The 2022 Infiniti QX60 Is A Glorious Retreat

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2022 Infiniti QX60. Photo: Sara Lacey

The 2022 Infiniti QX60 is the Queen of understated luxury.

It’s a big SUV, and that commands attention. But for the most part, the rest of the 2022 Infiniti QX60 quietly asserts its luxury status. It’s a fun, sneaky feature of this car that it’s so well-appointed and its owner might be the only person who knows it. So if you don’t want to wear your luxury on your sleeve, the QX60 is a great fit. It’s got a ton of high-end amenities that pamper and cocoon you, but you don’t feel like you’re garnering looks everywhere you go.

But wait, what if I do want at least a little attention? Well, the redesign of the QX60 will get you looks, simply because it’s gorgeous.

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2022 Infiniti Qx60 Front Angle In Its Moonbow Blue Paint Color. Photo: Sara Lacey

2022 Infiniti QX60 front angle in its Moonbow Blue paint color. Photo: Sara Lacey

Who This Car is For

  • Larger families
  • Buyers who want luxury and comfort features
  • SUV drivers who need the added ground clearance and seating
  • Drivers who want to be pampered in style but not a ton of flash

What You Need to Know

  • This SUV is great for families, provided you don’t mind your fancy car getting the family treatment
  • The third row does not feel dark and cavernous
  • Like many three-row SUV’s, cargo space is compromised when the third row is up
  • You can get captain’s chairs in the second row, and they have a tilt-forward feature so you don’t have to remove car seats

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The Interior Of The Qx60 Delights. Photo: Sara Lacey

The interior of the QX60 delights. Photo: Sara Lacey

The 2022 Infiniti QX60 has been Redesigned with Posh Luxury in Mind

It’s not as though this is a new strategy with Infiniti, either. I have always loved their attention to detail, their ergonomics, and their willingness to give their cars a little something extra. Like quilted leather seating, like knobs that feel like they have some heft, like a detailed, pretty grille. And they definitely seized the opportunity to continue that approach with the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60 and I’m so glad they did.

The QX60 starts at $47,875. My test QX60 was a Sensory trim and rang up at $60,745. While $60,745 is not inexpensive, it’s a pretty package that feels very luxe at that price point.

The 2022 Infiniti Qx60. Photo: Sara Lacey

The 2022 Infiniti QX60. Photo: Sara Lacey

Visually Different than its Predecessor, Stylistically Similar

The exterior of the QX60 is familiar but different. Gone is the chrome “v” at the back, replaced by a chrome detail that looks more like calipers or tongs. This feature keeps the eye moving around the back of the vehicle, and looks especially nice with the pretty grayish blue paint job of my test car called “Moonbow Blue.” There are chrome and metallic gray details along the bottom of the car that add dimension and character.

The grille on the front of the QX60 is distinctive and has clever angles to it. While driving, you will notice the curves of the hood. It is a hallmark of Infiniti cars and I love that they retained this design. It has a very classic, age-of-motoring feel.

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Second Row Seating Is Flexible And Accommodating. Photo: Sara Lacey

Second row seating is flexible and accommodating. Photo: Sara Lacey

The 2022 Infiniti QX60 has Seating that Family Dreams are Made Of

My Sensory trim was not the the top of the model line (that would be the Autograph). But it still had heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats. Yes, for the driver and the passenger! And I loved that the massaging feature could be managed with a simple button on the seat base, instead of going through a bunch of menus on the touchscreen.

While the base of the seats themselves wasn’t terribly bolstered, they were on the sides, and the lumbar support was just right. If you want the quilted stitching you see in many of the images online, you’ll need to spring for the Autograph trim. But truly, I was so very comfortable and happy.

Second Row Seat Flipped. Photo: Sara Lacey

Second row seat flipped. Photo: Sara Lacey

The second row seats in my test car were benches, but they still had the tilt-forward feature. The tilt feature is great as you can keep car seats installed and still have enough room to get into the third row without vaulting over the seats.

Also, it’s worth noting that Infiniti created large door openings so that owners would have an easier time installing car seats, and so passengers would have an easier time getting in and out.

And, second row seats are elevated so passengers can see out the front easier. Each door has a bottle holder, and there is a center armrest that folds down and has two cupholders there.

Second Row Controls. Photo: Sara Lacey

Second row controls. Photo: Sara Lacey

The second row passengers have access to the back of the front center console. From there they can control their heating and air conditioning. In addition, there is heated seats for the outboard passengers. There is a USB and a USB-C charge port, and a 12v power outlet also. The second row has two sets of latch connectors and three sets of tether anchors.

Third row passengers also have raised seats to see out the front easier. The center spot in the third row had a shallow, grippy tray which I found odd, as it would make seating there odd. Anyway, each outboard seat has two large cupholders and a USB-C charge port. There is one set of latch connectors back there and two tether anchors.

Third Row Legroom. Photo: Sara Lacey

Third row legroom. Photo: Sara Lacey

Screens, Glorious Screens

The main 12.3 inch display was crisp and beautiful. The multimedia system was fairly easy to get familiar with. It’s got an easy navigation system and the screen can be customized to put whatever information on there you find most helpful. Even when using Apple CarPlay, there was an option to use menus and programs from the Infiniti system that shared the screen.

