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2024 Infiniti QX60 Review

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The 2024 Infiniti QX60 is the midsize luxury SUV for those who demand a refined driving experience, an upscale interior, and ample power.

With three rows of seats, decent cargo space, and an available towing capacity of 2,721 kg (6,000 lb), the QX60 is ready to tackle family adventures in style. It’s offered in four trims, each one more luxurious than the last.

Styling: 9/10

Sleek, curvaceous, and stylish, the QX60 is easy on the eyes. Redesigned just a few short years ago, it continues on without any significant changes. Infiniti’s designers have managed to sculpt a muscular yet slender exterior, with a sloped roofline and a thoroughly modern look.

The interior is inviting and civilized, especially the top-of-the-line Autograph trim tested here, which comes with quilted leather seats, and a similar treatment for parts of the dash.

Safety: 7/10

Every QX60 comes with a long list of advanced safety features that includes lane departure warning and keeping assistance, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Interestingly, adaptive cruise control is kept out of the cheapest trim, as is surround-view monitoring.

The 2024 QX60 received a five-star overall rating for crashworthiness from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That’s down from the higher Top Safety Pick+ it earned last year, with the not-for-profit’s more stringent testing impacting results for 2024.

Features: 9/10

Standard features include LED exterior lighting, a panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, leather upholstery (although it’s synthetic for the third row in all trims), and eight-way power-adjustable heated driver and front passenger seats (Sensory and Autograph add ventilation and massage). There’s also heated second-row seats, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay (wired Android Auto), a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging, and more.

User-Friendliness: 8/10

We only had to crack the owner’s manual open once during our week with the QX60 to figure out one of the seat’s functions. Other than that, all features and amenities are intuitive and easy to use. With an entry/exit assist feature that pushes the driver’s seat back and the steering wheel out of the way, drivers of all shapes and sizes will have no trouble getting in and out, and getting comfortable.

The second-row seats come with a handy button that automatically catapults them out of the way so that third-row passengers have easy access. We were especially delighted to find that the touchscreen that controls all the heating and cooling functions works even with gloves on.

Practicality: 7/10

Pure, Luxe, and Sensory trims have room for seven, while the Autograph gets second-row captain’s chairs, which brings capacity down to six. And while the third row is decked out with cup holders, USB ports, and vents, there’s very little headroom back there.

As far as cargo capacity is concerned, there’s 410 L of space with all seats upright, 1,177 L with the rearmost ones folded, and 2,135 L when both sets of back seats are stowed. The Pure and Luxe trims are rated to tow 1,588 kg (3,500 lb), while both the Sensory and Autograph can be ordered with an optional heavy-duty tow package that boosts capacity to 2,722 kg (6,000 lb).

Comfort: 7/10

The interior of the QX60 is well insulated from the outside world, with minimal wind and road noise, and almost no engine noise, unless you mash the gas pedal. First- and second-row occupants will find the QX60 very comfortable, even on longer road trips, thanks in part to standard features, including a heated steering wheel, and heated leather front- and second-row seats.

The driver and front passenger are particularly pampered, thanks to what Infiniti calls “zero gravity-inspired seats,” complete with a massage function. Third-row passengers should be fine as well, just as long as they’re still too young to qualify for a driver’s license.

Power: 9/10

All QX60 models come with all-wheel drive, and the same naturally-aspirated 3.5L V6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. The V6 delivers 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque rpm.

Power comes on steady and strong, and acceleration is brisk. Due to a lack of low-end power and torque, however, don’t expect the QX60 to snap to attention from a dead stop. Rather, it delivers a more refined and steady power curve. However, there were times when we wished it had a bit more oomph during this test, especially when passing on the highway.

Driving Feel: 8/10

The QX60 offers a refined ride, behaves like a luxury SUV, and although it comes with five driving modes (eco, auto, sport, snow, and personal), the suspension always feels like it’s on the firm side in all settings. There’s plenty of engine output, but since it arrives at higher engine speed you get a steady push through the gears, but in a more refined and controlled manner. The nine-speed automatic transmission is very smooth, and the QX60 handles corners well, with minimal body roll.

Fuel Economy: 7/10

According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the QX60 is rated at 11.9 L/100 km in the city, 9.3 on the highway, and 10.7 combined. We managed to get 11.5 L/100 km out of our tester. The QX60 also prefers premium fuel.

In comparison, NRCan rates three-row competitors like the Volvo XC90 at 9.0 L/100 km combined, the Lincoln Aviator at 11.9, the Lexus TX at 10.3, combined (8.6 for the hybrid), and the Acura MDX at 11.2 (12.4 for the Type S).

Value: 8/10

While it’s easy to find two-row luxury SUVs in this price range, three-row models are more of a rare breed. The QX60 starts at $62,947 (all prices include freight, but not taxes) for the entry-level version. In comparison, the Acura MDX starts at $67,911 and has more leg- and headroom for third-row passengers. The MDX is also available with a much peppier and potent powertrain, which starts at $88,411.

The Lexus TX also has more legroom and headroom for third-row passengers, is available with a more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrain, but pricing starts at $72,038. The same can be said about the Volvo XC90: more leg- and headroom for third-row passengers, but it starts at $74,989.

The Verdict

In the world of three-row luxury SUVs, the 2024 Infiniti QX60 is a worthy competitor, especially if you’re only going to use that third row to transport your kids. If not, you’ll need to spend a bit more on some of the other makes and models available in this segment of the market.

The QX60 may not be as fun to drive as the Acura MDX Type S, but it’s also more affordable. It offers a nice mix of luxury, style, comfort, and a refined ride at a price that seems reasonable for this segment of the market.


Engine Displacement 3.5L
Engine Cylinders V6
Peak Horsepower 295 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Peak Torque 270 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Fuel Economy 11.9 / 9.3 / 10.7 L/100 km cty/hwy/cmb
Cargo Space 410 / 1,177 / 2,135 L behind 3rd/2nd/1st row
Model Tested 2024 Infiniti QX60 Autograph AWD
Base Price $70,895
A/C Tax $100
Destination Fee $2,495
Price as Tested $75,590
Optional Equipment
$2,100 – Tow package, $900; Two-tone paint, $1,200