After the last-years redesign, it’s pretty much for sure that the 2023 Infiniti QX60, which will represent the second production year, will come without more important updates. Simply, the recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties, in various aspects, so it’s hard to expect anything bigger for the next year. Still, we wouldn’t exclude the possibility to see minor updates such as new color options and more features on the list of standard equipment.
You may count on an SUV that has a lot of great things to offer. We like the new styling very much, while the new interior features a significantly better design than before. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment is very generous, while the amount of passenger space is pretty good for the segment. Finally, there is a capable V6 engine, which now comes with a classic automatic transmission, instead of an uninspiring CVT gearbox that was in the previous-generation model.
Since there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Infiniti QX60 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Infiniti QX60 won’t bring any particular change. We are about to see a familiar design, which came last year with the completely new styling. It follows the brand’s latest design language, which is characterized by smooth lines and sleek overall design. Therefore, it’s hard to expect that the 2023 Infiniti QX60 could bring anything new but a couple of color options. Even that doesn’t sound particularly likely.
Interestingly, the new model continued with the good-old D platform. However, the architecture has been updated significantly and that’s particularly easy to notice when it comes to ride quality. The ride is even smoother, while we really like the new steering, which is way more responsive and engaging.
This aspect probably brought the biggest improvement compared to the previous generation. The new cabin looks way better, particularly in terms of the dashboard design. You can notice a nice combination of clean lines and high-quality material. There’s a lot of attention to detail and the new cabin looks way more upscale than before.
Traditionally, Infiniti offers some of the best seats in the class. They are massive and supportive, with lots of adjustability options. The driving position is very good, whether it’s about ergonomics or outward visibility. The second row is one of the most spacious in the class, with a really generous amount of legroom. The third row is typically tight for the class.
When it comes to the cargo area, this SUV 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. That’s pretty good for the segment.
We might see a couple of new things on the list of standard equipment but most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, 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, a panoramic moonroof, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Among upgrades, expect to see things like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, wireless device charging, and a 17-speaker Bose audio system etc.
The same thing is with driver-assistance features. So, base models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning etc. The list of available features should include a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, surround-view camera, front parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, driver drowsiness monitoring etc.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Engine
Things under the hood shouldn’t change. We expect to see the same 3.5-liter V6, which features a max output of 295 horsepower. While the engine carried on from the previous generation, the big novelty came in the form of the new 9-speed automatic transmission. The driving experience is much better than before, the acceleration is quicker and even the fuel economy is better.
Speaking of the fuel economy, the standard FWD model returns around 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The AWD version is slightly thirstier and returns around 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. When properly equipped, this SUV can tow around 6.000 pounds.
2023 Infiniti QX60 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Infiniti QX60 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. We don’t expect bigger price changes, so base versions should go around 47.000 dollars. Key competitors should be models like Cadillac XT6, Volvo XC90 etc.