Ever peeked at a real estate listing for a multi-million dollar mansion and marveled at how it’s kinda like your own living space, just much, much bigger? That’s the same experience I had driving the 2022 Infiniti QX60 SUV as the owner of a modest Mazda CX-5 compact SUV. It’s like someone fed my car way too much Miracle-Gro and it expanded in every dimension. It also dialed up the plush luxury interior amenities and design, as you would expect from Infiniti. Indeed, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 “Sensory” AWD SUV is one of the most comfortable and well-appointed three-row full-size SUVs I’ve driven in quite a while. Unlike some of the ultra-lux offerings from old school luxury manufacturers like Mercedes, BMW, and even Lamborghini, it’s also reasonably priced for its category.
The curb appeal is immediate, with the gentle rounding of all the edges, notably the front grill and face:
This is in Moonbow Blue, a color that comes with a $695 premium color charge. I have to admit, it’s now standard with new cars to see a $500-$900 premium charge for a paint color, which suggests that the manufacturers should just add the cost to the base price and stop the additional sticker line item, don’t you think?
Going back to the design, what I appreciated about the QX60 is that it’s a big, full-size SUV, but the design makes it seem less boxy and imposing than a lot of its competitors in the segment. Lots of interior space? Definitely. Driving an enormous box? Not so much. What we really want are vehicles designed atop a TARDIS from Doctor Who so it would be significantly bigger on the inside. Until then, however, some design touches can definitely mitigate that boxiness.
Talking about size and spaciousness, the rear legroom was entirely acceptable. The below is with the driver’s seat as far back as it would go, as I’m 6′ 3″ and need my legroom:
Definitely space for five adults. But there’s a third row…
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