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It's taken a couple of years, but we're finally coming to grips with Infiniti's Q-based naming system. What once (for just one brief introductory model year) was known as the JX is now the QX60. That decodes to a mid-size, three-row crossover utility with available all-wheel drive. The QX60 shares its underpinnings with the Nissan Pathfinder, and like its less-luxurious counterpart offers a hybrid version.
The QX60 has already blazed a new trail for Infiniti, as it's the first three-row vehicle sold by the brand that's not based on truck underpinnings. It also stands out as the only front-wheel-drive-based offering in Infiniti's current lineup. It's squarely in the center of the luxury crossover market, compared to the QX70 (nee FX), which is sportier and less capacious, and the larger, thirstier, truck-based QX80 (which, believe it or not, was previously the QX56). The Infiniti QX60 goes head-to-head not only with the Lexus RX--which doesn't offer a third row--but also the Acura MDX and perhaps the Lincoln MKT.
Against competitors like the slab-sided and shorter Acura MDX, the Infiniti QX60 comes off surprisingly well--and it's not until you get close to it, or see it next to another car, that you realize just how large this crossover is. And since many choose the three-row crossover as a minivan-avoidance measure, it's important to note that the QX60 avoids looking like that oft-dreaded people-carrier by incorporating a long hood.
Inside, even base QX60 models convey a luxurious air. The dashboard, door panels, and seats are all rich but restrained--though the vehicle is designed to accommodate family needs--this will be a working vehicle--rather than over-the-top opulence. Particularly appealing are the array of two-tone interior treatments that keep the large interior light and subtly underscore the luxury positioning. If we had one complaint about the interior, it's that it isn't sufficiently differentiated from what you find in the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60's platform mate. This could be seen as a compliment to the Nissan instead of a slight to the Infiniti, but it turns out to be a little of both.
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