2018 Infiniti QX60

Rating7.5

Ranked #10 in Midsize Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$43,300 - $45,100

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Key Spec of 2018 Infiniti QX60
fuel economy

20/22/27

fuel type

Premium Unleaded (recommended)

horsepower

295 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 60000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious, comfy seats

Not as sporty as competitors

Rear door alert in the 2018 QX60 that reminds the drivers of anything left behind after switching the ignition off

Plush interior

Third-row tight for adult

Quiet cabin even at high speeds

Most premium features are optional

Smooth transmission

No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

2018 Infiniti QX60 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2018 Infiniti QX60 comes with significant modifications to its exterior design and all its specifications are close to that of its parent company's Nissan Pathfinder. Available in two trim offerings with the only difference being the drivetrain, the price varies from $43,300-$45,100. It hosts a 3.5L 6-cylinder engine that churns out 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, this powerhead gives it the ability to tow as much as 5000 lbs. and go from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds.

2018 Infiniti QX60

With an impressive gas mileage to offer, the Infiniti also gets a spacious cabin, providing for the passengers and cargo room. With equally impressive exteriors on offer, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 gets a tough rivalry from the 2018 Lexus RX 350, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and the 2018 Acura MDX.

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Over All Rating

7.5

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Notable Rankings

#10 in Midsize Luxury Suv

#13 in Luxury Suv

#14 in Midsize Suv

#15 in Suv


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Trims

Base$43,300 onwards

  • 7-Inch central touchscreen display
  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power-Adjustable and heated front seats
  • Rearview camera
  • Six-Speaker sound system
  • Sunroof
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control


Colors and Styles

Build Car
Black Obsidian

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Offered in just two trims with the difference of a drivetrain, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 gets a single powertrain that generates 295 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. Priced at $43,300 for the base model, FWD, and at a price of $45,100 for the AWD, the price difference of $1,800 is solely towards a change in the drivetrain.

2018 Infiniti QX60

The single-engine offering is a 3.5L 6-cylinder engine that makes the vehicle capable of towing 5000 pounds. With a fuel economy that is almost equal to the best-in-class offering and an extremely spacious interior cabin to offer, for both, the passenger and cargo, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 makes a practical and comfortable option. It also gets a fine exterior design with good dimensions that adds to this package.


Features
7.5/10

"It has a roomy cabin, good safety scores, and a peppy V6 engine, but a subpar predicted reliability rating keeps this SUV from ranking higher." - Cars.USnews

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is offered in two trims for their drivetrains, and AWD priced at $45,100, and an FWD priced at $43,300. Both these trims feature a 3.5L 6-cylinder engine, generating 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. There are literally no other changes between these two trims other than the drivetrain. So, the price difference of $1800 is solely for moving from a forward-wheel drive to an all-wheel drive.

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 InTouchTM 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 a 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

If you are looking for a City Cruiser and have nothing to do with terrain other than tarmac, we would recommend you to go in for the QX60 basic trim at $43,300.

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

" Its V6 engine is responsive, and it’s matched with a smooth continuously variable automatic transmission." - Cars.USnews

Engine and Transmission of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

With regard to the engine specifications, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 offers a single powertrain, a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 295 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. It borrows its transmission from its parent company, Nissan, and gets a smooth CVT that helps you traverse through city traffic easily.

Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
MSRP $43,300 $44,200 $43,270 $31,040
Engine 3.5-liter V-6 engine 3.5-liter 24V SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine 3.5-liter V6 DOHC 24V VVT engine 3.5-liter V6 engine
Transmission CVT automatic 9-speed automatic 8-speed automatic CVT Automatic
Power (hp@ RPM) 295-hp @6400 RPM 290-hp @ 6200RPM 295-hp @ 6300RPM 284-hp @ 6400RPM
Torque (lb-ft@ RPM) 270-lb-ft. @ 4800RPM 267-lb-ft. @ 4700RPM 268-lb-ft. @ 4800RPM 259-lb-ft. @ 4800RPM

Up against its competition, all the cars in consideration come equipped with 3.5L V6 engines that generate more or less the same power, so we look into the torque generation figures and find that it is the Infiniti QX60 that offers the most at 270 lb-ft.

Acceleration of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

With the most power and torque to offer, the Infiniti QX60 somehow fails to deliver in terms of acceleration, it goes from 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds and records 16 seconds to complete the quarter-mile dash. It achieves its quarter-mile timing at a speed of 90 mph. One might actually ponder as to where all the power disappears if it does not translate to a good acceleration timing.

Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
0-60 MPH (seconds) 7.6 sec 6.2 sec 6.8 sec 8.3 sec
Quarter mile (seconds) 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

In comparison with competition, it is a 2018 Acura MDX that has the best acceleration timing, it goes from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds and has a quarter-mile timing of 14.7 seconds. This record is followed by the 2018 Lexus RX 350 which clocks the quarter-mile in 15.1 seconds and records 6.8 seconds to go from a standstill to 60 mph. Ranking in third place is the Infiniti QX60, followed by the least powered engine in the class, 284 HP generating Nissan Pathfinder.

