Skip to Content

Infiniti QX60 Towing Capacity: Can It Tow A Trailer, Boat, Or Jet Ski?

The Infiniti QX60 has scored lots of positive user ratings thanks to a strong powertrain, a smooth transmission, decent fuel economy estimates, and a roomy cabin. However, does it have a towing capacity to tow large-sized loaded trailers? Does it have the capability of competing with other cars in the same category? Let’s find out the answers to these questions.

All models of the Infiniti QX60 have a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. When towing a trailer load of 3,500 lbs. (1,587 kg) or more, trailers with a brake system MUST be used. These towing capacity values are calculated assuming a base vehicle with a driver and any options required to achieve these figures. Additional passengers, cargo, and/or optional equipment will add weight to the vehicle and reduce your vehicle’s maximum towing capacity.

Now that we have identified the official towing capacity of this car, let’s discuss it in a bit more detail. We’ll start by looking at the evolution of towing capabilities of this car over the past few years. Then we’ll take a look at several trailer types and find out if this car can tow them or not. Lastly, we’ll take a look at its competition and analyze its performance.

Maximum Towing Capacity By Year

The following table highlights the towing capacities of various generations of the Infiniti QX60. There hasn’t been any change in this car’s engine and design variants, and therefore we can witness a consistent towing capacity over these years.

YearEngineTowing Capacity Braked (lbs)Note
2020All5,000Always tow within the towing limits.
2019All5,000Always tow within the towing limits.
2018All5,000Always tow within the towing limits.
2017All5,000Always tow within the towing limits.
2016All5,000Always tow within the towing limits.
2015All5,000Always tow within the towing limits.
2014All5,000Always tow within the towing limits.

Can It Tow a Trailer, Boat, or Jet Ski?

There is a wide variety of trailers used for different purposes and have different weights and sizes.  We have done an extensive research to identify the weighing limits of different types of trailers. We have then matched these weight limits against the towing capacity Infiniti QX60.

The Infiniti QX60 can tow small and medium-sized LOADED trailers with a maximum weight limit of 5000 pounds. These include Canoe/Kayak, Jet Ski, Teardrop, and Small Open Utility, A-frame, and Motorcycle Trailers. It can also tow heavy-duty trailers when they are not loaded to their maximum payload capacities.

Trailer TypeAverage Empty Weight (lbs.)Average Total Loaded Weight (lbs.)Can A Infiniti QX60 Tow It?
Canoe / Kayak Trailer200400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Jet Ski Trailer3001,800Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Motorcycle Trailer5002,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Teardrop Trailer1,7002,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Open Utility Trailer7002,500Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
A-Frame Camper1,7002,900Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Enclosed Utility Trailer1,0003,200Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Fishing Boat Trailer6003,300Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Pop Up Camper2,3003,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Travel Trailer2,8003,600Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Tow Dolly6004,000Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Large Enclosed Utility Trailer2,7007,100It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Small Horse Trailer2,9007,200It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Travel Trailer6,7008,300No. 
Car Trailer1,9009,000It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Flatbed Trailer3,00010,400It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Boat Trailer2,20013,600It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Dump Trailer4,50016,900It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Toy Hauler7,60017,900No.
Large Livestock Trailer7,30018,700No.
5th Wheel Camper12,70018,700No.
Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer7,20023,200No.
  • Kayak: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a kayak trailer. On average, an empty kayak trailer will weigh 200 pounds. A loaded kayak trailer will weigh an average of 400 pounds with a maximum of 800 pounds which is well within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Jet Ski Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a jet ski trailer. On average, an empty jet ski trailer will weigh 300 pounds. A loaded jet ski trailer will weigh an average of 1,800 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Motorcycle Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a motorcycle trailer. On average, an empty motorcycle trailer will weigh 500 pounds. A loaded motorcycle trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds with a maximum of 3,500 which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Teardrop Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a teardrop trailer. On average, an empty teardrop trailer will weigh 1,700 pounds. A loaded teardrop trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60. Some teardrop trailers will weigh a maximum of 6,000 pounds, outside of the limits of the  Infiniti QX60.
  • Small Open Utility Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a small open utility trailer. On average, an empty small open utility trailer will weigh 700 pounds. A loaded small open utility trailer will weigh an average of 2,500 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • A-Frame Camper: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an a-frame camper. On average, an empty a-frame camper weighs 1,700 pounds. A loaded a-frame camper will weigh an average of 2,900 pounds with a maximum of 3,600 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Small Enclosed Utility Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an empty small enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty small enclosed utility trailer weighs 1,000 pounds. A loaded small enclosed utility trailer will weigh an average of 3,200 pounds with a maximum of 7,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Fishing Boat Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an empty fishing boat trailer. On average, an empty fishing boat trailer weighs 600 pounds. A loaded fishing boat trailer will weigh an average of 3,300 pounds with a maximum of 6,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Pop-Up Camper: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a pop-up camper. On average, an empty pop-up camper weighs 2,300 pounds. A loaded pop-up camper will weigh an average of 3,400 pounds with a maximum of 4,000 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Small Travel Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a small travel trailer. On average, an empty small travel trailer weighs 2,800 pounds. A loaded small travel trailer will weigh an average of 3,600 pounds with a maximum of 4,500 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Tow Dolly: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow a tow dolly. On average, an empty tow dolly weighs 600 pounds. A loaded tow dolly will weigh an average of 4,000 pounds with a maximum of 5,000 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Large Enclosed Utility Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an empty large enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty large enclosed utility trailer weighs 2,700 pounds. A loaded large enclosed utility trailer weighs an average of 7,100 pounds with a maximum of 10,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Small Horse Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an empty small horse trailer. On average, an empty small horse trailer weighs 2,900 pounds. A loaded small horse trailer weighs an average of 7,200 pounds with a maximum of 8,000 pounds, outside of the range of the  Infiniti QX60.
  • Car Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an empty car trailer. On average, an empty car trailer weighs 1,900 pounds. A loaded car trailer weighs an average of 9,000 pounds with a maximum of 15,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Large Flatbed Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an empty large flatbed trailer. On average, an empty large flatbed trailer weighs 3,000 pounds. A loaded large flatbed trailer weighs an average of 10,400 pounds with a maximum of 26,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX60.
  • Large Boat Trailer: All Infiniti QX60 models will be able to tow an empty large boat trailer. On average, an empty large boat trailer weighs 2,200 pounds. A loaded large boat trailer weighs an average of 13,600 pounds with a maximum of 34,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX60.

Also read: The Types Of Gas A Infiniti QX60 Takes (Explained)

How Well Can It Tow Compared to its Competitors?

The following table defines the relevant competition of this car and highlights its towing capacities. We can note that the Infiniti QX60 stands in the middle of its towing competition. The 2021 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2021 Lincoln Aviator have more towing capacities at 6,000 and 5,600 pounds, respectively. While the towing capacities of the 2021 Acura MDX and the 2021 Cadillac XT6 lag behind the Infiniti QX56. As this car is still being produced, we can expect further improvements in the towing capacity

Year / Make / ModelMin. Towing Capacity (lbs.)Max. Towing Capacity (lbs.)
2021 Acura MDX3,5005,000
2021 Nissan Pathfinder6,0006,000
2021 Buick Enclave5,0005,000
2021 Cadillac XT64,0004,000
2021 Lincoln Aviator5,6006,700

Also read: