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2023 Infiniti QX60 Review: A Luxurious and Stylish Family Hauler


With its just-right blend of features and interior packaging, the 2023 Infiniti QX60 is a good choice for families seeking a luxurious SUV. The QX60 is a luxury three-row crossover SUV with a well-equipped interior. Shop it against the Buick Enclave, the Acura MDX, and its Nissan Pathfinder platform mate. With its family-friendly interior and good set of driver-assistance tech, the 2023 QX60 rates highly. For 2023, the QX60 gains three years of free maintenance and a wireless charging pad.

The 2023 Infiniti QX60 wears stately, elegant lines. It’s restrained but solidly upscale. We like the QX60’s dressy exterior and its soothing cabin. The QX60’s broad front grille sits above faux skid plates, which correspond with unpainted fender flares and lower cladding for a quasi-rugged look. Leave the mud-plugging to the Pathfinder, though, since the QX60 rides on 18-inch wheels in base form or 20-inchers otherwise. Autograph versions have intriguing two-tone paint that works better here than in some other SUVs. From the rear, the QX60 is busy and the brightwork at the bottom of the bumper looks like an afterthought, though.

A refined ride quality sets the 2023 Infiniti QX60 apart. Though it may be a close relative to the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60 is awash in sound deadening and its suspension gains softer tuning to help give it a more luxurious feel. All-wheel drive costs $2,000 on most trims, or $2,900 on the Autograph. The all-wheel-drive system normally sends most power forward, though half of what the engine provides can be directed rearward when slip is detected.

A familiar 3.5-liter V-6 powers the QX60. Here, it’s rated at 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, small bumps over the Pathfinder. The same 9-speed automatic transmission delivers power either forward or to all four corners. There’s decent power from a stop accompanied by only a muffled growl. The 9-speed slurps its way through gears with limited hesitation. It can be less eager to swap down a gear for highway passing, which is when the paddle shifters come in handy. They’re also nice for hilly roads.

Underneath, the QX60 rides on a fully independent suspension that has been tuned for a soft ride, even accounting for the big 20-inch wheels fitted to all but the base version. Certainly not tuned for spirited driving, the QX60 relishes open-road cruising. It’s a great mile-eater, but not a corner carver. All that sound deadening conspires with laminated glass for a hushed experience at highway speeds, too. With all-wheel drive, the QX60 sees its towing capacity amp up from 3,500 to 6,000 lb.

The 2023 Infiniti QX60 slurps down premium unleaded. Some rivals are less gluttonous. The 2023 QX60 is estimated at 21 mpg city, 26 highway, 23 combined with front-wheel drive. AWD versions rate a similar 20/25/22 mpg. All models need premium fuel. The QX60 trails the Volvo XC90’s 25 mpg combined, and even the Cadillac XT6 can hit 23 mpg with all-wheel drive.

The 2023 QX60 has a mixed safety record, but it comes with plenty of tech. A four-star frontal crash-test rating from the NHTSA balanced by a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and a wide array of collision-avoidance features. The feds have yet to calculate the QX60’s rollover risk, though, so for now it misses out on an overall score.

Automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, and blind-spot monitors come standard on all. Luxe and higher trims add ProPilot Assist, which is Infiniti-speak for a system that keeps the QX60 centered in its lane and applies the brakes as well as accelerates automatically at a wide variety of speeds. The system even allows for short stints of hands-free driving.

Few luxury SUVs are as family-ready as the 2023 QX60. The 2023 Infiniti QX60 offers up huge space in the first two rows, has good cargo space, and ensconces everyone in nice leather trim. The QX60 is really at its best inside. The flowing dash top gives way to purposeful lines and a center console that wraps slightly toward the driver. The 12.3-inch touchscreen that floats above integrates well enough, too. In Autograph form, the QX60 looks downright luxurious with its ultra-soft leather and its open-pore wood trim, though even base models have a classy feel to help substantiate the price hike over a Pathfinder.

The power-adjustable front seats have good support in base form. Stepping up to the Sensory trim buys massaging seatbacks and bases. Row two is accessed via wide-opening doors, and passengers will find a plush bench. Only the range-topping Autograph offers up captain’s chairs, an odd oversight. The second row slides forward with ease to allow decent access to the third row. Of special note is the fact that families can leave car seats attached to row two when it’s nudged forward, a rarity.

The third row is no great place for adults, though, with a mere 28 inches of leg room and precious little head room. There’s also just 14.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, which effectively makes this a two-row vehicle for anyone going on a road trip. With row three down, however, that cargo area grows to a more substantial 41.6 cubic feet, and the second row flops down for a maximum of 75 cubes.

The 2023 Infiniti QX60 comes well-equipped, bolstered this year by standard maintenance coverage. The QX60 sees a big price hike this year to $50,395 to start for the base Pure trim. That’s a $2,500 bump from last year, though Infiniti now includes three years of scheduled maintenance and a wireless charging pad in addition to LED exterior lighting, real leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Wireless Apple CarPlay is balanced out by wired-only Android Auto. All-wheel drive costs $2,000 more.

Factoring in a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty with that new maintenance spiff, good standard features, and a big infotainment screen. Bypass the QX60 Luxe for the Sensory trim if you want a proper luxury experience. At a hair under $60,000, it isn’t cheap, but you’ll find a motion-activated tailgate, a 17-speaker Bose audio system, massaging front seats, a surround-view camera system, and a few other niceties. The QX60 Autograph starts around $64,000, which buys softer leather, a head-up display, and a black roof, plus it’s the only way into second-row captain’s chairs.

Infiniti brings its A-game to the premium large SUV class with the 2023 QX60. The QX60 brings together a near-perfect package with strong powertrains, elegant new styling that looks fresh yet timeless, and blends it with cutting-edge technology. All of that is just a bonus compared to the QX60’s sumptuous interior and quiet calming ride. In the end, the Infiniti 2023 QX60 blends the best of Infiniti’s pedigree in an amazing new package.

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