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Key Specs

of the 2016 INFINITI QX80. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Premium cabin materials and quality
  • Second-row space
  • Towing capacity
  • Innovative active safety features
  • Electronic flip-and-tumble captain's chairs

The Bad

  • Awkward styling
  • Tight third row
  • Gas mileage
  • Steering feedback at highway speeds
  • Child-safety seat installation and third-row access

Notable Features of the 2016 INFINITI QX80

  • 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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2016 INFINITI QX80 Overview

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Consumer Reviews

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What Drivers Are Saying


Really nice ride and comfort for a large SUV!

by Eric from Dallas, Texas on August 22, 2018

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


Excellent Vehicle

by rboss25 from Waunakee, WI on April 5, 2018

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

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 INFINITI QX80 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 INFINITI QX80 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 QX80 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access


Infant seat



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Latch or Latch system


Forward-facing convertible

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Forward-facing convertible

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Rear-facing convertible

* 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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker