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2007 Infiniti QX

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2007 Infiniti QX Review

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Infiniti's mammoth QX56 plays in the same league as the Cadillac Escalade ESV and Lincoln Navigator L. You won't find anything of this size from Lexus, BMW, Mercedes-Benz or even Land Rover, making the QX56 the only real import alternative to the large domestic luxury choices. Based on the Nissan Armada, the QX56 is given enough chrome, leather, wood and power accoutrements to satisfy the most demanding luxury SUV buyer. Beyond its luxury features the QX56 actually has a utilitarian side, offering seating for eight, a 320-horsepower V8 engine and a tow rating of 9,000 pounds (8,900 on the four-wheel-drive model).

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a lot of room and a lot of towing power all wrapped up in a package designed to pamper not just the driver but also every passenger onboard, look into the QX56.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The QX56 is big—really big—and that has its benefits and disadvantages. Its exterior also clearly reveals its Nissan Armada origins, which may render it too commonplace for some buyers seeking the luxury Sport Utility Vehicle experience.

What's Significant About This Car?

A slight bump in horsepower from 315 to 320 marks the only change for 2007.

Driving the QX

Driving Impressions On the road the big Infiniti is surprisingly agile and easy to maneuver. The V8 provides plenty of pickup, with instantaneous response from the drive-by-wire throttle and a...

nice throaty growl from the specially-tuned exhaust. The ride remains smooth at all times, and our fully-loaded test vehicle had Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), the benefits of which can be appreciated on sharp curves.

The QX56's steering feel is heavy yet direct and, although the long front hood might seem to make maneuvers difficult, having the front wheels pushed to the outermost edge of the vehicle allowed us to accurately "dock" the QX, even in the tightest parking spaces.

Fold-Flat Captain's Chair Seating
Fold-flat captain's chair seating makes it easy to go from crew cabin to cargo hauler.

Optional Rear DVD System
The optional rear DVD entertainment system makes passengers feel like they are flying in first class.

2007 Infiniti QX Details
2007 Infiniti QX photo Interior

The QX56 touts a massive interior with three rows of seating and an abundance of headroom. Heated leather captain's chair seating in both the first and second rows is tastefully executed, as is the use of orange gauge lighting and real Blond Apaya wood on the dash, console and steering wheel. Though thorough in its execution, the QX56's interior is not as polished as it could be. Some of the plastic trim pieces just don't seem to fit in with the rest of the interior. Vehicles such as the Lincoln Navigator and Land Rover Range Rover have raised the bar for luxury SUV interiors, and the QX56 needs to rise with it.

Exterior
2007 Infiniti QX photo

The QX56's enormous chrome grille and the huge 18-inch wheels should go over well with the hip-hop crowd. Bright xenon headlamps are standard, as are chrome mirrors with built-in puddle lights. Both the taillights and high-mounted center brake light employ LED lighting. We know many will not care (or remember), but in profile the QX56 reminds us of an oversized 1961 AMC Rambler Cross Country Wagon.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The QX56 comes with a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, dual-zone automatic air conditioning with front and rear controls, limited-slip rear differential, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), removable second-row storage console, xenon headlamps, keyless illuminated entry, fog lights, automatic headlamp control, power rear liftgate, dual heated power mirrors with memory, power rear vent windows, auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation, RearView Monitor, power adjustable pedals, heated leather seats, 10-way power driver's seat, eight-way power passenger seat, traction control, tire pressure monitor, cruise control, Vehicle Dynamic Control and a rear wiper/washer. The standard audio is a 265-watt Bose system with 10 speakers, a subwoofer and an MP3-compatible six-disc CD changer.

Optional Equipment

Options include full-time four-wheel drive, DVD entertainment system, power sunroof, SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio, Intelligent Cruise Control and a split folding center-row seat (a no-charge replacement for the captain's chair seating).

Under the Hood

Though the QX56 offers only one powerplant, it's pretty impressive. The big Infiniti V8 has huge torque reserves and never feels strained, even when the vehicle is fully loaded.

5.6-liter V8
320 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
393 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/18 (2WD), 13/18 (4WD)

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2007 Infiniti QX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 116 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.

