Infiniti QX60 2022 Review | Redesigned and relevant for the first time
The former is an afterthought in its segment, the completely redesigned Infiniti 2022 QX60 is a large luxury SUV today that is worthy of attention. It’s much more stylish on the outside, and it’s paired with a more luxurious interior with great standard technology and convenient features. It drives much better thanks to a new transmission and sharper suspension tuning. All make a real competitor.
That’s not to say it’s at the top of its class, but it fits very well with similarly priced options from Acura, LincolnCadillac, Volvo, Jeep car and Hyundai. In fact, with a base price of just over $47,000, it’s cheaper than many luxury-branded alternatives and very competitive with the premium options of mainstream brands.
Its one real weakness is the lack of powertrain options. Many vehicles in this segment have at least a few engines to choose from, including a hybrid option. Infiniti offered only a single V6 engine option. However, its affordable price tag, spacious and comfortable interior, and good driving dynamics make it a luxury SUV you should check out.
Furniture & Technology | Passenger & cargo space | Performance & Fuel Economy
What is it like to drive? | Price & Features | Fault ratings and safety features
What’s new for 2022?
The Infiniti QX60 is completely redesigned for 2022. You can read more about the changes in our first drive review.
How is the interior and technology in the QX60?
Some of the biggest improvements to the QX60 are on the inside. The dashboard has a low and wide lower plane, creating a modern and airy feel. The vents are hidden in an opening in this area, and the various surfaces have stitched fabric upholstery. Base models have glossy black trim, with the top decked out in aluminum or natural wood finishes. The top Autograph trim, pictured in this review, combines that lovely wood trim with nicely-looking quilted leather on the top of the dashboard.
All QX60s have a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It basically runs the same set of infotainment you find on Nissans, and that’s a good thing. It has large icons that are easy to find and easy to click. They all run quickly, smoothly, and respond quickly to touches. We also appreciate that the climate and audio controls feature dedicated controls below the vents. The volume and climate buttons are particularly appreciated, although the touch buttons are inferior. The base model QX60 also has similar gauges with a 7-inch information display between them. All other versions have a 12.3-inch instrument display. Either option is clear and easy to read.
How big is the QX60?
The QX60 is a large three-row SUV comparable to Acura MDX, Lincoln Aviator, Cadillac XT6, Hyundai Palisade and Jeep Grand Cherokee, among others. It is available with two seating configurations. The base configuration seats seven thanks to the second row of seats. The top trim Autograph features a captain’s seat in the second row, reducing the number of seats to six. During our time using the QX60, we found it very spacious in both the front and second rows, with comfortable and supportive padding. The second-row seats have a smart tilt function that makes third-row access easier than most seats, and they can be tilted without requiring the child’s car seat to be removed. The third row is tighter for adults than the row Palisade, Grand Cherokee and Pilotalthough.
As for cargo space, the QX60 has 14.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row of seats, smaller for a third row of seats. intersection. Then there are 41.6 cubic feet behind the second and 75.4 cubic feet with both rows folded.
What are the QX60’s performance and fuel economy specs?
The QX60 is available with only one engine and transmission: a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. This replaces the previous model’s CVT. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available, which affects both the number of drive wheels as well as the number of wheels. energy saving. Front-wheel drive models are more economical with 21 mpg in the city, 26 on the highway and 23 combined. All saps . rudders first mpg from all those numbers for 20 mpg city, 25 highway and 22 combined. In addition, the new automatic transmission has been maximally improved sled capacity up to 6,000 pounds. This is 1,000 more than both the previous model and most competitors (at least).
What does the QX60 like to drive?
While its predecessor was too soft and lazy, the new QX60 is a highly competent luxury SUV. The V6 machine, although nothing new, is still very smooth and quiet. It generates good power. The nine-speed automatic is also very smooth, and the more responsive and fixed gear ratios make it a significant improvement over the aging CVT that’s no longer in position. luxury vehicle. Ripening has moments where it sometimes jumps, usually from a stop, but overall it’s a well-tuned transmission.
QX60 also works very smoothly and stably. Adjusting the suspension a bit stiffer than before keeps it from feeling wet and dangling. It also benefits from handling with limited roll and surprisingly good drivability. It’s not completely numb and it comes back confidently. Add to that a stylish, well-built and ultra-quiet interior, and the QX60 is a lovely blend of comfort and responsiveness.
What other Infiniti QX60 reviews can I read?
2022 First Infiniti QX60 Review | Wading back into the deep water
Our first test of the long-awaited second-generation QX60, with more in-depth information on its design and engineering.
What is the price of QX60 2022 and what features does it have?
The Pure trim level is the starting point for the QX60 range, and it starts at $47,875 with standard front-wheel drive. On the outside, it comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights and heated side mirrors. Inside, the car has a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, eight-way power front seats with adjustable lumbar, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and three-zone automatic climate control. Tech features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, analog gauges with a 7-inch info screen, and a nine-inch audio system. speakers, conventional cruise control and push-button start.
Notable features on higher trims or available as an option include a 12.3-inch instrument display, a 10.8-inch front-view display, and a camera-based rearview monitor. , wireless phone charging, adaptive cruise control with lane-focused steering assist, power-adjustable steering wheel, additional interior air filter, higher-grade leather upholstery, heated rear seats, heated and cooled front seats with massage, wood trim, 20-inch wheels. All-wheel drive is an option on all versions and typically adds $2,000 to the price, except on the Autograph trim, where it costs $2,900 due to the addition of a tow package. Prices start for all items listed below and include a $1,025 destination fee.
- Pure: $47,875
- Luxury: $53,925
- Feel: $57.375
- Signature: $62,375
What are the QX60 safety ratings and driver assistance features?
The Infiniti QX60 has been rated by the IIHS against its Nissan-branded sibling, Pathfinder, however it has not been evaluated by NHTSA. It gets the best possible “Good” score for all crash testwhile automatic emergency brake system received the highest “Superior” rating. It has been tested for headlight performance at the time of this writing and therefore has not yet qualified for an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.
Standard safety features include the aforementioned automatic braking system with automatic rear emergency braking (a rare feature), blind spot and lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. , rear parking sensors and automatic wipers. Higher trim levels add front parking sensors, driverless warning, lane-keeping assist, surround-view camera and blind-spot assist. The Sensor and Autograph equipment has pre-collision seat belt pretensioners and the Autograph has an exclusive central airbag between the front seats.