Despite its age, the 2023 INFINITI QX80 is expected to be a carryover model when it arrives for the new year. The current INFINITI QX80 is entering its 13th model year on sale since a full redesign and is one of the older models on sale.
The QX80 has a chunky exterior design that should remain the same for the 2023 model year. The front end of the large SUV has a large square grille, a wide front air intake, and triangular headlights. At the back, the QX80 features round taillights, an upright rear end, and a stocky rear bumper. The QX80’s silhouette reveals a boxy look.
Because of its age, the QX80 has an old interior design and can’t match competitors when it comes to luxury. The center console protrudes slightly out of the dashboard and features a touchscreen that sits on top of the dash and two rows of physical controls. Thanks to its boxy design, the QX80 has a roomy cabin with adult-friendly seats in all three rows. The 2023 INFINITI QX80 is expected to retain the same interior design as the current model that’s on sale.
The current QX80 received an updated infotainment system for the 2022 model year. A 12.3-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a wireless charging pad, 13 audio speakers, four USB ports, and Bluetooth are standard. Available features include two 8-inch rear displays and a 17-speaker audio system. These features should remain the same for the 2023 QX80.
Under the hood, we don’t expect to see any changes to the 2023 INFINITI QX80. The large SUV is expected to continue to come with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. The current QX80 is rated to tow up to 8,500 pounds.
INFINITI offers the current QX80 with a long list of standard safety features. The SUV comes with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and automatic high-beam assist. These features should continue to be standard for the 2023 model year.