Infiniti QX60 Review
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 ranks 12 out of 18 Luxury Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti QX60, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 is ranked:
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 earns praise for its luxurious interior, spacious three-row seating and comfortable ride, but automotive critics say that some competing SUVs are more engaging to drive.
The QX60 (previously JX35) is powered by a V6 engine that test drivers say provides adequate power at city speeds, but some write that the QX60 can feel strained on the highway. Reviewers attribute this strain to the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT), which they say can be slow to react when more power is needed. Fuel economy is rated as high as 20/26 mpg city/highway, which is fairly good for the class. The QX60 doesn't earn a very high performance score, in part because many reviewers say its suspension is tuned too softly and its steering is too light. Still, some appreciate that its soft suspension gives the QX60 a very comfortable ride.
The automotive press says that the 2014 QX60’s interior is constructed with high-quality materials that have an elegant appearance. Test drivers are also impressed that the seven-seat QX60 has one of the most comfortable third-row seats in the segment, which is both spacious and easy to get to. Some reviewers say that the QX60 has a useful amount of cargo space, but others comment that SUVs like the Buick Enclave offer a bit more space. Reviewers are pleased that the QX60's climate and stereo controls can be easily operated with conventional knobs and buttons, rather than confusing on-screen menus. Standard features include a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth phone connectivity, tri-zone automatic climate control and a backup camera. Major options include a navigation system, an Around View monitor, which provides a 360-degree view around the QX60, and a 13- or 15-speaker Bose stereo system.
- "The QX60 offers generous levels of safety, technology, convenience, innovation and luxury, presented in a sleek and eye-grabbing style." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Despite the name change, the crossover remains a commodious, luxury-packed people mover. Though lacking in driving excitement, it does feature myriad available tech, entertainment and safety features along with a comfortable cabin." -- Left Lane News
- "As long as none of your must-haves involve Infiniti's old definition of performance, the JX can be considered a success." -- Car and Driver (2013)
Other Luxury Midsize SUVs to Consider
Reviewers praise the Acura MDX for its comfortable, high-quality interior and ride quality that toes the line between soft and sporty. The MDX offers great cargo space for the class, as well as slightly better fuel economy on the highway than the QX60.
If you can do without the third-row seats but are drawn to the QX60's comfortable ride, the Lexus RX 350 might fit the bill, as reviewers say it has one of the softest rides in the segment. They also like its high-quality interior and comfortable seats.
Details: 2014 Infiniti QX60
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 seats seven and has standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. A 3.5-liter V6 engine and CVT are standard. The QX60 comes in one trim, but offers multiple option packages that add available interior and technology features. A hybrid model is also available: the QX60 Hybrid. Infiniti renamed nearly all its vehicles for 2014. Aside from its name, the QX60 is nearly identical to the 2013 JX35, which was introduced as an all-new model last year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from 2013 and 2014.