Talking Cars 334: Driving the 2022 Infiniti QX60

We also share some buying advice for someone who wants to drive a convertible year-round

Main theme: This week we give our first impressions of the 2022 Infiniti QX60. We discuss how the completely redesigned three-row luxury SUV has evolved over the years, and talk about how the switch to a nine-speed automatic from a continuously variable transmission has done wonders for its drivability. At the same time, some elements of the redesign have made the controls less user-friendly.

Audience Question
• I’m looking for something smaller and more fun to drive than my Chevrolet Malibu. I love the idea of having a convertible in the summer. Can you explain how a car like that might work in the winter, where we get a lot of snow?

Talking Cars 334
"Talking Cars" panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Mike Monticello, and Jen Stockburger.

Photo: Consumer Reports Photo: Consumer Reports

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Mike Monticello

After my dad gave me a ride on his Yamaha two-stroke motorcycle when I was 3, I was hooked on anything with an engine. I got a master’s in journalism as a means to an end: To drive cars and get paid for it, which led me to jobs at Road & Track and Edmunds.com. My most thrilling moment so far has been hurtling down the autobahn at a GPS-timed 217.1 mph in a Ruf Rt12. On weekends you can find me churning dirt on my mountain bike or doing car or motorcycle track days. Follow me on Twitter. (@MikeMonticello)