Screen Customizations. Photo: Sara Lacey

Screen customizations. Photo: Sara Lacey

I could use the Infiniti menus easily. As is common with these systems, it takes time to settle in with a new one. But once I had everything how I liked it, I remembered where everything was pretty easily. Commands were intuitive, as were the buttons and knobs that worked in conjunction with the system.

Instrument Screen. Photo: Sara Lacey

Instrument screen. Photo: Sara Lacey

There is a second 12.3 inch screen in lieu of a traditional instrument cluster gauges. This screen is also customizable. You can select navigation, music, and performance options to display there. In case you didn’t want to drop your gaze to that set of information, the QX60 has a head-up display that not only shows your speed, it can show turn-by-turn directions, and even the status of your dynamic cruise control.

The Interior Of The Qx60 Delights. Photo: Sara Lacey

The interior of the QX60 delights. Photo: Sara Lacey

The Front Seat of the QX60 is Where it’s At

There is a large center console that will house some smaller water bottles or a small purse. But you likely wouldn’t put your purse there because there is an amazing space below the command center where you can put it! Easy stowing, easy access. That command center houses the gear shift, drive mode selector, a multimedia center with menu buttons and a selector knob. Also, the Start button lives there.

Purse Area. Photo: Sara Lacey

Purse area. Photo: Sara Lacey

There is another panel above the control center that houses the climate controls and some other simple features. These were all easily in arm’s reach and their locations made sense. What didn’t make sense was how hard I had to push the icons on the panel to activate the functions. It was a bit more intense than I think it needs to be.

Interior Of The Qx60. Photo: Sara Lacey

Interior of the QX60. Photo: Sara Lacey

Driver Assist Systems Help Keep you out of Harm’s Way

There is nothing weirder than learning to lean on these systems that may be new to you. But once you know what’s going on, you’ll learn to love them. Adaptive cruise control lets you set the distance you keep between yourself and the car in front of you. The QX60 will brake if you start to get closer than that programmed distance.

The ProPilot program is a set of features that help the driver in various ways. The car will keep you from drifting out of your lane, it will help maintain speed and distance from other cars, and more. It uses the adaptive cruise control, along with steering assist, and speed limit assist by route. This means that the Infiniti will use the navigation system to adjust the speed according to your route. For example, if a curve is coming up, the QX60 will reduce its speed.

Center Stack. Photo: Sara Lacey

Center Stack. Photo: Sara Lacey

It’s a Quiet Ride, and a Cushy One, Too

This is what brings me happiness: the zen of the QX60. It’s the point of the QX60, to be a place where you can accomplish all of life’s tasks and yet still feel like you’re being pampered. And the drive is about as low-stress as you could want.

The 2022 QX60 is powered by a V6 that provides 295 horsepower. It’s got all-wheel drive, and a 9-speed automatic transmission. The QX60 is capable. I felt like the car at times was a bit floaty, like a cushy yacht. It wasn’t bad, it’s just different than the typical focus on performance. I could put it in Sport mode and felt like I had more access to quicker speed, and more steering feel.

What are the Goodies in the Infiniti QX60 Sensory?

  • Driver assist and safety systems including blind spot monitor, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control
  • 6-cylinder engine
  • Multiple drive modes
  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • Heated, ventilated, massaging, power front seats
  • Key fob with personalized settings
  • All wheel drive
  • Motion-detecting lift gate
  • Ambient lighting
  • Premium Bose sound
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power folding, dimming, heated mirrors
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto

What This Car Costs

  • Infiniti QX60 Pure model (2023 pricing): $49,200. This model includes Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, 18” wheels, tilt second-row seats. All-wheel drive adds $2000.
  • Infiniti QX60 Luxe model (2023 pricing): $55,250. This model includes the features in the Pure model and adds 20” alloy wheels and all-season tires, silver roof rails, InTouch Navigation with MapCare and Premium Traffic, ProPILOT Assist with Navilink, and digital around-view mirror with moving object detection. All-wheel drive adds $2000.
  • Infiniti QX60 Sensory model (2023 pricing): $58,600. This model includes everything from the Luxe model and adds a leather wrapped steering wheel, Bose sound system with 17 speakers, open pore wood trim, and massaging front seats. All-wheel drive adds $2000.
  • Infiniti QX60 Autograph model (2023 pricing): $62,600. This model includes everything from the Sensory model and adds second-row captains’ chairs, semi-aniline leather with quilting, perforation and contrast stitching, a smart rear view mirror, black roof rack, and a 10.8” head up display. All-wheel drive adds $2900.
Third Row Up. Photo: Sara Lacey

Third row up. Photo: Sara Lacey

A Marvelous Family Setup, and a Marvelous Driver Setup

The QX60 was designed to make the main driver in the household happy. While a lot of this mission is accomplished with giving passengers what they want, I love that the main focus is giving the driver what she wants. An elegantly designed car that will help her get from one place to another in peace and tranquility is the key, and Infiniti knows it.

Disclosure: Infiniti provided the QX60 for me to test. All opinions are my own.

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