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  • Outdated infotainment.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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