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On the InfinitiJXForum.com we've had threads with customers indicating what they like about the JX35, and now QX60, and what they would like see changed in future models.

Please feel free to express your opinion in a positive and objective manner on this thread. Show Pros first and Cons below.
 

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I'm posting this from the last person who commented on the JX Forum:

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I'll start off by saying that a year later, I still really like my JX. That said, nothing is perfect:

1. climate control is erratic, cold/warm blasts
2. power hatch button hidden, should be on the roof and all those buttons up there should be illuminated not just the sos button
3. interior lights should be all led
4. how much could it cost to have added led spots to the rear door handles, looks silly to have only the front two light up.
5. cup holders rattle with cups in there, should use softer plastic or tabs up top to absorb some of the vibration
6. i really would rather have captains chairs in the middle row and 3 across in the back, even if it makes the vehicle wider. it would be so much more practical for us. i don't want a massive suv like the qx80 in order to get second row captains chairs. the new highlander manages it and from what i understand the new 7 seat crossover coming from lexus will too since it is based on the same design.
7. turn signals in the mirrors would be nice
8. why no daytime running lights in USA? ridiculous
9. the seat memory switches are too far forward, almost hidden when door is closed. really tough to use.
10. the rear seatbelt receivers should be on stronger supports. when the kids push in the buckles the receiver disappears into the seat like a scared turtle. tough for kids in boosters to use on their own.
11. the door cupholders in the rear doors accept a bigger variety of cups than the front door cupholders. same design should be in front.
12. dca seems half baked, i like it but it should sense stopped cars by integrating use of the camera
13. the glove box light requires the headlights to be on? c'mon!
14. the cabin air filter is not easily serviced by the consumer, should be behind the glove box and YES i will accept a smaller glovebox
15. the xenon headlights seem weak compared to other cars.
16. rear hatch should open with a foot swipe
17. the roof rail crossbars are too easy to scratch. the rails in silver are fine, but the crossbars should have thick, black paint.
18. i would like a black headliner, the kids mess up the lighter color too easily
19. why is the outside temperature displayed in small type in the driver information center? place it somewhere the passengers can see it, integrate it into the center display near the clock.
 

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Agree with everything above.

Also, fix lane departure prevention to actually work, right now it is a joke.

Bigger screen for center console. Think Tesla.

Provide Rubber cargo matt, instead of carpet.

Fix hybrid, make it work with a.c./heat and give me money back for the b.s. hybrid, you made me pay by promising 25-28mpg.

Fix awd, make it work even if only one wheel has traction.

Fix bluetooth connection speed. It should not take more than 10 seconds.

Led headlights.
 

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Bluetooth streaming audio cannot switch automatically between phones. Has to be done manually while car is in park. Should be an easy upgrade. Bluetooth handsfree can already do it...
 

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Pros:
- Third row seats are actually usable
- Comfortable ride
- Good looking for its class
- Excellent brakes for the class
- Very good value for money

Cons:
- Needs more insulation, especially from wind and engine noise
- Terrible mileage, despite weaker engine than competitors and undesirable CVT
- Touchscreen is clearly ported over from previous generation Infinitis and looks terrible, needs to be updated to the new one from the Q50.
- Plastic panel around sunroof buttons and front lights looks cheapo and pulled from lower level Nissans
- Most tech features are great but LDW is a joke, fix it or drop it
- Insufficient ground clearance

Highly desirable features that should be made available:
- Roll up/down sunshades for rear windows, absolutely essential for children
- Built in camera to allow driver to see rear facing infant on front screen (not constantly, maybe for 3-5 seconds at a time).

These two features are absolutely essential for mothers ferrying around kids, the core audience this vehicle is targeted at.
 

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Pros:
- Third row seats are actually usable
- Comfortable ride
- Good looking for its class
- Excellent brakes for the class
- Very good value for money

Cons:
- Needs more insulation, especially from wind and engine noise
- Terrible mileage, despite weaker engine than competitors and undesirable CVT
- Touchscreen is clearly ported over from previous generation Infinitis and looks terrible, needs to be updated to the new one from the Q50.
- Plastic panel around sunroof buttons and front lights looks cheapo and pulled from lower level Nissans
- Most tech features are great but LDW is a joke, fix it or drop it
- Insufficient ground clearance

Highly desirable features that should be made available:
- Roll up/down sunshades for rear windows, absolutely essential for children
- Built in camera to allow driver to see rear facing infant on front screen (not constantly, maybe for 3-5 seconds at a time).

