Base and top prices mirror its competitors in the Acura MDX and Volvo XC90.
Infiniti revealed the slick 2022 QX60 SUV a few weeks ago with the lovely actress Kate Hudson as the spokesperson. We learned about the returning VQ-series 3.5-liter V6 making 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The nine-speed transmission is new, replacing the previous generation's CVT. The QX60 comes in either front- or all-wheel drive and features space for seven passengers with three rows of seats. The one thing we didn't know was the price.
When the new Infiniti arrives later this year it will land with a starting price of $47,875 including destination for the Pure trim with front-wheel drive (a $2,500 premium over last year). AWD adds $2,000 to each trim. The Pure is followed by Infiniti's best-selling trim Luxe, which starts at $53,925 for the front driver. The Sensory trim costs $57,375 and the top Autograph model is $61,375 though AWD here tacks on $2,900 as opposed to $2,000, and comes with the Tow Package.
Breaking down the features for each, the Pure trim ($47,875) comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, six USB ports including charge points in all three rows, LED headlamps and taillamps, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
The 2022 QX60 Luxe ($53,925) adds 20-inch wheels, slimline roof rails, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, enhanced ProPilot Assist with Navi-link, navigation, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Prevention, Traffic Sign Recognition, remote engine start, and climate-controlled front seats.
Moving to the Sensory trim ($57,375), buyers get in-seat massagers for driver and front passenger, heated second-row seats (outboard positions), power-return for third-row seats, advanced climate control with an air purifier and filter, wireless smartphone charger, motion-activated power liftgate, black open-pore ash wood trim, enhanced interior ambient lighting, illuminated kick plates, and Bose Performance Series audio with 17 speakers.
Finally, the top Autograph trim ($61,375) checks all the boxes and comes with semi-aniline leather with contrast stitching and quilted leather "that echoes ripples on a pond." Buyers also get exclusive second-row captain's chairs, a removable second-row console, 10.8-inch head-up display with dual free-form mirrors, Smart Rear View Mirror, Adaptive Front Lighting system and color-contrast black roof and roof rails.
Bigger options consist of the 17-speaker Bose sound system for $900. There's also the Vision Package featuring adaptive front lighting, a head-up display and camera rearview mirror, which will set you back $1,500 on Luxe and Sensory trims (standard on Autograph). The Tow Package raises the capacity from 2,500 pounds to 6,000 pounds and costs $900 on the Sensory model.
Infiniti will be doing something new during the marketing push of the QX60. It's going to use the Cameo app to answer customer questions. Cameo is an app that lets people pay their favorite celebrities to record a personalized message to themselves or others. Think Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters or Snoop Dogg. Infiniti is using celebrities Erin Andrews, Clinton Kelly, Gabby Douglas, Misha Collins, and Dule Hill.
Those stars will answer 500 questions on features, pricing, delivery and other topics from prospective buyers, and all of the clips will be stored as a library of product info on the new SUV, for use by dealers and elsewhere.
"We are excited to team up with Infiniti to create an enhanced car shopping experience with the world's first personalized, video-based discovery and information journey," said Mike Hondorp, Managing Director, Cameo Brand Partnerships. "At Cameo, we pride ourselves in making impossible connections possible, and this activation will deliver just that."
When the Infinti QX60 hit the streets it will be competing with the also-new 2022 Acura MDX. The MDX's base price of $48,245 is right in line with Infiniti, as is its top trim price of $61,995. If you want to see how they stack up head-to-head, check out our comparison of the MDX and QX60 here. They're both fantastic looking near-luxury SUVs and they both feature a third row. The MDX has been on sale since February and has outsold the QX60 through most of its life, but we'll see how this new Infiniti does as sales ramp up this fall. Reservations can be made starting today, July 13.