2024 Infiniti QX60 Autograph AWD

The 2024 Infiniti QX60 is ready for family duty with stylish looks, a premium and well-equipped cabin, and room for up to seven passengers. While this luxury three-row crossover isn’t quite as nice as some of its rivals, it costs less than most.

Base Price: $66,100
As Tested: $69,240
Horsepower: 295
Mileage: 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway/22 mpg combined

The Infiniti QX60 got a makeover for the 2022 model year, as did its corporate sibling, the Nissan Pathfinder. For 2024, the QX60 gets no major updates.

The 2024 QX60 comes in four trims: Pure, Luxe, Sensory and Autograph. Starting prices range from $49,650 for the Pure with front-wheel drive to $66,100 for the Autograph trim with AWD. These prices are on the low side for a midsize luxury SUV.

Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on all trims. The three lower trims have room for seven passengers. The Autograph trim has room for six as it comes standard with captain’s chairs in the second row.

All trims get the same engine: a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a nine-speed automatic and there are paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

The QX60 handles much like a Pathfinder. Performance is ok but many rivals offer more refined and/or athletic handling. Acceleration is respectable and there’s plenty of power for normal driving situations, whether you’re driving around town or merging and passing at freeway speeds. But the engine can get loud when you floor the accelerator. You’ll notice some body lean when cornering and the ride is fairly stiff. The nine-speed shifts smoothly and swiftly. You can tailor performance to your liking with five different drive modes: Personal, Sport, Standard, Eco and Snow. Overall, while some large vehicles make you feel like you’re behind the wheel of something smaller and more nimble, the QX60 drives like the large vehicle it is.  

When properly equipped, AWD trims can tow up to 6,000 pounds.

Fuel efficiency is good for a midsize luxury SUV. EPA ratings for my AWD tester are 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with a combined rating of 22. I got 22 mpg during my week with a mix of city and highway driving. Front-wheel drive models do a bit better at 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway/23 mpg combined.

The cabin is upscale and very quiet. Materials are high-quality and have a nice look and feel. Passengers in the first two rows have good leg- and headroom. The third row is a little cramped, as you’d expect, but average-size adults will be ok there. A 12.3-inch touchscreen dominates the dash. My tester also has the optional 12.3-inch digital display. With 10 cupholders and four bottle holders, all passengers will be able to stow their beverages!

Standard features include keyless entry, push-button start, rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather seats in rows one and two, leatherette third row seating, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, four-way power lumbar driver’s seat, memory settings for driver’s seat, eight-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat, two-way power lumbar passenger’s seat, heated front seats, heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, seven-inch digital gauge cluster, infotainment system with 12.3-inch touchscreen, nine-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, wired Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, five USB ports, voice recognition, Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, rain-sensing windshield wipers, high beam assist, and a panoramic moonroof.

Available features include remote start, surround-view camera system, head-up display, rear-camera mirror, semi-aniline leather seating in the first two rows, ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated outboard rear seats, memory settings for front passenger seat, four-way power lumbar passenger’s seat, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, 17-speaker Bose premium audio system, navigation, an additional USB port, removable second-row center console, manual sunshades in the second row, universal garage door opener, and a 120-volt power outlet.

Standard driver assistance technologies include forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.

Available driver assistance technologies include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, front parking sensors, and driver-attention monitoring.

The infotainment system is user-friendly with a large 12.3-inch touchscreen that’s easy to see and reach. Menus are logically arranged. There are also numerous physical buttons for audio and climate settings. The system responds quickly to inputs. One peeve for Android Auto users is that connectivity requires a cord, while wireless Apple CarPlay is standard.

Cargo space is good for a midsize luxury SUV.  There are 14.5 cubic feet of space with all three rows in place, 41.6 cubes with the third row folded, and 75.4 cubes with the second and third rows folded. A power liftgate is standard, and a hands-free liftgate is optional. There’s also a handy large bin under the cargo floor to stash smaller items.

The good:

Stylish, curvy exterior

Quiet, roomy and upscale cabin

Lots of passenger and cargo space

Decent fuel economy for the class

Good value for the money

Lots of standard and available features and tech

Standard wireless Apple CarPlay but wired Android Auto

The not-so-good:

Meh handling

Stiff ride

Pricing info:

My tester starts at $66,100. The Lighting Package is $795 and includes welcome lighting and illuminated cargo scuff plate. The radiant grille emblem is $455. Premium paint is $695. Destination fee is $1,195 bringing the grand total to $69,240.

Bottom line:

While the 2024 Infiniti QX60 doesn’t have the performance of some of its rivals, it’s a well-rounded and reasonably priced midsize luxury SUV that makes it worth a look for anyone shopping for a roomy and well-equipped family hauler.

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