2018 Infiniti QX60 Release Date, Review and Specs

 

Without breaking the bank, the new 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a great choice for those seeking for a seven-passenger luxury crossover SUV that is both comfortable and luxurious. For 2018, Infiniti has provided the QX60 with multiple upgrades and refreshments on several of its facets. Those ready to give it a try should worry about only two challenges: difficult-to-match EPA fuel economy ratings, and an uninspiring performance. Besides the two, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 is certainly an all-rounded vehicle. Read on to know what we are talking about.

2018 Infiniti QX60 Release Date & Price

While Infiniti is yet to produce any confirmations of when it will be available and for how much, this hasn’t stopped industry pundits from discussing the possibilities behind the scenes. That said, it’s speculated that we can expect release date of  2018 Infiniti QX60 during the middle of 2018. When it comes to the price, we can expect it to cost $42,000 (MSRP). Leasing will certainly be an option.

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Review

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 continues with its predecessor’s success story thanks to features such as ample passenger space, a classy interior design, slightly improved dimensions, smooth and quiet ride, and a comfortable ride quality. Much hasn’t changed over the immediate model it is replacing as the exterior seems to come with the same creases and design layout. However, the front fascia seems to have some changes including a change of design of the headlights.

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 interior, on the other hand, is the mother of all changes. There’s a healthy list of newer technologies and features. The infotainment system has been upgraded and now offers better graphics and is faster to response unlike the model it is replacing. It comes with lots of standard features therefore offering lots of values to buyers. Options are plenty as well for those who’d like to amp the ante a bit higher.

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The amount of noise transmitted to the cabin has been reduced drastically thanks to the acoustic side glass and new engine mounts. The steering and suspension systems are engaging and quicker to respond unlike the previous model that attracted a lot of bad rap because of its sloppy handling and numb steering. Also, driving around turns is much better now as the new shock absorbers reduce unwanted body movements.

Yet, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 still has to face a significant chunk of well-appointed crossover SUVs in its class once it goes for sale despite its flowery spec sheet. Some of the rivals available include the Volvo XC90, Acura MDX, and BMW X5. The MDX is among the class leaders here thanks of its fuel-efficient powertrain and excellent driving dynamics. The latest Volvo XC90 2018 redesign tacks on some welcome changes and upgrades. It offers a powerful plug-in hybrid engines, exquisite interior materials, and boasts of a sharp new look.

2018 Infiniti QX60 Changes on Interior & Exterior

The new 2018 QX60 is offered in a single well-equipped model offered in either gas-electric hybrid or as a conventional gasoline engine. A choice of either FWD or an AWD is available as well.

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Some of the standard accessories available include eighteen-inch wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a tilt-and-telescopic power steering wheel, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, an automatic tri-zone climate control, heated front seats, power-folding and heated side mirrors, automatic xenon headlights, a rearview camera, LED foglights, a seven-inch central touchscreen display, a leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, and folding third-row seat, satellite and HD radio, a power liftgate, and an eight-way power driver seat.

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Options available on the premium package include a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree parking camera system, Bluetooth connectivity, a larger eight-inch touchscreen interface, front and rear parking cameras, keyless entry and ignition, a thirteen-speaker Bose sound system, a heated steering wheel, unique interior color ambience, driver memory settings, a remote ignition, and Infiniti InTouch electronics interface.

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2018 Infiniti QX60 Engine Specs

The regular QX60 model is powered by a 265-horsepower-generating 3.5L V6 engine that comes hitched to a Continuously Variable Transmission system. FWD is standard while the AWD is an option for those seeking added traction.

The EPA estimates the front-wheel drive version to return fuel economy ratings of 21/27/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/26/22 mpg with the AWD version.

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The 2018 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid gets a supercharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine and a 15kW electric motor bringing the total output to 250 horsepower.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.2 in. (114.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.4 in. (196.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.2 in. (77.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 150 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.8 cu.ft. ( max 76.5 cu.ft.)
Curb weight: 4379 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7.8 sec
MPG: 21/27 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Hermosa Blue, Jade Green, Liquid Platinum,Majestic White…
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

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