Infiniti QX60 Sensory AWD Review: Luxury Work Horse

A three-row crossover SUV that retains the more rugged roots of the Nissan Pathfinder.

If you need the utility of a Nissan Pathfinder, but in a more posh package, the Infiniti QX60 is tailor made for you. The underlying chassis and equipment remain largely the same, which means you get lots of space for stuff and a towing capacity of up to 6000 lbs. But it does so in a more stylish skin, with a few luxuries tucked away inside. Massage anyone?

Infiniti QX60 Overview:

Infiniti offers four trims of the QX60: Pure, Luxe, this Sensory, and the Autograph. The Pure starts at $50,395. The Sensory AWD requires at least $61,795. And my test car did include a few optional extras and cost $64,785. But I did enjoy the head-up display and rearview mirror/camera that was part of the $1500 vision package. As well as the front seat massagers that are part of the Sensory trim.

The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster comes on Luxe trims and up and the center console touch screen of the same size is standard. That includes wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto connectivity. You also get a wireless smartphone charge pad. Those massaging seats are heated and ventilated too. By the way, front-wheel-drive is standard, but all wheel drive is available on every trim.

Powering the QX60 is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6, quite close to what’s in the Nissan Pathfinder. In the Infiniti, it asks for premium fuel, but outputs 11 extra horsepower and 11 lb.-ft of torque in return. Peak numbers come to 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Before making its way to either the front- or all-four-wheels, power goes through a 9-speed automatic transmission.

The three-row, six to seven seat, crossover SUV provides plenty of space for passengers. And healthy amounts of cargo space: 15 cubic feet behind the third row. Lowering the third row improves that to 42 cubic feet. Lowering second provides 75 cubic feet of space.

But, fundamentally, the Infiniti still has the strong bones of the Nissan Pathfinder, which grants it a towing capacity of up to 6000 lbs. But also a ride that’s a touch stiffer and less refined than the best premium SUVs out there. However, it’s still comfortable enough for me and includes plenty of space and gadgets to make road trips pleasant.

Please check out my video above to see more and hear my full opinion. I strive to provide a detailed understanding of the Infiniti QX60.

What’s Good:
Space for people and things.
What Could be better: Not as refined as the best premium competitors.My conclusion: A utilitarian SUV that cleans up real nice.

Another crossover SUV to keep your eye on: 2022 Acura MDX Type S

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SPECIFICATIONS:

2023 Infiniti QX60 Sensory AWD: 5-door, 7-seat, crossover SUV

  • Base price: $61,795
  • Price as tested: $64,785         
  • Options: Vision package, $1500; Lighting package, $795; premium paint, $695
  • Powertrain:
    • Engine: 3.5-liter V-6
      • Power: 295 horsepower at 6400 rpm
      • Torque: 270 lb-ft at 4800 rpm
    • Transmission: nine-speed automatic transmission
    • Drive: all-wheel-drive
  • Fuel Economy
    • City 20 mpg
    • Highway 25 mpg
    • Combined 22 mpg
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 198.2 inches
    • Width: 86.0 inches (incl. sideview mirrors)
    • Height: 69.7 inches
    • Wheelbase: 114.2 inches
  • Weights and Capacities
    • Curb weight: 4623 lbs.
    • Interior volume: 141 cu ft
    • Cargo volume (3rd/2nd/1st rows up): 15/42/75 cu ft
  • Calculated weight to power: 15.7 pounds per horsepower
  • Mfr’s claimed 0-60 mph: na seconds
  • Mfr’s claimed Top Speed: na mph
  • Government classified size: standard sport utility vehicle, 4WD

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