KBB Calls 2017 Infiniti QX60 A “Smart Buy”

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There were some negatives too, such as the QX60’s outdated infotainment system, but overall, the “smart buy” verdict is what stood out most during this review.

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  • Craiggger

    CX-9…

    • ctk4949

      Yup!!

  • BlackPegasus

    The Nissan Pathfinder its based on is the better value.

  • Kash

    I’d take the CX-9 or new Enclave over this anyday.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Why is this a smart buy? Its sister, the Pathfinder has the lowest ownership satisfaction and reliability ratings in its segment?

    Why would you buy something that is essentially 95% the same that people hate? That’s a Stupid Buy if you ask me.

  • Tera Patric

    Ask current QX 60 owners or rather, owners with CVT transmissions how their car/suvs are with the CVT and the “… surprisingly good CVT transmission..” is a joke by columnist who don’t know any better. Everything “seems” good when you test drive an automobile. It’s the long term functionality and consistency/reliability that is more important. Only Subaru managed to improve and work out the kinks of their CVT transmissions. Infiniti/Nissan haven’t done that yet. Thus, they’ve only equipped it on certain models because if they applied the CVT throughout their entire lineup, the consequences would be disastrous and they know that.

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