INFINITI QX60 vs. Nissan Pathfinder, which SUV is right for you? These three-row SUV cousins share a lot of common attributes but take diverging paths to offer drivers an experience tailored to their lifestyle. At a glance, the Pathfinder takes the rugged route, while the INFINITI QX60 prioritizes on-road power and luxurious comfort; that's not to say it doesn't offer powerful all-terrain capabilities, though.
Both are competitively equipped, cutting-edge members of their respective SUV segments, so read on to discover how the QX60 treats you to next-level SUV luxury. Come visit our dealership to explore our new INFINITI QX60 selection in person.
Nissan Pathfinder vs. INFINITI QX60 Price & Warranty
When you compare the INFINITI QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder starting prices, you'll find that the QX60 has the higher price tag; this is for a good reason, though. The Nissan Pathfinder is a solid choice for those who want a high-tech off-road machine, but if you're looking for the all-encompassing lap of SUV luxury, look no further than the INFINITI QX60.
You'll find standard leather-trimmed seats that offer standard front-seat heating, 8-way front power adjustability, 4-way driver's power lumbar support, and an available massage function with a QX60. The Pathfinder seats come standard with cloth upholstery and without standard heating. The Pathfinder also has standard 6-way manual driver's seat adjustability and a four-way manually adjustable front passenger's seat.
INFINITI QX60 vs. Nissan Pathfinder similarities include a standard three-zone auto climate control system. Still, in a QX60, you get a standard moonroof, while the Pathfinder offers it as an option. The Pathfinder interior trim is also limited to metallic style pieces, while the QX60 offers genuine wood, premium metal finishes, and more.
The QX60 also offers a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system (the Pathfinder has an available 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display), an available 12.3-inch digital dashboard (so does the Pathfinder), and an advanced available head-up display (an option on the Pathfinder as well). The QX60 includes more standard driver assistance features to boot.
A significant difference between QX60 vs. Pathfinder SUVs is their warranty coverage. The QX60 provides a four-year/60,000-mile basic and six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, while the Pathfinder has a three-year/36,000-mile basic and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Difference Between INFINITI QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder Performance
Nissan Pathfinder and INFINITI QX60 engines are similar 3.5-liter V-6 units. The QX60 optimizes its engine for more power. You'll get an impressive 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque in the Pathfinder, but a vigorous 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque in the QX60. Both SUVs also offer a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission with a manual mode and paddle shifters, and both include selectable drive modes.
However, the INFINITI QX60 tailors the drive modes for on-road optimization, while the Nissan Pathfinder focuses more on the off-road uses for its drive mode system. You'll find that like the other new INFINITI cars for sale, the QX60 has standard drive modes like Sport, Eco, and Snow, with a Personal mode to dial in your perfect ride characteristics; the Pathfinder does not have a customizable drive mode.
Both models come standard with efficient front-wheel drive (FWD), and both SUVs will deliver up to an EPA-estimated rating of 21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway1.
The Pathfinder has an available Intelligent 4x4 system, while the QX60 has an available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. What's the difference? The AWD system in a QX60 is designed for smooth handling, all-weather prowess, and light off-road use, while the Pathfinder 4X4 is tailored towards traction in harsh terrain conditions.
Nissan Pathfinder and INFINITI QX60 SUVs can tow up to 6,000 lbs when properly equipped. They also offer trailer sway control to make it easier, but with a larger fuel tank, you'll likely need fewer stops along the way when you drive an INFINITI QX60.
INFINITI QX60 Compared to Nissan Pathfinder Dimensions
INFINITI QX60 vs. Nissan Pathfinder SUVs are spacious three-row models. The Pathfinder offers seating for eight, while the QX60 will fit seven occupants on your road trips.
The QX60 is under an inch longer than the Pathfinder but offers more legroom for your rear-seat passengers. Specifically, the Pathfinder gives second-row occupants 35.5-inches of legroom and third-row occupants 28-inches of legroom; the QX60 provides second-row passengers with 37.7-inches of legroom and has the same 28-inch legroom for third-row passengers.
The Pathfinder does offer 2.1 cubic feet of extra trunk space, but the QX60 offers standard practicality features like a one-touch power second-row release and a power liftgate (optional on the Pathfinder).
While the back-and-forth of INFINITI QX60 vs. Nissan Pathfinder benefits continue, either model stands tall above the competition in terms of their respective purposes. If you're looking for agile yet spacious luxury SUV capabilities, the INFINITI QX60 is excellent for every category.
Discover the New INFINITI QX60 Today
The INFINITI QX60 is your choice for all-encompassing luxury, powerful performance, and a smooth, spacious three-row SUV. From our nationwide car shipping to our competitive lease deals, we make choosing one an even more attractive proposition at the Grubbs Auto Family. Swing by today to experience the new INFINITI QX60 with a test drive.
2022 INFINITI QX60
2022 INFINITI QX60
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
Up to 6,000 lbs
Up to 6,000 lbs
Est. MPG Overview
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 cubic ft.
16.6 cubic ft.
Forward Collision Warning
Rear Parking Sensors
Lane Keeping Assist
4 year/60,000 miles
3 year/36,000 miles
6 year/70,000 miles
5 year/60,000 miles
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the INFINITI QX60 the same as a Nissan Pathfinder?
No. While INFINITI QX60 vs. Nissan Pathfinder are similar three-row SUVs, many differences set them apart. The Pathfinder is a more rugged vehicle designed for all-terrain capabilities, while the QX60 takes that design and tailors it to on-road comfort with more power and luxurious benefits across every inch.
What is the difference between the INFINITI QX60 and the Nissan Pathfinder?
While the Nissan Pathfinder and INFINITI QX60 have a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the QX60 offers more power. You can find other differences across the board. The INFINITI QX60 offers high-end standard features, while the Pathfinder is a more value-oriented choice. For example, the QX60 comes with a standard moonroof and power liftgate, while the Pathfinder offers those features as an option. With the same fuel efficiency and towing capacity, the QX60 takes most of what the Pathfinder offers and overhauls it with a comprehensive luxury experience.
Is the Nissan Pathfinder the same size as the INFINITI QX60?
When you compare the INFINITI QX60 vs. Nissan Pathfinder dimensions, you'll find that the QX60 is slightly larger across most dimensions. Specifically, the QX60 is 0.5-inches longer and 0.1-inches wider than the Pathfinder, but the Pathfinder is 1.2-inches taller than the QX60.
12022 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparison only.