Infiniti’s lineup seems a little bit old these days. There are several models that have been around for years and the QX60 is the perfect example. This mid-size crossover has been around for more than seven years, so talks about the redesign make perfect sense. However, it looks like that won’t happen so soon. The latest reports are suggesting that the Japanese carmaker won’t offer any particular novelties for the next year, while big changes are expected to start from 2022. Some reports even suggest a complete switching to all-electric vehicles. In any case, the 2021 Infiniti QX60 is about to come without bigger changes, if we can rely on these reports.
In practice, this means you may count on a good-old Pathfinder-based design, with familiar styling, spacious cabin and a quite decent list of standard equipment. On the other side, outdated cabin design and not-so-impressive handling will remain the main issues.
2021 Infiniti QX60 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we definitely don’t expect to see any particular change. The 2021 Infiniti QX60 is about to carry on with a familiar design, which has a lot of things in common with Nissan Pathfinder. The two models share many parts, starting from a good-old D platform, wheelbase and overall size. On the other side, this model comes with completely different aesthetics. Of course, the styling is based on the brand’s design language and we should mention that the crossover was updated a couple of years ago. For that occasion, we saw a new approach to the front face, while other areas also received a couple of changes.
All in all, we don’t expect to see any particular novelty for the next year. The 2021 Infiniti QX60 will carry on with the same shape and the best we could see are things like new color options and accessories.
The same thing goes for interior design. We don’t expect to see any change in this case. While the exterior design looks decent, the cabin of this crossover definitely isn’t a strong point. Simply, it looks outdated. It hasn’t been touched since 2012, so it’s no wonder that the dashboard doesn’t look particularly modern. Also, the overall quality isn’t on the level you would expect from a modern premium crossover. You will find a quite notable amount of hard plastics inside this crossover.
On the other side, the 2021 Infiniti QX60 will remain a quite spacious three-row SUV. The first and second rows are quite generous in terms of leg and headroom, while we also like those front seats, which are massive and supportive. On the other side, the third row is typically tight for the class. Still, a good thing is that the second-row slides, which means easier access.
When it comes to the cargo area, you can count on 16 cubic feet behind the third row. Once you fold it down, the capacity goes over 40 cubic feet. Fold the second row and you may count on more than 76 cubic feet. These are quite typical ratings for the class.
2021 Infiniti QX60 Engine
Under the hood, the 2021 Infiniti QX60 will carry on with a good-old 3.5-liter V6. In this case, the engine delivers around 295 horsepower, which is a pretty respectable number for the class. It ensures pretty good driving dynamics, while it also feels quite refined. On the other side, many don’t like the fact that a CVT gearbox is the only transmission choice. It’s not the best choice for those who want a great driving experience but on the other side, it has a highly positive effect on fuel economy. You may count on about 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which are slightly above-average numbers for the class.
This is the aspect where we might see a couple of additions for the 2021 Infiniti QX60. Still, we are pretty sure that most of the things will remain the same. This means that base models will come with things like power-adjustable and heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel etc. In terms of tech goodies, there are things like an 8-inch screen, eight USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD Radio, and a six-speaker stereo.
In higher trims, you can get leather upholstery, an 8-inch touch screen, Amazon Alexa, navigation, a premium 13- or 15-speaker Bose sound system, a rear-seat entertainment system and many other things.
The list of safety features includes things like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring. Things like adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, a surround-view parking camera system, moving object detection, Active Trace Control and many others are available.
2021 Infiniti QX60 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Infiniti QX60 sometime in the last quarter of 2020, with the starting price around 45.000 dollars.