Infiniti’s mid-size crossover has just been redesigned. This overhaul has brought a lot of big novelties, so it’s easy to conclude that the 2023 Infiniti QX60, which will represent the second production year, will come without more important changes. We expect to see the same design, though minor updates are always possible, especially in terms of new standard and available equipment, new color options and similar things. Other than that, we expect no changes.
Therefore, you may count on familiar design characteristics and features. This luxury SUV has a lot of good things to offer, starting from a well-designed and comfortable cabin. Furthermore, we like its capable V6 engine, along with the new transmission. The ride is smooth, while the list of standard equipment is long. On the other hand, the main complaint goes to the lack of athleticism, as well as to the third row, which isn’t very spacious and comfortable.
The 2023 Infiniti QX60 should arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Infiniti QX60 will bring no changes. It will represent the second production year of the second generation of this crossover. Therefore, it will come with all the novelties that were introduced last year. This particularly refers to the styling, which is completely new and looks amazing.
The new generation still rides on a good-old D Platform and interestingly, the company even kept the same wheelbase, which goes around 114.2 inches. The overall suspension setup is on the soft side and the ride quality is pretty smooth. However, the level of athleticism isn’t particularly high, while the steering could be more precise, even though we saw a notable improvement over the previous generation.
On the inside, the QX60 features a well-designed, very elegant cabin. So, there’s no reason to expect any changes from the next year’s model. The 2023 Infiniti QX60 will continue in the same way, with the cabin design that utilizes high-quality materials and lots of attention to detail. Furthermore, the overall build quality is pretty impressive. The long list of tech features makes this cabin look even nicer.
Besides the elegant look, this cabin also offers a high level of comfort. The front seats are some of the best in the class, with excellent comfort and plenty of side support. The driving position is also very good, whether it’s about visibility or ergonomics. The second row is as spacious but we can’t say the same for the third row. This part of the cabin is tight and doesn’t accommodate adult passengers so well.
The cargo area offers around 14.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 41.6 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 75.4 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. Those are pretty good ratings for a mid-size luxury SUV.
We might see a couple of additions to the list of standard and available equipment but we are pretty sure that most things will remain the same. Therefore, the 2023 Infiniti QX60 will come standard with goodies like a panoramic sunroof, tri-zone climate control, a 7-inch instrument cluster display, a 12.3-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, and wireless Apple CarPlay. Among options, expect to find things like remote start, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, wireless device charging, and a 17-speaker Bose audio.
When it comes to driver-assistance features, base models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors, etc. The list of options should include a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, surround-view camera, traffic-sign recognition, driver drowsiness monitoring and many more.
2023 Infiniti QX60
Things under the hood will remain the same. The 2023 Infiniti QX60 will continue with a good-old 3.5-liter V6, which puts out 291 horsepower. While the V6 is carried from the previous generation, the transmission is new. This SUV now comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a really good job. The whole setup feels really good, with good acceleration, smooth shifts and a high level of overall refinement.
Moreover, the system is also pretty efficient. You may count on about 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is above average for the class. Of course, AWD models are slightly thirstier.
When properly equipped, this SUV can tow up to 6.000 pounds, which is also above-average for the segment.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Infiniti QX60 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 47.000 dollars. Key competitors should be models like Volvo XC90, Acura MDX, Cadillac XT6 etc.