Infiniti QX60 Review
The 2015 Infiniti QX60 ranks 10 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 2015 Infiniti QX60 is ranked:
While some critics dislike its numb steering, the 2015 Infiniti QX60 earns praise for its upscale cabin and roomy third row.
The Infiniti QX60 comes with a V6 engine that reviewers say has adequate power in most situations. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard, which operates similarly to a conventional automatic. The base QX60 earns an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway, which are better estimates than nearly every rival gets. Test drivers like the QX60’s composed handling and comfortable ride, and they report that driving over rough roads goes virtually unnoticed. A few test drivers report that the QX60’s steering provides good feedback, but others find the steering to be numb and light.
Reviewers agree that the 2015 Infiniti QX60’s cabin features upscale materials and elegant styling. They praise the 2015 QX60 for its spacious cabin, which includes a roomy third row that’s easy to access. Standard equipment includes Bluetooth phone connectivity, a USB port, a rearview camera, push-button start, a moonroof and tri-zone automatic climate control. Available features include navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming, 13- or 15-speaker Bose stereo systems, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and Infiniti's Around View monitor, which provides a 360-degree view around the vehicle to ease parking maneuvers. Critics appreciate that the QX60’s audio and climate controls have physical buttons, which makes it easy to adjust settings. There’s 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row of seats, which can be expanded by folding down the second and third rows. Reviewers offer mixed opinions on the usefulness of the QX60’s cargo hold. While some think there’s a good amount of space, others point out that most rivals have larger cargo bays.
- "The 2015 Infiniti QX60 is a fine alternative to the more established 3-row luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q7, Acura MDX and Buick Enclave. Typical of Infiniti's design language, the QX60's elegant exterior seems less blocky and upright than that of some luxury SUVs, and its powertrain offerings and luxury features are at the cutting edge of automotive technology." -- AutoTrader
- “The QX60 offers the usual ‘premium’ polish and features with unusual control clarity and a serene driving experience." -- Consumer Guide
- "The 2015 Infiniti QX60 is a 7-passenger, 3-row crossover SUV that boasts impressive levels of standard equipment, easy and comfortable driving manners, and innovative technology that includes a system that applies the brakes to prevent a collision when backing up." -- 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
Other SUVs to Consider
The BMW X5 earns praise for its sporty handling and powerful engine choices. Additionally, reviewers like the X5’s smooth-shifting automatic transmission and luxurious cabin.
The Acura MDX earns excellent fuel economy estimates for the class, and automotive journalists say it has a powerful V6 engine and a transmission that shifts quickly at highway speeds. They also like its high-quality cabin materials and comfortable seats.
Details: 2015 Infiniti QX60
The 2015 Infiniti QX60 seats seven and has standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. A 3.5-liter V6 engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are standard. The QX60 comes in one trim, but there are multiple options packages available. A hybrid model is also available. The QX60 gets an updated CVT for 2015, but sees few other changes for 2015. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2013 through 2015 model years.