The Infinity QX is a new addition to the Infinity family of vehicles and is re-branded version of the Nissan Armada. This vehicle was actually built in the same factory as its Nissan counterpart. This full sized luxury SUV vehicle has a very bold look and offers some of the most aggressive styling that you will find on any Infinity vehicles. The QX comes in both a 2WD and a 4WD version. Both of the QX SUV models come standard with a 5.6 L V-8 engine that cranks out 400 HP of sheer trucking pleasure. There are many full size SUV models on the market, but the QX is unmatched when it comes to elegance, style and luxury.
Cadillac Escalades, Land Rover and the Lexus 570 are all in the same class and compete with this Infinity model. The QX56 is going to be a strong competitor without a doubt. With four wheel independent suspension this vehicle offers a very nice ride even though it is built on a truck chassis. With less road noise than other models in the same class, huge horsepower and a striking body design, the QX may be the SUV to beat in 2011.
Engine: 5.6L V-8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Models: QX56 2WD, QX56 4WD
The second-generation 2011 Infiniti QX gets a complete redesign from the ground up. "All new" labels can be affixed to the body-on-frame structure, 5.6-liter V-8 engine, seven-speed automatic transmission, independent control-arm suspension, elegant sheetmetal, and posh seven- or eight-passenger interior. Advanced technology defines the full-size luxury-SUV segment; thus, the QX enters the market with such features as hydraulic body motion control and blind-spot warning.
Infiniti labels the QX, which is 1.4-inches longer, 1.1-inches wider, and 3.8-inches lower than its predecessor, as "rugged, sophisticated, and captivating." Given its chrome grille, LED taillamps, body-color running boards, and available 22-inch wheels, the label appears accurate.
Wearing a $60,000 price tag, the QX is tailored with an interior befitting a luxury SUV. Navigation, Around View Monitor, and Bose audio are standard. Options include semi-aniline leather seating and a DVD system with dual seven-inch monitors.
Performance & Handling
A new 5.6-liter 32-valve direct-injection V-8 motivates the QX with 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy, thanks in part to the seven-speed auto, is up 10 percent versus last year. Buyers have a choice of standard rear-wheel drive or available All-Mode four-wheel drive as well as an optional hydraulic body motion control system that reduces body lean when turning.
The QX is equipped with dual front, front side, and front/rear curtain air bags; stability and traction control; and available blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, lane-departure prevention, and intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning.
EPA Fuel Economy
14 mpg city/20 mpg highway
- Sculpted sheetmetal
- Plush interior
- Robust V-8
- 8500-pound towing capacity
- Around View Monitor
You Won't Like
- Vague steering
- Minimal cargo behind third row
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If You Like This Vehicle
- Cadillac Escalade
- Lexus LX 570
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Lincoln Navigator
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class