city mpg rating is a sham
By qxcouldbbetter on
Vehicle2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl S/C gas/electric hybrid CVT)
its been over two years since purchase. happy overall. MPG is still a scam (more findings below). automated highway driving is scary!
quality of switches, leather, seats, handles, screens are high and so far no issues
paint is holding out pretty well but i do have a single chip where car's door hit my door. its been there for ~ 1.5 years and hasn't got worse (no rust). scratches are minimal (inside door handle dips, and single light scratch on door)
MPGs for my drivers average to ~ 22MPG (80% highway / 20% city) - this is with 20" wheels, towing kit, ECO mode all the time. the 22MPG is with air conditioner on. turn off air conditioner, MPG goes up to 25.3!!! WTF - ~15% difference?! most of my driving REQUIRES air conditioner due to weather so this is a big issue.
automated highway driving - if there is a large obstruction in middle of highway, the car not sense it and plow right into it. its only when there is a moving object (vehicle) in front, when the car senses the manages acceleration/brakes. if this is important to you, look into new models or other vehicles.
I've had the qx60 hybrid and for about 3 mo now, 2300 miles.
If I knew how poorly hybrid performs in the city (supposed to be hybrid vehicle strength) I would not have gone for hybrid.
Let me repeat this, the car is great! Lots of room, great safety features, but I want my money back for "hybrid" part. City mpg of 25 is nowhere to be found, no matter how slow or fast acceleration, ease of breaking, Ac/no ac, no matter what I tried.
I max out around 15mpg on a good day around city and hit as low as 9mpg occasionally without trying.
Infiniti, I hope you are listening and are not going to drop your customers now that we have given you the money.
- Road holding
- Rear seats
- Getting in out
- Noise and vibration
- Front seats
- Ride comfort
- Quality of materials
- Cargo storage
- Logic of controls
- Interior design
- Outward visibility
- Parking aids
- Repair frequency
- Dealership support
- Purchase cost
- Maintenance cost
- Climate control
- Usb ports
- Fuel economy
- Resale value
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