The 2017 Infiniti QX60 Is An ‘Under the Radar’ Luxury SUV Says Consumer Reports

As a new model, the 2017 Infiniti QX60 impressed critics with its upscale features and focus on value. This Infiniti also pleased with its surprisingly quick acceleration. And because of its above-average reliability rating, the 2017 QX60 is an especially worthy car to buy used. 

2017 Infiniti QX60 performance 

For the most part, the 2017 QX60 did well in Consumer Reports’ road test. CR recognized this Infiniti for its plush ride quality and quiet nature. For 2017, the QX60 came standard with a 295-hp, 3.5-liter V6, and a continuously variable automatic. 

Even though the numbers might not suggest it, CR found that this three-row SUV to be reasonably quick. The 2017 QX60 can go from 0-to-60 mph in about eight seconds, which is decent for the luxury midsize SUV class.

Another bright of the QX60 is its fuel economy rating of up to 22 mpg overall. This rating is above-average for the category, as CR highlights. Additionally, this SUV is available as a hybrid that can get up to a combined 26 mpg. While the QX60 performs well as a whole, CR gave the model a demerit for its lack of agility. 

“Don’t expect the QX60 to handle like Infiniti’s sporty sedans. The steering is slow and driver feedback is nearly non-existent. Pronounced body lean contributes to a lumbering feeling in corners. And the QX60 understeered early around our track, managing only a low speed through our avoidance maneuver. But electronic stability control kicked in on cue and kept it on course.”

Consumer Reports (2017)

2017 QX60 interior 

A sideview of the 2017 QX60's interior.
2017 Infiniti QX60 interior | Edmunds

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The QX60 is also a solid choice if you want more interior space within a relatively small footprint. This SUV can seat up to seven people comfortably across its three rows. Reviewers appreciated that even the QX60’s third-row provides taller passengers with plenty of room. Plus, it’s pretty easy to access the third-row even with a child seat in the second-row.

Standard amenities inside the QX60 include leather upholstery and heated front seats. Some models will have a few more creature comforts, including a heated steering wheel and a heated second-row. Regarding in-car connectivity, the QX60 offers some desirable features here too.

Base models will have infotainment features, including Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a CD player. For a bit more tech, shop for upper-level models with gadgets such as premium Bose stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a wifi hotspot. The upper-level trims will also have advanced safety features, including forward-collision warning and adaptive cruise control. 

Predicted reliability 

A QX60 with special dark chrome exterior features.
A Infiniti QX60 with dark color aluminum-alloy wheels | Infiniti

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The 2017 QX60 received CR’s lowest owner satisfaction rating, which makes the SUV seem less appealing. On the flip side, what makes the 2017 QX60 more attractive is its predicted reliability rating and excellent safety scores. CR gave this model a four out of five rating for dependability based on its membership data. One thing to note here is that there are two NHTSA recalls associated with the model. 

Both recalls have to do with the SUV’s service brakes; make sure the dealer properly addressed these before you buy. Overall, 2017 QX60 owners are most satisfied with their SUV’s comfort levels. According to CR’s data, the average price for a 2017 QX60 falls between $24,875 and $25,975.