In the 2020 Infiniti QX60, you’ll find a 3-row, 7-passenger luxury SUV that’s big on style and substance with a price tag that’s considerably smaller than some rival domestic and European makes. With its stiff unit-body design, the QX60 rides and drives more like a tall sedan than a top-heavy SUV, which is an attribute many Infiniti owners value above all else.
With an elegant exterior and sumptuous interior, the QX60 is distinctive enough to stand out in a crowded parking lot full of Audi and Lexus SUVs, yet not so over-the-top that its appearance becomes polarizing. However, if you’re looking for the latest in digital displays and massive touch-screen controls, the QX60’s dash may seem a bit dated, as will its infotainment options. The QX60’s elegant exterior, which was designed to lure in customers who may be looking at such venerable names as the Audi Q7, the Acura MDX and Buick Enclave, seems less blocky and upright than those of some luxury SUVs, and its powertrain offerings and luxury features are at the cutting edge of automotive technology.
What’s New for 2020?
There are no major changes to the 2020 Infiniti QX60. See the 2020 Infiniti QX60 models for sale near you
What We Like
- Opulent interior
- Nimble handling for its size
- User-friendly navigation and tech features
- Attractive pricing
What We Don’t
- 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
The laws of physics dictate that no vehicle weighing 4,400 pounds with all-wheel drive is going to sip gas as it carries seven occupants. However, the vehicle’s Environmental Protection Agency ratings of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for the AWD version (20 mpg city/27 mpg hwy for front-wheel drive) are nearly the best in the class. So, too, is the QX60’s acceleration, considering its relatively small 3.5-liter V6 engine, which churns out 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Standard Features & Options
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 ($44,350) includes 18-in alloy wheels, leatherette seating, automatic bi-xenon headlights with manual leveling, power-folding and heated outside mirrors, a power sunroof, an 8-way power driver seat 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 start, Bluetooth hands-free cellphone connectivity, a power tilt-and-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. Standard safety equipment includes forward emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and predictive collision warning.
The Infiniti QX60 PURE AWD ($46,350) adds Infiniti’s Intelligent AWD.
The Infiniti QX60 LUXE ($46,150) 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 start and a 13-speaker Bose Premium audio system.
The Infiniti QX60 LUXE AWD ($48,150) adds Intelligent AWD.
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 ($1,950) brings intelligent cruise control, backup collision intervention, active trace control, front and rear sonar, 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, a panoramic moonroof, the Advanced Climate Control system with a Plasmacluster air purifier, climate-controlled front seats, heated second-row seats and a motion-activated rear lift gate.
The 2020 Infiniti QX60 includes front, front side-impact and full-length side-curtain airbags. Also standard are anti-lock brakes, electronic traction and stability control, a tire-pressure monitor, blind spot monitoring plus forward-collision warning and emergency braking. For crash-test ratings, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the QX60 five out of five stars overall, with a 4-star rating in the front-end and rollover crash tests and five stars in the side-impact test.
Behind the Wheel
The QX60 is a great driving vehicle that feels smaller on the road than it actually is. The only time when the QX60’s size becomes apparent from behind the wheel is when you’re squeezing into small parking spaces.
The thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel provides exemplary feel and feedback — that’s welcome in a world where power steering seems to be getting worse, rather than better.
The throttle calibration is smooth and progressive with no jumpiness as you ease into the gas. That, combined with the lack of gear changes from the continuously variable transmission, makes the QX60 impressively serene in traffic around town. The QX60 is a fantastic vehicle for hauling the family in comfort and style and an instant contender in the luxury-crossover segment.
Other Cars to Consider
2020 Acura MDX – Acura‘s bread-and-butter 2020 MDX is comfortable, smooth and loaded with amenities, so its popularity is no surprise. Unlike the QX60, it also offers a hybrid version plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2020 Audi Q7 – Audi continues to expand its presence in the luxury market with a benchmark crossover in the 2020 Q7. The diesel version is gone, which leaves a choice between turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder gasoline engines.
2020 Buick Enclave – The new 2020 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.
The AWD 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, which include navigation, DVD entertainment and intelligent brake assist — that isn’t bad. But a price-conscious driver who wants the extra mpg could choose the AWD PURE version and keep the price around $45,000. Find an Infiniti QX60 for sale