2018 INFINITI QX60
- Quiet, comfortable cabin makes for a soothing ride
- Offers easy access to third-row seats
- Smooth transmission operation adds to luxurious feel
- Plush ride quality makes long trips enjoyable
- Third-row legroom is tight for adults
- Off-road capability isn't part of its formula
- Desirable features are all extra and bundled into packages
- Not as sporty as some other large luxury SUVs
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Which QX60 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
With three-row seating, a plush interior and a strong V6 engine, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a smart way to move a family down the road. Ride comfort and easy third-row access remain this crossover SUV's strong suits, and recent performance upgrades make it as quick as it is comfortable.
It's tempting to think of the QX60 as a tall wagon or even a minivan equipped with conventional doors, and it's a worthy alternative for the minivan-averse. Easy access to a roomy third row (even with a child's car seat installed), thanks to the tilt-and-slide function of the second-row seats, makes the QX60 ideal for families on the go, while its fluid styling and a classy interior will never look out of place at finer functions.
A robust V6 engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) gives the Infiniti respectable power and refinement. Since CVTs don't have predetermined shift points, acceleration is always on tap. With that power and its cushioned ride and quiet cockpit, the QX60 has the right ingredients for long interstate drives as well as for daily short trips to work and play.
Infiniti makes smaller, sportier SUVs, but this isn't one of them. The QX60 is a people mover through and through.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 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.
The front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower, 270 pound-feet of torque) paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). We're fans of the CVT, which makes the most of the V6's power.
Standard features include 18-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED foglights, heated side mirrors, a sunroof, a power liftgate, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats, a 60/40-split folding second row, a 50/50-split folding third row, Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch central touchscreen display, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a CD player and a USB port. V6 models get three additional charge-only USB ports.
When considering a QX60, the bulk of the decision-making comes down to option packages. They include Premium, Premium Plus, Driver Assistance, Theater, Deluxe Technology, and the 20-inch Wheel and Tire packages.
The Premium package includes roof rails, remote ignition, driver-seat memory settings, a heated steering wheel, a 13-speaker Bose sound system, and an enhanced keyless entry and ignition system that can remember the most recent driver's audio, climate and navigation preferences.
The Premium Plus package includes front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera system, automatic wipers, an 8-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, voice controls, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and the Infiniti InTouch electronics interface with the brand's Connection telematics service.
The Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, a rear cross-traffic alert and backup collision intervention system (automatically applies the brakes if the driver doesn't take action), a blind-spot monitoring system, Active Trace Control (automatically adjusts engine output and braking to enhance cornering feel) and the Eco Pedal (the accelerator pedal automatically pushes back if the driver is driving in a fuel-wasting fashion).
The Theater package adds a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system as well as a 120-volt power outlet.
The Deluxe Technology package bundles the contents of the Driver Assistance package and adds automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning/lane keeping assist. Other upgrades include 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a powered third-row seat, upgraded climate control with air filtration, and a 15-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.
Twenty-inch wheels and tires and an in-car Wi-Fi package are available separately.
Noise & vibration4
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation4.5
Audio & navigation3
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Features & Specs
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.
2018 INFINITI QX60 for Sale
Quiet, comfortable and with room for seven, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 will appeal to those seeking an SUV with a premium badge, luxury appointments and a price lower than those of most competitors.
Following two years of updates that resculpted front and rear ends, added new headlights, upgraded the suspension and boosted engine power, changes for 2018 are not extensive. The QX60 adds Rear Door Alert, a standard feature that can remind drivers of passengers, pets or objects possibly left behind after switching off the ignition. Sensors can detect if a rear door was opened prior to driving and can issue an alert if a rear door isn't opened at the end of the drive.
A 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower, 270 pound-feet of torque) does the QX60's heavy lifting and comes paired with a smooth-operating continuously variable automatic 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 available for those who want to maximize mpg.
Built on the same platform as the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60 offers more safety and driver assistance features than its stablemate while also providing elegant interior and exterior styling.
Infiniti cars typically balance premium features and materials with sporty performance. On the road, however, the QX60 clearly leans more toward 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, belying any real performance pretensions. But as a solid family hauler, suited to 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 let buyers pile on luxury, driver assistance and technology features. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2018 Infiniti QX60 that best meets your needs.
2018 INFINITI QX60 Overview
The 2018 INFINITI QX60 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT).
What do people think of the 2018 INFINITI QX60?
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