2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Overview
Along with its name change from JX35 to QX60 for the 2014 model year, Infiniti's three-row crossover adds a new hybrid variant. The seven-seat QX60 Hybrid features a supercharged four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, and Infiniti claims the combination yields 26 mpg in combined city and highway driving. It competes with the Lexus RX 450h and hits dealerships in late 2013.
The QX60 Hybrid looks similar to its gas-powered sibling. Look closely and you'll notice some hybrid badges on the front quarter-panels, but otherwise it carries forward the JX35's — now the QX60's — design. Exterior features standard 18-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch wheels available, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, fog lights, LED taillights, power-folding heated side mirrors, power moonroof; available panoramic moonroof, and power liftgate. Rain-sensing windshield wipers available.
To achieve its seven-occupant capacity the QX60 Hybrid has two front bucket seats, a three-person second-row bench seat and a two-person third row. Both the second and third rows recline, and the second-row seat slides, too. Interior features include power-adjustable front seats with seat heaters; cooled seats available, leather upholstery, push-button start. tri-zone automatic air conditioning, information screen measures 7 inches; available navigation system with 8-inch screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, and CD stereo with iPod connectivity; available Bose premium audio. Additional options include heated steering wheel, DVD entertainment system, and remote start.
Under the Hood
A supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor combine to produce 250 horsepower. Power is sent to the wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. Mechanical features include lithium-ion battery pack located under the third-row seat and choice of front- or all-wheel drive.
Standard safety includes side-impact airbags for the front seats, three-row side curtain airbags, electronic stability system, traction control, antilock brakes, and backup camera. Additional safety features include blind spot warning system, lane departure warning and prevention, forward and backup collision warning.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com