INFINITI
QX60
2019
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Neil Cumins
Automotive Editor - August 16, 2018

Expert Rating

3.15 (Good)
MPG
20 City / 27 Highway

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2019 INFINITI QX60 OVERVIEW

The seven-seater 2019 INFINITI QX60 luxury crossover has been lightly refreshed, retaining an extensive standard specification across two trim levels. There’s a single engine and transmission, but it’s possible to choose front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New for 2019

Although the QX60 is unchanged visually, the 2019 model year has revised trim levels and several new options packages. Safety is also improved, with features like blind-spot monitoring and pedestrian detection now standard across the range.

INFINITI QX60

Choosing Your INFINITI QX60

INFINITI’s best-selling QX60 is an easy car to specify, with two drive variants and two trim levels. Only top-of-the-line LUXE models are available with factory-installed options, so anyone buying the PURE trim is restricted to adding premium paint for $500.

Every QX60 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6, producing 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive models achieve an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 combined, while all-wheel-drive variants get 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined). A seven-speed continuously variable transmission applies power to the road via 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels shod in all-season tires.

Crossover buyers expect impressive levels of safety, and the QX60 certainly delivers. Every model has blind-spot monitoring and forward collision warning systems, coupled with automatic emergency braking capable of detecting pedestrians. Roof-mounted curtain airbags flank the power sliding glass moonroof, while other powered items include the rear liftgate, an eight-way driver’s seat and heated folding outside mirrors.

Pure

The revised PURE trim retails for $44,995 for FWD and $46,795 for AWD models (all prices include the $995 destination charge). It has remote keyless entry accessing a cabin fitted with heated front seats clad in leatherette. The push button ignition sits on a dash dominated by an eight-inch color information display, which has a rearview camera and satellite radio integrated into it. Cruise control is standard, and so is sequential cabin illumination, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and tri-zone temperature control.

Curiously, INFINITI has decided not to provide any options for PURE buyers, beyond retailer-installed accessories like welcome lighting ($445) or illuminated kick plates ($485). However, anyone choosing the other QX60 trim is spoiled for choice when it comes to customization.

Luxe

Opting for the flagship QX60 LUXE trim costs $46,795 for FWD models and $48,595 for AWD. The premium over PURE is worth every cent, since LUXE models deliver a huge array of additional equipment as standard. Highlights include power lumbar for the driver’s seat, a smart key with dual occupant memory settings, and a heated steering wheel which retracts for easier access. LUXE models also gain a 13-speaker Bose audio system in place of the rather modest six-speaker CD unit in PURE models, while it’s even possible to start the engine remotely to cool or warm the cabin.

The LUXE trim truly comes into its own in terms of options. It’s possible to add seven packages, each featuring between eight and 17 separate items. Among other things, the $1,950 ProASSIST pack delivers adaptive cruise control with front and rear sonar alongside distance control assistance and backup collision intervention, plus auto-dimming side mirrors incorporating blind-spot intervention technology and lane departure warnings. The Sensory Package adds a hefty $3,500 to the LUXE’s starting price, but highlights of its 11 features include a 15-speaker surround-sound Bose system, climate-controlled front seats and heated second-row seats, maple interior accents, and a moonroof extending across the second and third-row seats with its own power sunshade. One relatively straightforward option involves specifying 20-inch, 15-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels for $1,000, though this does affect the ride quality.

CarsDirect Tip

The seven packages available with LUXE models enable QX60 buyers to make their car truly unique. Even without raiding the options list, the 2019 INFINITI QX60 LUXE more than justifies its $1,800 premium over PURE models – and the same is true of the all-wheel-drive option.

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