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2020 Infiniti QX60 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Amratya Nigam Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 27, 2019


Looking for a luxury long-distance family hauler with three rows of seating capacity? The 2020 Infiniti QX60 with a soft and comfy ride might as well be your answer. It seems clear about its intention and its big door makes for an easy ingress/egress, especially in the third row. The QX60 is ideal for a family on the go, while its exquisite styling and plush interior never look out of place.

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Pros

Spacious and comfortable seats

Plush interior

Quiet cabin

Smooth transmission

Cons

Not as sporty as competitors

Third-row tight for adult

Most premium features are optional

No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

What's New?

Nothing except revised trim level names


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44350

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

295 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

270 lbs.-ft @ 4800 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

65.7/65.7

dimensions

wheelbase

114.2 in.

length

200.6 in.

width

77.2 in.

height

68.6 in.

curb weight

4383 lbs.

ground clearance

6.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

36.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

76.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/27 mpg

highway range

526.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 70000

corrosion warranty

7 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2020 Infiniti QX60 in Liquid Platinum color  2020 Infiniti QX60 in Majestic White color  2020 Infiniti QX60 in Imperial Black color  2020 Infiniti QX60 in Black Obsidian color  2020 Infiniti QX60 in Deep Bordeaux color
Liquid Platinum

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Ratings

Features

6.5

Engine And Performance

7.8

Interior

7.5

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Infiniti QX60 PURE

PURE

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$44,350 - $46,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
PURE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) w/Prod. End 9/18 Starting at $44,350 MSRP (20/22/27) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 7
PURE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) w/Prod. End 9/18 Starting at $46,350 MSRP (19/22/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 7
PURE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $46,350 MSRP (19/22/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 7
PURE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $44,350 MSRP (20/22/27) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 7

 2020 Infiniti QX60 LUXE

LUXE

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$46,150 - $48,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LUXE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) w/Prod. End 9/18 Starting at $46,150 MSRP (20/22/27) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 7
LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) w/Prod. End 9/18 Starting at $48,150 MSRP (19/22/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 7
LUXE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $46,150 MSRP (20/22/27) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 7
LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $48,150 MSRP (19/22/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 7

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


For the 2020 model year, Infiniti discontinued the slow-selling QX60 Hybrid so that leaves us with only one engine specification that is a 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Acceleration is always on top with the CVT while the V-6 engine provides respectable power and refinement. Its quiet cabin makes for a peaceful interstate drive as well as for daily commuting.

Annoyingly, most of the premium features like an advanced safety system and upgraded stereos are all buried under various levels of optional packages which feels costly at times. The base QX60 with FWD (front-wheel drive) is priced at $43,300 while you pay $1,800 extra for the AWD (All-wheel drive). That said, it takes on the likes of some well-known rivals such as Acura MDX, Lexus RX350, and the mighty Nissan Pathfinder.

2020 Infiniti QX60 Front Three-quarter View
2020 Infiniti QX60 Front Three-quarter View
2020 Infiniti QX60 Rear Three-quarter View
2020 Infiniti QX60 Rear Three-quarter View

6.5/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Infiniti QX60 Features

6.5/10

If you have decided to buy this Infiniti's crossover SUV then you will have to stick with the sole option of QX60 3.5 trim. The front wheel drive comes standard and is priced at $43,300 while for the AWD (All-wheel drive) you will need to pay $1,800 extra. We have already mentioned the standard features in the table however you can get additional features through the optional package.

Premium package ($1,800) which is one of the least expensive gets you 13-speaker Bose audio system along with remote engine start, heated steering wheel and proximity key. The Premium Plus package bundles the SUV with:

  • Navigation
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Voice recognition
  • Around View Monitor with moving object detection
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Radiant illuminated kick plates

If you want rear-seat entertainment that adds two 8-inch color monitors then you will need to get the Theatre package for $2,150. Meanwhile, last but not the least, the Deluxe Technology package ($7,300) brings an array of niceties such as:

  • Advanced driver assistance feature
  • 15-speaker surround-sound system
  • Moonroof
  • Heated seats for the second row

Beyond that we would suggest you skip the costly Deluxe Technology package as you would get most of its useful stuff in the much cheaper Driver Assistance Package which comes with:

