2011 INFINITI QX56 Overview
Redesigned and restyled, the 2011 Infiniti QX56 full-size luxury SUV adds more standard features and new styling to remain at the head of the pack.
In addition to exterior and interior restyling, the 2011 Infiniti QX56 receives a more efficient engine that provides greater power as well. A 400-horsepower, 5.6-liter, direct fuel injection V-8 is mated to a new seven-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual capability. The QX56 boasts 413 pounds-feet of torque for quick acceleration and is available in either two- or four-wheel drive. The four-wheel drive option has an on-demand automatic mode and an electronic transfer case with high and low modes for tougher conditions.
The new engine not only increases power over last year’s model, but also improves fuel-efficiency by 10 percent. Expect to get 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The 2011 Infiniti QX56 competes with the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade.
Adopting Infiniti’s updated style, the 2011 QX56 features a huge grille and a sleek, flowing hood. Standard features include: 20-inch alloy wheels, power sliding glass moonroof, power rear liftgate, roof rails and power folding, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals. Swiveling adaptive headlights and 22-inch wheels are optional.
Inside the restyled 2011 Infiniti QX56, luxury appointments and high-tech gadgetry blend together. The QX56 can seat either seven or eight occupants in leather bound seats depending whether you opt for captain’s seats or a three-seat bench in the second row. The third row has the flexibility to power-fold into the floor, or power-recline.
Standard interior features in the 2011 QX56 include: tri-zone automatic temperature control, push button ignition, leather-appointed seating, power adjustable heated front seats, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, USB/iPod connectivity, auxiliary audio/video input jacks, XM Satellite Radio, streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology, eight-inch color touch-screen, and Infiniti’s Hard Drive Navigation System with Land Guidance and 3-D building graphics, voice recognition. Dual seven-inch monitors for the back seats are optional.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Infiniti QX56 has you covered. A multitude of airbags with rollover sensors, active front head restraints, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system all come standard. A lane departure system, distance control, intelligent brake assist, blind spot warning, front pre-crash seat belts and Hydraulic Body motion Control which fights body roll are optional.
Any way you slice it, the 2011 Infiniti QX56 has everything you want and could possibly need in a full-size luxury SUV.