2013 INFINITI QX56

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Key Specs

of the 2013 INFINITI QX56. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cabin quality
  • Second-row space
  • Towing capacity
  • High-tech features

The Bad

  • Styling not for everyone
  • Tight third row
  • Gas mileage
  • Requires premium gas

Notable Features of the 2013 INFINITI QX56

  • 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

2013 INFINITI QX56 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2011, Infiniti's enormous QX56 adopted the brand's styling to look more like its smaller cohorts. The standard 5.6-liter V-8 has direct fuel injection and makes 400 horsepower. The QX, available with rear- or four-wheel drive, can seat up to eight in three rows. It counts the Cadillac Escalade, Lexus GX 460, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Lincoln Navigator among its competitors.
New for 2013
The standard Around View monitor camera system adds moving object detection, and auto-dimming outside mirrors are a new standard feature.
Exterior
A massive grille adorns the hood, dwarfing the headlights and fog lights. Above the front fenders sit three chrome portals. The standard alloy wheels measure 20 inches in diameter. Exterior features include:

  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional adaptive headlights with power washers
  • Power-folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators 
  • Available power liftgate
  • Optional 22-inch wheels
  • Optional Hydraulic Body Motion Control

Interior
The QX56's interior features three-dimensional gauges, a four-spoke steering wheel and gathered leather inserts along the doors. An available rear entertainment system can play two video sources on separate screens.

With captain's chairs in the second row, the QX seats up to seven; an optional three-seat bench in the second row increases capacity to eight. The captain's chairs tip up to facilitate third-row entry. The third row can power-fo...

Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2011, Infiniti's enormous QX56 adopted the brand's styling to look more like its smaller cohorts. The standard 5.6-liter V-8 has direct fuel injection and makes 400 horsepower. The QX, available with rear- or four-wheel drive, can seat up to eight in three rows. It counts the Cadillac Escalade, Lexus GX 460, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Lincoln Navigator among its competitors.
New for 2013
The standard Around View monitor camera system adds moving object detection, and auto-dimming outside mirrors are a new standard feature.
Exterior
A massive grille adorns the hood, dwarfing the headlights and fog lights. Above the front fenders sit three chrome portals. The standard alloy wheels measure 20 inches in diameter. Exterior features include:

  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional adaptive headlights with power washers
  • Power-folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators 
  • Available power liftgate
  • Optional 22-inch wheels
  • Optional Hydraulic Body Motion Control

Interior
The QX56's interior features three-dimensional gauges, a four-spoke steering wheel and gathered leather inserts along the doors. An available rear entertainment system can play two video sources on separate screens.

With captain's chairs in the second row, the QX seats up to seven; an optional three-seat bench in the second row increases capacity to eight. The captain's chairs tip up to facilitate third-row entry. The third row can power-fold into the floor, and it also has a power-reclining function. Interior features include:

  • Standard leather upholstery
  • Standard power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Standard heated steering wheel
  • Standard CD stereo with a USB input and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Optional Bose stereo
  • Optional cooled front seats and heated rear seats

Under the Hood
Mechanical features include:

  • 5.6-liter V-8 with direct injection
  • 400 hp and 413 pounds-feet of torque
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 4WD with automatic mode and high and low ranges

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Standard front-seat side-impact airbags and three-row side curtain airbags
  • Standard active front head restraints
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Optional Around View Monitor
  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • Optional lane departure mitigation

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Love being an Infiniti owner

by magm2006 from Rochelle, IL on July 2, 2018

This is my second Infiniti, both bought used. In the rare instance that I had an issue with the vehicles, Infiniti was so helpful. Any issue was always covered, no questions asked. This QX56 is ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great comfort

by Kofifi from Jonesboro on June 18, 2018

Wife loves the vehicle fits us and all 3 kids very comfortably. Only thing is gas mileage stinks but it does have a strong v8. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 INFINITI QX56 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 INFINITI QX56 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by INFINITI

Program Benefits

Free Carfax report and 3 Year CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, first year basic maintenance, SiriusXM 3-Month trial, Infiniti Elite Extended Protection Plan available, 24-hour roadside assistance, lockout assistance, repair at authorized Infiniti dealerships or facilities and Infiniti courtesy vehicle.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / Unlimited mileage warranty

    Vehicles < 15K miles: 6 Yr./75K mileage warranty from the vehicle's original ISD. Vehicles > 15K miles: 6 Yr./Unlimited mileage warranty from the vehicle's original ISD. Vehicles > 15K miles and outside new vehicle warranty: 2 Yr./Unlimited mileage warranty from CPO sale date.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 70,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point vehicle inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The QX56 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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