Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019
2019 Infiniti QX60

2019 Infiniti QX60 Drivers’ Notes Review

The 2019 Infiniti QX60 is a three-row crossover from Nissan’s luxury brand. It’s based on the Nissan Pathfinder, sharing the same basic platform and powertrain. It sits near the top of Infiniti’s lineup, above the new QX50 and just below the body-on-frame QX80.

That said, the car-based platform underneath the QX60 means its actually more spacious than its truck-based sibling. Power comes solely from a 3.5-liter V6 making 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is available, though our tester was a front-wheel drive model.

The 2019 QX60 starts $46,795, but our tester has nearly $20,000 worth of options. The $5,000 limited package adds upgraded leather on the seats and steering wheel, dark wood trim, 20-inch wheels and chrome trim on the exterior.

The $3,400 proactive package adds safety features like lane-departure warnings, blind-spot monitoring, backup collision intervention and adaptive cruise control. Other options include back-seat entertainment ($2,150), a wifi hotspot ($495) and the $3,500 sensory package (a Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a motion-activated liftgate and a moonroof for the second and third rows).

Offsetting the mediocre driving experience is an admittedly nice interior, at least in our well optioned Luxe model. The quilted leather upholstery is attractive and feels good. The wood trim has an attractive grain and is applied generously to the doors and dash. I was also able to find a nice comfortable driving position while knocking out hours of highway driving to the Chicago. There’s plenty of space, too, and the second row seats even slide and recline. But even the interior has drawbacks, primarily with the infotainment. It’s clear it’s an old system, and it works OK, but the screens are low-resolution with dated graphic design. Also, the rear-view camera is a muddy joke.

The QX60 is just a very so-so crossover in a world where crossovers are becoming seriously good. Spend your money elsewhere.