When Does 2023 Infiniti QX80 Come Out – It’s a three-row luxury SUV from Infiniti that’s equal parts up-to-date in terms of features and old-school in terms of power and towing capacity. The current QX80, which debuted as the QX56 a decade ago, is beginning to show its age, notably on the inside, where a lackluster cabin and dated design cause it to lag behind more contemporary competitors like the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator. It has a similar feel to the Lexus LX 570 but at a much lower price. Its 5.6-liter V8 produces 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, which is adequate but not exceptional for the class.
You won’t be able to overlook this attractive beast on the road. The QX80 was last updated by Infiniti for the 2018 model year, and thanks to its massive size and commanding front end, this SUV is instantly recognizable from a distance. Auto-on/off LED headlights, a power-sliding sunroof, a power rear liftgate, and a rain-sensing window wiper are all standard exterior features on all models. Black mirror caps and dark chrome exterior elements are included in the Premium Select trim level. Auto-leveling headlights are part of the Sensory’s adaptive front lighting system. 20-inch alloy wheels are standard on the base model, while 22-inch wheels are standard on the top two trims.
The interior design of the Infiniti QX80 is one of the most obvious pieces of evidence that it is an older vehicle. A cottage that shouts 2011 as soon as you step foot inside it. With adequate room for most adults, the configuration of buttons and switches feels cluttered and almost overwhelming. It’s a lot better done by German competitors. At the very least, the elevated driving position and lack of substantial blind spots provide superb sight. Inside, you’ll find a 10-way power driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support, heated front seats, push-button start, and automatic climate control in three zones as standard equipment.
Getting a 6,000-pound SUV going requires a lot of effort, but with enough horsepower and cylinders, you’ll soon be traveling in the fast lane. When designing the QX80’s powerplant, Infiniti used this strategy. It’s an old-school engine, but it has modern features like variable valve management, like the 5.6-liter aluminum-alloy V8. The engine’s 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque aren’t exactly impressive for an eight-cylinder machine of this size.
At 4,000 rpm, peak torque is only possible because the engine is naturally aspirated. The QX80, on the other hand, excels in the real world thanks to its powerful torque across the rev range and smooth top-end speed of 6,000 rpm. The QX80 is nimble and has a good throttle response right out of the gate thanks to no turbo-lag concerns. When stuck in traffic, the QX80 will joyfully weave in and out of lanes, and when driving along the highway, the miles will fly by as you cruise along at a leisurely pace.
Release Date and Price
The flagship SUV from Infiniti costs a good fortune because the brand is geared toward the top end of the car-buying market, and its vehicle prices reflect that. The starting MSRP for a new Infiniti QX80 is $69,050, minus tax, registration, and a $1,395 destination fee. For an additional $7,150, you can choose an all-wheel-drive (AWD). Both the RWD-only Premium Select and the AWD-only Sensory cost $73,350 and $80,200, respectively. The Sensory costs more than $90,000 when fully equipped.