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April 2023

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Inside, elegance is apparent with exquisite style and quality materials. Our top-of-line Autograph edition test vehicle had semi-aniline leather seats with quilting, perforation, contrast stitching, and piping in the first and second rows where adults reside. e third row in all QX60 models is a nice leatherette for the kids with their snacks and gym clothes. Choices, Choices e QX60's trim levels range from the down-to-earth Pure to Luxe and Sensory before topping at Autograph with prices from $49,200 to $65,500. All deliver the same 3.5-liter V6 coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and for most versions, all-wheel-drive is a simple $2,000 decision. Kelly Blue Book suggests that the Luxe trim is the most popular, and that seems reasonable. Driving dynamics for this big fella are quite good in testing on both coasts, including California's rolling Sonoma during the introduction and recently around Florida's Amelia Island. e near-300 horsepower moves the QX60's 4,500 pounds with reasonable dispatch and big, vented brakes keep that enthusiasm in check. Ride and handling are nicely balanced as well, with program selections available to select from Sport to Snow, or you can customize your own setting with a few key strokes. Front-engine, all-wheel drive 3.5-liter V6 295 @ 6,400 RPM 270 lb.ft. @ 4,800 RPM $65,500 $68,390 20 city 25 highway 22 combined TYPE: ENGINE HORSEPOWER: TORQUE: BASE PRICE: AS TESTED: FUEL CONSUMPTION: 2023 Infiniti QX60 Autograph AWD Safety is high on the list for family haulers in this category, and Infiniti delivers. e Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named Infiniti's QX60 its top safety pick. e award not only considers how well you and your precious cargo survive a crash, but how well the vehicle avoids collisions. When I backed the big QX out of my driveway, the vehicle looked both ways for traffic and an alert was sounded if vehicles were approaching. If I ignored the warning, the QX would hit the brakes. at's safety that pays. @ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE APRIL 2023 81

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