Infiniti QX60

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Infiniti QX60
2013 Infiniti JX -- 06-14-2012.JPG
Manufacturer Nissan
Also called Infiniti JX35
Production 2012–2013 (JX35)
2013–present (QX60)
Model years 2013–
Assembly United States: Smyrna, Tennessee (Smyrna assembly)
Designer Naoyuki Ohkoshi (2009)[1][2][3]
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Nissan D platform
Related Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Murano
Electric motor 20 hp (15 kW) (Hybrid)
Transmission CVT automatic
Hybrid drivetrain Parallel hybrid
Battery 0.6 kWh lithium ion (Hybrid)
Wheelbase 114.2 in (2,901 mm).
Length 196.4 in (4,989 mm).
Width 77.2 in (1,961 mm).
Height 67.8 in (1,722 mm)
Curb weight 4,280 lb (1,941 kg) (FWD)
4,419 lb (2,004 kg) (AWD)
4,625 lb (2,098 kg) (Hybrid, AWD)
Predecessor Infiniti QX4

The Infiniti QX60 (formerly called the Infiniti JX from 2012 through 2013) is a seven-passenger mid-size luxury crossover SUV introduced by the Infiniti division of Japanese automaker Nissan in April 2012 in the United States as a 2013 model. A concept version debuted at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event, while the production model was unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. It is underpinned by an elongated Nissan Murano platform.[4] The QX60 is also the first three-row crossover to be released by Infiniti. Design work was done through 2009, by Naoyuki Ohkoshi under Shiro Nakamura. In 2012 Nissan announced that its mid-size SUV Pathfinder will also have the same platform as the QX60 for the 2013 model year.[5] In keeping with Infiniti's new naming scheme for 2014, in which cars begin with Q and SUV's begin with QX, the JX was renamed "QX60." While the number previously denoted engine displacement (e.g., 35=3.5L engine), the new number, 60, is largely to do with its place in the product lineup, with larger numbers usually corresponding to more expensive vehicles.[citation needed] This is also the first Infiniti to be 100% built in America.

Drivetrain and Engine[edit]

Rear View

The engine is a 3.5 liter V6, with an output of 265 hp (198 kW) and 248 pound-feet (336 N·m). The QX60 uses a continuously variable transmission.[6] For the 2014 model year, a hybrid version was introduced. The hybrid is powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter twin-cam 16-valve four cylinder engine with an electric motor and a compact lithium-ion battery pack. The new supercharged inline-four (QR25DER) is rated at 230 hp (170 kW) and 243 pound-feet (329 N·m), while the 15-kW electric motor kicks in 20 horsepower and 29 lb-ft. Claimed total system power stands at 250 hp (190 kW) and 243 pound-feet (329 N·m).

Performance and Safety[edit]

  • 0–60 mph (97 km/h) 8.6s
  • 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 engine, aluminum-alloy block and heads
  • 12.6 x 1.10-inch ventilated discs/12.13 x 0.63-inch ventilated discs; 4-wheel, 4-channel ABS
  • Automatic-on/off High Intensity Discharge bi-functional xenon headlights
  • Integrated front fog lights
  • LED rear brake lights and center high-mounted stoplight


2016 Infiniti QX60 SUV AWD NHTSA[7]
Overall: 5/5 stars
Frontal Driver: 4/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 4/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Pole Driver: 5/5 stars
Rollover : 4/5 stars 17.9%
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset (2015–present) Good1
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good2
1 vehicle structure rated "Good"
2 strength-to-weight ratio: 4.68


  • Bose 13-speaker Premium Audio system, including AM/FM/CD/DVD with MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and speed-sensitive volume control
  • Streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Single in-dash CD player
  • 50/50-split folding third-row seat with recline


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