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  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Safe, secure, versatile, solid and comfortable

By on Friday, March 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great vehicle, safe, versatile and luxurious"

Cons: "Mile could be better; 16 - 17 mpg"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

When you go back into the house for "just a minute." Lesson learned.....

"This is the second QX56 we've owned and we're now debating whether to trade our current 2006, also known as "Sweetie," for a 2015/16. In almost ten years of ownership, other than regular maintenance, we have not had one problem with Sweetie. She is still solid, rattle and squeak free. We've owned GMC Yukon Denaili XL's, Suburbans, and Mercedes and can honestly say this is as close to an ideal SUV as you'll ever get. Although this is a 2006, this vehicle was ahead of it's time in that it has a lot of technical and safety features that are still current, up to date, and would be options on new vehicles today. Our particular problem is that I'm a petite woman married to a tall man so finding a SUV that "fits" the both of us can be a challenge - until we found the QX56. As this is "my" primary vehicle it was important for me to be able to get comfortable and have good visability. The QX56 has a ridiculous amount of seating adjustments that makes it possible for the both of us to get comfortable and thanks to the adjustable steering wheel and adjustable brake and gas pedals (!) it makes it possible for me not only to see over the steering wheel, but to have the necessary visability needed for safety and security. The QX56 is comfortable - there is more room in the front seats of the vehicle than the Yukon XL which is important for men with broad shoulders. No crampiness here! Sweetie combines luxury and versatility. We have towed with it, hauled kids with it, moved a sofa with it, picked up landscaping material-including shrubs and a tree, and everything in between. The vehicle is very secure on the road whether in heavy rain or snow. It handles snow like a tank, never sliding, always solid, and considering our driveway is up a hill, it's been tested! City driving, expressways, country lanes, or crowded parking lots - this vehicle handles them all with ease. Of course, driver visability is excellent. So the question is, do we purchase a 2015/16 or do we stay with "Sweetie?" After re-reading this, maybe we'll keep her for a while longer."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

When you go back into the house for "just a minute." Lesson learned.....

Best SUV I have owned inside and out.

By on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Powerful , roomy and fun to drive."

Cons: "Gas."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I upgraded from the Armada to the Qx56. The Qx56 is everything I have ever wanted in an SUV. With the interior space and options and not to mention the engines power. This truck drives and rides very smooth. I have taken it out of town several times and the family loves it. I cannot say enough about this truck. The only downfall is gas but it is a fair for trade for the comfort and reliability this truck offers. I would definitely purchase another one only problem with that is I feel the 2011 model and up do not offer the same amount of interior room(bummer). I would highly recommend anyone to buy this SUV. Good Job Infiniti.."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Favorite car

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Amazing luxury and safety with a powerful engine a"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have 3 children and have owned this car for almost 6 years. This is my second QX56 and would buy another for sure. It is loaded with comfort and convenience and safety is top notch. My favorite thing about the vehicle is the incredible power. It feels veavy and safe, but has incredible get up and go when needed. Only negative I would say is the gas mileage. If they could work that out, I'd never own another vehicle."

6 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Best made vehicle I've ever owned. Flawless!

By on Friday, June 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Roomy, feeling of being safe, very, very reliable."

Cons: "I have to use a step ladder to wash the top"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Without a doubt the smoothest riding and best handling vehicle, especially for the size. Everyone should own at least one of these boys once in their lives. They don't make them as big as this one anymore."

14 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Wouldnt want any other SUV

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "The Luxury"

Cons: "Fuel Economy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I really love what this vehicle has for me.. So much actually, that I am debating on buying another Infiniti just because i love this vehicle"

9 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Very dependable SUV. I will probably buy another.

By on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Well built, nice riding SUV."

Cons: "For the price, it could have more "luxury options""

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been a great SUV (and I've had many). I've put nearly 30k miles on it and have only replaced the tires and a battery. It's nicely optioned even in the base package. I've got 86,000 miles on it so far and doesn't squeak or rattle at all. The gas mileage isn't the greatest, but it's a full size SUV, so 20+ mpg was never a thought when I bought it, but the extra room is far more important to me than 3 more mpg. Other than gas, cost of ownership is excellent."

16 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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