The 2022 Infiniti QX60 is fully redesigned this year, bringing a fresh new look and new features to this three-row luxury SUV. It’s available in a range of four trims, all with available all-wheel drive, and a wide range of standard features.
This is a luxury car, so even in its base trim, it's beautiful and well-equipped. It’s not just about getting you and your family where you need to go; it’s about getting you there in style. Here are 10 things you need to know about the 2022 Infiniti QX60.
A choice of four trims will be offered for the 2022 Infiniti QX60. Front-wheel drive is standard, but the full lineup will also be available with all-wheel drive. The Pure starts at $46,850 with standard features including a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an 8-way power driver’s seat. The Luxe is priced from $52,900 with 20-inch alloy wheels, navigtion, enhanced ProPilot Assist with Navi link, lane departure prevention, and traffic sign recognition.
The Sensory starts at $56,350 with massaging front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, wireless smartphone charging, and a motion-activated power liftgate. The top Autograph trim comes in at $60,350 with quilted semi-aniline leather seats, second-row captain’s chairs, and a 10.8-inch head-up display.
Same Engine, New Transmission
Power for the 2022 Infiniti QX60 comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine carries over from the 2020 model year, but there is a part of the powertrain that’s new – the transmission.
The engine was previously paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission that did the job but was a bit noisy and unrefined. Infiniti has ditched the CVT in favor of an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission. Not only is this quieter, but it shifts more smoothly and manages the engine’s power more efficiently. This gives the new QX60 stronger acceleration than its predecessor. It’s also quieter at higher speeds, creating a more relaxing ride for passengers.
Luxurious Zero-Gravity Seats
While every seat in the QX60 is comfortable, those sitting up front get treated to zero-gravity seats that deliver an incredibly comfortable ride. It might sound like nifty marketing speak, but these seats really are better than the average seat.
They were designed to reduce weariness over longer drives and take their name from the feeling of weightlessness astronauts experience in space. Infiniti’s design team benchmarked these seats to NASA’s standards for neutral body posture. This places the least stress possible on bones and joints. The shape of the seats matches the curvature of your spine, so you stay comfortable and relaxed even after long hours behind the wheel.
Seating for Seven With Easy Third-Row Access
The bulk of the lineup features seating for seven passengers with a 60/40 split-folding second-row bench seat. Since families mean kids and kids mean car seats, Infiniti made life easier for parents with a one-touch release for the second row.
This provides access to the third row without struggling to slide the second row forward. Instead, at the touch of a button, second-row seats tip up and forward. They can even be moved out of the way with an empty car seat still secured so parents don’t have to remove it and resecure it every time extra friends come along for the ride.
Only One Trim Gets Captain’s Chairs
The Infiniti QX60 has standard seating for seven, but there are available captain’s chairs. These take seating down to six people and are only available on the top Autograph trim, where they are a standard feature. There’s a floor-mounted console between the seats, but it can be removed for third-row access so the kids aren’t climbing to get back there.
Though you lose that extra seat, captain’s chairs are the way to go if your priority is passenger comfort. If your second-row passengers are adults, they’ll appreciate the added support of the captain’s chairs. If they’re kids, you’ll appreciate the separation that keeps arguments about getting into each other’s space to a minimum.
The Autograph Trim Is Elevated Luxury
Infiniti is a luxury brand, so no matter which trim of the QX60 you pick, it’ll be well-equipped. Materials are rich and luxurious with lot of standard tech and safety features, but the new Autograph trim takes luxury to a new level. In addition to featuring standard second-row captain’s chairs, it gets 20-inch wheels, adaptive front lighting with auto leveling, and a motion-activated liftgate.
Inside is where this trim is outright stunning. It has semi-aniline quilted and perforated leather seats for the first two rows, massaging front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, black open pore ash wood trims, tri-zone automatic climate control, 17-speaker Bose audio, and a 10.8-inch color head-up display. If you want luxury, then the Autograph is the trim to pick.
A 12.3-inch Infotainment Screen
While some SUVs have smaller infotainment screens on base trims, the QX60 offers a 12.3-inch touchscreen as a standard feature across the lineup. It makes the system easier to use, especially when you’re trying to follow more complicated navigation directions. In addition to a large touchscreen, there’s standard wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Since this is an SUV with seating for a family, Infiniti made sure there are 6 USB ports covering all three rows to keep everyone connected. A 9-speaker audio system is also standard with the option for a Bose 17-speaker audio system that becomes standard on the top Autograph trim.
Debut of ProPilot Assist with Navi-link
The latest version of the Pro-Pilot assist driver assistance system makes its debut on the 2022 Infiniti QX60. This system manages speed and braking and can steer the vehicle within a single lane. Improvements to this latest iteration make that process smoother. There’s also a new stop/start system that can restart travel after up to 30 seconds of being stopped.
The biggest update is the addition of Navi-link. This uses the onboard navigation system to slow for curves proactively. It also slows for off ramps to speeds as low as 35 mph. These small enhancements make this driver assistance system feel more natural and human-like for a more relaxing drive.
Though the Infiniti QX60 puts the focus on passengers with a spacious and comfortable interior, it’s also up to the task of handling plenty of cargo. There’s 14.5 cubic feet for cargo behind the third row, 41.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and 75.4 cubic feet behind the first row.
Whether you’re managing a full load of people and need room for all their stuff or you're hauling home supplies for a weekend project, there’s plenty of room inside the QX60. If there isn’t enough room inside the QX60, then break out the trailer. Standard towing is 3,500 pounds with a rating of up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped.
Safety Is a Priority
A three-row SUV often has a bunch of kids onboard making safety a priority. The 2022 Infiniti QX60 has a wide range of standard safety features to keep you and your most precious cargo safe. There’s forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, predictive forward collision warning, rear automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, rear view monitor and rear sonar, blind spot warning, and lane departure warning with haptic steering wheel all standard.
Top trims add a blind spot intervention system, lane departure prevention, Around View monitor with moving object detection, front sonar, and driver attention alert. The long list of standard advanced safety features on the Infiniti QX60 makes it a great choice for families.