inch wheels.
Optional on all configurations is a Theater package ($2,150) with dual rear video screens, wireless headphones, and a 120-volt power outlet.
The QX60's base MSRP is certainly attractive, but it's not hard to add $10,000 to that (in fact, most buyers will). On the other hand, the lower starting price means you can get some features that might be out of reach on key competitors.