The Infiniti is no stranger to the luxury crossover segment and the 2018 Infiniti QX60 will be among its popular models. It is a three-row crossover that shares framework with Nissan Pathfinder. Since its inception, it has received a number of revamps and also comes in a hybrid version. For 2018, the model is getting another refresh. It will compete with the likes of Audi Q7 and Acura MDX.
2018 Infiniti QX60 – Stylish Design:
The 2018 Infiniti QX60 does not come in separate trim levels. You get a number of packages that can be added to the base model. The exterior is stylish with plenty of curvature and contours. The grille has been redesigned slightly for 2018. It is a 7 seater vehicle and so proportions are large. The wheel sizes start at 18 inches. Exterior color choices include Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Jade Green etc.
The cabin of 2018 Infiniti QX60 is quite spacious. It is quite stylish and evokes luxury too. However, it still falls a tad short of the elite and classic aura exuded by cabins of BMW or Mercedes Benz. The rear row of seats is the best in the cabin and the third row is best suited for teens and children. The good thing is the hybrid version does not cut down on headroom. You will like the dual tone interior. The matte silver metal-looking trim is also enticing. Cargo room is decent and you can fold 2nd and third rows.
Like other luxury midsize crossovers, the new model scores well in safety. Standard safety features include airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, rearview camera and anti-lock brakes. Optional safety features are surround-view camera system, blind-spot monitors, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. Its lane-departure warning, however, is a little over sensitive.
In the Premium package, you get 13-speaker Bose audio system, roof rails, remote engine start and heated steering wheel. Premium Plus package brings navigation system, Infiniti Connection telematics system, voice recognition, rain-sensing wipers and Bluetooth. In the Deluxe Technology package, you get 20-inch wheels, Bose15-speaker audio system, maple interior trim, heated second-row seats, cooled front seats, auto-dimming exterior mirrors. Entertainment lovers can go for the Theater Package which brings HDMI port, USB port, Wi-Fi hotspot, 12-volt power plug and 2 eight-inch screens. However, its infotainment system needs some sprucing up.
2018 Infiniti QX60 – Engine Performance:
In 2018 Infiniti QX60, you get two engine choices. The standard engine is one 3.5-liter, V-6 unit that makes 265 HP. There are 4 separate drive modes- Eco, Standard, Snow, and Sport. The QX60 Hybrid version gets a 2.5-liter inline-4 unit with an electric motor. The combined output is 250 HP. However, it can’t drive only on electric power for long. You get Continuously Variable Transmission with all engines.
2018 Infiniti QX60 – Price and Market Release Date:
The price of new Infiniti QX60 begins at $44.000. However, the AWD model with all packages may cost $60.000. It will reach showrooms for sale in late 2017.
The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a nice luxury crossover that sits middle of the road. Its safety features are commendable but the car does need a better infotainment system and more engine choices.