The QX60 is the best-selling Infiniti vehicle in Canada. Available in two trims – AWD and Hybrid – Infiniti’s all-new SUV is loaded with available safety and driver-assisted tech. In fact, the 2017 QX60 received the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Included on this expansive list of high-quality safety tech is Infiniti’s Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, the first of its kind.
The Around View Monitor system makes parking in any spot remarkably easy. With four cameras placed strategically around the QX60’s exterior, owners have a 360° bird’s eye view on their display at all times. And, with the introduction of Moving Object Detection, drivers can now see moving objects from the display, too. It’s a new way for drivers to interact with the environment around their vehicle, and helps navigate even the most difficult parking lots and roadways.
Performance wise, the QX60 is equipped with a 3.5-litre DOHC V6 engine that delivers 265 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque when paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). For those unfamiliar with CVT, Infiniti has engineered one of the best in the business. By simultaneously adjusting the delivery of torque from the engine to the wheels, CVT delivers drivers both performance and efficiency excellence.
If you go the hybrid route, your QX60 comes standard with a supercharged 2.5L four-cylinder and an electric motor powered by a compact lithium-ion battery pack. Both models come with All-Wheel Drive which diverts up to 50% of the available power to the front wheels when necessary. And when it’s not needed, the system sends 100% of the power to the rear wheels for more responsive handling.
Infiniti owners live busy lives. That’s why the QX60 is designed to make the most of your time while on the road. With the Infiniti Connection Convenience and Concierge service, you can sync your calendar, set up a meeting, and choose your next destination all through simple voice commands. In addition, Infiniti’s Intelligent-View Display with hi-resolution display presents all your need-to-know information with informative icons that don’t distract while you’re driving. The QX60 feels connected, intelligent and cutting-edge the second you sit behind the wheel.
2017 QX60 VS the Competition
With an MSRP starting from $47,890, the 2017 Infiniti QX60 is the most affordable SUV in the luxury segment. If cost is a none-issue, the packages abound. The Premium Package ($5,000) adds things like dual occupant memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors so when you sit down, everything adjusts to your preferred settings. There’s a Technology Package ($4,800), Drivers Assistance Package ($2,400) and a Deluxe Touring Package ($4,700) should you be so inclined. However, Infiniti has brilliantly supplied the QX50 with enough standard amenities, safety and tech that you’ll never be left wanting.
For 2017, the QX60 has been named the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families by U.S. News & World Report, besting competitors like the Acura MDX and BMW X5. Winners are determined by combining professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, and the availability of family-friendly features.
Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has also given the QX60 high praise. Thanks to new tech and safety innovations, the QX60 offers more all-around than its chief competitor does, the Acura MDX. Finally, the QX60 won Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award winner in the Midsize Luxury SUV segment, meaning your resale value will remain high for years to come.