The 3-row luxury crossover segment is a home ground to Infiniti as the JX has been continuously updated and renamed later to QX60. Now, the new model, 2017 Infiniti QX60 brings a generational change with updates in styling. Surprisingly, Infiniti has offered various options for packages instead of trim levels. Here are some of the available packages for the 2017 model:
- Premium Package
- Premium Plus Package
- Theater Package
- Driver Assistance Package
- Deluxe Technology Package
- 20-inch Wheel and Tire Package
2017 Infiniti QX60 uses a 3.5-liter 24 valve V6 engine which produces 295 HP at 6,400 RPM and 270 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM. The valve train of this engine consists of DOHC (double overhead camshaft) and 4 valves per cylinder.
The intake valves now have an optimized opening as CVT CS (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System) is featured. This helps the fuel economy to stay 21 mpg in city and 27 mpg on highways.
Power is transferred by an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT). Drivers also get to choose between a manual shift mode, which allows sequential selection of manual gearshifts. Most importantly, this updated engine offers 5,000 lbs. of towing capacity.
Another powertrain option is for QX60 Hybrid which is a 2.5-liter inline 4, that’s been paired with a 15 kW electric motor. This hybrid powertrain uses the same CVT to produce 250 HP. But it doesn’t produce startup torque and instead adds supplemental torque to the engine. Combined fuel economy stay at 22 to 23 mpg with either front or all-wheel drive.
The exterior styling of 2017 Infiniti QX60 says it all. Infiniti just knows how to grace their vehicles with a spark of charisma and this is reflected in the new QX60. 2017 update includes a new front and rear ends which characterize a sleek profile.
Up front, there’s a new grille which is larger than the previous one. This new grille also integrates a lower air intake which sits just upright to the front bumper. New chrome trims are infused in the grille and fog lamp section.
This new Infiniti QX60 also offers various exterior color options which include Jade Green, Black Obsidian, Hagane Blue, Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum and Majestic White.
2017 Infiniti QX60 Interior
Changes have taken place inside this new Infiniti QX60 as well. One of the most important update in this cabin is the two-tone treatments which subtly underscore the luxury positioning. While the base model’s interior cabin comes with a matte silver metal-effect trim, the Deluxe Technology Package steps up to wooden accents.
2017 QSX60 also brings a plethora of updated safety technology as standard. Some of these are:
- Zone Body Construction
- LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
- Lane Departure Warning
- Vehicle Dynamic Control
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Auto Hazard Warning Signal
- INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer
Price and Competitors
2017 Infiniti QX60 wears a starting price tag of $43,100 and AWD variant starts with $44,900. Some of the main competitors of 2017 QX60 include 2017 Acura MDX, 2017 Lexus RX and 2017 Volvo XC90.