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Infiniti's QX60 is for those of you who wouldn't be caught dead in a minivan. You know who you are. The QX60's 196.4 inch length rides a 114.2-inch wheelbase, which dwarfs 90% of CUVs you see on the road today..

For that length the QX60 doesn't fake three-row seating, it's the real thing with enough space for adults in both the second and third row. A leaver folds the second row down making third-row access breezy.

Standard equipment includes heated power front seats, wood trim, power sunroof and tailgate, three-zone climate control, full keyless access, Bluetooth, USB port, satellite radio and a six-speaker audio system.

not bad for $43,945
 

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It might be the minivan of SUVs but at least its not a minivan. A lot of people need the space of a minivan to accommodate a large family etc. But these people don't want to sacrifice style to do so. Let's face it, I've never seen a minivan that isn't butt ugly. The QX60 may be a large CUV, but it avoids the boxy, sliding door ugliness of a minivan, and that is something to be awarded.
 

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It might be the minivan of SUVs but at least its not a minivan. A lot of people need the space of a minivan to accommodate a large family etc. But these people don't want to sacrifice style to do so. Let's face it, I've never seen a minivan that isn't butt ugly. The QX60 may be a large CUV, but it avoids the boxy, sliding door ugliness of a minivan, and that is something to be awarded.
I think that the QX60 looks boxier than you think it does. It is a pretty large vehicle. It avoids the standard minivan tropes like sliding doors, but really it is just a minivan without being a minivan.

I am not saying minivans are bad things. They are super useful (road trip anyone?) The QX60 is not a minivan but it might as well be one.
 

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Its got three rows. Access to the third row is easy. Its a large SUV.


But it isn't a minivan. It doesn't drive like a minivan. And the interior doesn't feel like a minivan.
 

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Its got three rows. Access to the third row is easy. Its a large SUV.


But it isn't a minivan. It doesn't drive like a minivan. And the interior doesn't feel like a minivan.
I think that is what the point of this thread is. The QX60 is as close to a minivan as you can get without actually having a minivan. Good to point out that it doesn't drive like a minivan though.

If you look at the picture of the QX60 in the forum's banner, you have to admit that it is looking a little minivan-ish.
 

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Well you can say the same about any large SUV.

It's got the interior storage of a minivan but the QX60 is a luxury SUV. It has technology and safety features and comfort and luxury that a minivan will never have.
 

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I agree with you foreverJX. I absolutely enjoy this vehicle's space, but more importantly, its the comfort on a long trip hauling a full load of passengers and gear.
 

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Well you can say the same about any large SUV.

It's got the interior storage of a minivan but the QX60 is a luxury SUV. It has technology and safety features and comfort and luxury that a minivan will never have.
Thats not true at all, the Chrysler Town and Country and Toyota Sienna are both relatively high tech vans you can find, especially in the safety department. You have to figure with the majority of families buying minivans that they would be engineered for safety.

No one is accusing the QX60 of being a mini, and no one is going to cross shop it with the Grand Caravan, but it provides the space, amenities and safety a minivan does just without actually being a minivan. Especially with QX60 being a unibody, most large SUVs are body on frame. If the QX60 was body on frame there would be no way for it to have a third row, the designers would of been too constrained by the truck frame, the fuel tank would of needed to be put right where the third row is stowed.
 

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Thats not true at all, the Chrysler Town and Country and Toyota Sienna are both relatively high tech vans you can find, especially in the safety department. You have to figure with the majority of families buying minivans that they would be engineered for safety.

No one is accusing the QX60 of being a mini, and no one is going to cross shop it with the Grand Caravan, but it provides the space, amenities and safety a minivan does just without actually being a minivan. Especially with QX60 being a unibody, most large SUVs are body on frame. If the QX60 was body on frame there would be no way for it to have a third row, the designers would of been too constrained by the truck frame, the fuel tank would of needed to be put right where the third row is stowed.
If it was on a truck platform I don't think they would be an issue fitting a 3rd row. Just look a the Suburban and Escalade. All Nissan/Infiniti would have to do is build the new truck platform to support it or have two different wheelbases.
 

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I agree it can easily be mistaken for a minivan but that is because of it sheer size. the only thing that really sets them apart is the ground clearance you would never see a minivan that high off the ground.
 

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Thats not true at all, the Chrysler Town and Country and Toyota Sienna are both relatively high tech vans you can find, especially in the safety department. You have to figure with the majority of families buying minivans that they would be engineered for safety.

No one is accusing the QX60 of being a mini, and no one is going to cross shop it with the Grand Caravan, but it provides the space, amenities and safety a minivan does just without actually being a minivan. Especially with QX60 being a unibody, most large SUVs are body on frame. If the QX60 was body on frame there would be no way for it to have a third row, the designers would of been too constrained by the truck frame, the fuel tank would of needed to be put right where the third row is stowed.
But does the Sienna and Town and Country drive like the QX60? Does it have the same comfort? There is no doubt Minivans have gone a long way.

But calling the QX60 the minivan of SUVs sort of makes no sense because there are other large SUVs just like the QX60.
 

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But does the Sienna and Town and Country drive like the QX60? Does it have the same comfort? There is no doubt Minivans have gone a long way.

But calling the QX60 the minivan of SUVs sort of makes no sense because there are other large SUVs just like the QX60.
Yea but most of the large SUVs are body on frame like Suburban and Yukon, QX60 is the only one to impart a car/minivan feel. Its by no means a bad thing, obviously minivan carries a very powerful stigma..

