2015 Infiniti QX60 | new car review

Posted on May 11, 2015 by
2015 Infiniti QX60
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  • Rated 2.5 stars
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AEDAED 177,000 - 208,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 40%
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 60%

Review Summary:

Infiniti’s QX60 is a mid-size crossover that was formerly known as the JX and tries its level best to retain customers from running to the Cadillac showroom for the SRX. Sadly, with an exterior like that, I don’t think it will be possible.

Pros

Infiniti's Dynamic Safety Shield packs in a bunch of interesting features

Cons

The QX60 isn't a pretty thing to look at and with a price tag that is higher than a Cadillac's, I'm not sure where Infiniti was headed with this one

Looks

It must’ve been difficult, but Infiniti has done it; they’ve taken all the elements of a disastrous design and packaged it into one offering, namely, the QX60. A colossal grille matched with paltry headlamps, the side profile of an MPV and the rear end that resembles a Korean sedan. Oh, and let’s not forget the most unnecessary kink along the window line in modern motoring. Simply put, the QX60 has been around since 2012 and if it hasn’t grown on you already, it never will.

2014 Infiniti QX60 side

Feels

On the inside, the influence of its Nissan Pathfinder underpinnings are more than evident. The dashboard is snatched out of the Pathfinder, dolled up with some nicer trim and then placed into the 2015 . As opposed to the straight edged centre stack in the Pathfinder, the designers at Infiniti have decided to spice it up with convex edges, minimalistic but neat.

2014 Infiniti QX60 interior

Engineering

Infiniti’s Dynamic Safety Shield is a comprehensive 360° safety system that monitors conditions, helps to avoid accidents and assists those in the vehicle should one occur. Included in the package is Backup Collision Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Brake Assist, Distance Control Assist with Forward Collision Warning, and Infiniti’s Advanced Air Bag System.

2014 Infiniti QX60 headlight

What’s on offer?

Powered by a 3.5 litre V6 engine that churns out 265 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 336 Nm of torque at 4,400 RPM, the mid-size Japanese crossover scampers from a standstill to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds. Mated to a CVT transmission, the 2015 Infiniti QX60 delivers power to all four wheels and runs out of juice at the 200 km/h marker.

2014 Infiniti QX60 rear window

Summing it…

You can deny it as much as you want, but the way a car looks is a big enough reason to make, or break the deal. When parked alongside the Cadillac SRX, the 2015 Infiniti QX60 is horrendous and in case you thought it would be cheaper, it isn’t. So just to make it clear, when you go for the SRX, you save a bit and strut the streets with a much better badge up front. Are you still thinking which one is better? I didn’t think so (it’s pretty obvious)…

2014 Infiniti QX60 front

Specifications

Specifications2015 Infiniti QX60
Engine/ Cylinders3.5 litre V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
265 horsepower @ 6,400 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
336 Nm @ 4,400 RPM
TranmissionCVT
DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h8.8 seconds
Top speed200 km/h
PriceAED 177,000 - 208,000

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