Tuesday, April 9, 2024



The Ininiti QX60 is in just its third year of its second generation after going through an extensive redesign for 2022 that ended a one-year production hiatus and made it a much more appealing option among SUVs offering three rows of seating.

Last year added only a wireless charging pad and a frameless rear-view mirror to the list of standard features, and the 2024 Infiniti QX60 remains pretty much unchanged from the 2023 version.

It comes in four trim levels with the Pure model serving as the base. Other trims are Luxe, Sensory, and Autograph. This review is based on the 2024 Infiniti QX60 Autograph that offers buyers a long list of standard features in an attractive, sophisticated package.

A 3.5-liter V6 is common to all trims. Rated at 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, it is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. It has a healthy towing capacity of 6,000 pounds and zero-to-60 mph clocking of 6.2 seconds with all-wheel drive.

Front-wheel drive is standard though all-wheel drive is available on all trims. (My test 2024 Infiniti QX60 Autograph came with AWD.) FWD models drink premium fuel at the rate of 21 miles-per-gallon city, 26 highway and 23 combined while AWD models shave a mile off each figure.

As the top-of-the-portfolio model, the Autograph trim carries a long list of standard features included in the $66,100 starting MSRP.

They start with comfort and convenient features like quilted Aniline leather seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, heated and ventilated front seats with a massage function, second-row heated captains’ chairs with a removable, console in between, an advanced climate control system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear door sunshades, and a power panoramic moonroof.

Keyless entry with push-button start, a 12.3-inch screen for Infiniti Intouch services with navigation, wireless phone charging, wireless Apple CarPlay (Android Auto requires a connection), and a Wi-Fi hotspot also are standard.

Driver assistance features include hill start assist, front and rear parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, Infiniti’s ProPilot Assist that includes adaptive cruise control, and driver alert.

Finally, safety features include frontal collision warning and forward emergency braking with pedestrian alert, high beam assist, lane-departure warning and prevention,
blind-spot warning, rear aitomatic braking, and rear cross-traffic alert. 

The 2024 Infiniti, QX60 Autograph rides on 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels and features a motion-activated power rear liftgate.

My test Infiniti QX60 Autograph had only a couple of option. A lighting package (welcome lighting and rear cargo area) added $795, premium paint $695, and a “radiant” grille emblem $455 to bring the final bottom line to $69,240 including the $1,195 destination and delivery charge.

With a starting MSRP of under $50,000 for the base model, the 2024 Infiniti QX60 is a bargain in the segment for  midsize luxury SUVs.

What I liked about the 2024 Infiniti QX60: Styling both inside and out is classy. The V6 engine has plenty of kick and the 9-speed automatic transmission shifts seamlessly. Thankfully, there is not a CVT. The cabin provides plenty of room and is a quiet ride. Maneuvering in mall parking lots is much easier than with the larger QX80 three-row SUV. The ProPilot function relieves some of the tedium of interstate driving. It’s not hands-free, which I didn’t miss.

What I didn’t like about the 2024 Infiniti QX60: As is typical of many three-row SUVs, luggage space behind the back row is limited, though if you fold the third row space is generous behind the second row. The third row is suitable only for children. Infotainment functions are user-friendly with the exception of changing satellite radio channels. I still would like a knob to surf the radio dial. There is an excessive amount of dinging when changing lates even when turn signals are used.

Would I buy the 2024 Infiniti QX60? If you need the extra seating a three-row vehicle offers, this is your choice. If you need only two rows, the QX50 may suit you better. Both are good choices.

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