These two features are absolutely essential for mothers ferrying around kids, the core audience this vehicle is targeted at.
I believe that you're the first to mention noise control on this thread and I couldn't agree more. I've mentioned it before but most people disagree with me (to my surprise). The car's not poorly insulated per se, but I think it's slightly below average for this class. My wife's VW Touareg (and the Audi Q7 - a direct competitor to the QX60 that I have driven extensively) are both appreciably quieter in virtually all situations but especially at 70mph+.

For me, the biggest things to improve are noise control, power (3.7L 328hp engine with 7AT would be ideal) and better headlights.

Things I like include the around view camera, the fairly plush ride and the interior design/materials. Sure, Audi uses better materials overall, but they've always been at or near the top of the class in this regard. The QX60's interior is nicer than the MDX and certainly products like the Enclave and MKT.
 

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The car's not poorly insulated per se, but I think it's slightly below average for this class.
The wind noise is very significant at highway speeds. I do not remember it being as noticeable in even some minivans that I have driven, not to mention the Mercs and Lexuses that are almost silent.

Engine noise is also a concern, given how quickly the CVT revs the engine up at the hint of an incline on the highway.


For me, the biggest things to improve are noise control, power (3.7L 328hp engine with 7AT would be ideal)
I think Nissan significantly lags behind other manufacturers in the engine department having emphasized power over everything else for years. I had a G37 with the engine that you mention. The power was delightful but the harshness was evident and mileage was horrible (10-12 city / 16-19 highway) for a much lighter car than the QX60.

Sure, Audi uses better materials overall, but they've always been at or near the top of the class in this regard.
Audi better have a nice interior. The Q7 is essentially a 2003 model car, with engine upgrades. And they charge more for it.

On a side note, I must say though that the Germans have a total lock on the engine and suspension departments. They still lag the Japanese in the electronics department and there is still a tiny gap in reliability, massively smaller than a few years back. Then again, with cars increasingly being assembled locally, I expect build quality to converge for manufacturers.
 

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I think Nissan significantly lags behind other manufacturers in the engine department having emphasized power over everything else for years. I had a G37 with the engine that you mention. The power was delightful but the harshness was evident and mileage was horrible (10-12 city / 16-19 highway) for a much lighter car than the QX60.
Have you driven the new Q50? Same basic motor but they made changes to the intake and exhaust and it is worlds' more refined than the G37x (that was my previous car before the QX60). MUCH smoother and in terms of sound, I think they got it just right in the Q50. Barely heard below 3K rpm, but when you get on it, it makes the same raspy note (that I love) the G37 did (again, at a lower volume).
 

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Have you driven the new Q50? Same basic motor but they made changes to the intake and exhaust and it is worlds' more refined than the G37x (that was my previous car before the QX60).
I have not driven it so I cannot comment on that aspect. It appears that most reviewers are still attributing harshness to the engine - I was going off of that.

On a separate note, the overall reviews for the Q50 have mostly been negative and that should worry Infiniti. Most importantly, CR - one of the biggest boosters of the G - took it to the slaughterhouse.

Infiniti relies heavily on the G. If those sales start flagging then it will be over for this brand.
 

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LED headlight strips, Mirror mounted turn signals, DRLs, LED fog lamps, brigher headlights...
Just the basic stuff you would expect when paying durn near 60K...
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LED headlight strips, Mirror mounted turn signals, DRLs, LED fog lamps, brigher headlights...
Just the basic stuff you would expect when paying durn near 60K...
cheers.
--njexpress
Yup, i actually the industry is getting to the point that these things should be standard. Sadly even projectors aren't standard across the board yet
 

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Something else I'd like to add to the list:

Fix how the wipers wipe, maybe make it so each wiper wipes to the outside of the windshield like Civics, the Volt etc. The way it is now, it leaves a huge area on the passenger side that doesn't get wiped. Surely that can be better engineered, even if some type of 'gear' at the bottom of the arm is needed to change the angle of the wipe as it moves like on the Prius.
 

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The Infiniti assistant is worthless. I wish I had Onstar! The phone has too many steps to call, might as well just dial it off the phone. No daytime running lamps. A/C is cumbersome and dual really doesn't do anything. I have a tranny shudder now too. I will be trading this one for a something else very soon.
 

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The Infiniti assistant is worthless. I wish I had Onstar! The phone has too many steps to call, might as well just dial it off the phone. No daytime running lamps. A/C is cumbersome and dual really doesn't do anything. I have a tranny shudder now too. I will be trading this one for a something else very soon.
I have to agree, coming from a Chevrolet Volt, OnStar has the Infiniti Assistant beat hands down. The app for my iphone was better as well.
 

