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Any word on changes (if any) for the 2016? The 2016 model year would possibly see a refresh. They really gotta do something about the power. I had a rental (2015) Toyota Sienna for a few days and that thing felt a good deal quicker than our "premium" SUV. Also, the Sienna seemed quieter on the road too. I feel like I'm in the minority on this, but I find the QX60 to be loud, especially over bad roads. To me, the car relies on quiet tires, rather than good sound insulation.
 

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Any word on changes (if any) for the 2016? The 2016 model year would possibly see a refresh. They really gotta do something about the power. I had a rental (2015) Toyota Sienna for a few days and that thing felt a good deal quicker than our "premium" SUV. Also, the Sienna seemed quieter on the road too. I feel like I'm in the minority on this, but I find the QX60 to be loud, especially over bad roads. To me, the car relies on quiet tires, rather than good sound insulation.
Nothing has come out on the 2016 yet, and probably won't until later this year. As for the motor, Infiniti is planning on bringing out some new motors, but who knows if they are planning on throwing them in the SUV's. The QX60 isn't designed to be a sporty SUV, it is designed around comfort, safety, and technology. So this is a hard post to respond to, but your answer should come sometime around Summer or Fall.
 

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Also, the Sienna seemed quieter on the road too. I feel like I'm in the minority on this, but I find the QX60 to be loud, especially over bad roads. To me, the car relies on quiet tires, rather than good sound insulation.
Seriously? I find the qx60 to be one of the smoothest, quietest cars I've driven for more than a couple of days. I used to drive a Sienna... That one (much older model) cannot compare. Also driven BMW, Cadillac and Lexus of late. Except for the Lexus RX we had many years ago, nothing comes close to the qx60. Have you driven other qx60s? Maybe there is a suspension problem, or something else, with yours. Hmmmm
 

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Also, the Sienna seemed quieter on the road too. I feel like I'm in the minority on this, but I find the QX60 to be loud, especially over bad roads. To me, the car relies on quiet tires, rather than good sound insulation.
Seriously? I find the qx60 to be one of the smoothest, quietest cars I've driven for more than a couple of days. I used to drive a Sienna... That one (much older model) cannot compare. Also driven BMW, Cadillac and Lexus of late. Except for the Lexus RX we had many years ago, nothing comes close to the qx60. Have you driven other qx60s? Maybe there is a suspension problem, or something else, with yours. Hmmmm
I've only driven other QX60s for a short while. I agree the car rides well. It rides quietly on nice roads, but on bad roads, I think it's louder than even some non-luxury crossovers out there. Like I said, I feel like it doesn't have good sound insulation. When I go over gravel roads (or roads with a lot of salt this winter), I hear all the debris kicking up inside the wheel well. My wife's 2013 Touareg is way quieter under those circumstances. The QX60 can match other premium SUVs when roads are good, but just seems more susceptible to bad road conditions in terms of noise. I've also driven the Audi Q7 extensively and that car is way quieter on bad roads as well.
 

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JX vs Sienna

I've got 62k miles on my JX, and we just bought our 3rd Sienna. The 2015 Sienna Limited is much quieter than our 2011 Limited ever was (it was actually difficult to talk at a normal voice in that van at highway speed). That being said, tires are everything on both vehicles. Currently, I have Bridgestone Dueller H/L 422 Ecopia tires on the JX and it is the smoothest, quietest tire I've ever owned, however they suck in winter snow. My JX is as quiet as my past Lexus GX470's and is currently quieter then our new Sienna.
 

