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To help members understand the latest automotive technology so they can purchase vehicles that best suit their needs, the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center (ARC) began testing and reviewing vehicles over a decade ago

For the 2022 edition, we include testing and ranking cars and light trucks with the latest technology, including having at least one advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) feature. In addition to vehicle evaluation, the guide covers a number of pertinent automotive topics in detail—for example, the latest advanced safety features, how to properly maintain your vehicle, and new vehicles coming to market in the next few years.

2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph AWD

Vehicle Type: SUV/Minivan Gasoline
 overall score
Category Ranking: 23

Vehicle Price

Base Price: $63,250
Price as Tested: $64,970

Fuel Information

Fuel Type: Regular
Fuel Capacity (gal): 18.5
EPA City mpg20
EPA Highway mpg25
EPA Combined mpg22

Advanced Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control [O]
  • Advanced Headlights [S]
  • Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • Blind-Spot Warning [S]
  • Driver Monitoring [O]
  • Forward-Collision Warning [S]
  • Lane-Departure Warning [S]
  • Lane-Keeping Assistance [O]
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning [S]
  • Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • [S] Standard, [O] Optional

Overall Observations

Infiniti’s midsize, 3-row SUV took a year off in 2021 and has returned, completely redesigned, for 2022. It’s far more stylish, both inside and out, than the previous generation. All QX60s come with a 3.5-liter V6 (295 hp) carried over from 2020; this year, it’s mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the previous CVT. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional. On the road, we experienced hesitation and surging from the throttle, and some may find the QX60’s ride too firm for a luxury SUV. Rear visibility is also poor. The QX60’s cabin is nicely appointed; we especially appreciated the top-level Autograph model’s wood-trim dash and comfortable, quilted leather seats. The cabin’s first 2 rows have good headroom and legroom, though getting into the third-row seating is difficult. Cargo space is quite good - 75 cubic feet with the second-row seat backs folded down. The QX60 also has a strong complement of advanced safety features. A notable downside, however, is that the infotainment system is unintuitive and the instrument cluster feels outdated.
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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Points

  • Stylish exterior and interior
  • Nicely finished, luxuriousinterior
  • Good headroom andlegroom for all passengers

Weak Points

  • Ride quality lackssmoothness andrefinement
  • Unintuitive infotainmentsystem
  • Throttle hesitates, thensurges

Vehicle Specifications

Model year tested: 2022
Number of passengers (F/R): 2/4
Curb weight (lbs): 4740.0
Exterior L / W / H (in): 198.2 / 86.0 / 69.7
Wheelbase (in): 114.2
Number of air bags: 11
Warranty (months/miles): 48/60,000
Tire manufacturer and model: Hankook Dynapro HP2
Front and rear tire size: 255/50 R20
Max towing capacity (lbs): 6000
Headlight type: LED
Transmission type: Auto 9-speed
Drivetrain type: All wheel
Engine/motor: 3.5L V6 DOHC
Engine horsepower @ RPM: 295 @ 6400

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