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Key Specs

of the 2016 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Attractive styling update
  • Good interior quality
  • Reclining second and third rows
  • Walk-through access to third row
  • New safety systems available

The Bad

  • Hybrid system is not pleasant to drive
  • Limited access to third row with child seat installed
  • Interior feels premium, but not luxurious

Notable Features of the 2016 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid

  • Seven-passenger luxury hybrid crossover
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Emergency communication system available
  • Updated safety features

2016 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Infiniti's 2016 Q50 sport sedan received some powertrain love from the company's engineers, but the 2016 model of the QX60 large SUV instead got attention from the brand's stylists. A subtly revised look and some new safety features are new for 2016 with powertrains carrying over.

Exterior
The revisions to the QX60 for 2016 aren't much more than skin deep, but the skin is more pleasant to behold than before. The SUV receives a nose job with the Infiniti family spindle grille now stretching deeper into the bumper. Stylists did a better job of sculpting the lower valence to better match the upper portions of the front end. Its headlights are also subtly revised to look a little sharper, with new LED light patterns and bright trim around the fog lights. The overall look is more cohesive and angrier, and less chubby-faced than the outgoing model; it's a definite improvement.

In back, more angular taillights and a revised lower bumper complete the revisions, which also include some new wheel patterns.

Interior
The 2016 QX60 isn't much different inside; the biggest change is the addition of soft-touch materials with contrasting stitching on the upper dashboard area, and a slightly revised console and shifter. The QX60's excellent interior space and reconfigurable seating options remain and have gotten even friendlier with the addition of three more USB ports for passengers, but only on 3.5-liter V-6 models.

Under the Hood
The QX60'...

Vehicle Overview

Infiniti's 2016 Q50 sport sedan received some powertrain love from the company's engineers, but the 2016 model of the QX60 large SUV instead got attention from the brand's stylists. A subtly revised look and some new safety features are new for 2016 with powertrains carrying over.

Exterior
The revisions to the QX60 for 2016 aren't much more than skin deep, but the skin is more pleasant to behold than before. The SUV receives a nose job with the Infiniti family spindle grille now stretching deeper into the bumper. Stylists did a better job of sculpting the lower valence to better match the upper portions of the front end. Its headlights are also subtly revised to look a little sharper, with new LED light patterns and bright trim around the fog lights. The overall look is more cohesive and angrier, and less chubby-faced than the outgoing model; it's a definite improvement.

In back, more angular taillights and a revised lower bumper complete the revisions, which also include some new wheel patterns.

Interior
The 2016 QX60 isn't much different inside; the biggest change is the addition of soft-touch materials with contrasting stitching on the upper dashboard area, and a slightly revised console and shifter. The QX60's excellent interior space and reconfigurable seating options remain and have gotten even friendlier with the addition of three more USB ports for passengers, but only on 3.5-liter V-6 models.

Under the Hood
The QX60's powertrains carry over, with only minor revisions to things like motor mounts for 2016. Standard is a 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a continuously variable transmission routing power to the front wheels; all-wheel drive is an option.

Optional is a hybrid model with a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, lithium-ion battery and electric motor that make a combined 250 hp. Both powertrains are shared with the Nissan Pathfinder upon which the QX60 is based, with the hybrid now exclusive to the Infiniti.


Safety
The 2016 QX60 gets some new safety systems for 2016. Forward collision warning is now joined by autonomous emergency brake intervention, which works to first warn drivers of a potential collision and then brake the vehicle in two stages to try and at least mitigate the impact. It works in both forward and Reverse to stop the vehicle. An around-view monitor is also available using cameras around the SUV to provide a 360-degree view of the surroundings when backing up.


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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by INFINITI
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 model years/less than 70,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain warranty

    72 months/70,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The QX60 Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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