Advertisement
Go
2014 Infiniti QX60 Photo
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Reviewed by John Voelcker
Senior Editor, The Car Connection
BASE INVOICE
$39,153
BASE MSRP
$42,100
Quick Take
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 is luxurious and full featured, while offering families a roomy, reconfigurable layout that makes good sense. Read more »
Decision Guide
Opinions from around the Web
Styling
Performance
Quality
Safety
Features
Mileage

The car's distinctive exterior design continues on the inside with interestingly shaped door handles and trim strips, and an organic, double-bubble dashboard.

Automobile »

...fresh, full of warm, stylish materials, an interesting curvy dash treatment, and plentiful, wooden trim.

Winding Road »

It's sleek and modern, with exterior dimensions that make it look leaner than its competitors

Cars.com »
Pricing and Specifications by Style
$42,100 $46,500
MSRP $42,100
INVOICE $39,153
Get Price Quote
FWD 4-Door
Gas Mileage 20 mpg City/26 mpg Hwy
Engine Premium Unleaded V-6, 3.5 L
EPA Class Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style Sport Utility
See Detailed Specs »
8.0 out of 10
The Car Connection
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, at 2013 New York Auto Show
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP from $42,100
Get FREE Price Quote

Shopping for a new Infiniti QX60?

GET A FREE PRICE QUOTE
Choose a Style Below for Colors and Options
STYLE INVOICE MSRP
2014 Infiniti QX60 FWD 4-Door
FWD 4-Door
Premium Unleaded V-6, 3.5 L
Front Wheel Drive
$ 39,153 $ 42,100
2014 Infiniti QX60 AWD 4-Door
AWD 4-Door
Premium Unleaded V-6, 3.5 L
All Wheel Drive
$ 40,455 $ 43,500
2014 Infiniti QX60 FWD 4-Door Hybrid
FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Intercooled Supercharger Gas/Electric I-4, 2.5 L
Front Wheel Drive
$ 41,943 $ 45,100
2014 Infiniti QX60 AWD 4-Door Hybrid
AWD 4-Door Hybrid
Intercooled Supercharger Gas/Electric I-4, 2.5 L
All Wheel Drive
$ 43,245 $ 46,500

The Basics:

If you're not sure exactly where the 2014 Infiniti QX60 fits into the carmaker's lineup, you may not be alone. A QX60 is nothing more than a new nameplate applied to last year's Infiniti JX, a new three-row crossover utility vehicle that itself is fundamentally a more luxurious and feature-laden version of the same underpinnings used for the more mass-market Nissan Pathfinder. So if the name QX60 means little, but the vehicle itself looks strangely familiar, chalk it up to Infiniti's German-inspired scheme to name all its sedans and coupes with 'Q' and all its utility vehicles with 'QX'. Got that?

The QX60 nee JX hasn't changed at all in the looks department. It's still a modern, relatively sleek and nicely detailed seven-seat vehicle. The long hood eliminates any hints of the dreaded minivan, and its roofline falls slightly and to give a softer look than more slab-sided models, such as the Acura MDX. Inside, the QX60 is clearly spacious and stylish, cabin trims that are rich but restrained, and practical luxury trumping all-out opulence.

The QX60 (nee JX) has already blazed a new trail for Infiniti, as it's the first three-row vehicle sold by the brand that's not based on truck underpinnings. It's squarely in the center of the luxury crossover market, compared to the QX70 (nee FX), which is sportier and less capacious, and the larger, thirstier, truck-based QX80 (which, believe it or not, was previously the QX56). And this year's Infiniti QX60 goes head-to-head not only with the Lexus RX--which doesn't offer a third row--but also the Acura MDX and perhaps the Lincoln MKT.

What is new for 2014 is a second powertrain option. The QX60 Hybrid features Nissan's Direct Response Hybrid technology, which combines a 2.5-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine with a single 15-kilowatt electric motor, using clutches on either end of the electric motor to drive through Nissan's familiar continuously variable automatic transmission. Together, the two torque sources produce a total of 250 horsepower, and return an EPA Combined rating of 26 mpg. As for the rest of the lineup, it will continue with a 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, also paired with a continuously variable transmission. Both models will be offered with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

With its compact lithium-ion battery pack tucked under the third-row seat, the hybrid gear in the QX60 doesn't interfere with either cargo space or the fold-flat seats--and the former JX received good marks for interior volume and flexibility. The QX60's third-row seat isn't an afterthought, and we like how the adaptable rear seat folds, tilts, and collapses in several combinations, giving good access to the third row even if there's a child safety seat latched into it—as no other three-row vehicle can, Infiniti says (except for the related Nissan Pathfinder). The first and second rows are comfortable for real-world adults, though the third row (no matter how easy it is to reach) is better used for children than more adults.

A full suite of safety systems will be offered on the QX60 and QX60 Hybrid, including a Backup Collision Intervention system that watches for approaching objects from the sides and rear when the vehicle is in reverse. It can detect objects in the vehicle's path up to about 5 mph, and will identify cross-traffic approaching from the rear at up to 15 mph. Lane Departure Warning is useful though a bit too sensitive, we think, while the Around View Monitor is an essential safety aid for busy parents.

The 2014 Infiniti QX60 measures up well with the previous JX in terms of pricing and features. It comes with essentially the same standard equipment--a glass moonroof and rearview monitor included. Several large packages bring those active-safety features or infotainment upgrades as options. The QX60 Hybrid, by the way, sells for about $3,000 more than the standard QX60.

Likes:

  • Elegant styling
  • Excellent third-row access
  • Hybrid promises better fuel economy
  • Rear Collision Intervention safety system

Dislikes:

  • Not all that exciting to drive
  • Eco Mode here is for masochists
  • Telematics display isn't intuitive
Next: Interior / Exterior »

Would You Prefer a Free Dealer Price Quote?

With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer. Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
There are no dealers in our network that are located near the ZIP code. Please change your ZIP code or see cars for sale near you.
Update ZIP Code
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Change ZIP Code
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Advertisement
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.