Braking and Handling of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

Equipped with a set of 12.6-inch rotors for the front wheels and a set of 12.1-inch rotors for the rear wheels, seems to be adequate to bring the 4383 pounds Infiniti QX60 to a halt. It covers a distance of 120 feet to come to a standstill from 60 mph speed. Nissan, the parent company, offers the Pathfinder in this segment and it also comes equipped with similar rotor specifications, however, due to a difference in its curb weight and other aspects the brake performance differs.

Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
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) 4383 4001 4222 4293
60-0 MPH (ft.) 120 121 123 125

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 comes equipped with the largest rotors in class, measuring 13.3 inches for the front wheels and 12.9 inches for the rear wheels. It comes to a standstill at 123 feet from a speed of 60 mph, ranking in third place. The Acura MDX ranks second after the Infiniti QX60 with a stopping distance of 121 feet and slightly larger rotors. The Nissan Pathfinder ranks last with a stopping distance of 125 feet.

Towing Capacity of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

With a powerful 270 lb-ft of torque generated, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 gets the capability to tow 5000 pounds. However, its parent, the Nissan equips the Pathfinder with the ability to tow 6000 lbs.

Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 5000 3500 3500 6000
Drive Train AWD AWD AWD AWD
Engine 3.5L 3.5L 3.5L 3.5L

Compared with the competition, both arrivals come equipped with the ability to tow only 3500 pounds each. All the vehicles in consideration are equipped with an AWD drivetrain, and thus it is solely to do with their engine output and towing ability.

Fuel Economy
7.1/10

"The EPA rates the QX60 at 19/26/22 mpg city/highway/combined." - Motortrend

Up until this model year, the Infiniti QX60 offered a hybrid engine; however, it is now discontinued and offers only a single powertrain, a 3.5L V6 engine. This modest engine returns a fuel economy of 20/27/22 for its city, Highway, and combined reading.

Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
MPG (city) 20 19 20 20
MPG (highway) 27 27 27 27
MPG (combined) 22 22 23 23

In competition, the 2018 Lexus RX 350 and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offer the best mileage, a tad bit better than the Infiniti QX60. They offer a gas mileage of 22 miles to a gallon for city drives, 27 miles to a gallon for Highway cruises, and 23 miles to a gallon as its combined reading. The Infiniti ranks third, followed by the 2018 Acura MDX in the fourth position.

Interior
6.9/10

“… Infiniti’s 2018 QX60 luxury SUV stands out because its plush, leather-lined cabin is comfortable in all seven spots. 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

Seating and Comfort of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

The interiors of the 2018 Infiniti QX60 are a comfy space to be in. The seats feel like average one's and come equipped with several adjustable features. They aren't the softest available but are comforting nonetheless, they are spacious too, at least the first two rows are. On the other hand, the seats have a couple of drawbacks as well. The headrests on the second row obstruct the rearview. The interior of the Infiniti QX60 further offers the following features for the seating:

  • 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)
Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
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 38.3/59.1/36.5 39.1/57.6/38 39.4/60.4/41.7
Third (Head/Shoulder/Le (In.) 36.5/57.1/30.8 35.6/54.7/28.1 N/A 37.8/57.1/30.7

In comparison with its competition, the Infiniti QX60 offers the second most spacious interiors, after the Nissan Pathfinder. The 2018 Lexus RX 350 ranks in 3rd position with slightly smaller dimensions for its passenger room inside the cabin. Ranking in the last position we have the 2018 Acura MDX, with interior dimensions smaller than that of the Lexus RX 350.

Infotainment of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

The touchscreen infotainment system is user-friendly and easily navigable. Some of the control knobs are high on the dash and require extra effort to reach. Limited smartphone integration is a big letdown 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 of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 offers a standard cargo space of 15.9 cubic feet. Do keep in mind that this room is offered behind the three rows of seating it already offers. With the third row folded down, the occupants can access a cargo room of 40.5 cubic feet. Further, the occupants could choose to fold down even the second row of seats and get access to a maximum cargo room that measures 76.2 cubic feet.

Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
Behind 3rd 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 68.4 56.3 79.8

In comparison with the competition, the offering of the 2018 Infiniti QX60 is one of the best in class. With cargo room dimensions that are slightly less than the Nissan Pathfinder, the Infiniti ranks in the second position. The 2018 Acura MDX ranks third with the maximum cargo volume of 68.4 cubic feet, while the Lexus which offers the largest standard cargo space in class fails to deliver in terms of maximum cargo room capacity.