Look at this picture from the interior of a Yukon, notice how all the rear seats have to sit on a raised platform... Yukons rear third also does not fold flush with the cargo floor like the QX60s does, and that because of the truck bits underneath, like i said earlier the Yukon/Suburbans rear seats are in prime gas tank space...

 

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One thing to think about when buying a SUV with the nice Captains seats in the second row is that if you want to fold all the seats down for cargo, you will have a big gap in between those seats. When we purchased the 2010 Armada with Captains seats, we never gave it a second thought until we took a long trip. We needed the area flat and it was cumbersome. I like the way the JX/QX60 seats fold relatively flat. It makes it much easier to put everything flat.
 

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I guess you just have to work around the gaps or just fill them in with whatever cargo or groceries you have but nothing beats an even flat surface to carry things. Well thought out on infinti's part.
 

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One thing to think about when buying a SUV with the nice Captains seats in the second row is that if you want to fold all the seats down for cargo, you will have a big gap in between those seats. When we purchased the 2010 Armada with Captains seats, we never gave it a second thought until we took a long trip. We needed the area flat and it was cumbersome. I like the way the JX/QX60 seats fold relatively flat. It makes it much easier to put everything flat.
Yea man, that a direct result of the Armadas Truck frame, captains chairs are cool, but notice how they usually only show up on body on frame SUVs, unibody SUVs have that folding seat advantage like most minivans, nothing as innovative as the GC's stow and go seating but QX60 does a really good job of emulating...
 

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One thing to think about when buying a SUV with the nice Captains seats in the second row is that if you want to fold all the seats down for cargo, you will have a big gap in between those seats. When we purchased the 2010 Armada with Captains seats, we never gave it a second thought until we took a long trip. We needed the area flat and it was cumbersome. I like the way the JX/QX60 seats fold relatively flat. It makes it much easier to put everything flat.
This is so true, I usually have big items that sit right above it, and never have an issue. but what would help people with smaller items that could get trapped in their are plastic plates to cover that gap.
 

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The QX60 doesn't really compete with the Yukon or Suburban though. That is more of the QX80's job. The QX60 may look like a minivan, but it does not look like a hulking Yukon or Suburban. The flat folding seat for the QX60 give it a functional cargo area, but the Yukon and Suburban are much larger vehicles even if their seats don't stow flat.

On top of that the Yukon and Suburban miss the luxury factor that the Infiniti brand has.

Minivan or not, I would far rather go with the QX60 than a full-size SUV.
 

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The QX60 doesn't really compete with the Yukon or Suburban though. That is more of the QX80's job. The QX60 may look like a minivan, but it does not look like a hulking Yukon or Suburban. The flat folding seat for the QX60 give it a functional cargo area, but the Yukon and Suburban are much larger vehicles even if their seats don't stow flat.

On top of that the Yukon and Suburban miss the luxury factor that the Infiniti brand has.

Minivan or not, I would far rather go with the QX60 than a full-size SUV.
not really, ever been in a Yukon Denali? Quite luxurious. the QX60 is a fullsize SUV and it can compete with whatever it wants if its my money thats going to be doing the buying.

QX60 MSRP's at ~ $42,000, the Yukon MSRP's at ~$43,000, so theyre competing for the same $40,000 of mine. Yes they're competitors.

and dimensionally:

QX60
Length (mm) 4,989
Width (mm) 1,960
Height (mm) 1,742

Yukon

Length (mm) 5,132
Width (mm) 2,007
Height (mm) 1,953

the differences in dimensions are due to the Yukons truck architecture. Yukon is 5 inches longer and 1 inch wider. The height is the biggie with an 8 inch difference to the Yukon, but again if you look at this picture you will notice all the seats are raised off the ground significantly which necessitates the roof being raised, zero sums and all.



but does the Sienna and Town and Country drive like the QX60? Does it have the same comfort? There is no doubt Minivans have gone a long way
actually the QX60 drives like them, QX60 uses the same unibody construction a minivan uses...
 

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not really, ever been in a Yukon Denali? Quite luxurious. the QX60 is a fullsize SUV and it can compete with whatever it wants if its my money thats going to be doing the buying.

QX60 MSRP's at ~ $42,000, the Yukon MSRP's at ~$43,000, so theyre competing for the same $40,000 of mine. Yes they're competitors.

and dimensionally:

QX60
Length (mm) 4,989
Width (mm) 1,960
Height (mm) 1,742

Yukon

Length (mm) 5,132
Width (mm) 2,007
Height (mm) 1,953

the differences in dimensions are due to the Yukons truck architecture. Yukon is 5 inches longer and 1 inch wider. The height is the biggie with an 8 inch difference to the Yukon, but again if you look at this picture you will notice all the seats are raised off the ground significantly which necessitates the roof being raised, zero sums and all.





actually the QX60 drives like them, QX60 uses the same unibody construction a minivan uses...
The Yukon interior just doesn't look as nice, that's the good thing with getting the JX, you don't need to pay Cadillac Escalade money for a nice interior. If I had the money I would get an Escalade, just look at that interior!

 

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The Yukon may not have an ugly interior but I still think that the Infiniti's is better.



KCQ, you can spend your money on whichever vehicle you'd like, I'm just saying that as far as a direct comparison I think that the QX60 is not in the same segment as the Yukon. The QX60 is smaller by every dimension, and commands the same price as the Yukon. I think that the extra money you spend per cubic foot for the QX60 goes towards making it a more luxurious vehicle. Pretty sure it comes with more features too.
 
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