2011 Infiniti QX56 Consumer Reviews

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2011 Infiniti Qx 56
4.2
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Best large SUV PERIOD....

by 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...
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, convenience, saftey or towing, this SUV is at the head of the class in almost all respects. My wife and I each had 2008 QX56's...I got the new 2011 first (Tech pkg. Blk on Blk 4WD), talk about jealousy and rightly so. Best improvements from old to new QX....A/C, noise, ride, shifting, fit & finish, seats, legroom, headroom, styling, horsepower and fuel economy. Voice commands and NAVI are the best I've used, quite intuitive. It's like stepping into the cabin of a private jet....awesome!
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Best SUV Yet

by from Little Rock, AR on February 6, 2011

The new QX56 is a fantastic full size SUV. I previously owned a 2006 QX that was extremely reliable, comfortable and a great performer. The 2011 is even more luxurious and powerful. The navigation sys...
The new QX56 is a fantastic full size SUV. I previously owned a 2006 QX that was extremely reliable, comfortable and a great performer. The 2011 is even more luxurious and powerful. The navigation system and bluetooth phone system are easy to use especially with voice command. I love the stereo feature that alerts me when one of my favorite songs is playing. It is also reasonably priced in comparison to its direct competitors such as the Escalade and Lexus LX470. I typically average 18 MPG. While not great, it is only 1 MPG less than the much smaller and less powerful Mercedes ML350 that I also used to own. Couple the vehicle with the normally outstanding service provided at my Infiniti dealer and the ownership experience can't be beat.
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Best bang for the buck in the luxury class of SUVs

by from Atlanta, GA on March 31, 2011

We almost purchased a 2010 last year and I am so glad we waited for the new model before doing so. First off, this truck handles like a car. Secondly, you feel like you're in some futuristic space s...
We almost purchased a 2010 last year and I am so glad we waited for the new model before doing so. First off, this truck handles like a car. Secondly, you feel like you're in some futuristic space shuttle, everything is decked out, the entertainment system is unbelievable, and makes you (and your kids) feel like they're in a movie theater. Third, the gas mileage is not bad on the highway if you don't drive like a knucklehead, despite reports to the contrary. I'm averaging close to 20mpg - but then again, you don't buy this vehicle if you're scrounging pennies. Finally, my friends and family love taking trips in this truck. Everything is first rate, from the design to the drivability. I also love watching people turn their heads when I drive by. IMO, Infiniti manufactured a masterpiece with the 2011 model. And now we want another!
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Great Vehicle if you want a full size SUV

by from Michigan on April 21, 2011

Exterior styling is polarizing but interior, by almost all accounts, is one of the best in the segment. Rides beautifully with impressive acceleration. Highway gas mileage is 20 mpg observed at around...
Exterior styling is polarizing but interior, by almost all accounts, is one of the best in the segment. Rides beautifully with impressive acceleration. Highway gas mileage is 20 mpg observed at around 70-72 mph. Unique, which is nice if you don't like passing your car every 2 minutes. IMO, far better option than the Escalade, Benz or Lexus.
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Luxury Luxury Luxury!

by from Columbus, GA on June 11, 2012

I absolutely love this SUV! I had a midsize SUV, but my husband wanted a "full size" SUV. After shopping around what felt like BUSES, I fell in love with the QX! I use the panoramic camera EVERY time ...
I absolutely love this SUV! I had a midsize SUV, but my husband wanted a "full size" SUV. After shopping around what felt like BUSES, I fell in love with the QX! I use the panoramic camera EVERY time I drive it …makes it NOT feel so BIG. And compared to my mid-size SUV, it drives like a dream! If I could find ANYTHING bad to say about the QX ...I know this might seem minor …but the ONLY thing I could possibly complain of, is the shiny chrome-like trim on the center console can be blinding on a sunny day. Otherwise, put on some shades & enjoy the comfort & luxury of this beautiful SUV!
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Infiniti does it again

