First Drive: 2022 Infiniti QX60 Is a Transformed Luxury Hauler
A long-needed redesign improves the powertrain and brings new interior tech
Update: Since this first drive was originally published in January, 2022, we finished testing the Infiniti QX60. Read the complete Infiniti QX60 road test.
The 2022 redesign of the Infiniti QX60 has turned this midsized three-row SUV into a more engaging vehicle. Buyers are sure to appreciate the QX60’s refined and punchy powertrain, its modern infotainment system, and the cabin’s high-quality look and feel. After spending time with an Infiniti QX60 Luxe AWD that we purchased for our test fleet, as well as a QX60 Autograph AWD that we rented from the automaker, we think this family hauler is better equipped to compete with the likes of the Acura MDX, Cadillac XT6, Lexus RX L, and Volvo XC90.
As with the outgoing model, the QX60 shares its basic platform with the Nissan Pathfinder, which was also redesigned for 2022. Both models were getting long in the tooth, but they’re back with all-new styling and updated interior tech, and have switched from a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to a more conventional nine-speed automatic transmission. The QX60 is available with front- or all-wheel drive, and the sole engine is a 295-hp 3.5-liter V6.
Pricing begins at $46,850 for the QX60 Pure front-wheel-drive model and caps off at $63,250 for the QX60 Autograph AWD, not including the $1,025 destination charge Infiniti tacks onto all QX60s.