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2021 INFINITI QX80

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Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

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2021 LUXE 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $69,150
2021 LUXE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $72,250
2021 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $73,450
2021 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $76,550
2021 SENSORY 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $80,300
2021 SENSORY 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $83,400

Overview

What's New

The 2021 INFINITI QX80 gains a line-topping Sensory trim with exclusive interior appointments. A Premium Select trim serves as the new midrange model. All versions adopt adaptive cruise control and a higher resolution camera display in the rearview mirror.

The current QX80 debuted in 2011 and received a major refresh in 2018.

Choosing Your INFINITI QX80

The INFINITI QX80 now comes in three trim levels: Luxe, Premium Select, and Sensory. Pricing starts at $70,445 including destination for the Luxe model and climbs to $81,595 for the Sensory.

Engine Choices

Every QX80 is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that lays down 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive is available on all trims for $3,100. With either drivetrain, the QX80 is rated to tow 8,500 pounds.

The QX80 is EPA-rated at 14 miles per gallon city, 20 mpg highway, and 16 combined. Adding 4WD reduces each estimate by one mpg.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The QX80 is a full-size, three-row SUV with standard seating for seven passengers. The second row features captain's chairs and a center console. All trims are also available with a second-row bench at no cost for eight-passenger seating.

With a full crew aboard, the QX60 offers 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the third row opens up 49.6 cubes. With both back rows down, the QX80 can hold 95.1 cubic feet, placing it among the most spacious SUVs on the market.

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Safety Features

The QX80 comes standard with a comprehensive array of driver assistance technology, including a surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

As with many truck-based SUVs, the QX80 doesn't offer active lane keeping assist or automated parking.

Connectivity

The QX80's standard infotainment system features an 8-inch upper touchscreen and a 7-inch lower touchscreen, navigation, four USB ports, HD and satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound audio sytem.

The Sensory gets a 17-speaker Bose audio system and a rear entertainment system with dual 8-inch screens and two sets of wireless headphones.

INFINITI QX80

Luxe - From $70,445

The QX80 comes luxuriously equipped from the start with leather upholstery, a sunroof, a power liftgate, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated and power front seats, charcoal burl interior trim, a power-folding third row, and a heated steering wheel.

The exterior receives LED headlights and fog lights, 20-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails, and auto-dimming, heated, and power-folding side mirrors.

Premium Select - $74,745

The Premium Select receives unique styling elements, including dark chrome exterior trim, a black grille, black mirror caps, 22-inch dark chrome wheels, mocha burl wood interior trim, and exclusive leather color choices.

Sensory - From $81,595

The Sensory features an extended premium leather interior with a graphite headliner, ventilated front seats, and heated rear outboard seats. Outside are chrome mirrors caps, adaptive headlights, and 22-inch forged aluminum wheels.

Exclusive to the Sensory is an adaptive suspension that reduces body roll and enhances ride quality.

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CarsDirect Tip

Configuring the 2021 INFINITI QX80 is a breeze because almost everything is standard. Whether to spend extra for the Premium Select is purely a matter of personal taste. We see the Sensory as the more worthy upgrade due its adaptive suspension and rear entertainment system, which help make the QX80 a sublime vacation mobile.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Room for the whole family
  • Willing V8 engine
  • Strong towing
  • Modern safety tech
Cons
  • Ancient platform
  • Extremely heavy
  • Astonishingly thirsty
  • Some cheap interior materials
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

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

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: 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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Car, or yacht? Aside from a facelift or two, the INFINITI QX80 has remained essentially unchanged for the last decade. It’s a big, luxurious SUV for hauling lots of people and lots of stuff.

The 2021 INFINITI QX80 is well suited for the mission. The front row is an especially pleasant place to spend time, with supportive overstuffed seats and a commanding view of the road. The second row can be configured as either a bench or captain’s chairs, but both provide plenty of room to stretch.

Even the third row is better than you’d expect – with nearly 29 inches of leg room, the way-back is suitable for adults on short trips. Cargo capacity is predictably excellent, with 16.6 cubic feet behind the third row and 95.1 after everything’s folded. That won’t quite match behemoths like the Cadillac Escalade, but it’s more than enough for most families.

Features for the family. Despite its age, the QX80 comes with most of the features we look for in a luxury cruiser. Even base models get a sunroof and leather upholstery. A newly comprehensive suite of safety tech helps the QX80 keep up with modernity.

Front and center on the dash are two touchscreens handling infotainment, navigation, and vehicle functions. They’re responsive and sharp, but the multi-screen interface can get tiring after a while. Smartphone compatibility is included, but the system lacks advanced features like gesture control or voice activation.

INFINITI’s limited warranty is among the best in the class at four years or 60,000 miles. That provides some welcome peace of mind, although there’s no complimentary scheduled maintenance.


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Performance at a price. The INFINITI QX80’s best feature might be what’s under the hood. Every model gets a strong 5.6-liter V8 making 400 horsepower, which is substantially more than the base engine of most rivals. Towing capacity is an impressive 8,500 pounds.

The QX80 needs every bit of that power, because it’s one of the heaviest cars on the road – the ladder-frame construction tips the scales at nearly 6,000 pounds. You notice it in the handling, where the QX80 leans and struggles to change direction. The steering is numb, and the QX80’s bulk makes it difficult to maneuver in tight parking lots.

What do you get when you combine a big engine with lots of mass? Atrocious gas mileage. Expect combined mpg in the mid-teens, or even less with all-wheel drive. This is one area where the QX80 feels like a dinosaur, and owners should be prepared to pay up at the pump.

Searching for luxury. Luxury SUVs have to deliver more than pure utility, and the QX80’s spacious cabin has plenty of opportunity to spoil its passengers. It doesn’t always succeed. The glovebox is unlined, and there’s enough plastic around the cockpit to remind you that the QX80 is closely related to the Nissan Armada.

The top-spec Sensory trim swaps in softer leather and more tasteful materials, but the upgrade costs more than $10,000. Once the price approaches $80,000, the QX80 suffers by comparison to modern rivals like the BMW X7.

As a result, we like it best in base form. It’s nice enough to satisfy most luxury tastes, and it’s a better value than either of the upper trims. All the same, the QX80’s closest competition may come from within the family – if you can get past the badge, a dressed-up Armada costs thousands less than the INFINITI.

Final thoughts. Fans of big cars will find plenty to like in the 2021 INFINITI QX80. The cabin is spacious, the engine is formidable, and the tech is good enough to keep up with the young guns.

All the same, the QX80’s age is showing. The interior could use an update, and fuel economy is abysmal. The base trim is decent value, but we recommend you check out the competition, too.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.6L V-8 / 400 HP / 413 ft.lbs.
Transmission
7-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
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
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
14 / 20 / 17 Mpg
Brakes
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
$100
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
95.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
152 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
210.2 "
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
5,678 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
20.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
20.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert, 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Seat Trim
Nappa Leather
Front Seat Type
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
Center
Rear Seats
Captain / 60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
13 Bose
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
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
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
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Predictive Forward Collision Warning W/feb Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Intervention (bsi) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Prevention (ldp) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Feb W/pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
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
12 Months / 12,000 Miles

Used 2021 INFINITI QX80 for Sale

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Luxe
Color: Blue
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$30,000

Mileage

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Mileage

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