of the 2016 INFINITI QX80. Base trim shown.
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- Premium cabin materials and quality
- Second-row space
- Towing capacity
- Innovative active safety features
- Electronic flip-and-tumble captain's chairs
- Awkward styling
- Tight third row
- Gas mileage
- Steering feedback at highway speeds
- Child-safety seat installation and third-row access
- New limited-run Signature Edition available
- Rear- or four-wheel drive
- Seats seven or eight, depending on configuration
- 8,500-pound towing capacity
- Surround-view camera system available
What Is the 2016 Infiniti QX80?
The Infiniti QX80 is a full-size, seven- or eight-seat luxury SUV that competes with the Lexus LX 570 and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. It's offered in Base and Limited trim levels. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on both trims.
What's New on the 2016 Infiniti QX80?
For 2016, the Infiniti QX80 offers a new Signature Edition that's limited to 1,000 units. It comes equipped with the Driver Assistance and Split-Bench packages, plus a Saddle Tan interior and chrome side-mirror caps.
How Does the 2016 Infiniti QX80 Compare to Other Full-Size SUVs?
Compared with others in its price range, the 2016 Infiniti QX80 is either considerably smaller or larger in size. It's functional and offers plenty of luxuries, as well as trailer-towing capacity that's lacking in most three-row crossover SUVs -- but it may be too much for drivers in search of an everyday family-hauler.
What Features in the 2016 Infiniti QX80 Are Most Important?
The 2016 Infiniti QX80 is powered by a 400-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine teamed with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Standard exterior highlights include LED headlights, a power moonroof and a 360-degree camera system. Inside, you'll find tri-zone automatic air conditioning, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming audio, a navigation system, a Bose audio system, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and leather upholstery. As is required in all vehicles of this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard.
The Infiniti QX80 can be had with optional all-wheel drive and 22-inch wheels. Interior options include a rear entertainment system with dual 7-inch screens, ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats. Driver assist technology can also be added, including lane departure warning and prevention, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and a blind spot warning system.
Should I Buy the 2016 Infiniti QX80?
Premium cabin quality, advanced active safety features and an 8,500-pound towing capacity make the 2016 Infiniti QX80 a good choice if money is no object. Its awkward styling, however, might be off-putting for some. Although the QX80 can seat eight, the third row is quite cramped, and gas mileage likely won't be up to scratch for drivers in need of a more fuel-efficient family vehicle.
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Really nice ride and comfort for a large SUV!
Lots of seating with all the luxury you could want for creature comforts. Smooth and silky ride with power and a true feeling of safety. Read full review
It is better than I thought it would be and I had pretty high hopes for this vehicle. My wife and I can't believe how beautiful this vehicle is inside and out. Read full review
The 2016 INFINITI QX80 currently has 0 recalls
48 months / 60,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance
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.
6 years / Unlimited mileage warrantyVehicles < 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.
Under 6 years / 70,000 milesVehicles receive a 167 point vehicle inspection and reconditioning.