  • Cruise control
  • Blind spot warning
  • Backup collision intervention
  • Distance control assist
  • Front and rear Sonar system
  • Active trace control
  • Eco Pedal
  • Auto dimming side mirror

Trims

QX60 3.5

QX60 3.5 AWD

MSRP

$43,300

$45,100

Features

QX60 3.5 standard key features:

Includes all QX60 3.5 standard features plus:

 

INFINITI InTouch system with HD Radio

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

 

INFINITI Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition

 

 

Leather-appointed seating

 

 

Multi-functional second-row seat with easy third-row entry/exit even with a child seat installed

 

 

Sirius Satellite Radio with 3-month complimentary trial

 

 

Sirius Travel Link with 4-year complimentary trial access to weather, fuel prices, stocks, sports and movie times

 

 

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and audio streaming

 

 

USB connection port

 

 

Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control System

 

 

Moonroof

 

 

Rearview Monitor

 

We Recommend

Go with the front-wheel-drive if you do not drive in muddy or snowy conditions. The Driver Assistance Package is worth adding to the checkout cart as it would further add another safety layer to the pre-existing ones with some best in class features such as Backup collision intervention, Cruise control and a lot more.

2020 Infiniti QX60 Engine and Performance

7.8/10

"The 2020 Infiniti QX60 is one of the better-handling luxury SUVs on the market, but it does sacrifice the softer ride and lighter steering input preferred by some buyers. We think it's an acceptable trade-off so long as the road remains fairly smooth. Infiniti has taken a rather aggressive approach toward the QX60's suspension tuning, a bonus when speeding through winding back roads and mountain passes, but a bit of a drawback when encountering rough or pothole-packed pavement." Kelley Blue Book

The V-6 engine in the QX60 has enough gusto to move this 4,400-pound SUV with ease. It also feels reasonably quiet at highway speed. The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is smooth and simulates gear change at full throttle. Considering its weight and size the QX60 is one of most fuel-efficient SUV in its class with an impressive towing capacity. Infiniti has emphasized more on comfort rather than sportiness, which means ride quality is smooth even on rough roads.

Engine and Transmission

There is only one engine to talk about with the discontinuation of the slow-selling Hybrid model this year. So, now the QX60 comes mated to a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 290-horsepower and 275-pound-feet of torque. Gaining from its corporate parent Nissan the CVT however smooth is not as growling as some of its rivals.

Models

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

MSRP

$43,300

$44,200

$43,270

$31,040

Engine

3.5-liter V-6 engine

3.5L 24V SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine

3.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT engine

3.5-liter V6 engine

Transmission

CVT automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

CVT Automatic

Power

295-hp

290-hp

295-hp

284-hp

Torque

270-lb-ft.

267-lb-ft.

267-lb-ft.

259-lb-ft.

Acceleration

The Infiniti QX60 makes a sprint to 60mph in 7.6 seconds which is average for a three-row SUV considering the rivals. It is also not the fastest when it comes to covering a quarter mile as it takes 16.0 seconds to cover the distance. Acura MDX leads the segment when it comes to accelerating fast and covering a quarter mile.

Models

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

0-60 MPH

7.6 sec

6.2 sec

6.8 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter mile

16.0 sec @ 90 mph

14.7 sec @ 94.6 mph

15.1 sec @ 92.7 mph

16.6 sec @ 85 mph

Engine

3.5L

3.5L

3.5L

3.5L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.0

8.0

7.7

7.6

Braking and Handling

Both the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive offers a balanced ride however there is a lot of body roll as the suspension feels soft and sloppy. The QX60 however is an easy-to-drive crossover and the ride quality makes it feel at home in urban settings. It does come with AWD but that doesn't make it an off-roader and the system is best suited to provide traction. The stopping distance of 120-feet is better than the average for the segment while the brakes feel strong even after continuous use and the response is never abrupt.

Model

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

Brake Front(in)

12.6

12.6

13.3

12.6

Brake Rear(in)

12.1

13.0

12.9

12.1

Curb weight(lbs)

4390

4001

4222

4293

60-0 MPH (ft.)

