New 2023 Infiniti QX80 Interior Specs, Features -The Infiniti QX80 offers the best of both worlds: an SUV with three rows of luxurious seating and an impressive towing capacity. This generation’s QX80 is starting to show its age a decade after it first appeared as the QX56. Its drab interior and out-of-date design have caused it to fall behind more modern competitors like the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. At a much lower price point, it should be attractive to buyers who want a Japanese luxury car but don’t want to spend as much money as the Lexus LX 570.
Its 5.6-liter V8 produces 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, which is adequate but not exceptional for the class. The QX80 can be driven off-road with ease thanks to its good break-over, approach, and departure angles and the option to send power to either the rear or all four wheels.QX80 Premium Select reveals that it has fallen behind the rest of the pack.
This is a sexy beast that won’t go unnoticed while driving down the highway. When the QX80 received its most recent facelift for the 2018 model year, its massive dimensions and an intimidating front end made it instantly recognizable. For the most part, all models come equipped with automatic on/off LED headlights, a power sliding moonroof, a power rear liftgate, and automatic wipers that detect rain. With the Premium Select package, you’ll get things like dark mirror caps and dark chrome trim on the outside. Auto-leveling headlights are part of the Sensory’s adaptive front lighting system. It comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, but the top two trims have 22-inch wheels.
The interior of the Infiniti QX80 is one of the most obvious signs that it has seen better days, and that’s not a good thing. A 2011 interior awaits when you enter the vehicle’s cabin. There is enough room for most adults in the room, but the layout is cluttered and almost overwhelming because of the abundance of buttons and switches. Competitors in Germany are much better at it. At least the driving position is elevated and there are no significant blind spots to contend with. Tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support, and heated front seats are all included in the standard interior features.
An SUV that weighs 6,000 pounds needs some serious prodding to get moving, but with enough power and cylinders, you’ll be zooming along in no time. To this end, Infiniti designed the QX80’s powertrain from the ground up in this manner. Modern technology like variable valve control has been added to the naturally aspirated aluminum-alloy V8 engine, making it both old-school and cutting-edge. This eight-cylinder monster generates 400 horsepower and 413 pounds-feet of torque. At 4,000 rpm, peak torque is only possible because the engine is naturally aspirated. However, in the real world, the QX80 has strong torque throughout the rev range and revs smoothly to its 6,000 rpm limit.
There is no turbo lag with the QX80, so it feels nimble and responsive right out of the gate. When stuck in traffic, the QX80 will happily weave in and out of lanes, and when cruising down the highway, the miles will fly by at a breakneck pace. In comparison to Nissan’s newer nine-speed transmission, this transmission has been around for a long time and does not have the smoothness and quickness of the newer model.
Release Date and Price
That the Infiniti flagship SUV costs a lot of money isn’t surprising given the brand’s focus on luxury vehicles and its vehicle prices. The MSRP for a new Infiniti QX80 is $69,050, which includes tax, registration, and a $1,395 destination fee. The all-wheel-drive version of the base model costs $72,150. The Premium Select, a mid-range model, costs $73,350 in RWD configuration and $76,450 in AWD, while the Sensory, a top-of-the-line model, costs $80,200 in RWD configuration and $83,300 in AWD. The Sensory costs more than $90,000 when fully equipped.