Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The midsized QX60 is spacious, quiet, and well-finished, with room for seven but without the bulk of a full-sized SUV. Based on the Nissan Pathfinder, it has a comfortable ride, but handling lacks agility, making the QX feel rather mushy. Our tested 265-hp, 3.5-liter V6 and continuously variable transmission delivered adequate acceleration and returned a so-so 19 mpg overall on premium fuel. A family-friendly feature allows access to the third row even with a child seat installed in the second row. But the second-row seat cushion is very low, compromising thigh support and seating posture. The 2017 model has been freshened, with 30 more hp added to its V6 and towing capacity raised to 5,000 pounds. Reliability has been below average. Of note is also the QX60's low owner-satisfaction score.