Why you should consider a 2023 INFINITI QX60 instead of a 2023 Honda Pilot

April 28th, 2023 by

The 2023 INFINITI QX60 is a premium midsize three-row luxury SUV that was redesigned in the last few years. Offering better towing capability than the vast majority of its rivals while also providing exceptional performance from a proven six-cylinder powertrain, the QX60’s current generation continues to stand out from its main rivals with its value proposition and capability. It is also very spacious and both refined and dynamic on the road. This allows it to stand out against its traditional luxury competitors, but it also makes it worth checking out if you’re in the market for a mainstream midsize three-row SUV like the 2023 Honda Pilot. Although both models seem to be in different segments and the INFINITI is widely considered to be the more luxurious and exclusive option, there is actually very little difference in pricing between the two.

More luxury for the same price in the 2023 INFINITI QX60

The 2023 INFINITI QX60 starts at just over $60,000, more than the base 2023 Honda Pilot but similar to the mid-level trim and less than the top two trims in the Pilot lineup. When looking at the monthly payment when financing or leasing, the difference is not significant between the two models. On the other hand, the 2023 QX60 gives you significantly more features, including standard leather seats, heated seats front and back, a standard panoramic sunroof, standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen display compared to 7 inches in the Pilot. In other words, you get quite a bit more luxury and features for your money.

Better performance and towing capacity

Both models are powered by a 3.5-litre V-6 engine, but the QX60 gives you 295 hp compared to 285 hp in the 2023 Honda Pilot. Moreover, the QX60 can tow 6,000 pounds while the Pilot offers 5,000 pounds. The difference is even more significant out on the road. The QX60 delivers better handling, better overall performance, and better agility. It reacts faster to your inputs, and accelerations come with less hesitation.

A more refined and comfortable experience

The 2023 INFINITI QX60 has better performance than the Honda Pilot, but it also has a more refined interior that uses higher-quality trims, and the overall experience onboard is more refined than what you find in the mainstream Pilot. The cabin is quieter, the suspension does a better job of handling road imperfections, and even the quality of the buttons and the graphics on the display screen are a touch above.

Quick comparison of the 2023 Infiniti QX60 vs 2023 Honda Pilot

2023 Infiniti QX60 2023 Honda Pilot
Starting Price $60,005 $63,465
Standard Powertrain 3.5-Litre V6 3.5-Litre V6
Standard Horsepower 295 horsepower 285 horsepower
Towing Capacity 6,000 pounds 5,000 pounds
Leather seats Standard Optional
Heated seats Front and back Front only
Panoramic Sunroof Standard Optional
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Wireless standard Wireless optional
Standard Touchscreen 12.3-inch 7.0-inch

There’s a reason INFINITI is considered a luxury brand and Honda is considered a mainstream automaker. The QX60 simply gives you more despite a surprisingly similar price point. Give us a call today to learn more.