Redesigned for 2011, Infiniti's enormous QX56 adopted the brand's styling to look more like its smaller cohorts. The standard 5.6-liter V-8 has direct fuel injection and makes 400 horsepower. The QX, available with rear- or four-wheel drive, can seat up to eight in three rows. It counts the Cadillac Escalade, Lexus GX 460, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Lincoln Navigator among its competitors. New for 2013
The standard Around View monitor camera system adds moving object detection, and auto-dimming outside mirrors are a new standard feature. Exterior
A massive grille adorns the hood, dwarfing the headlights and fog lights. Above the front fenders sit three chrome portals. The standard alloy wheels measure 20 inches in diameter. Exterior features include xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and power-folding side mirrors with turn signal indicators. Interior
The QX56's interior features three-dimensional gauges, a four-spoke steering wheel and gathered leather inserts along the doors. An available rear entertainment system can play two video sources on separate screens.
With captain's chairs in the second row, the QX seats up to seven; an optional three-seat bench in the second row increases capacity to eight. The captain's chairs tip up to facilitate third-row entry. The third row can power-fold into the floor, and it also has a power-reclining function. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
- Standard leather upholstery, power-adjustable, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and CD stereo with a USB input and Bluetooth streaming audio
- Optional Bose stereo, cooled front seats, and heated rear seats
Mechanical features include a 5.6-liter V-8 with direct injection with 400-hp and 413 pounds-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The available 4WD with automatic mode offers high and low ranges. Safety
Safety features include front-seat side-impact airbags and three-row side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system. Optional safety technology includes an Around View Monitor, blind spot warning system, and lane departure mitigation.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com