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2022 Redesigned Infiniti QX60 is a Luxurious Midsize SUV

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The newly redesigned 2022 Infiniti QX60 has been transformed from top to bottom with the latest technology, performance, and luxurious craftsmanship to maintain its competitiveness in the three-row midsize SUV category.

The upscale Infiniti QX60, which shares the same platform with the new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder platform, makes a giant leap from its previous model. It competes against other three-row midsize luxury SUVs, including the Genesis GV80, the Audi Q7, the Lincoln Aviator, the Volvo XC90, the BMW X5, the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the Acura MDX, the Cadillac XT6, the Landrover Sport, Discovery, and Defender, and the Lexus RX and GX models.

The seven-seat QX60 has undergone significant changes, designed inside out as a premium SUV for families. The eye-catching exterior has a wider stance and a muscular look. In addition, it’s the first Infiniti to offer two-tone styling with an all-black roof that contrasts with the body color, and the wrap-around glass from the rear to the front gives it a smooth appeal.

The interior is luxurious with premium saddle brown quilted leather stitched seats, real wood trim, ambient lighting, a new infotainment system, and mobile connectivity for the entire family.

Power: The QX60, available in front-(FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), is powered by a 3.5-liter six-cylinder that generates 295 horsepower. The most significant change includes converting the continuous variable transmission (CVT) to a nine-speed automatic transmission that significantly improves acceleration. However, the all-wheel-drive option will add $2,000 to the price tag.

Models/Pricing: The QX60 comes in four trim levels that include: Pure ($47,875 FWD /$49,875 AWD), Luxe ($53,925 FWD/$55,925 AWD), Sensory ($57,375 FWD/$59,375 AWD), and Autograph ($61,375 FWD/$64,275 AWD).

I test drove the top-of-line 2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph. It came with a navigation system and traffic alerts, a Bose performance audio system with 17 speakers, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, second-row captain chairs, removable second-row console, front massage seats, a 10.8-inch heads-up display, a smart rearview mirror, and a power panoramic moonroof.

The 2022 Infiniti QX60 comes with Infiniti’s next-generation ProPilot

Assist system with advanced cruise control, lane-keeping, autonomous steering, braking, and downhill assist. The system also uses navigation to detect traffic signs, curves, and exit ramps.

The rear seats are positioned in a theater-style to give backseat passengers a better view of the road.

Fuel Economy: The nine-speed automatic transmission improves efficiency and fuel economy, but it lacks the performance of a plug-in hybrid of some of its competitors. Nevertheless, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 averages 21 city/26 highway mpg in the FWD model, while AWD gets one less mile.

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