2017 Infiniti QX60 review – If you’re looking for a luxury crossover SUV that won’t break the bank, the 2017 Infiniti QX60 is perhaps the only great choice you’d get around. Some of the highlights that define it include ample passenger room, whisper-quiet ride, classy interior design, and stylish exterior design. Read on for more information regarding its release date, price, dimensions, interior/exterior redesign changes, and engine specs.
2017 Infiniti QX60 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will probably be headed for dealerships sometime in the middle of 2017, when its release date is rumored to occur. Pricing is under wraps for now, however, automotive experts say the new model will most likely go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $42,600.
Infiniti QX60 Review
Previously known as the JX, the Infiniti QX60 has virtually remained unchanged ever since it got the new QX60 nameplate. This shouldn’t however be taken to mean that it hasn’t got some mild refreshments on several of its facets that have managed to keep it afloat in its class. While we are of the opinion that it has improved in leaps and bounds, there’re certain drawbacks that have perennially hindered it from becoming a top dog within the three-row luxury crossover SUV segment.
It is an all-rounded vehicle that won’t break the bank by luxury standards. Some welcome changes include LED lighting (running lights, foglights, and taillights), a redesigned grille, and minor exterior cues. Unlike its predecessor, the new model comes with abundant sound deafening materials that drastically reduce the amount of noise entering the cabin. The result of this is a serene ride quality devoid of the bustling environs. Also, the steering and suspension have seen some improvements as well.
But even with such seemingly refreshed facets, the Infiniti QX60 2017 will arguably still face an uphill task in trying to climb to the top of the trim ladder. Our top recommendation in the segment would undoubtedly be the 2017 Acura MDX. Other vehicles you can perhaps take for a spin around the block include the Volvo XC90, and the BMW X5.
There’s no doubt that Infiniti has come from a long way. The ‘long way’ has however not been easy and the automaker has had to make certain concessions in order to appeal to its buyer’s pool. While it has strived to offer premium features and equipment, the overall refinement is a serious concern especially considering the impressive spec sheet that its rivals offer. For 2017, Infiniti has uped up its game in order to match the cabin trim levels of its German and American rivals.
The interior, as shall be seen later on in this review, comes with impressive equipment. The overall ambience ia better than before and this adds to its elegant appeal. The options’ list also bundles an extensive amount of features in form of bundles that buyers will have to spend an extra to get. Although the availability of the options is welcome, it negates the price advantage that compelled buyers to choose it over the rest of its rivals. In overall though, it all comes down to your priorities.
2017 Infiniti QX60 Interior & Exterior Redesign
Accessories available include a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a power liftgate, automatic xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a seven-inch central display screen, six-way power-passenger seat, heated and power-folding side mirrors, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a sunroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Optional features available include enhanced keyless entry and ignition, driver memory settings, remote ignition, front and rear parking cameras, a thirteen-speaker Bose sound system, a navigation system, a larger eight-inch touchscreen display, automatic wipers, a 360-degree parking camera, and a heated steering wheel.
Exterior Infiniti QX60 colors: Majestic White, Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow, Jade Green, Liquid Platinum, Hagane Blue, and Black Obsidian.
2017 Infiniti QX60 Engine Specs
Beneath its skin lurks two engines: a regular and a hybrid powertrain. The regular is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lbs. ft. of torque and the power is sent to either the FWD or the AWD via the CVT system. The other powertrain is a supercharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that together generate 250 horsepower and 243 pounds-feet of torque.
Wheelbase: 114.2 in
Length: 196.4 in
Width: 77.2 in
Passenger volume: 150 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight: 4400-4550 lb
Top Speed: 122 mph
0-60: 7.8-8.0 sec
MPG: 19-21/26-27 (cty/hwy)
Available Exterior Colors: Majestic White, Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow, Jade Green, Liquid Platinum, Hagane Blue, and Black Obsidian
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.