2016 INFINITI QX60 vs. 2016 Nissan Pathfinder


The 
2016 Infiniti QX60 and the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder are often compared considering their size and class. But for drivers like you in the Portland, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego area, we're going to closely examine these two SUVs to show you their similarities and, more importantly, their differences.

In this vehicle comparison, we're going to discuss engine power and efficiency, technology, and safety. By the end, you'll know which of these vehicles better meets your expectations.

Infiniti QX60 vs. Nissan Pathfinder Engine Power, Performance, and Efficiency

The Infiniti QX60 and the Nissan Pathfinder are both equipped with 3.5-liter V6 engines. The QX60 can reach 265 horsepower, but the Pathfinder maxes out at 260. Both vehicles feature continuously variable transmissions, which increases acceleration power while limiting fuel waste, allowing the QX60 to get an EPA-estimated 21/27 city/highway mpg. The Pathfinder gets the same estimated highway mileage but only 20 city mpg.

The differences in power and efficiency aren't huge, but the QX60 reaches a higher horsepower and delivers slightly better fuel economy than the Pathfinder.

Technology and Entertainment

Both SUVs feature a six-speaker sound system that delivers listening pleasure from the AM/FM radio and the CD player. The Infiniti QX60 features the Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity system that allows you to make and receive phone calls while driving because your smartphone syncs with the sound system. The Nissan Pathfinder doesn't offer this convenient feature, which is a drawback for people who like communicating with family and friends while on the road.

Safety Features and Ratings

The Infiniti QX60 and the Nissan Pathfinder both feature a four-wheel anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution that senses emergency braking situations and helps you by providing extra brake pressure to the wheels to ensure a sudden stop.

In terms of collision protection, the QX60 features the Infiniti Advanced Airbag System for front passengers. This system judges how much to inflate the airbags by sensing the severity of an impact. The vehicle also features seat-mounted airbags and roof-mounted curtain airbags for all rows.

The Pathfinder features dual-stage supplemental airbags for its front passengers. For additional protection, it has seat-mounted side airbags and roof-mounted curtain side airbags.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both vehicles performed well in their respective crash tests, though one scored better than the other. The 2016 Infiniti QX60 was awarded the title of a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ because of its superior front crash avoidance and prevention. The Nissan Pathfinder scored well but not enough to earn this title.

2016 Infiniti QX60 vs. 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Comparison Verdict

Drivers like you in the Portland, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego area learned a lot about the Infiniti QX60 and the Nissan Pathfinder in this vehicle comparison, including that the QX60 has a more powerful engine with slightly better city fuel economy as well as Bluetooth connectivity.

You also learned that both vehicles offer similar protection, but the QX60 was named an IIHS 2016 Top Safety Pick+ and the Pathfinder wasn't. Overall, you learned that the Infiniti QX60 offers more in terms of power, efficiency, entertainment, and safety.

Schedule a test drive of the 2016 Infiniti QX60 today at Beaverton Infiniti, located at 9500 SW Canyon Road in Portland.

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