Drive Notes: 2024 Infiniti QX60 Autograph AWD

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Welcome back to Drive Notes, a feature in which I do a brief recap of a vehicle I've been testing, whether a future full review is planned or not.

Today, the 2024 Infiniti QX60 Autograph AWD.


Pros

  • Stout acceleration from the 3.5-liter V6 that makes 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.
  • Quality interior materials.
  • A design aesthetic that eschews the too-prevalent boxy look for curves. Like it or not, at least the company is taking a chance. Or was -- I am fully aware this theme isn't exactly new.
  • Quiet.
  • Handles relatively well for its size and mission.

Cons

  • A bit of body roll when cornering.
  • Hit-or-miss haptic touch HVAC controls.
  • Outdated infotainment.
  • A too-small infotainment screen.
  • Feels heavy at times.

That's all for today.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Feb 29, 2024

    With the non-boxy design and the V6, this feels like a throwback to this segment circa 2015. Maybe that's not a bad thing, although you drink an awful lot of fuel for this amount of power.

  • Fatima Fatima on Mar 02, 2024

    so good . thanks

  • Ted Lulis Head gaskets and Toyota putting my kids through college👍️
  • Leonard Ostrander Plants don't unionize. People do, and yes, of course the workers should organize.
  • Jalop1991 Here's something EVangelists don't want to talk about, and why range is important: battery warranties, by industry standard, specify that nothing's wrong with the battery, and they won't replace it, as long as it is able to carry 70% or more of its specified capacity.So you need a lot of day 1 capacity so that down the road, when you're at 70% capacity with a "fully functioning, no problem" car, you're not stuck in used Nissan Leaf territory."Nothing to see here, move along."There's also the question of whether any factory battery warranty survives past the original new car owner. So it's prudent of any second owner to ask that question specifically, and absent any direct written warranty, assume that the second and subsequent owners own any battery problems that may arise.And given that the batteries are a HUGE expense, much more so than an ICE, such exposure is equally huge."Nothing to see here, move along."
  • Roger hopkins The car is in Poland??? It does look good tho...
  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X The push for EV's is part of the increase in our premiums. Any damage near the battery pack and the car is a total loss.
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