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The guys over at AutoGuide.com recently reviewed the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, and they had mostly nice things to say.



The QX60 Hybrid uses a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine connected to a CVT transmission. This gasoline engine is supplemented by a 15 kW electric motor, two clutches, and a small lithium ion battery pack. The whole set-up produces 250 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque.



The big change (the only change) is the improved fuel economy of the QX60 Hybrid. The Hybrid gets 24% better fuel economy than its gas-powered sibling. The Hybrid will get you 26 miles per gallon combined. Combine the fuel efficiency and the gas tank capacity and you should get about 550 miles of range out of the QX60 Hybrid.

Some of the detracting aspects of the QX60 Hybrid are its less than expected noise insulation, and the fact that it drives like a crossover (which is kinda expected from a vehicle like this.) The other bad thing is that this model will cost you $3,000 more than the gas-powered QX60.

PROS
- Great fuel economy
- Subtle exterior design
- Supercharger whine
- Premium cabin

CONS
- $3,000 more than non-hybrid model
- Supercharger whine
- Slight interior noise

Full article here --> 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Review: Car Reviews
 

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$3000 more for the hybrid model shouldn't be an issue, $3000 tacked onto the base MSRP doesn't make much of a difference to your payments. In the end the hybrid model starts paying you back.
 

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$3000 more for the hybrid model shouldn't be an issue, $3000 tacked onto the base MSRP doesn't make much of a difference to your payments. In the end the hybrid model starts paying you back.
yea thats not bad at all over the course of a 3 year lease its an extra $83/mo. Although all that shifts when you start factoring in money down...
 

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a three year lease, with 83 bucks extra per month, will you get your money back in fuel savings? I highly doubt that... let's do a little math here:

for 30k miles, 26mpg vs 22mpg is only a savings of 733 bucks, if paying 3.5 per gallon...

83 x36 months, you just paid 2988 to save 733....

if you buy the hybrid, you will have to drive it for 135k miles to get back the 3k you paid...
 

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a three year lease, with 83 bucks extra per month, will you get your money back in fuel savings? I highly doubt that... let's do a little math here:

for 30k miles, 26mpg vs 22mpg is only a savings of 733 bucks, if paying 3.5 per gallon...

83 x36 months, you just paid 2988 to save 733....

if you buy the hybrid, you will have to drive it for 135k miles to get back the 3k you paid...
yea but you just used the hybrid premium divided by 36 mo. You need to factor in money down or else your math is skewed.
 

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I've seen the debate on jxforum

Its hard to make the hybrid worth it.

But if you can get a good deal on the hybrid lease. It might be worth it. Or if you just want something thats eco friendly (not so much wallet friendly)
 

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Basically at this stage in the Hybrid vehicle world, you're not only buying a hybrid to save money but you're supporting the movement and future infrastructure for more green vehicles.
 

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In the not too distant future Hybrids will be even more efficient and the technology will start costing less. Once that happens Hybrids will be more of a cost saving invest for the long term. As of right now I agree with QxSixty that you are buying hybrids to not only save money (which might not happen,) you are also helping to support the movement.

Do you guys like Hybrids enough to want to support the movement, or does it just come down to dollars and cents for you?
 

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you save 24.5 bucks per every thousand miles driven on a hybrid qx60...

so dont buy a hybrid to save money... buy it if you care about leaving a small carbon foot print to save the environment...

or if range between fill ups matters to you...
 

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I think I'll wait until the technology has been around a bit longer. Nissan is still pretty new with hybrid vehicles, but I know they are pretty good.
 

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you save 24.5 bucks per every thousand miles driven on a hybrid qx60...

so dont buy a hybrid to save money... buy it if you care about leaving a small carbon foot print to save the environment...

or if range between fill ups matters to you...
infiniti's other hybrids - the Q50 and Q70 (M35) - are about increased performance. perhaps they should have gone that route with the QX60 as well. come to think of it, on the Q50, the price difference of the hybrid is a few grand (as in the QX60), it gets slightly better gas mileage (as in the QX60) AND it gets better performance (UNLIKE the QX60). what gives?
 

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I think I'll wait until the technology has been around a bit longer. Nissan is still pretty new with hybrid vehicles, but I know they are pretty good.
so far all the short term tests of their hybrid systems seem to prove that it's good, just need to wait for the long term test reports from owners and reviewers.
 
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