• (4.3) 29 reviews
  • MSRP: $20,043$33,111
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 400-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8

Our Take on the 2011 INFINITI QX56

Our Take

Now in its second generation, Infiniti's enormous QX56 adopts the brand's styling to look a bit more like its smaller cohorts. The standard 5.6-liter V-8 getsdirect fuel injection and now makes 400 horsepower. Thanks to a new seven-speed automatic transmission, Infiniti says gas mileage... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Styling not for everyone
  • Tight third row
  • Mid-teens gas mileage

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • Standard 5.6-liter V-8 with direct-injection
  • Available four-wheel drive
  • Seats up to eight
  • 8,500-pound towing capacity
  • Available 360-degree camera view


Our Expert Reviews

Whenever I said anything good about the 2011 Infiniti QX56 to curious onlookers, their universal comeback was, "But it's so ugly." The 2011 Infiniti QX56's luxurious interior, composed ride quality, and capability for the money make it a serious competitor among $60,000-plus SUVs … if you can accept its controversial styling. From chassis to roof, the 2011 QX56 is significantly... Read full review for the 2011 INFINITI QX 56

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Consumer Reviews


Average based on 29 reviews

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Best large SUV PERIOD....

by TulsabigE from Tulsa, Ok on June 18, 2011

We have owned many full size SUV's in the past 15 years, Navigator, Lexus, Infiniti and the 2011 Infinity QX56 is by far the best we have purchased. Whether it's luxury, tech toys, ride, comfort, conv... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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