2016 INFINITI QX80

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$63,250

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2016 INFINITI QX80
2016 INFINITI QX80

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2016 INFINITI QX80 review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Beautifully designed, extremely reliable

This car drives like a dream. Handles extremely well for its size. We've driven through torrential Texas rainstorms and there was never any slipping. Very safe and comfortable ride. No mechanical issues whatsoever. I would highly recommend to anyone.

5.0

Great car

Seems to be great haven’t driven a lot due to the coronavirus. Looking forward to driving more. I’ve rented the car before I’m sure it will uphold the standards of the make and model

5.0

Best riding, most luxurious car I have owned

This car is exactly what we were looking for, well laid out and extremely comfortable and very luxurious, it's great all around, I love it

See all 20 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by INFINITI
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Months from In-Service Date (ISD): Less than or equal to 60 months from ISD | Vehicle Mileage: Less than or equal to 15,000 Miles | Greater than 15,000 Miles but less than or equal to 60K miles
Basic warranty terms
6 years/75K miles from original ISD | 6 years/unlimited miles from original ISD
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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