The 2022 BMW X3 comes with powerful engines, standardized safety features and a posh cabin. But is this enough to beat the 2022 INFINITI QX60, an SUV which has received acclaim for its breathtaking appearance, titan towing capacity and cutting edge tech?
Design & Style
The QX60 is a 3 row crossover that emphasizes performance and comfort. The latest edition for this year includes a retuned suspension and upgraded transmission. It can seat a maximum of seven passengers and displays an elegant mesh grille in front that is framed using chrome bands along with air intakes and skid plate. Inside, passengers will be presented with semi aniline style leather that is quilted and opened pore wooden surfaces.
The BMW X3 can seat a maximum of five passengers and like INFINITI has made updates to its interior and exterior this year. The hybrid plugin variant has been dropped while incorporating a new forty eight volt system to boost efficiency. It sits on nineteen inch wheels and within the cabin the touch display has been increased to 12.3 inches in size. Adaptive LED illumination is now offered as a standard feature.
Technology & Safety
The BMW X3 has earned stellar safety ratings. This is because it is equipped with the latest and greatest protective features, such as blind area monitoring, a camera with surround view, adapted cruise control, and emergency automated brakes with heads up display. Perks within its cabin include a leather dashboard, powered seats, powered sunroof, rotary controller, and a digitized gauge cluster.
The INFINITI QX60 is equipped with all the safety features found in the BMW, including adapted headlights, emergency automated brakes, a camera with surround view, navigation system and airbags. Perks within its cabin include a navigation system, multizone climate control, powered seats that can be cooled/heated and adjusted eight ways, panoramic sunroof and wifi.
Those that purchase the INFINITI QX60 will get a V6, 3.5 liter engine that can generate 295 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in around 7 seconds. Equally impressive is its six thousand pound towing capacity, which makes it well suited to hauling camping equipment and trailers. Those that purchase the BMW X3 will get a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can generate 248 horsepower. Its towing capacity is only 4,400 pounds.
The Bottom Line
Despite being comparable in price and safety features, The INFINITI QX60 seats more passengers, tows a much heavier load and has greater horsepower. All these factors combined with the BMW’s annoying iDrive interface and the cheap build quality of some of the interior materials makes the INFINITI QX60 the winner.
Ready to Schedule a 2022 INFINITI QX60 Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2022 INFINITI QX60 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX60 test drive appointment.