2017 INFINITI QX60
- Quiet, comfortable cabin makes for a soothing ride
- Easy access to third-row seats
- Smooth transmission operation adds to luxurious feel
- Plush ride quality that makes long trips enjoyable
- Not as sporty as some other large luxury SUVs
- Desirable features are all extra and bundled into packages
- Off-road capability not part of its formula
- Tight third-row legroom for adults
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Which QX60 does Edmunds recommend?
Unless you live where the snow travel is frequent or traction is limited, skip the all-wheel-drive version of the QX60. After that, the only decisions involve option packages because there is only one trim level. The tricky bit is that most of the option packages require ticking the boxes for the Premium and Premium Plus packages first. Both of those are worth having, though. Beyond that, we say skip the pricey Deluxe Technology package because most of its worthwhile stuff is in the much more affordable Driver Assistance package.
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Previously known as the JX35, the seven-passenger QX60 is a twin of the Nissan Pathfinder. Both are related to the Nissan Quest minivan, Murano SUV and Altima sedan; all are underpinned by a similar structure. You can think of the QX60 as a tall wagon or a minivan equipped with conventional doors. It received a modest refresh last year, so this year's changes are minimal. The QX60's six-cylinder engine receives a boost in power and torque with no impact on fuel economy.
With its continuously variable transmission (CVT), Nissan has carved out an enviable refinement advantage over every other transmission. CVTs don't have predetermined shift points, so acceleration in the QX60 is always an uninterrupted shove all the way up to your desired speed. Coupled with its plush ride and quiet cockpit, the QX60 has the right ingredients for a long interstate drive. Note that this isn't a sport-oriented vehicle. No, the QX60 is a people-mover, through and through.
2017 INFINITI QX60 configurations
The 2017 Infiniti QX60 is available in one trim level, with or without all-wheel drive. A hybrid version is also available (reviewed separately). A variety of option packages are available, however, to tailor the QX60 to suit your sensibilities and budget.
Both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower, 270 lb-ft of torque) that receives direct injection this year, bumping its power up by 30 hp and torque by 22 lb-ft. We're big fans of the QX60's continuously variable transmission, which plays nicely with the torquey V6.
Option packages are where the meat of the decision-making needs to happen with the QX60. They include the Premium package, Premium Plus package, Driver Assistance package, Theater package, Deluxe Technology package, and the 20-inch Wheel and Tire package.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD (3.5L V6; AWD; CVT automatic).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current QX60 (in 2014 the JX35 was renamed QX60) has received some revisions, including a face-lift, a retuned suspension and steering, a revised engine and new driver assistance features. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's QX60.
Infiniti is usually synonymous with performance, but the QX60 is more focused on people-hauling in comfort and quiet. In other words, don't expect FX-level acceleration and handling.
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Our experts’ favorite QX60 safety features:
- Active Trace Control
- Attempts to maintain your desired path through a corner by selectively applying individual brakes.
- Distance Control Assist
- Pushes the accelerator pedal up or applies the brakes to maintain a desired following distance. Not a collision avoidance system.
- Backup Collision Intervention
- Sounds a warning and applies the brakes if it detects an oncoming vehicle while reversing.
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Quiet, comfortable and with room for seven, the 2017 Infiniti QX60 will appeal to those seeking an SUV with a premium badge, luxury appointments, and a price lower than most of its competitors.
Following a refresh of the 2016 model that added resculpted front and rear ends, new headlights and an upgraded suspension, changes for 2017 are not extensive. There's an enlarged multimedia screen and options that now include a hands-free liftgate and automatic high beams. But the most significant change is an upgraded V6 engine that produces more power (thanks to direct fuel injection) but maintains the same fuel efficiency as before.
The 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower, 270 pound-feet of torque) comes paired with a smooth-operating automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. The EPA rates the front-wheel-drive version of the QX60 at 22 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway). A hybrid model is also available for those who want to maximize mpg.
Built on the same platform as the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60 offers more safety tech and driver assistance features than its stablemate, as well as interior and exterior styling that distinguishes it as a more elegant vehicle.
Infiniti cars typically balance premium features and materials with sporty performance. On the road, however, the QX60 clearly leans more comfort than sport. The ride is stable and controlled, but there’s considerable body roll when trying to hustle it through a corner, for example. The steering, too, feels overly heavy and resistant to give it any real performance pretensions. But as a solid family hauler, running errands or making road trips, the QX60 excels.
Inside, the QX60 surrounds passengers with upscale touches such as leather seats and wood accents, but a hard-plastic dashboard tends to detract from the overall luxury feel. Still, the interior offers many of the comfort and convenience features buyers expect in this class. The front seats offer generous head- and legroom, and those in the second row will find spacious accommodations as well (even if they may need to duck their heads when getting in and out). Third-row access is easier than in most seven-passenger SUVs thanks to a cleverly designed sliding and folding second-row.
The QX60 only comes in one well-equipped trim level, but it comes with heated leather seats, multizone climate control, a rearview camera, a power liftgate, Bluetooth and USB capability. A variety of optional packages allow buyers to pile on luxury, driver assistance and technology features. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Infiniti QX60 that best meets your needs.
2017 INFINITI QX60 Overview
The 2017 INFINITI QX60 is offered in the following submodels: QX60 SUV, QX60 Hybrid. Available styles include 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT), 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl S/C gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl S/C gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2017 INFINITI QX60?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 INFINITI QX60 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 QX60 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 QX60.
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