Thanks to a headlight upgrade, the 2019 and 2020 Infiniti QX60 has earned the Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

To receive the Top Safety Pick rating, a vehicle must recieve good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. Plus it also needs an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable headlight rating.

The 2019-2020 Infiniti QX60 earned good ratings in five crashworthiness tests and an acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap crash test. Infiniti gave the QX60 a midyear update this year to improve its headlights. The LED headlights on vehicles built after May 2019 earn an acceptable rating when combined with high-beam assist, but the same headlights without high-beam assist earn a marginal rating.

Lastly the 2019-2020 QX60 earned a superior rating for its standard front crash prevention system, which avoided collisions in 12 and 25 mph track tests. 

Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.