The rating applies to the 2016 QX60 when equipped with the optional forward-emergency braking technology.
On sale now at Infiniti dealerships, the 2016 QX60 received "good" ratings in five Institute crash tests and a "superior" rating for front-crash prevention.
The "superior" rating is a result of its performance in the 12 mph and 25 mph front-crash prevention tests.
In the 25 mph test, the QX60's impact speed was reduced by an average of 10 mph.
Standard safety features for the 2016 Infiniti QX60 include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a rearview camera.
Optional safety equipment on the QX60 includes the Infiniti Connection telematics service with automatic collision notification, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle location, and speed and geo-fencing notifications.
Also optional are front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning and prevention system, a blind-spot warning system (with an automatic intervention feature when the technology package is specified), a 360-degree-view parking camera system and a frontal and back-up collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection.
It received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the QX60.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that of the aforementioned competitors, the 2016 Acura MDX and 2017 Audi Q7 also earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award.