2014 Infiniti QX60 

  • $42k
  • 3.5L V6
  • 20 city 26 hwy
7 Out of 10
$42,100
 
Inside it's definitely stylish and spacious inside, with a rich and restrained look to the cabin trims and practical luxury ruling out over all-out opulence.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Nissan’s CVT still handles the power transfer and is fitted with a 20-hp electric motor sandwiched between two clutches, upping the system’s total output to 250 horsepower.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Infiniti QX

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

Infiniti QX60
7.6
Acura MDX
7.6
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

Infiniti QX60
6.3
Acura MDX
6.4
EPA highway mileage

Air quality

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Infiniti QX60
8.0
Acura MDX
8.0
EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

Infiniti QX60
6.3
Acura MDX
6.3
combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

Infiniti QX60
7.0
Acura MDX
7.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Infiniti QX

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

Infiniti QX60
5

EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

Infiniti QX60
6

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Infiniti QX60
$10,859
Acura MDX
$10,830

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Infiniti QX60
$2,439
Acura MDX
$2,372

Reviews Word on the street for the Infiniti QX


8.2
It's a far more pleasant vehicle to drive than the huge, hulking, truck-based QX80, but between a long, tall body and the standard continuously-variable transmission (CVT), it's just not a driver's car.

8.0
A power-folding third-row seat has been added to the Deluxe Touring Package, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink is now standard.

7.4
The 2014 QX60's sleek, distinctive exterior might very likely make the discovery of the large and comfortable interior a surprise – how did they fit so much space inside such an eye-catching shape?

Overall

7.9 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

Although the new four-cylinder emits a faint thrum on startup and an occasional whine from the supercharger, the sound is generally pleasant and remote in normal driving.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2013)
It uses a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a single 15-kilowatt electric motor, with clutches on either side of the motor, driving through an adapted version of the same CVT.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
What's new to the lineup in 2014 is the QX60 Hybrid, which features Nissan's Direct Response Hybrid technology, combining a 2.5-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine and a single 15-kilowatt electric motor, with a twin-clutch setup connecting the electric motor to Nissan's familiar continuously variable automatic transmission.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Performance

The 2014 Infiniti QX60 (nee JX) is a seven-seat crossover, not a driver's car, but it's perfectly suitable for family duty.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
Added up, Infiniti rates the total system power at 250 hp and 243 lb-ft – numbers that fall just short of its combustion sibling (the 3.5-liter V6 in the QX60 is rated at 265 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque).
by AutoBlog (May, 2014)
Together, the two torque sources produce a total of 250 horsepower, and return an EPA Combined rating of 26 mpg.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Engine

Hidden beneath the hood of the QX60 Hybrid is a supercharged, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, rated at 230 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque.
by AutoBlog (May, 2014)
Towing capacity is up to 3,500 pounds for the V-6 version, assuming the accessory trailer hitch has been fitted (for a fairly reasonable $370)-though Infiniti says only a fifth of owners will ever tow anything.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
On the road, this engine provides adequate but not very enthusiastic performance.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Transmission

That said, the carmaker has done its best to give its seven-seat crossover good gas mileage, fitting a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) to all models-and, new for 2014, adding a Hybrid model as well.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
The Infiniti QX60 is mostly quiet to ride in, partly because the CVT keeps engine speeds as low as possible for fuel efficiency.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
The electric power steering is rather mute, and the ride felt around-town pleasant on the $1600 20-inch wheels (18s are standard fare).
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2013)

Interior

The interior is beautifully appointed, with quality upholstery and rich woods.
by AutoBlog (May, 2014)
The menus are convoluted against the best in class, although the dash display is nice and crip.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)
No other luxury three-row crossover does this, Infiniti says-and grateful parents will likely value that ability highly.
by The Car Connection (May, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Infiniti
Model year 2014
City range 390 miles
Highway range 507 miles
MSRP $42k
Annual cost $10,859

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.5L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system Optional, $0

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system Optional
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard

emissions

EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 5
Combined CO2/mile 402 g
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No

power & handling

Max torque 248 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Max HP 265 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 16.15 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.13 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 235 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 65

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 77.2 in
Front track width 65.7 in
Height 68.6 in
Ground clearance 6.5 in
Length 196.4 in
Wheelbase 114.2 in
Curb weight 4,280 lb
GVWR 5,736 pounds
Tow weight 3,500 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 7 seats
Front seat room 60 ft³
Rear seat room 56 ft³
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