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2016 Base 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $63,250
2016 Base 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $66,350
2016 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $88,850


The QX80 officially debuted in 2014, but wasn’t really a new model. Instead, it was a part of INFINITI's new model-naming restructure, with vehicular roots that stretched back to the 2004 debut of the QX56 full-size SUV. INFINITI had renamed that QX56 the QX in 2012, then switched to QX80 in 2014. Two years later, the QX80 still looks similar to the 2014 model, but some notable changes have been made to this large SUV, to keep it competitive.

What's New for 2016

Last year, the QX80 received a fairly hefty refresh. A new Signature Edition has been added for 2016. Only 1,000 Signature Editions will be offered.


Choosing Your INFINITI QX80

Each QX80 features the same engine: a 5.6-liter V8 that produces 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. This powerful V8 mates with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Only one decision has to be made in the drivetrain department, and that’s whether you want rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

With that kind of power in a heavy vehicle, fuel economy isn’t a strong point, EPA-estimated at 14 mpg in city driving and 20 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive makes it even less thrifty, estimated at 13/19 mpg (city/highway). When properly equipped, towing capacity is 8,500 pounds.

Two trim levels are offered: base and Limited, plus the new Signature Edition.



In base trim, the rear-wheel drive QX80 starts at $63,250, while the all-wheel drive model is base-priced at $66,350. Even the base QX80 comes standard with a slew of premium features, rivaling any full-size luxury SUV on the road. These include a moonroof, roof rails, power liftgate, INFINITI Intelligent Key, leather-appointed seating, 10-way power driver seat and eight-way power passenger seat, and mocha burl trim. Bluetooth audio streaming, an eight-inch color touchscreen, Bose 13-speaker audio, an Around View monitor with moving object detection, parking sensors, navigation system, and tri-zone climate control also are standard.


Signature Edition

For an additional $1,000, the new Signature Edition incorporates the contents of both the Driver Assistance and Split Bench packages. Chrome mirror covers, bodyside moldings, and a Saddle Tan high-contrast leather interior also are included.


Limited AWD

Last year, the Limited was an option package. For 2016, it’s a separate trim level. Available only with all-wheel drive for $88,850, the Limited gets a more distinctive look, featuring dark chrome 22-inch alloy wheels, dark chrome interior trim, stainless steel running board caps with rubber grip, welcome lighting under the running boards, darkened headlight and taillamp inner lenses, and dark chrome windshield pillar covers. The unique interior features semi-aniline Truffle Brown leather with a quilted pattern, plus open-pore matte finish wood trim. Grab handles are leather-covered, and the Limited’s center stack holds unique silver switchgear. All the available option groups are standard in the Limited: Driver Assistance, Tire and Wheel, Split Bench, and Deluxe Technology.

Buyers of the base QX80 can choose from five option packages:

  • Driver Assistance Package: Adds $2,500 to the base price, providing plenty of active safety features. They include Backup Collision Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, Distance Control Assist, and a steering wheel-mounted switch for Safety Shield Technologies.
  • Theater Package: For $2,400, you can keep rear passengers entertained. Package includes two seven-inch monitors in front headrests, a wireless remote, two sets of wireless headphones, A/V input jacks and 120-volt outlet, and heated tip-up second-row seats.
  • Tire and Wheel Package: Lay out an extra $2,800 and INFINITI will toss in a set of 22-by-8-inch, 14-spoke forged alloy wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires.
  • Split Bench Seat Package: At no extra cost, INFINITI will replace the second-row captain's chairs with a 60/40 split bench, which increases seating capacity from seven to eight.
  • Deluxe Technology Package: For $5,500, this package adds Hydraulic Body Motion Control, climate-controlled front seats, 15-speaker Bose surround-sound, semi-aniline leather seating, Stratford burl trim, chrome mirror caps, second-row footwell lighting, Advance Climate Control, Blind Spot Intervention system, headlight washers, lane-departure warning and prevention, pre-crash front seatbelts, and adaptive headlights.
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Considering how much is included with the base QX80, that seems to be the sensible choice. Moving up to a Limited brings a long list of additional features, true, but at a whopping $22,500 premium—enough to buy a whole additional vehicle. Of course, adding a few of those option groups individually also pushes the total outlay sharply upward.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The INFINITI QX80 is a full-size, luxury SUV based on Nissan’s large truck platform. This traditional body-on-frame model with standard rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive operates in a narrow segment, a vehicle offering room for seven or eight as well as 8,500 pounds of towing capacity.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $63,250 (plus a $995 destination charge) for the base rear-wheel drive model, this SUV tops out at $88,850 for the all-wheel drive Limited edition. Add $3,100 to obtain all-wheel drive to either the base or the Signature ($64,250) editions. The INFINITI QX80 Limited brings in an assortment of packages, including some available elsewhere, such as a deluxe technology package ($5,500) with a 15-speaker Bose Cabin Surround Sound System, climate-controlled leather, and headlight washers. Shoppers can also opt for a theater package ($2,400), a tire and wheel package ($2,800), and a driver assistance package ($2,500).

