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2016 Infiniti QX60

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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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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.
My memory was that they went from the Infiniti G35 to G37 as a "refresh" but upgraded its powertrain. Something like that is necessary with the QX60. It was back of the pack in this department when the car was released in 2013 and with the new Volvo XC90 T6 and upcoming Audi Q7 (both of which do 0-60 in about 6 seconds with good fuel economy), it's going to really fall behind. But it's doubtful Infiniti would make that move.

Maybe Infiniti doesn't really want to compete with the Q7s and XC90s of the world but is content competing against the likes of the Enclave, Acadia Denali, etc.
Funny you mention the new 2016 XC90.

My dad now owns my QX60 Hybrid AWD and I purchased, at the end of this past May, a 2016 Volvo XC90 First Edition. I couldn't be more happy with it. It had ALL the technology I could want and that small 4 banger with its supercharger and turbocharger is amazingly powerful. Gas mileage is amazing as well. It does meh in the city, 18 if driven normal and 20 if driven cautiously but on the highway during road trips I've gotten 28mpg consistently.
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