2012 INFINITI QX56Change Vehicle
of the 2012 INFINITI QX56 base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Cabin quality
- Second-row space
- Towing capacity
- High-tech features
- Styling not for everyone
- Tight third row
- Gas mileage
- 400-hp V-8 with direct injection
- Available four-wheel drive
- Seats up to eight
- 8,500-pound towing capacity
- Available 360-degree camera view
There aren't many big SUVs I would want to drive daily, but a week with my family in the 2012 Infiniti QX56 might have changed my mind.
I can definitively say that I would like to ride around in it as a passenger every day; seating seven or eight people, it's cush and totally luxurious. As it should be: Padded with plenty of extras, my four-wheel-drive test vehicle came priced at an exorbitant $75,340. I may very well have to choose between this opulent, luxurious SUV and sending my kids to college. College is overrated, don't you think? My zoology degree is doing nothing for me. (Compare the four-wheel-drive version to the slightly less expensive two-wheel-drive version here.)
The QX56 manages to quell the myth that all SUVs are trucky and rugged. Instead, this beauty seeps comfort and luxury from every pore. Its private-jet-inspired interior is draped in gently gathered, buttery-soft leather, with all the extras that even the prissiest prima donnas among us would love. My favorites? Heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats for my prissy biological offspring (I say that lovingly), and a heated steering wheel that's just as comforting as warming my hands on a cup of cocoa.
Little has changed between the 2011 and 2012 QX; see the two compared here.
The QX looks a little like a guy I saw at the airport the other day who was trying to squeeze in a few too many trends. (Really? Black, skinny emo jeans, a handlebar mustache and a Mohawk? ... Read more
2011-2013 Infiniti Timing Chain Issue
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Mother Proof's view
The 2012 Infiniti QX56 pulled off a nearly impossible feat during a family drive to the Rocky Mountains: My husband and I had a rare adult conversation in the first row while our ... Read more
Our view: 2012 Infiniti QX56
There aren't many big SUVs I would want to drive daily, but a week with my family in the 2012 Infiniti QX56 might have changed my mind. I can definitively say that I would ... Read more
Love this vehicle!
The driver safety features are amazing aides to the driver. The interior seems extra room compared to my 09 Qx56. A lot of thought was put into the interior design. Love this car! Read full review
Unbelievable how many issues I?ve had with this ca
Love the car for its beauty in size however at 60,000 miles I replace the first catalytic converter?s two weeks later second catalytic converter went that?s a $5000 bill. Two weeks later the car ... Read full review