120

121

123

125

Towing Capacity

With an impressive towing capacity of 5,000-pounds the 2020 Infiniti QX60 can easily tow a caravan or a bowrider. Nissan Pathfinder although has a better towing capacity and costs thousands of dollars less than the Infiniti. So, if you are tight on budget the Pathfinder is a great option to go for.

Model

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

Weight (lbs.)

5000

5000

3500

6000

Drive Train

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Engine

3.5L

3.5L

3.5L

3.5L

2020 Infiniti QX60 Fuel Economy

Market forces led Infiniti to discontinue the slow-selling QX60 Hybrid model for 2020. This year, Infiniti has offered only one engine option- a 3.5-liter V-6 with front and all-wheel drive. You get an identical mileage in both the models with the FWD rated at 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The AWD gets an EPA rating of 19/26/22 mpg. These figures are relatively competitive among the three-row crossover however other may outperform the Infiniti but not without the batteries.

Model

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

MPG (city)

20

19

20

20

MPG (highway)

27

27

27

27

MPG (combined)

22

22

23

23

2020 Infiniti QX60 Interior

7.5/10

"Infiniti's 2020 QX60 luxury SUV stands out because its plush, leather-lined cabin is comfortable in all seven spots. The comfortable front seats make highway miles go by in a flash, and climate, audio and navigation controls are easy to reach and use. The third row is surprisingly accommodating for two adults and, thanks to a second row that slides fore and aft, getting there is easy. Infiniti makes the interior even more pleasing with ample soft-touch materials, and by using laminated glass to make the interior quieter." Kelley Blue Book

Infiniti has designed the Interior of the QX60 luxuriously and thoughtfully. It not only looks rich but spacious as well. There are leather and wood finish in the cabin although the dash showcases hard plastic. Overall the interior quality is above average and is being offered at an affordable price.

Seating and Comfort

Seats offers a good amount of adjustment so the drivers may not have any difficulty in finding the right position. The power lumbar support however does not offer positional adjustment. The second-row headrest might obstruct the rearview for the driver but the large window and 360-degree camera makes things easy. We must appreciate the Infiniti for making the third row easily accessible as the second-row tilts and slides without any fuss.

The QX60 also does a good job in keeping you isolated from road and wind noise. Both the front and the second-row seats are not soft but they are still comfy and have enough space. There are good head and foot-room in the third row but it is best suited for kids. Seating feature includes:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Heated second-row outboard seats (Optional)
  • Climate-controlled front seats (Optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (Optional)

Model

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

Passenger capacity

7

7

5

7

Passenger Volume (ft cube)

130.4

132.7

121.36

137.8

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.7/60.3/42.2

38.1/61.1/41.4

39.4/57.8/44.1

42.2/60.9/42.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.2/60.4/41.7

38.3/59.1/38.5

39.1/57.6/38

39.4/60.4/41.7

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.5/57.1/30.8

35.6/54.7/28.1

N/A

37.8/57.1/30.7

Infotainment

The touchscreen infotainment system is user-friendly and easily navigable. Some of the control knobs are high on the dash and requires extra effort to reach them. Limited smartphone integration is a big let down as there is no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Standard feature includes:

  • An eight-inch display
  • Bluetooth
  • USB ports in all three rows
  • HD Radio

Cargo Space

For a luxury SUV with three-row of seating, the QX60 boasts an average amount of cargo space. It comes with 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats up while the third-row splits 50/50 and folds to create 40.2-cubic-feet of space. You get a total of 75.8 cubic feet of cargo hold with all seats down. A power liftgate is standard while hands-free liftgate comes as optional.

Model

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

Behind 3nd Row (ft. Cube)

15.9

14.9

18.4

16.0

With 3nd row folded (ft. Cube)

40.5

43.4

18.4

47.8

With All Seats folded (ft. Cube)

76.2

90.9

56.3

79.8

2020 Infiniti QX60 Exterior

The 2020 Infiniti QX60 wears a more rounded and sleek look along with the company's signature headlight and the grille which works well with the overall design. From sides its sloping roof adds to the look but it does not hamper the QX60's striking roomy interior. We found the automakers signature Z-shape flair in the rearmost roof pillar which the QX30 also boasts.-Kelley Blue Book

Design and Styling

The Infiniti QX60 might be a crossover but it reveals how big it is when parked beside a smaller sedan or SUVs. When it comes to dimensions, the QX60 with 200.1-inches in length and 114.2-inches of wheelbase exceeds most in the competition. Some of the standard exterior features include:

  • LED daytime running light
  • LED front fog light
  • Power rear liftgate
  • UV reducing solar glass
  • Aluminum front and rear doorsill plates

Model

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

Curb weight(lbs.)

