If price is a deciding factor when looking for a large 7-seater SUV, then the Infiniti QX60 should make your short list.
While something like the Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90 may sound more posh, Kelley Blue Book’s Zach Vlasuk says that there’s a strong case to be made for the QX60, despite its tough competition.
What stands out about the 2017 Infiniti QX60 are its high levels of comfort, practicality and safety, with plenty of on-board tech watching over you when you hit the road.
So how much will a QX60 set you back? $43,100 as long as you don’t go for the AWD version. Otherwise, it’s upwards of $44,900 – without any destination and handling fees. In other words, it’s significantly cheaper than something like an Audi Q7, not to mention a Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Powering this QX60 is a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine, putting down 295 HP and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque. The engine is paired to a surprisingly good CVT transmission, according to Vlasuk, who was also impressed with the QX60’s tight turning radius.
There were some negatives too, such as the QX60’s outdated infotainment system, but overall, the “smart buy” verdict is what stood out most during this review.