Opulent interior; nimble handling for its size; user-friendly navigation and tech features; attractive pricing
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto; no power lumbar support for the passenger seat; no high-mileage hybrid or diesel option; leather seating is optional
For 2019, the QX60 gains new standard safety equipment including blind spot monitoring, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection and predictive forward-collision warning. A new ProASSIST package offers lane-departure warning and assist, auto high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot intervention plus front and rear sonar system. All the models upgrade to Infiniti's new trim names (PURE and LUXE) and a new Limited package is added to the option's list.
The all-wheel-drive QX60 LUXE 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 PURE version and keep the price around $45,000.
Infiniti offers the QX60 in four grades: QX60 PURE, QX60 PURE AWD, QX60 LUXE and QX60 LUXE AWD. A number of option packages can be added, but only to the LUXE trim.
The Infiniti QX60 PURE ($44,995) includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette 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 liftgate 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. Standard safety equipment includes forward emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and predictive collision warning.
The Infiniti QX60 PURE AWD ($46,795) adds Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
The Infiniti QX60 LUXE ($46,795) adds roof rails, 2-way driver's seat power lumbar, a heated steering wheel, driver's-side memory for the seat, mirrors and steering wheel, the Around View Monitor, remote engine starting and a 13-speaker Bose Premium audio system.
The Infiniti QX60 LUXE AWD ($48,595) adds Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Options for the QX60 are packaged into groups and limited to the LUXE trim.
The QX60 can be equipped with the Essential package ($2,900) that adds leather seating, Infiniti InTouch voice-activated navigation, SiriusXM and Travel Link with 4-year complimentary service, AroundView monitor, rain sensing wipers and front and rear sonar system.
The Theater package ($2,150) adds dual 8-in color monitors, HDMI and USB port, rear headphone jacks plus a rear-console 120-volt outlet, while the ProASSIST package ($1,850) brings intelligent cruise control, backup collision intervention, active trace control, front and rear sonar system, lane-departure warning and intervention, blind spot intervention and auto high beam assist. The Sensory package ($3,500) adds a 15-speaker Bose Cabin Surround audio, 15-spoke alloy wheels, panoramic moonroof, Advanced Climate Control system with Plasmacluster air purifier, climate controlled front seats, heated second-row seats and a motion activated rear liftgate.
|Basic||4 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2019 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.
2019 Buick Enclave -- The Enclave offers more power than the QX60 and a lower base price. But the base models lack some of the standard driver assists found on the QX60, and the Buick name isn't in the same league as Infiniti.