The release of the 2022 Lexus NX has caused excitement among SUV enthusiasts. Its attention grabbing appearance, soothing seats and classy style puts it light years ahead of most of its rivals. But how does it compare to the 2022 INFINITI QX60, an SUV which many consider the best in the world due to its many safety features, serene riding experience, sleek look, and array of luxuries?
Design & Style
The INFINITI QX60 is a pleasurable crossover that is incredibly sophisticated. The exterior is covered in smooth and curvy edges which are a strong contrast to the typical blocky frame that is seen in most of its competitors. Its three row seats appeal to families as each surface is covered in premium materials such as wood, metal trim and leather. The cushions in the seats provide excellent back support and there is plenty of room for both legs and cargo. The Lexus NX has an angular appearance with lines that are busy and brash. It features as spindled grille with larger wheels than its predecessors and the option of vibrant colors such as Cadmium Orange. Many prefer the Black Line trim and the cabin uses a symmetrical layout with the display residing in the center.
Technology & Safety
The Lexus NX has an outstanding record when it comes to crash tests. It is packed with features such as pedestrian detection; lane and cruise control, automatic emergency brakes and a camera with surround view. It has been given a five star NHTSA rating along with a Top Safety Pick award courtesy of the IIHS. Perks within the cabin include mirrors that are power folding, eight inch screens, leather seats that can be power adjusted and keyless ignition. The INFINITI QX60 has also received a five star safety rating and is packed with all of the same features as the NX, including frontal impact warnings, pedestrian detection and lane and cruise control with automated emergency brakes. Cabin perks include Bluetooth, eight inch screens, 12 volt and USB ports and 3 zone climate control.
The INFINITI QX60 is equipped with a V6, 3.5 liter engine that can generate 295 horsepower with 270 pounds of torque. The Lexus NX is equipped with a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can generate 235 horsepower.
The Bottom Line
While the Lexus NX has a great design overall, it is hampered by irritating controls, cramped rear seats, and poor gas mileage. Additionally, drivers have complained about road noise, which is almost unheard of in SUVs in this price range, so the INFINITI QX60 outclasses the Lexus NX in every way.
Ready to Schedule an 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.