by from Milwaukee WI on April 14, 2012

The most important thing anyone can do before buying a car is research. I do a tremendous amount, and have landed my third infiniti SUV. First was the 2001 QX4, 2nd was a 2007 QX56 now just bought a u...
The most important thing anyone can do before buying a car is research. I do a tremendous amount, and have landed my third infiniti SUV. First was the 2001 QX4, 2nd was a 2007 QX56 now just bought a used 2011 QX56 - theater pckg / deluxe touring pckg (saved $14K). By far the best value on the market, it drives like a dream. Comfort is outstanding - best in class. I kept reading the quote of like flying in a private jet - well it really is. If your into Technololgy - this is the SUV for you - love my blue tooth Ipod wireless hook up - voice recognition is great also. Towing is important to me and 8,500 lbs..great ! If you can swing it the 22" rims are awesome - the looks I get when I drive it are numerous. I also read a lot about the outside look of the SUV - the side vents, the back end etc.... - well if you want to look like every other car out there then this is NOT the the SUV for you - I enjoy the uniqueness of it - I think the whole SUV looks really good. I look forward to my 4th Infiniti SUV purchase in the near future !
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Great vehicle

by from on April 10, 2012

This vehicle is incredible. Plush interior, great ride and high tech. Absolutely love it. Best car I've ever driven.
This vehicle is incredible. Plush interior, great ride and high tech. Absolutely love it. Best car I've ever driven.
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Great luxury SUV

by from Denver, CO on February 13, 2012

This is a great large SUV. I needed a car that could tow a boat and haul kids. This vehicle fits the bill for both of these needs and is a joy to drive.
This is a great large SUV. I needed a car that could tow a boat and haul kids. This vehicle fits the bill for both of these needs and is a joy to drive.
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Infinity affinity

by from St. Louis, MO on June 27, 2013

I will preface this review by stating that I have owned 4 GMC Yukon Denali's in a row, and loved the balance of luxury and power they provided. However, I grew fond of the new styling of the 2011QX56 ...
I will preface this review by stating that I have owned 4 GMC Yukon Denali's in a row, and loved the balance of luxury and power they provided. However, I grew fond of the new styling of the 2011QX56 when they deviated from the Armada platform. It is polarizing...you love it or hate it. But I really liked the astetics. So here I am. Proud new owner. 22" wheels (and the ride is still quite soft, don't listen to critics), rear entertainment, all the upgrades except the saftety technology package. Interior is extremely comfortable and inviting...there is no detail missing. The only reason I gave the interior 4 stars...whether or not this is the best rating category...is for two simple reasons: 1) There is no remote start available until 2013 model. Huh?? Oops...someone at Infinity have a bad day? lol Also, the DVD player is NOT user friendly for the driver when trying to replay a move for the kiddies in back...who are just a hair too young to operate the remote. I just default to manually ejecting the disc and re-inserting for the auto play to kick in. Otherwise...im in love with the vehicle. As a final note...I did upgrade the remote start to the aftermarket system that uses an iPhone app that you can start your vehicle from anywhere. And also added the module that allows you to watch movies on the navigation screen while the vehicle is driving. No no...not for me. For any front passengers I have. Bottom line...if you love the exterior styling...this vehicle does not disappoint in any way except the remote start!
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Perfect fit.

by from Milwaukee, WI on April 15, 2013

This car just fits my family of 5 with a large dog and the occasional need to haul stuff. The performance for such a large vehicle, especially the horsepower, is surprising and delightful. Fuel econo...
This car just fits my family of 5 with a large dog and the occasional need to haul stuff. The performance for such a large vehicle, especially the horsepower, is surprising and delightful. Fuel economy suffers, but you don't buy something like this for the mileage. The styling is unique and sets the QX56 apart from others like it. Inside is the typical Infiniti luxury and attention to detail. Only Audi does interiors better. The interior also boast tremendous flexibility and intuitive usefulness. My prior truck, a Land Rover, had similar utility, but 3 years after buying it I still kept having to figure out how to rearrange the seats! I highly recommend the QX56.
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