Opulent interior; nimble handling for its size; user-friendly navigation and tech features; hybrid fuel economy
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto; driver assist features should be standard at this price; no power lumbar support for the passenger seat
For 2018, the QX60 carries over with only minor changes. A new safety alert system reminds the driver to check the rear seat before leaving the vehicle. The innovative Rear Door Alert senses when the rear door is opened before the vehicle is started, then reminds customers to check for pets, personal belongings or sleeping children before exiting the vehicle. See the 2018 Infiniti QX60 models for sale near you
The all-wheel-drive QX60 we tested was packed with nearly all the available goodies, running up its sticker to nearly $60,000. Considering the price of the competition in this segment -- as well as the appealing option packages that include navigation, DVD entertainment and intelligent brake assist -- that isn't bad. But a price-conscious driver who wants the extra mile per gallon could choose the front-wheel-drive version and add only the Premium package, keeping the price around $46,000.
Infiniti offers the QX60 in two trims, QX60 and QX60 Hybrid, both of which come with a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. A number of option packages can be added to both models.
The Infiniti QX60 ($44,295) includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seating, automatic bi-xenon headlights with manual leveling, power-folding and heated outside mirrors, a power sunroof, 8-way power driver and 6-way power passenger seats, heated front seats, an AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers, USB/iPod and auxiliary input jacks, steering-wheel controls for cruise and audio, Intelligent Key with illuminated push-button starting, Bluetooth hands-free cellphone connectivity, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a power rear lift gate with variable height adjustment, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, a rearview monitor with a 7-in screen and a 60/40-split folding/sliding second-row seat.
The Infiniti QX60 AWD ($46,095) adds Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid adds a hybrid electric powertrain, a heated steering wheel, driver's-side memory for the seat, mirrors and steering wheel, the Around View Monitor, a rear-console 120-volt outlet, remote engine starting, a 13-speaker Bose Premium audio system, Enhanced Intelligent Key and a voice-activated hard-drive navigation radio with Infiniti InTouch and SiriusXM NavTraffic/NavWeather, plus a front and rear sonar system.
The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid AWD adds Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Options for the QX60 are packaged into groups. The QX60 can be equipped with the Premium package ($1,800), which adds a 13-speaker Bose audio system with an acoustic-waveguide subwoofer, streaming Bluetooth, memory for the driver's seat, steering wheel and mirrors, Enhanced Intelligent Key, outside mirrors with a reverse tilt-down feature, a heated steering wheel, remote starting and driver's-seat power lumbar support. The Premium Plus package ($2,900) adds voice-active hard-drive navigation with Infiniti InTouch, the Around View Monitor, a front and rear sonar system, rain-sensing wipers and a single in-dash CD player.
The Theater package ($2,150) adds dual 8-in color monitors, while the Driver Assistance package ($1,850) brings intelligent cruise control, intelligent brake assist, forward-collision warning, a blind spot monitoring system, a front and rear sonar system, backup-collision intervention and Infiniti's Active Trace Control system.
The Deluxe Technology package ($7,300) delivers a 15-speaker Bose surround-sound system, 20-in wheels, a second- and third-row moonroof with a power sunshade, Plasmacluster air purification with the Advanced Climate Control system, motion-activated liftgate, auto high beam control, climate-controlled front seats, a heated second-row seat and third-row-seatback power return. The package also includes all the features of the Driver Assistance package, plus lane-departure warning, lane-departure prevention, a blind spot monitoring system, forward emergency braking, predictive forward-collision warning and the front pre-crash seat belt system (requires Premium or Premium Plus). Wi-Fi costs a mere $450 more.
|Basic||4 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2018 Audi Q7 -- Audi continues to expand its presence in the luxury market with a benchmark crossover. The diesel version is gone for now, leaving a choice of turbocharged 4- and 6-cylinder gasoline engines.
2018 Buick Enclave -- The Enclave is all new this year, offering more power than the QX60 and a lower base price. Some driver-assist features optional on the QX60 are standard on the Enclave.