4390

4001

4222

4293

Length(in)

200.1

196.2

192.5

198.5

Width(in)

77.2

77.8

74.6

77.3

Height(in)

68.6

67.4

67.7

69.5

Ground clearance(in)

6.5

5.6

8.2

7.0

Wheelbase(in)

114.2

111

109.8

114.2

Track width(in) F/R

65.7/65.7

66.3/66.3

64.4/64

65.7/65.7

Wheels

The 2020 Infiniti QX60 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels however if you need a bigger wheel then you need to get the 20-inch Tire and wheel package for $1,000. It comes with split 15-spoke alloy wheels and all-season tires. We would suggest you stick with the 18-inch wheel as it provides a smoother ride over the 20-inch wheel set-up.

Model

Infiniti QX60 3.5

Acura MDX Standard

Lexus RX 350

Nissan Pathfinder S

Size F/R (in.)

18*7.5/18*7.5

18*8/18*8

18*8/18*8

18*7.5/18*7.5

Quality

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Wheel type

Alloy

Alloy

Alloy

Alloy

2020 Infiniti QX60 Safety

Both the NHSTA and IIHS agree that the Infiniti QX60 is safe when banged against a wall. It gets a 5-star overall rating by the NHSTA despite four-star in frontal and rollover crash safety. The IIHS meanwhile has rated the car "Good" in all its test and the QX60 got a superior rating for its front crash prevention. On the reliability front the 2020 QX60 comes with a four-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Safety features

As we said that most of the advanced techs and safety features are bundled into the package and opting one of these packages is not easy as they cost a lot. You will need to shed almost $10,000 extra if you want the Top Safety Pick QX60. Other automakers such as Lexus and Acura make some of these features standard.

  • INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • 10 airbags
  • Passenger Sensing System
  • Auto Hazard Warning Signal
  • Vehicle Security System sounds alarm if intrusion is detected
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • 3-point rear outboard safety belts
  • LATCH System
  • Rear child security door locks

 

2020 Infiniti QX60 Competition

Infiniti QX60 Vs Acura MDX

The QX60 is a good value for money but the Acura MDX is a better option. For almost the same price you get additional safety features, including forward collision warning and AEB (automatic emergency braking). These features are only available in the Infiniti's QX60 under a $7,300 package. In terms of driving dynamics Acura is more engaging to drive than the Infiniti.

Infiniti QX60 Vs Nissan Pathfinder

There are lots of similarities between the Nissan Pathfinder and the Infiniti QX60. The Infiniti gives you a more a luxury feels and its V-6 engine is more powerful than the Nissan. The Pathfinder however takes the lead as it is priced very low as compared to the QX60. Even the top mode Pathfinder Platinum fitted with hands-free liftgate, heated front and rear seat, panoramic sunroof and adaptive cruise control - is less expensive than the base QX60.

Infiniti QX60 Vs Lexus RX

Both the cars have an identical base price and are offered in only one trim level. Like Infiniti QX60 most of the optional techs and features in the Lexus are also bundled into the package. The major difference between the two cars is that you get seven seats, more rear-seat legroom and much more cargo space in the QX60. Infiniti and the Lexus both have installed a V-6 engine that delivers similar power and fuel economy. With more space inside, Infiniti is a clear winner over Lexus.

2020 Infiniti QX60 Final Verdict

The 2020 Infiniti QX60 is one of the best value for money SUV in the luxury segment. It fetches for thousands less than other luxury SUVs like the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery and delivers a smooth and comfy ride. Fuel economy is impressive and there is lots of space in all the three-rows along with a USB port each. It also earns an excellent crash test rating and boasts a long list of features although the interior quality feels less luxurious than most in the class. Spirited drivers may also find the driving dynamics bland.