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Reviving an old thread, looks like Infiniti listened to some these suggestions and fixed them to 2016/2017 models. There is still room for some improvement, let's hear what others have to say so next gen QX60 hopefully includes them.

I'm posting this from the last person who commented on the JX Forum:

rwcmick wrote:

I'll start off by saying that a year later, I still really like my JX. That said, nothing is perfect:

1. climate control is erratic, cold/warm blasts
2. power hatch button hidden, should be on the roof and all those buttons up there should be illuminated not just the sos button
3. interior lights should be all led
4. how much could it cost to have added led spots to the rear door handles, looks silly to have only the front two light up.
5. cup holders rattle with cups in there, should use softer plastic or tabs up top to absorb some of the vibration Got fixed in 2017, front cup holders have rubber liner
6. i really would rather have captains chairs in the middle row and 3 across in the back, even if it makes the vehicle wider. it would be so much more practical for us. i don't want a massive suv like the qx80 in order to get second row captains chairs. the new highlander manages it and from what i understand the new 7 seat crossover coming from lexus will too since it is based on the same design.
7. turn signals in the mirrors would be nice Included in 2016 refresh
8. why no daytime running lights in USA? ridiculous Included in 2016 refresh
9. the seat memory switches are too far forward, almost hidden when door is closed. really tough to use. moved higher and easily accessible
10. the rear seatbelt receivers should be on stronger supports. when the kids push in the buckles the receiver disappears into the seat like a scared turtle. tough for kids in boosters to use on their own.
11. the door cupholders in the rear doors accept a bigger variety of cups than the front door cupholders. same design should be in front.
12. dca seems half baked, i like it but it should sense stopped cars by integrating use of the camera
13. the glove box light requires the headlights to be on? c'mon!
14. the cabin air filter is not easily serviced by the consumer, should be behind the glove box and YES i will accept a smaller glovebox
15. the xenon headlights seem weak compared to other cars.
16. rear hatch should open with a foot swipe Included in 2017 refresh
17. the roof rail crossbars are too easy to scratch. the rails in silver are fine, but the crossbars should have thick, black paint.
18. i would like a black headliner, the kids mess up the lighter color too easily
19. why is the outside temperature displayed in small type in the driver information center? place it somewhere the passengers can see it, integrate it into the center display near the clock.
In addition, improved CVT, 294HP.

One thing I would like to add is integrating BSW light to side mirrors instead of inside. I would prefer to glance over the light while looking in the mirror versus moving and focusing on inside and outside.

How about valet mode: so when you give the car to valet it warns the driver that it won't go farther than 5 miles and locks nav so home address and other stored contacts are not accessible.
 

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In addition, improved CVT, 294HP. This was corrected in 2017 model. 290 HP and increased torque. The trouble with that is I leased mine in June 2016. Two months later the 2017 model comes out with increased HP and torque?? I feel Cheated by Infiniti and the Dealer.... If they told me about that, I would have waited 2 months. Particularly, because I turned my 2013 M37X lease early because I was enticed by a 3 month waiver of lease payments and the dealer kicked in a nice incentive which yielded a Good Deal for the 2016 QX60 lease. The new 2017 leases are equally as good....Too bad, too late.

I will add to the considered improvements:
1. Do something with the heating and cooling switch for the front seats. That knob is awkward. It should show on the main screen to see what has been selected.
2. The main screen is dated. It needs an update Big Time. It has been the same for many years. I do like having Knobs for the radio - our Honda CRV is such a PIA to tune radio stations. The QX's screen should emulate the Q50.
3. Agreed: the BSW light should be on the mirror not on the inside. During some sun light situations, it can be missed. I think drivers put their eyes on the mirror before looking for the BS light on the inside.
 

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Oh Yeah I forgot to add:
1. There should be a feature adjustment to allow reading a text message on the screen.
2. You should be able to easily access Pandora, iHeart, etc. In other words: Update the system to be able to add Apps.
3. There should be Paddle Shifters. Our 2016 Honda CRV does NOT , but my son's Subaru 2015 Legacy (very nice vehicle btw) DOES. It has a CVT tranny with Manual Mode. You are able to temporarily shift to different "gear" [there are no real gears in a CVT] while in standard Drive mode and then it returns to regular mode after the brief shift (mostly to downshift) or go into Manual mode and the paddle shifter operate in full manual mode.
 

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Sorry.... Forgot to add: The front wipers should have De-Icer feature [the lower area of the front windshield heats up to help de-ice the wipers]. The Subaru does. The wipers ice up so quickly on the QX60.
 
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