Following this post. We just past 1600 miles on our 23 QX60 Luxe, but it also just spent 45 days at the dealer waiting for a new instrument cluster.
Very, very sorry to hear. Thanks for sharing & I trust your 23 QX60 Luxe will function well going forward.Following this post. We just past 1600 miles on our 23 QX60 Luxe, but it also just spent 45 days at the dealer waiting for a new instrument cluster.
Great explanation! I am sorry to hear that your car is currently at dealership. Why would a battery fail at 3K miles? Maybe something wrong with the alternator, other electrical issues leading to battery failure. A battery would not fail by itself at 3K miles!. As for the fuel pump, do you put premium gas all the time? I kind of disagree with the MDX comparison, I looked at the MDX forums and I see some people reporting issues with the new MDX as well. However, If you lookup any other car you will find some people complaining online! In general Honda/Acura quality control and standard, fit and finish are higher than Nissan. I went with the QX60 since I could not secure a good deal on the MDX. Door closing felt like a BMW on the MDX, with my QX60 it feels like any other car, nothing special( No top notch craftsmanship feel). I got 10% off MSRP discount on the QX60 and ended up leasing $200 a month less than similarly equipped MDX.Having owned an Infiniti 2006 M35, 2013 JX35 and 2023 QX60, I feel Infiniti’s focus shifted over time from quality/performance to mainstream, and it’s most noticeable between my M35 and JX35. My M35 was extremely well built (in Japan), fast, felt very solid and was nearly issue free over 17 years (sold it this year at 150k miles). I’m sure your I-30 was the same.
My JX35 fortunately has been generally reliable, but it never felt solid. Doors don’t close with a deep-thump, loud interior, cheap plastics on dash/center console and aged quickly (looks very old now). At 10 years/155k parts are starting to wear out (recently replaced motor mounts, AC compressor, radiator fan, and struts/arms need to be replaced), while the same parts on my 17 year old M35 are still running strong.
My 2023 QX60 is new so it feels light years ahead of my 2013 JX35, but I still don’t think Infiniti advanced this generation ahead of its competitors. The infotainment system is cluttered and random with poor graphics. ProPilot is disappointing, and fuel saving auto start/stop is clunky. From a quality perspective, my QX60 is at the dealer getting a new fuel pump and battery (has only 3k miles). The dealer was quick to diagnose and I don’t doubt it’ll be resolved quickly.
I choose the QX60 over competitors so in general it’s better than Buick, Acura, Caddy, however I think the performance-oriented cars built in the 90’s/2000’s are gone.
Yes, my friend has Nissan Armada and it burns a battery every 2 years.I’m not sure why the battery and fuel pump died, but I’m not too worried. My JX35 burns through a battery every two years (replaced free under battery warranty, considered “normal”). And I’m sure that fuel pump is also used in a million other Nissans/Infiniti’s.
You both mentioned poor MPG. I’m seeing around 21mpg, about as expected from advertised and a tiny bit better than my 2013-JX35. What are you seeing?
Great feedback for Infiniti, thanks for adding this information.
For reference, mine is 95% local driving, kids pickup/shuttling across town. It’s in normal driving mode and while start/stop is engaged, it’s not activating because I don’t press hard enough on the brake pedal.Do you keep the auto start/stop on? Maybe it makes a difference? I turn it off since its rough and annoying. Also do you drive on echo? All my driving is on Auto/dynamic mode. I never use sport or echo or snow modes. Maybe echo mode will make a difference but its boring and I want to enjoy the car.
If all local, I would expect you to get 15.5 or 16 MPG at best. What is the local roads speed limit in Texas? Ours is 40 MPH sometimes 25 if school zone.For reference, mine is 95% local driving, kids pickup/shuttling across town. It’s in normal driving mode and while start/stop is engaged, it’s not activating because I don’t press hard enough on the brake pedal.
You summed up my experience with auto start/stop. That feature feels half baked and needs to be smoothed out. The benefit of a few drops of saved fuel is not worth the slow rough, jerky restart. I feel like I have to monitor cross traffic lights, then let some pressure off the brake so it has enough to time to start and smooth out. Too stressful, I turn it off.
Speeds are the same, between 25 and 45mph for 95% of my driving.If all local, I would expect you to get 15.5 or 16 MPG at best. What is the local roads speed limit in Texas? Ours is 40 MPH sometimes 25 if school zone.