The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is the luxury brand’s first foray into the world of battery-assisted SUVs, and in many ways it hews to the Infiniti playbook of doing things a little bit differently than many of its Japanese rivals. The QX60 Hybrid may not offer the sporty pretensions of several of its premium people moving contemporaries (held back by its comfort-oriented platform, shared with the Nissan Pathfinder and of course the gas-powered QX60), but it certainly doesn’t sacrifice forward momentum in the relentless pursuit of fuel economy, either. This is a full-size, four-cylinder SUV that drives like it’s got an extra couple of pots under the hood.
Still, a hybrid model should delivery either startlingly better performance or dramatically improved efficiency when compared to its base twin, and in both of those respects the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid comes up short. This is still a complete SUV, especially when considering the comfort features and safety gear that can be stuffed into its cabin, but it’s not necessarily the most compelling version of the QX60 money can buy.