2022 Infiniti QX60 First Drive: More Luxurious Than We Expected
I’ll admit, after spending a week in the 2022 Infiniti QX55 — which I felt could use a little update – I wasn’t expecting much from the 2022 Infiniti QX60. But when it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. Everything from its sleek, elegant look to its super handsome interior felt far more premium than its stablemate. I have the pleasure of spending a week with the QX60; these are my initial impressions thus far.
The 2022 Infiniti QX60 has a handsome and well-appointed interior
Slipping into the driver’s seat of the 2022 Infiniti QX60, I found that the quilted, semi-aniline leather was plush and that the zero-gravity seat fits me well. Of course, the power adjustment helps. There’s quilted leather everywhere in this car, even the dashboard. It may look a little tacky to some, but I think it spruces up the cabin quite nicely despite the saddle brown color.
The 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system is within easy reach. However, I’m not too impressed with the main menu functionality. It looked like Infiniti was trying to make it look unique by staggering the app icons, but it’s more annoying than anything. It’s easy to use, nonetheless, so I’ll stop complaining.
The digital instrument panel is also easy to see and toggle through, and the leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel feels good in my hands. Speaking of feeling good, the gear shifter feels like a computer mouse that you slide back and forth to select the gears. It’s a little weird at first, but it works.
My tester is the Autograph trim level, so it also has features like massaging front seats. They aren’t as good as those found in the Acura MDX, but they still make me feel relaxed yet alert while driving.
The Infiniti QX60 is large but easy to drive
The Infiniti QX60 feels smooth when you sit in it and just as smooth when you drive it. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The engine revs smoothly through the RPM range, and the nine-speed automatic shifts very well. There are even paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, which change the gears quickly, but I can’t imagine anyone would use them much.
Also, despite the QX60’s large three-row stature, I have found that it’s really easy to drive. The steering effort feels light, and the visibility is excellent out of all four corners. It’s easy to park, too, thanks to the parking sensors and 360-degree camera.
We have high hopes for the Infiniti QX60
So far, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 is impressive. Overall, it feels on par in terms of interior quality and ride comfort with the 2022 Acura MDX Type S that I drove last month. It doesn’t beat it in terms of engine performance, but that’s not the most important aspect of cars like these. Regardless, I think it’s worth the $65,645 price as tested thus far.
However, my opinions can change over the course of a week. Check back later for a more detailed review of the QX60.