Exterior
7.5/10

"It is a finalist for our 2018 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money award." - Cars.USnews

Design and Styling of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 offers the longest body in the segment measuring 200.1 inches. It has one of the largest widths and heights in class with a decent wheelbase to offer. Weighing the maximum in its segment, at 4390 lbs, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 is indeed huge.

Models 2018 Infiniti QX60 2018 Acura MDX 2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
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

Up against its competition, we have the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, weighing 4293 lbs. It has the closest dimensions in comparison to the Infiniti QX60. The 2018 Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 350 are slightly smaller with the latter being the smallest. The Lexus gets a wheelbase of only 109.8 inches. On the other hand, the 2018 Acura MDX measures the smallest ground clearance of 5.6 inches.

Exterior Features of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

Apart from its dimensions, given below are a few exterior features that the 2018 Infiniti QX60 flaunts.

  • LED daytime running light
  • LED front fog light
  • Power rear liftgate
  • UV reducing solar glass
  • Aluminum front and rear door sill plates
Safety
8.1/10

"Speaking of safety, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 earned a five-star overall rating in government crash tests." - Motortrend

Safety offering of the 2018 Infiniti QX60

In order to learn about the safety offering of the 2018 Infiniti QX60, we decided to look into the NHTSA reports, and we found that it gets a fine five-star rating, in its overall score. However, there are two aspects where the five-star rating mark is dropped to a 4-star rating. In the aspect of frontal crash and rollover. It further goes ahead to maintain a fine five-star rating in its side crash test.

2018 Infiniti QX60

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 cleverly bundles technologically advanced safety features into packages and offers the same at an additional price. Opting for the best safety package could set you back by as much as $10,000. Apart from offering just the basic features, the 2018 model year has the following features:

  • INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Auto Hazard Warning Signal
  • Vehicle Security System sounds alarmed if an intrusion is detected
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • 3-point rear outboard safety belts
  • LATCH System
  • Rear child security door locks
Competition
7.0/10

2018 Infiniti QX60 Vs 2018 Acura MDX

With a power output difference of 5hp, the Acura MDX falls short despite having an engine displacement of the same measure. However, it has a better acceleration performance to offer, the best in class in fact. The Infiniti QX60 has a record for the braking distance and the Acura lags just by one foot for the same.  These two vehicles also record an extremely close gas mileage with the Infiniti QX60 having a slight lead. The Infiniti goes ahead to offer a fine interior, way more spacious than the Acura, in terms of passenger space as well as cargo space.

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Infiniti QX60 Vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has stats on the chart that are indeed similar to that of Infiniti. This could possibly be because of the fact that Nissan owns the Infiniti. The Nissan records a lower power and torque output, a lower acceleration performance, but a better towing capacity to its name. With an extremely similar gas mileage to offer, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder gets a  lower price tag than the Infiniti QX60. Both the cars offer spacious seating and a very spacious room for their cargo offerings. Even the exteriors of both these machines are largely similar.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder

2018 Infiniti QX60 Vs 2018 Lexus RX 350

With an identical price tag, they both offer almost the exact power output. However, the Lexus RX 350 has a better acceleration output, while the Infiniti offers the best in class brake performance. While the Lexus has a similar fuel efficiency compared to the Infiniti, the latter gets a better interior and cargo space offering. With a better exterior on offer, we would recommend you for the Infiniti QX60.

2018 Lexus RX 350

 

Final Verdict

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 offers a 3.5L V6 engine with best-in-class power output and torque generation. It isn't the best in terms of acceleration but does offer some fine numbers on the chart. On the other hand, it has the best in class brake performance with a fine fuel economy. Offering the largest interiors in class and an adequate cargo room adds to the convenience the QX60 offers. Further, it comes with the ability to tow 5000 lbs and is amongst the best offering for the same. With some really good exterior dimensions and a 5 star rated safety offering the 2018 Infiniti QX60 is an amazing package to go in for.

2018 Infiniti QX60

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$45100

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

213 cu in

horse power

295 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

270 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

Continuously variable speed Automatic

dimensions
length

201 in

wheelbase

114 in

width

80 in

curb weight

4519 lbs

Height

69 in

Ground Clearance

7 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

130.4 cu ft

cargo volume

76.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

19/22/26 mpg

highway range

507.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 60000 mi.


Infiniti QX60 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$45,059
5 Year Cost To Own
$67,150
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $67,150
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$10,647$3,771$3,082$3,455$3,018$23,973
Insurance$1,547$1,601$1,657$1,715$1,775$8,295
Fuel$2,769$2,852$2,938$3,026$3,116$14,701
Maintenance$578$988$726$2,628$2,428$7,348
RepairsNANANANA$1,102$1,102
Financing Interest$2,423$1,949$1,443$902$327$7,044
Taxes and Fees$3,750$268$244$224$201$4,687
Total Cost-To-Own$21,714$11,429$10,090$11,950$11,967$67,150
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