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With the big influx of hybrid-electric cars on the market. The luxury crossover is an interesting add to the fray. Also known as the JX35 or a done-up Nissan Pathfinder the hybrid version will cost you a few more Gs upfront for the additional fuel economy over time. The Premium and Premium Plus packages are now standard and it comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a belt-driven supercharger and Atkinson-cycle combustion.
The car comes as with front wheel drive, with 4WD as an option. Also standard are a Bose stereo, heated steering wheel, power adjustable seats upfront, remote start, reverse tilt mirrors, easy exit/entry, rain-sensing wipers, 360-degree cameras, parking sensors, and an 8.0-inch navigation touchscreen with a whole host of connectivity and tech installed in, including the Infiniti Connection telematics.
The QX60 comes with electric power steering which thankfully didn’t interfere too much. You’ll be glad to know that braking is decent and smooth too which should not be raken for granted as regenerative braking will help to recharge the car’s battery. There are a bevy of gauges that help you to track the stored power and other indicators that have to do with the new hybrid aspect.
The car speeds up quick as well, you’ll enjoy the sound from the 4-cylinders and the hum from the supercharger. The Snow, Eco and Sports modes are a pleasure to use in the different situations and can make a difference when you’re on open roads with the way that the throttle responses are heightened. Unfortunately, the suspension translates most of the bumps and dips in the roads to those people at the back and there is a noticeable roll around corners due to the QX60’s weight.
But there is enough power when carrying a full load of passengers that we don’t have too much complaints and the parking assist is definitely a boon when you’re parking despite the size of the car.
The interior is comfortable and roomy but not as luxurious as it should be in our opinion and more importantly, it’s easy to get into at the back for all those poor passengers who are going to get bumped around – the second row slides forward and the rear doors are wide so that people right at the back won’t have much of a problem climbing in. Material quality is good enough and the leather, wood and metal accents are a nice touch.
The dashboard display is a bit dated and the layout and colour scheme may clash a bit such that the display on the touchscreen system may seem a little bit glaring, but the leather upholstery and heated front seats are a good balance to that. There’s about 450L of boot space behind the 3rd row of seats and that goes all the way up to 2160L with the second and third rows folded down.
The Infiniti QX60 hybrid is actually a pretty decent car – if you’re looking for something comfortable, economical yet practical for your family, then you could schedule a test drive and see just how well this might fit for you!
Do remember to check out your car finance rates first though so that you won’t be surprised when you start opting for all those expensive options!