The INFINITI QX60 debuted in 2014 as a result of the automaker’s naming system. It’s remained mostly the same since its debut, and we also expect the 2021 QX60 to be a carryover model. For buyers seeking a more modern ride, a redesign is rumored for 2022
As a carryover model, we expect the 2021 INFINITI QX60 to continue with the same outward appearance as the current variant. This will include its wide headlights, bulging grille, sharp body lines, zigzag D-pillar, and wraparound taillights. This design is starting to show its age, but it’s still fresh enough to compete.
Inside, the current QX60 shows significant age with its swoopy dash, in-dash touchscreen, plethora of buttons and knobs, old-looking steering wheel, and sea-of-black dash. It does, however, feature upscale materials in higher trims. Standard interior features on the current QX60 include leatherette upholstery power front seats, tri-zone climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and more. Moving up in trims will add more upscale items like a 13-speaker Bose audio system, a heated steering wheel, remote start, navigation, 360-degree camera, and more. We expect the interior design and features to remain the same in the 2021 QX60.
Powering the current QX60 is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. This power flows through a continuously variable transmission and out to the front wheels or all four wheels with optional all-wheel drive. We expect this powertrain to remain the same in the 2021 QX60.
The 2020 QX60 comes well-equipped with a wide range of standard safety tech, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, and forward-collision warnings. Buyers can also tack on optional packages that add more safety gear, including adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic high-beam headlights. In IIHS testing, the QX60 received a Top Safety Pick rating, but that won’t last in 2021 without structural updates. The 2020 OX60 received only an “Acceptable” rating in the passenger-side small-overlap test, which disqualifies it for the latest Top Safety Pick status.