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I've got 62k miles on my JX, and we just bought our 3rd Sienna. The 2015 Sienna Limited is much quieter than our 2011 Limited ever was (it was actually difficult to talk at a normal voice in that van at highway speed). That being said, tires are everything on both vehicles. Currently, I have Bridgestone Dueller H/L 422 Ecopia tires on the JX and it is the smoothest, quietest tire I've ever owned, however they suck in winter snow. My JX is as quiet as my past Lexus GX470's and is currently quieter then our new Sienna.
Being quieter than that lexus is quite impressive since that is something lexus aims to do especially with that big engine. It's like riding on a cloud... a cloud that can go off road, 3 wheelin :)
 

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We have a 2014 base AWD and it's the quietest vehicle we've ever owned. My sister has the 2009 RX330 and 2011 RX350 and previous to that the ML350. I've been in all of those vehicles many times and I have to say the infinit is much better as far a road noise. Our car currently has the Michelin tires.
 

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I've got 62k miles on my JX, and we just bought our 3rd Sienna. The 2015 Sienna Limited is much quieter than our 2011 Limited ever was (it was actually difficult to talk at a normal voice in that van at highway speed). That being said, tires are everything on both vehicles. Currently, I have Bridgestone Dueller H/L 422 Ecopia tires on the JX and it is the smoothest, quietest tire I've ever owned, however they suck in winter snow. My JX is as quiet as my past Lexus GX470's and is currently quieter then our new Sienna.
Can you share the reasons to switch from GX470 to JX?
 

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I feel like I'm in the minority on this, but I find the QX60 to be loud, especially over bad roads. To me, the car relies on quiet tires, rather than good sound insulation.
I agree and you're not alone, the vehicle can be much quieter. Road conditions play a huge factor but more could have been done. Historically it seems Infiniti has played to a more "racer" image, so to hear the motor. Many owners love to hear everything as it improves the overall experience. Personally, I think our M35 is horribly loud.

Now that Infiniti is branching out to "us" with the QX60, they need to focus more on creature comforts which include quieter interior, better infotainment design (remove the strange video limitations), improved GPS visual implementation, fix the horribly-implemented nav limitations, improved Bluetooth integration, and fix the transmission once and for all.

I heard a few years back Nissan considered shutting Infiniti down, but the new CEO gave it another go. With the poor quality results of their second highest-selling model (QX60), and poor reception of their highest volume model (Q50) it doesn't seem to be panning out well.
 

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I've got a brand new QX60 a little over a week ago, but already made an out-of-state trip and put over a thousand miles on it. So I think it's safe for me to have an opinion on the car.
IMO QX60 is somewhat loud and slow. It's not even the volume of the sound it's the sound itself that makes you feel like the engine is overworking. I know in reality it's just how its tuned. But overall my biggest complain would be the quickness of the car (or the lock of it) especially from zero up. When car is already moving it's not bad, but from the traffic light if feels like the engine needs to really work hard to move the car. And this statement comes from someone who's use to an older model MDX, thus I am not comparing it to a sport car of some sort. Overall I like QX60 very much. Great design, tech is second to none. Handling is outstanding (I was making a 90' turn at almost 40MPR on the wet road, didn't slide even for an inch!). But I think for next update an extra 20-30-40 HP would be a wonderful upgrade...
 

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I've got a brand new QX60 a little over a week ago, but already made an out-of-state trip and put over a thousand miles on it. So I think it's safe for me to have an opinion on the car.
IMO QX60 is somewhat loud and slow. It's not even the volume of the sound it's the sound itself that makes you feel like the engine is overworking. I know in reality it's just how its tuned. But overall my biggest complain would be the quickness of the car (or the lock of it) especially from zero up. When car is already moving it's not bad, but from the traffic light if feels like the engine needs to really work hard to move the car. And this statement comes from someone who's use to an older model MDX, thus I am not comparing it to a sport car of some sort. Overall I like QX60 very much. Great design, tech is second to none. Handling is outstanding (I was making a 90' turn at almost 40MPR on the wet road, didn't slide even for an inch!). But I think for next update an extra 20-30-40 HP would be a wonderful upgrade...
i think the CVT transmission made you feel that way
 

