2016 INFINITI QX60 vs. Its Competition

2016 Infiniti QX60
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Infiniti QX60 most directly takes on the Acura MDX, a model that's less stylish, and has worse fuel economy and tighter third-row access.

The MDX is, however, a more driver-focused vehicle, especially when equipped with its superb SH-AWD system.

The new Audi Q7 offers better dynamics and more luxury, though at much higher prices.

Volvo's XC90 is a hit for its style and driving dynamics, though it doesn't offer the best interior space in the segment.

The Buick Enclave is handsome enough, with a spacious interior and plenty of features, though it's possible Infiniti buyers might not even consider a Buick for its stodgy image.

That same issue may apply to the Lincoln MKT, the largest Lincoln crossover.

It's particularly roomy and comfortable, but it hasn't gotten much traction in the market.

The the top end of the Toyota Highlander range—the seven-passenger, all-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid—delivers much better fuel economy but lacks a luxury badge.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2016 Infiniti QX60 has a rich look and excellent interior space. Suspension changes this year aim to improve dynamics but miss the mark.
8.6
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear.
8.0
The Enclave is a smooth, comfortable vehicle suitable for large families.
8.4
The 2016 Lincoln MKT has a polarizing style for a crossover wagon; combined with its comfortable, super-spacious interior and muscular powertrains, it's still an outside pick, especially against other luxury crossovers.
MSRP From   
$42,600$43,015$39,065$43,370
Gas Mileage   
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class   
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name   
FWD 4-DoorFWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door Convenience4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7777
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Transmission   
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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