The 2022 Infiniti QX60 is the latest mid-size luxury SUV offering from Infiniti. Consumer Reports reviewed the QX60 and had a lot of good things to say about it. It received decent but average reviews in most areas, but there is one area where the QX60 received terrible marks. Let’s take a look at what Consumer Reports hated about the QX60.
What Consumer Reports like about the QX60
Consumer Reports like several things about the QX60, including the new powertrain and improved tech features. The 295 hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine in the QX60 also has plenty of power. They report that when you first press the gas pedal, there’s almost too much of it available because it jumps off the line so quickly that it can slightly spin the front tires. This is especially noticeable if accelerating from a stop into a turn. Additionally, despite the improved acceleration, the cabin is still very quiet and comfortable for occupants.
Safety features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, rear automatic braking, and lane departure warning are all standard on every QX60. All trims except the base QX60 include lane-keeping assistance.
What Consumer Reports hated about the QX60
With all that power, you will want an effective braking mechanism. However, the QX60 is lacking in this department, one of the features that Consumer Reports hated. The QX60 scored lower on braking since it has long stopping and braking distances, especially on wet roads. Braking from 60 mph on dry roads took 138 feet. However, braking from 60 mph on wet roads took 150 feet.
Interestingly, according to InfinityQX60.org, the 2014 Infiniti QX60 was recalled due to increased braking distances when using the ABS. According to the recall, affected vehicles, during light braking on rough roads, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) brake pressure output software may increase stopping distance. The fix coming from Infiniti was to reprogram the ABS.
Reliability is another issue with the Infiniti QX60
Consumer Reports gave the QX60 a very low reliability score due to Infiniti’s history of unreliability. Although there is only one recall related to a mounting bolt for one of the seats on the QX60, not all owners said they would buy the car again. Consumer Reports’ owner satisfaction ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered “definitely yes” to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey.
The model years 2017 and 2019 had mediocre predicted reliability ratings related to minor engine problems and braking issues. For example, the 2017 model had recalls related to the braking system.
The recall indicates a brake fluid leak on the circuit board that may result in an electrical short, increasing the fire risk. It seems that the QX60 has a history of braking issues, so it’s no wonder that the 2022 model is also having braking issues.
Overall, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 has fairly good scores from Consumer Reports. Some long-overdue redesigns for the current model year have improved the vehicle’s overall consumer satisfaction. If Infinity addresses and corrects the less-than-stellar braking, this mid-size luxury SUV could be among Consumer Reports’ top picks in years to come.