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2.8 (Fair)

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2023 LUXE 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $72,700
2023 LUXE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $75,800
2023 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $77,300
2023 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $80,400
2023 SENSORY 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $84,350
2023 SENSORY 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $87,450


What's New

The 2023 INFINITI QX80 gains Amazon Alexa capability and a vibrating alert in the steering wheel as part of the lane-keeping assist system. The current QX80 debuted back in 2011 and received a major refresh for 2018.

Choosing Your INFINITI QX80

The INFINITI QX80 luxury SUV continues in three trim levels: Luxe, Premium Select, and Sensory. Pricing starts at $74,395 including destination and climbs to $86,045 for the Sensory before options.

Engine Choices

The QX80 carries a 5.6-liter V8 that lays down 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive is available on all trims for $3,100. With either setup, 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. The second row features captain's chairs and a center console. A second-row bench seat is available on all trims at no cost for eight-passenger seating.

With a full crew aboard, the QX80 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.


Safety Features

Most driver assistance features are standard on the QX80. Every example gets a surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking. A function of the QX80's age, more advanced features like a head-up display and reverse automatic braking aren't available.


The QX80's standard infotainment system includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, four USB ports, HD and satellite radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto compatibility, wireless phone charging, and a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound system.

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


2023 INFINITI QX80 LUXE — MSRP From $74,395

The QX80 comes luxuriously equipped from the start. The Luxe offers Nappa leather upholstery, heated 10-way power front seats, a sunroof, a power liftgate, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, 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 power-folding side mirrors. Aside from the no-cost second-row bench seat, there are no factory options for any QX80 trim.

2023 INFINITI QX80 Premium Select — MSRP From $78,995

The Premium Select is essentially a black-out design package for the QX80. Unique elements include dark chrome exterior accents, black mirror caps, 22-inch dark chrome wheels, and matte mocha burl wood interior trim.

2023 INFINITI QX80 Sensory — MSRP From $86,045

The Sensory retains the Premium Select's wheels but reverts to bright chrome exterior trim and charcoal burl wood inside. The interior picks up quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats with remote tip-up, a household-style power outlet in the second row, and a black tricot headliner. The Sensory also features adaptive headlights, a cabin air purification system, and an adaptive suspension for enhanced ride and handling.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2023 INFINITI QX80 delivers impressive luxury and capability no matter how it's equipped. The Premium Select is more distinctive than the Luxe on the outside, but not by enough to justify the extra cost in our view. The high-luxury Sensory is the more worthy upgrade due to its adaptive suspension and rear entertainment system.

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Expert Review

  • Smooth performance
  • Equally smooth ride
  • Generously equipped
  • Excellent cabin space
  • Expensive to buy and run
  • Thirsty and crude to drive
  • Old-fashioned design
  • Needs pricey body control tech
Expert Rating
2.8 (Fair)

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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The last of a dying breed? The INFINITI QX80 is a throwback in every sense of the word. Now entering its thirteenth model year, this slab-sided SUV has always represented a rare foreign presence in a sector dominated by the likes of GMC, Cadillac, and Lincoln. Given the headlong rush towards hybrids and electrification taking place throughout the automotive industry, it’s surprising that the QX80 has remained on sale for so long, and its lengthy lineage shows in all sorts of ways.

Look at the interior, with its tombstone of dash buttons and dials, or the exterior, with its Millennial roof rack and running boards. Look under the hood, where a 5.6-liter V8 blows raspberries at the Rivians of this world. And finally, look at the scales. A car weighing upwards of 5,700 lb couldn’t really be less in tune with modern sensibilities, especially when you consider AWD models return combined fuel economy of just 15 MPG. They also require premium fuel.

The power – but not the glory. Assuming you’re blasé about conspicuous consumption, you’ll likely be more interested in the QX80’s performance. Its V8 engine generates 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, which propels it to 60 miles an hour in six seconds. A syrupy seven-speed automatic transmission deploys power to either the rear wheels or all four (AWD is optional across the range), generating a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 lb.

On the road, the QX80 behaves exactly how you’d expect. Its sheer weight flattens out smaller bumps, while numb yet heavy steering means cornering isn’t something to anticipate. This can be mitigated with hydraulic body control, fitted to Sensory models whose prices nudge $90,000. They’re also fitted with 22-inch wheels, which fill those vast arches admirably but do result in a deterioration in ride quality. This is unquestionably a better vehicle to be driven in than to drive, especially since rear visibility is poor and it’s not easy to park at the journey’s end.

A cabin for the ages. The QX80’s size is intimidating from behind the steering wheel, and it’s intimidating when it looms up behind you in your rearview mirror, too. On the upside, it provides a prodigious amount of cabin space. If you’re tall enough to climb up without a stepladder, you’ll find squashy front seats and impressive second-row captain’s chairs – a three-seat middle bench is an option we wouldn’t tick. Row three offers less than 30 inches of legroom and slashes cargo capacity to 16.6 cu ft – a figure that almost trebles once they’re dropped.

The interior is as dated as the outside, as you’d expect from a vehicle that made its debut in 2011. Even so, materials are mostly top-notch, with even base models (and the term is relative here) sporting Nappa leather. That said, third-row occupants find themselves surrounded by monotone plastic – it’s airy but hardly luxurious. At least Sensory models liven the ambiance through quilted leather and wooden trim.


Impressive equipment. There’s only so much you can do to dress up a decade-old design, but INFINITI has comprehensively updated the QX80’s specifications. It’s a shame Android customers need to wire their phones into the infotainment system, but the 12.3-inch screen is sharp and effective. A Bose stereo is standard alongside navigation, even on entry-level Luxe trim. This is our preferred QX80, since spending $5,000 extra on Premium Select doesn’t really improve the specifications significantly. Sensory models add ventilated front and heated middle seats, softer leather, and hydraulic suspension, but they cost almost $90,000, and even a 17-speaker stereo doesn’t justify such a price tag.

Final thoughts. If you’re in the market for a three-row, three-ton SUV, the QX80 is a decent option. It’s an undeniably old design that should probably have been withdrawn from sale by now, but it still offers lashings of well-appointed interior space and creamy performance alongside a ride that simply flattens out road imperfections. It has all the presence buyers in this market could want, plenty of toys, and a large touchscreen, while its towing capacity is excellent.

The downsides are as you’d expect. It costs a lot to buy, and even more to run. It’s a nightmare to park, and won’t impress anyone with even a passing knowledge of environmental matters. The third-row seats are best for youngsters, yet they come at the cost of cargo capacity; dropping them triples luggage space while removing the main justification for buying such a big vehicle in the first place. And behind everything lurks the specter of the QX80 being discontinued – it surely can’t remain on sale for much longer. This is old technology in every sense, despite sporting a decidedly modern sticker price.

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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
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
20.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert, 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
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
Captain / 60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Bose Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
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
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
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 And Rear
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
Driver Attention
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
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 45,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / 12,000 Miles

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