2019 INFINITI QX60 vs 2019 Honda Pilot Comparison

2019 INFINITI QX60 vs 2019 Honda Pilot
2019 INFINITI QX60 2019 Honda Pilot
  295 280
Front Leg Room
  42.2 in. 40.9 in.
Basic Warranty
  4 yr./ 60,000 mi. 4 yr./ 60,000 mi.

2019 INFINITI QX60 vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Serving Troy, MI

Midsize crossover SUVs are quite the draw since they artfully blend spaciousness, all-weather drivability, a comparatively high level of fuel efficiency, and a generous offering of standard features. For almost two decades, the INFINITI QX60 and the Honda Pilot have perennially impressed as top-level vehicles. However, if you must buy a 2019 iteration, you would be better off with the INFINITI entry than that of the Honda. Here are three solid reasons why:

Engine Power

As rather large, midsize vehicles, the 2019 INFINITI QX60 and the 2019 Honda Pilot do not slack off when it comes to their drivetrains. The QX60 relies on the VQ35DE, which is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. A 3.5-liter V6 also powers the Pilot—albeit with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. That’s 15 less horsepower and eight less lb-ft of torque. Thus, you will feel a little more confident getting from 0 to 60 mph with the QX60 when needed, like merging into a highway.

AWD Fuel Economy

Since the 2019 INFINITI QX60 and the 2019 Honda Pilot are indeed SUVs, they each offer you the option of getting an all-wheel drive, or AWD, to improve traction and therefore optimize performance on virtually any type of driving surface: from slippery mud to rocky terrain. However, because engine power is now being distributed to all four wheels, rather than just two, fuel economy takes a considerable hit. On the QX60, the numbers drop to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. That’s still not as low as the Pilot, though; on the Honda vehicle, city economy can dip to as low as 18 mpg.


Since INFINITI is a luxury marquee, you can expect to get a lot more higher-level standard features on the QX60 than the Honda Pilot. For instance, while the INFINITI SUV starts off its infotainment components with an 8-inch display screen and five USB ports, those features are stripped down to a 5-inch screen and a USB port on the Pilot. Leatherette trim and tri-zone automatic climate control are other standard features that are included on the INFINITI and not on its Honda counterpart.

To check out more of what makes the INFINITI QX60 a wiser buy as a crossover than the 2019 Honda Pilot, give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our sales experts at our dealership in Troy, MI. We take great care of our customers—as evidenced by sterling aggregated reviews on Cars.com, DealerRater.com, and CarGurus—and you should be able to drive off with a great deal on your QX60.