After several years of waiting, Infiniti has finally brought out the second generation of their QX60 for 2022. The first-generation model which came out in 2013 was one of the best sellers for the company for quite a while, and with the latest redesign, Infiniti is aiming to regain that market share. While there are no considerable improvements in the powertrain department with the same 3.5L V6 doing duty under the hood, the CVT transmission has been swapped out for a traditional automatic to improve performance. The redesign also includes a brand-new interior filled with all the latest features and creature comforts. The interiors are the single biggest improvement over the outgoing model and the new QX60 can finally compete with modern rivals.
The luxury three-row crossover segment includes the usual rivals like the Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, and the new Genesis GV80. Even with all the updates, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 is still relatively affordable with a starting price of just $47,878, undercutting all of its rivals. However, if you want all the latest features, the range-topping Autograph model starts at $61,375.
2022 Infiniti QX60 Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort
With the updated platform, the interiors of the 2022 Infiniti QX60 look and feel significantly better than the outgoing model. Although a lot of technology and features are lifted from the latest line-up of Nissans, Infiniti has succeeded in making the cabin a special place with immaculate details like the quilted leather panels, matte open-pore wood, and subtle ambient lighting. Also among the list of updates are plush seats and a brand new 12.3-inch infotainment display.
As always, the QX60 is still a three-row SUV with seating for seven passengers, although the range-topping Autograph model gets captains chairs in the middle. Cabin insulation is also significantly improved with the new model.
The dashboard is leaps and bounds ahead of the outgoing model, featuring an elegant and modern design. The infotainment display floats above the center console and is separated from the climate controls. The climate vents are neatly integrated into the middle, giving the dashboard a multi-layered look. The top layer gets wood panels and soft-touch plastics, while the bottom panels feature some metallic elements to add some aggression.
The minimalist design is done tastefully and all the buttons for the climate controls are replaced with haptic touch controls for a sleeker look. The subtle center partition also tilts the center stack ever so slightly towards the driver. A hidden smartphone tray is provided behind the gear lever. Another tray is hidden below the center console. Infiniti also includes another 12.3-inch digital driver's display behind the steering wheel.
At the front, the seats offer a generous amount of cushioning and support like most luxury SUVs. Power adjustability and heating are included as standard, while higher trims can be optioned with massaging and ventilation functions. The high seating position and relatively low bonnet also provide plenty of visibility on all sides.
Available with either a bench seat or captain's chairs, the QX60 provides ample space for rear passengers even with the panoramic roof cutting into headroom. As expected, going with the captain seat option will provide better support and individual armrests for both passengers along with a separate center console with cupholders and extra storage. Higher trims also get seat heating for the rear passengers.
As expected, the third-row seats are cramped for adults on longer journeys and are best reserved for children. The power-folding functionality also makes folding the seats a breeze whenever the extra action space is required.
Both the front and middle row passengers get a center armrest with cupholders as standard. The Autograph model with captain's chairs also includes individual armrests and a center console for keeping drinks. The QX60 also gets dual-zone automatic climate control as standard with vents in all three rows. Higher trims get an upgraded three-zone system with an air purifier.
2022 Infiniti QX60
2022 Genesis GV80
2022 Audi Q7
2022 Volvo XC90
Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)
First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)
Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)
Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)
While Infiniti has made a good effort to improve interior space and comfort compared to the outgoing model, the QX60 still can’t quite stack up against rivals like the Genesis GV80 and Volvo XC90, especially if you consider third-row space. However, there is a huge improvement in terms of build quality and features, helping it match the segment leaders.
2022 Infiniti QX60 Infotainment
Infiniti has upped their game in the infotainment department with a massive 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard, running the latest InTouch software. Higher trims also get a 12.3-inch dynamic digital drivers display. The system works well and includes all the usual features like smartphone integration, satellite radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, and more.
You also get wireless Apple CarPlay, although Android Auto users still need to carry a cable around. Infiniti also includes a 10.8-inch head-up display and a 17-speaker Bose premium audio system on the higher trims.
Key infotainment features
12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay integration
12.3-inch digital driver’s display
17-speaker Bose premium audio system
10.3-inch head-up display
Onboard Wi-Fi hotspot integration
2022 Infiniti QX60 Cargo Capacity
With the move to the latest platform, Infiniti has worked on improving practicality with the QX60 and it pays off with 75.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity when folding both the second and third rows. However, traveling with a full load of passengers will limit it to just 14.5 cubic feet, which is impressive in itself. Loading is made easier thanks to a wide opening trunk that gets hands-free control in the higher trims.
The third-row seatbacks also get power-folding functionality in the higher trims to improve convenience. The seats fold flat even with the captains’ chairs in the middle row, making it easier to slide luggage into the cabin.
2022 Infiniti QX60
2022 Genesis GV80
2022 Audi Q7
2022 Volvo XC90
Standard Cargo Capacity (ft³)
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft³)
While passenger space isn’t its forte, the latest QX60 excels in the practicality department, carving out significantly more space than both the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. However, it still can’t match the Genesis GV80, which continues to be the reigning practicality champion.
Additional Interior Storage Spaces
Being a practical family crossover, the cabin is littered with clever storage areas including a smartphone tray hidden behind the front cupholders with USB outlets and wireless charging, a deep center console, and deep door pockets on all four doors. The QX60 also gets a hidden storage tray below the center console to park your wallet or phone out of the way.
Models with captains’ chairs in the second row also get a separate center console with two cupholders and storage pockets in addition to two individual armrests. Even the third-row passengers get dual cupholders on each side.
2022 Infiniti QX60 Creature Comforts
Being a luxury crossover, the QX60 is loaded with all the latest features and creature comforts including leather upholstery for both the front rows, a panoramic moonroof, powered liftgate, heated steering wheel, heated front seats with power-adjustability, keyless entry, and more right from the base Pure model. Stepping up to the Luxe model adds some luxuries like a power-adjustable steering wheel, front ventilated seats, and rear side window sunshades.
Next up is the Sensory trim with massaging front seats, upgraded steering wheel, ambient lighting, air purifier with three-zone automatic climate control, heated second-row seats, a hands-free liftgate, power third-row seatbacks, and upgraded interior trims. Going all-out for the range-topping Autograph model swaps out the second-row bench seat for two captain’s chairs, and includes upgraded leather upholstery.
With the latest QX60, Infiniti has solved almost all the issues of the older generation and made a crossover that belongs in 2022. The updated platform also improves interior space and comfort, providing three rows of seating. All these updates haven’t made a significant impact on the pricing and the QX60 remains one of the most affordable luxury crossovers on the market. However, if we look at the whole package, it still falls behind some modern competitors due to its conventional and rather boring powertrain.
Overall, if you can ignore the underpinnings and only want a luxury crossover with one of the better interiors in its class and save a few bucks in the process, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 will be right up your alley.