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I've got a brand new QX60 a little over a week ago, but already made an out-of-state trip and put over a thousand miles on it. So I think it's safe for me to have an opinion on the car.
IMO QX60 is somewhat loud and slow. It's not even the volume of the sound it's the sound itself that makes you feel like the engine is overworking. I know in reality it's just how its tuned. But overall my biggest complain would be the quickness of the car (or the lock of it) especially from zero up. When car is already moving it's not bad, but from the traffic light if feels like the engine needs to really work hard to move the car. And this statement comes from someone who's use to an older model MDX, thus I am not comparing it to a sport car of some sort. Overall I like QX60 very much. Great design, tech is second to none. Handling is outstanding (I was making a 90' turn at almost 40MPR on the wet road, didn't slide even for an inch!). But I think for next update an extra 20-30-40 HP would be a wonderful upgrade...
drive it on the Sport Mode .. different feeling from Standard.
 

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nismosr and trancanada both made comments that I was going to cover.

If you accelerate hard, then you'll definitely hear engine noise from a stop. Nature of a cvt - or at least a Niss/Inf cvt.
 

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nismosr and trancanada both made comments that I was going to cover.

If you accelerate hard, then you'll definitely hear engine noise from a stop. Nature of a cvt - or at least a Niss/Inf cvt.
Actually I figured it out. I was driving in the Sport mode all along and in Sport mode car holds higher RPMs before switching into the next gear (well, I know it's CVT, but idea is still the same). That's why I felt like the engine was kind of loud. In the Standard mode the sound of the engine is normal. No feeling of engine being "overworked". Unfortunately in Standard mode the car is even slower. So, while I have to cross out an original complaint about the car being loud, I still feel like the car is somewhat underpowered. But overall I love driving it: comfort and technology are outstanding and I am not in the hurry anyway.
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Actually I figured it out. I was driving in the Sport mode all along and in Sport mode car holds higher RPMs before switching into the next gear (well, I know it's CVT, but idea is still the same). That's why I felt like the engine was kind of loud. In the Standard mode the sound of the engine is normal. No feeling of engine being "overworked". Unfortunately in Standard mode the car is even slower. So, while I have to cross out an original complaint about the car being loud, I still feel like the car is somewhat underpowered. But overall I love driving it: comfort and technology are outstanding and I am not in the hurry anyway.
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I remember an early review from AutoWeek where the writer complained how the vehicle's acceleration was horrible, sluggish, and overall blamed the CVT. The last line of the article she figured out the transmission was in "Snow" mode.
 

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Any updates yet?
I have also been looking for this info as planning to buy one within the next month and need to make a decision whether it is worth it to wait and manage without a 7-seater for a few months or just get the 2015 now. Hadn't been able to find much info, but just saw this on Infiniti news (posted on Aug 7) -

"There are additional changes in store for 2016, starting with the addition of a new 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan available in the winter of 2016. Other Infiniti Q50 enhancements will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in January. In addition, revisions to the Infiniti QX60 luxury crossover will be announced at that time. "

So looks like it is not worth waiting, at least for me, because if they are going to announce the changes in Jan 2016, most likely it will be released even later.
 

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This months Car and Driver includes a summary of 2016 vehicle changes. It basically says the 2016 QX60 has "minor trim changes". To summarize, it's not worth waiting for a 2016 because you'll get a better deal on a 2015 model.

I would expect the 17's to have updated bumpers, lights, etc... then a full redesign with the 19' or 20' model.
 

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This months Car and Driver includes a summary of 2016 vehicle changes. It basically says the 2016 QX60 has "minor trim changes". To summarize, it's not worth waiting for a 2016 because you'll get a better deal on a 2015 model.

I would expect the 17's to have updated bumpers, lights, etc... then a full redesign with the 19' or 20' model.
Usually minor refreshes are, as you mentioned, upgraded front ends, headlights, taillights. But there could be minor interior tweaks as well, biggest may be the audio head unit. Maybe they'll upgrade it to be more in line with the newer type units in other Infiniti models. Not a huge deal but still something to consider for those who may care about that type of thing.
 
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