Standard equipment for the model tested included:

  • LED lighting all around
  • 5.6-liter V8 making 400 horsepower
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Class IV tow hitch
  • Navigation system
  • Moonroof
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Surround view monitor with moving object detection

Performance Pros

  • We found the INFINITI QX80 offers very good power with its 400-horsepower V8 tuned to deliver generous off-the-mark acceleration and full power on the road when you need it. The SUV’s seven-speed transmission shifts confidently and works seamlessly in the background.
  • We didn’t have the opportunity to pull with the QX80, but its 8,500-pound towing capacity beats the Lexus LX 570 by 1,500 pounds and matches well with the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln’s Navigator. All three models are the INFINITI’s chief competitors.

Performance Cons

There is no getting around the fact that the INFINITI QX80 is one heavy vehicle. In Limited trim, it tops three tons with ease. As such, fuel economy comes in at just 13 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. One more note: premium fuel is required.

Interior Pros

  • The cabin is large, open and bright, and is carefully outfitted with leather touches. The top-end Limited pulls out all the stops by bringing in quilted, semi-aniline leather, an ultra suede headliner, and pillars, and silver switchgear on the center stack.
  • Upgrading from seven to eight seats replaces the middle row captain’s chairs with a 60-40 split bench and at no charge to consumers.

Interior Cons

Not everyone desires a truck-like SUV. And that’s what you have in the INFINITI QX80. Its ruggedly handsome exterior visage appeals to some. Inside, the cabin may be too spread out to others.

The Most Pleasant Surprise


The INFINITI brand offers few surprises as we’re used to the high-quality interiors matching the best of what Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi have to offer. You don’t need the Limited edition to experience high-end luxury, but the semi-aniline leather in the QX80’s most expensive trim level is exceptional and quite comfortable.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

We found the tested INFINITI QX80 hits all the high notes for luxury and quietness. It also pushes $90,000 and that’s a budget buster for some. There is no intermediate step between Signature all-wheel drive and Limited, making for a $20,000 price premium that’s hard to swallow.

The Bottom Line

Lower fuel prices make the INFINITI QX80 a more enticing proposition than when gas was near $4 per gallon. This SUV operates in a niche market, serving people who need the interior room as well as its robust towing capabilities. For most shoppers, the Signature edition with one or two packages added may be the best value proposition.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.6L V-8 / 400 HP / 413 ft.lbs.
7-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
14 / 20 / 17 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.6L V-8 / 400 HP / 413 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
14 / 20 / 17 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Aluminum
Fuel Tank
26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
95.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
152 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
208.3 "
Exterior Width
79.9 "
Exterior Height
75.8 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
40.0 "
Front Legroom
39.6 "
Rear Legroom
41.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
63.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
63.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,633 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
20.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver Forged Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Body-colored With 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Premium Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bucket / 40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
13 Bose / 15 Bose 5.1 Studio Surround
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Prevention W/active Lane Control Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 60,000 Miles

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