2018 Infiniti QX60 QX60 | LUXE
The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a great choice for those looking for a roomy and comfortable seven-passenger luxury crossover SUV that won't break the bank.
Other than a name change in 2014 and revised transmission programming last year, the Infiniti QX60 has largely remained the same since it was introduced in 2018 as the JX. While we always felt that it was a perfectly competent three-row luxury crossover, there were definite drawbacks that kept it from being at the top of its class. The 2018 Infiniti QX60 receives a healthy list of improvements, though, and that's good news for those looking for a fantastic all-rounder that doesn't break the bank by luxury standards.
Standard xenon headlights, LED exterior lighting (foglights and running lights) and a redesigned grille are the most noticeable upgrades to the exterior. The QX60 was quiet before, but acoustic side glass and new engine mounts further reduce the amount of noise transmitted into the cabin. We previously knocked the QX60 for its numb steering and sloppy handling, but this year's claimed enhancements to the steering system and suspension tuning could very well bring the QX60 closer in line with segment leaders. Infiniti says the steering system is quicker to respond and gives greater feedback to the driver, while new shock absorbers reduce unwanted body movements when driving around turns.
Even in its upgraded form, though, the 2018 QX60 still faces off against some very desirable competitors. The redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 boasts a sharp new look, exquisite interior materials and a powerful plug-in hybrid engine. On the higher end of the price spectrum, we're fond of the sporty 2016 BMW X5, though its third-row seat is pretty small for this grouping. Overall, we're pleased to see Infiniti has improved the QX60. It's worth consideration for a luxury crossover, particularly if a family-friendly nature is a priority.
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