Discontinued in 2013
The Infiniti QX56 is the relatively rare example of a full-size luxury SUV built with truck-based, body-on-frame engineering. Offered with rear- or four-wheel drive, its platform was derived from the Nissan Armada SUV. It was the first Infiniti built in America, at a manufacturing facility in Canton, Miss. Available in seven- or eight-seat configurations, the QX56 is best suited for buyers with people-hauling and towing needs. Its primary competitors are the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. Even though the QX56's name was derived from its 5.6-liter V-8 engine, it was renamed QX80 for the 2014 model year and soldiered on essentially unchanged, including the 5.6-liter engine, until a 2018-model-year restyling.
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