We bought our QX60 2 months ago and have truly enjoyed this car. This is the perfect travel vehicle...very comfortable on our frequent 720 mile round trips to our second home. We really love this car after an accident on the interstate yesterday with an 18 wheeler. The tractor trailer lost control when the driver locked his brakes and he slid sideways into us at 60 MPH. My husband said the Infiniti was steady, rock solid and he was able to maintain control until we got away from the tractor trailer,and come to a safe stop. The whole right side of the QX60 will need to be replaced, but we are all OK. Love my QX60!
Owned for less than a month, loving it so far. Roomy inside and stylish on the outside. I researched for 4-5 months before deciding on QX60. The other consideration was Acura MDX 2016. I test drove both for about 2 hours in multiple visits and finally decided on QX60.
Things I did not like in Acura MDX:
- Third row seating is not as comfortable as QX60
- The 9-speed transmission is an overkill - it shifts really hard in the traffic and kind of overkill
- The interior felt not as luxury as QX60
Things I like about QX60
- Very comfortable ride, sports mode for the time when you want to a bit more acceleration and road feel
- Comfortable third row seating
- Luxurious interior
- Less price for the comparable options on MDX
- 360 degree camera with birds eye view is really good
Things I wished worked better
- the back wiper is not rain sensing
- lots of things in the navigation and phone controls cannot be operated when car is in motion even by the front passenger
- the thigh support is less than Odyssey and MDX
- MPG is not that great, I get about 17.5-18.0 with premium fuel
15000 miles into my ownership, the car is performing as good as I expected, if not better.
None of the negative reviews I read before I bought the car (first time Infinite buyer) ever existed or showed up during the first year. Just came back from a short two-day trip, ride was quiet and comfortable, getting about 25 mpg on 'Sport' setting (mostly Interstate driving). In town I'm getting about 20 mpg on mixed driving.
Very satisfied and happy, if only Infinite dealer salesmen would stop calling every other month trying to sell me a new model !!
I told the last one to call me back in three years.
My wife and I were looking for a three-row crossover to help avoid the minivan stigma, and the QX60 checked all of the boxes for us. We cross-shopped the Acura MDX heavily, but in the end, the Infiniti was more family-friendly overall, felt more upscale for the price, and had a far better dealer experience.
Our QX60 includes the Premium package only. I won't be able to comment on the advanced safety features that are a hallmark of this vehicle, though I was impressed with them during the test drive.
- Extremely quiet and smooth, particularly on highways
- Great braking and steering
- Clear, responsive, button-driven infotainment screen
- Excellent third row that is usable by adults (at least for short trips)
- Second row can move for third row access even with a child seat installed
- Power tailgate has a programmable stop point (even though this isn't advertised)
- Gas mileage is poor - you won't get anywhere near the stated city MPG
- Headlights are weak and there are no daytime running lights
- Slightly more jarring than expected on potholes given the class of vehicle
- Nothing is optional - things like a panoramic sunroof and Bluetooth audio streaming require multiple levels of packages
Overall, the QX60 is a classy-looking vehicle that handles trips to the grocery store and trips to the beach very well, though it really shines in the latter case. On the highway, it's so smooth and quiet that you almost feel like you're floating along.
The interior of the QX60 feels very upscale and all of the controls are laid out nicely. Everything is button-driven, and the infotainment screen is very quick and responsive when compared to the MDX's ridiculous all-touchscreen controls or Lexus' mouse-driven input. Most importantly, the cabin is extremely quiet, particularly on the highway. Even after spending time in the QX60 every day for an entire year, I'm still impressed with how quiet it is. There are a few spots in the cabin where some hard plastics are used (mostly in the third row), but for the most part, everything is wrapped in leather or some other soft material, especially where your elbows and knees usually make contact. There are cup holders galore, a third row that adults can actually use (at least for shorter trips), and a very cool feature that allows the second row to tilt forward for third row access even when a child seat is installed.
The exterior is also full of nice touches - LED lights on the driver and passenger door handles that illuminate when you approach the vehicle, mirrors that automatically tilt down when in reverse and can be power-folded via a switch, and a power tailgate that can be programmed to stop at your desired height. Unfortunately, the same level of detail wasn't extended to the headlights, which seem awfully weak for being "high-intensity" and have no LED daytime running lights (an odd exclusion for a luxury vehicle).
You won't find the same level of engine performance as you will in the Acura MDX, but this hasn't been something we've complained about over the first year of ownership. There are times when the QX60 feels a bit sluggish, but overall we feel like the power is adequate for this type of vehicle (and more than adequate when the drive selector is in Sport mode). The CVT handles itself well and stays pretty quiet, though like all CVTs it tends to drone a bit when accelerating uphill. We certainly don't feel like it takes away from the vehicle, but we do wish it resulted in better gas mileage (typically one of the benefits of having a CVT).
Speaking of gas mileage, it's by far our biggest disappointment with this vehicle. Our driving isn't typical as our destinations tend to be only a few miles away, but the 13 MPG we are getting around town seems awfully low. Mixed in with occasional highway driving, we average about 15 MPG, well short of the EPA estimate. We don't drive enough for this to have been a deal-breaker, but it's something to keep in mind if you anticipate that fuel costs will be a significant part of your budget.
While the QX60 is priced competitively, I was disappointed to find that something as simple as Bluetooth audio streaming requires a $3,000 package. A panorama sunroof requires an additional $6,500 in packages. Parking sensors are also noticeably missing from the list of standard features (as they are in the MDX). While I don't imagine that many luxury buyers care about this type of thing (I assume that most opt for a fully-loaded or close to fully-loaded model), I can only hope that one day, we won't need to pay extra for features that come standard on a Kia.
Overall, we really like our QX60 so far and feel like it is a pretty solid value in the upscale crossover segment. Time will tell on things like reliability and build quality, but it seems like Infiniti has come up with a serious competitor for the three-row luxury throne that the MDX currently occupies.
After almost 5 years of owning a minivan (which we loved), our family has happily returned to an SUV. I thought I'd miss the creature comforts of a minivan, such as its sliding doors and the full 3 rows. But, I'm enjoying the driving experience in our new 2015 QX60 far more. This crossover is functional, has a plethora of safety equipment and gives you at least a taste of the Infiniti driving experience (we have a 96 I 30 that still runs like very well).The interior is very functional, but practical and is pretty intuitive. Despite the clamping about the CVT transmission, ours has been pretty smooth so far. I LOVE all of the safety features and technology and I am already spoiled to the multi view cameras. All in all, I am pleased with the vehicle. It offers good quality for the cost and my minivan is slowly but surely becoming a find but distant memory. My line gripe is gas mileage. The QX69 is a bit thirstier than the Odyssey.