Interested in Infiniti’s largest offering, the QX, for the 2013 model year but don’t know how much it’ll cost? No worries, as the Japanese automaker announced pricing for the robust SUV today, which starts at $61,640, including a $990 destination and handling fee. If you require four-wheel drive, that’ll set you back a little more as that variant starts at $64,740.
New for 2013, Infiniti has added Moving Object Detection, as seen on the all-new JX, that alerts the driver and applies the brakes when there’s a chance the vehicle will hit an object when backing out of a spot. It will be a part of the Around View Monitor camera suite, which is a standard feature on the full-bodied QX. Another new standard feature is auto-dimming side mirrors, and another color has been added to the palate: Smoky Quartz. If you opt to add the Theater Package, an upgraded remote control is now included.
The 2013 model will represent year number three of the third generation design that has quietly added more features over each successive year. The QX is capable of hauling eight people, which is the most in Infiniti’s lineup followed by the JX’s seven-passenger capacity. Besides being a people hauler, the QX has a tow rating of 8,500 pounds, making pulling a few jet skis or a boat simple. Underneath the hood, a 5.6-liter V-8 engine is rated at 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available in the QX.
Inside, the QX offers standard features like Around View Monitor and a Bose sound system with 13 speakers. Optional features include a Bose Cabin Surround sound system with 15 speakers, perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats, and the Theatre Package that includes a revamped remote control and dual 7-inch color monitors that allow passengers to watch different programs from one other.
The 2013 Infiniti QX has already hit dealerships across the country and is expected to be one of the automaker’s pillars in sales.