2022 Infiniti QX60

2022 Infiniti QX60
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2022 Infiniti QX60 Test Drive Review: Finding A Better Path

First introduced as the JX35, the Infiniti QX60 has long been the Japanese automaker's best-seller despite desperately needing a technology overhaul for the past few years. That overhaul finally arrives for the 2022 model year, with a fresh platform based on the all-new Nissan Pathfinder. Like the Pathfinder, the QX60 uses a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, tuned to run on premium fuel and produce 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. How that power goes out to the road is different, as Infiniti ditched the outgoing CVT in favor of a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Like before, the Infiniti QX60 is a three-row midsize luxury crossover, competing with the likes of the Acura MDX, Lexus RX-L, and others.

Infiniti hopes the QX60's fresh styling, bold new interior, updated technology, and improved drivetrain will help keep its customers satisfied. With new entrants to the segment like the Genesis GV80 and Lincoln Aviator, the three-row midsize space is tougher than ever. We spent a week driving the top-spec Autograph trim to find out if the changes are enough to keep the QX60 on top of Infiniti's lineup and warrant consideration in the luxury segment.

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2022 Infiniti QX60 Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 QX60?

The Infiniti QX60 is all-new for 2022. After a brief hiatus, it arrives with fresh styling and a thoroughly updated interior that is more luxurious than before. There is a host of new technology onboard, and the old CVT is replaced with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The 2022 lineup has four trim levels, each of which can be had in FWD or AWD configurations. Pricing starts at $46,850 for the base model with FWD, while a fully loaded trim with AWD will cost $63,250 before taxes and licensing.

Pros and Cons

  • Nine-speed auto a massive improvement over the CVT
  • Plush cabin
  • Generously equipped base model
  • Handsome styling
  • Improved echnology
  • Less-than-ideal ride on bigger wheels
  • V6 lacks low-end torque
  • Rivals have more space
  • No hybrid available

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2022 Infiniti QX60 Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
3.5L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
3.5L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
3.5L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
3.5L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
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2022 QX60 Exterior

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  • Length 198.2 in
  • Wheelbase 114.2 in
  • Height 69.7 in
  • Max Width 78.0 in
  • Front Width 66.9 in
  • Rear Width 66.9 in
  • Curb Weight 4,393.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Liquid Platinum
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Glacier White
  • Grand Blue
  • Mocha Almond
  • Mineral Black
  • Majestic White
  • Warm Titanium
  • Deep Bordeaux
  • Moonbow Blue
  • Graphite Shadow/Black Obsidian
  • Warm Titanium/Black Obsidian
  • Moonbow Blue/Black Obsidian
  • Deep Bordeaux/Black Obsidian
  • Majestic White/Black Obsidian
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2022 QX60 Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    3.5L V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, FWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

The outgoing QX60 was a sloppy handler, but this new model is a significant improvement. Surprisingly, the steering has a nice weight to it, inspiring more driver confidence than we expect from a midsize crossover. The heavier steering is slightly cumbersome in tight parking lots, though. Sharing a platform with the new Pathfinder, the QX60's road manners feel more mainstream than we hoped. Infiniti didn't majorly overhaul Nissan's suspension so road imperfections can easily upset the QX60, especially with the 20-inch wheels. Road noise is fairly low, but other crossovers at this price have cushier rides. In future model years, we'd like to see Infiniti add adaptive suspension to the options list.

We had ample time to test Infiniti's ProPILOT assist, which bundles adaptive cruise control with lane-keep to offer a partially autonomous experience. This system seems to vary in effectiveness depending on what vehicle it's in, but the lane-keep function seemed to do its job in the QX60. The adaptive cruise control, on the other hand, consistently braked too late and felt jarring for passengers. We recommend only using this feature on the highway, as the constant beeps from losing (then recognizing) lane markers get old quickly. ProPILOT is a strong system, but a hands-free option would put the QX60 ahead of competitors.

2022 QX60 Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 44.3 in
  • Front Head Room 41.0 in
  • Rear Leg Room 35.7 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.5 in

2022 QX60 Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 QX60 Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    7 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is the 2022 Infiniti QX60 A Good SUV?

The 2022 QX60 is by far Infiniti's best product in several years. It delivers attractive styling, a plush cabin, a competitive drivetrain, and strong technology. This is a positive direction for Infiniti, though we aren't sure if it does enough to move the needle for the brand. An electrified powertrain would have put it over the edge, as the familiar V6 simply feels middle-of-the-pack in this segment. And while it's arguably one of the most attractive vehicles in its segment, it doesn't stand out on paper. The Acura MDX offers more interior space and the Lincoln Aviator boasts more power.

If we were shopping in the midsize luxury crossover segment, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 would certainly be on our list as a strong value option. However, there isn't one area where it stands head and shoulders above the competition. A few additional features like ventilated rear seats, hands-free driving, or an optional hybrid powertrain may have put the QX60 over the edge for us. As it stands, the QX60 is a competitive but not perfect luxury three-row SUV.

2022 Infiniti QX60 Comparisons

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CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Infiniti QX60295 hp21/26 mpg$49,200
Acura MDX 290 hp19/26 mpg$49,550
Lexus RX 275 hp22/29 mpg$47,800

2022 Infiniti QX60 vs Acura MDX

As can be seen in previous reviews, the Acura MDX has a reputation for being the most successful three-row SUV, and the fourth-gen version is an all-new creature. Handsome styling and a spacious interior are not its only party trick, and the 3.5-liter V6 under the hood is enhanced and mated to a ten-speed auto that was smooth and satisfying during our test drive. Base prices for the MDX start at $48,000 in the US, which is slightly higher than the QX60. Power outputs are a little lower than the Infiniti, at 290 hp and 267 lb-ft, but the ten-speed auto is a dream, with slick and precise shifts. And, while the max towing capacity of the Acura is 1,000 lbs less than the 6,000 lbs the QX60 can manage, we'd be happy to take the hit for the transmission choice alone. Gas mileage figures are 19/26/22 mpg for the most frugal MDX, slightly more thirsty than the Infiniti. The comparison feels tight, as neither SUV excels at everything. If it were our money, we'd settle on the Acura, however.

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2022 Infiniti QX60 vs Lexus RX

Another rival that also sports a 3.5-liter V6 is the Lexus RX. While it's available in a 308-hp hybrid version too, the gas-powered variant has similar outputs to the QX60 - 295 hp and 268 lb-ft - and a 0-60 mph sprint time of 7.7 seconds in FWD guise, according to the manufacturer. Despite the F Sport styling available, there's nothing sporty about the Lexus, but even its soft suspension isn't a high point as the Lexus wallows around in an undignified manner. While the standard configuration in the RX is five seats only, a third row can be installed, although these are remarkably cramped and uncomfortable. While the QX60 doesn't do any one thing particularly brilliantly compared to rivals, the RX is not Lexus' best product. In this instance, we'd pick the Infiniti.

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