After a name change last year (from QX56), the QX80 luxury SUV returns for 2015 with a face-lifted exterior and interior, innovative safety features that include Predictive Forward Collision Warning, and a new top-line trim: the QX80 Limited.
For 2014 the major news is that the Infiniti QX80 is the vehicle formerly known as the QX56. The only other change is that the advanced Backup Collision Intervention system is added to the Technology Package.
Infiniti's flagship SUV, the 2015 QX80, is a 3-row, 7- or 8-passenger luxury hauler that competes with the Lexus LX, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Range Rover Sport, Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. Like those rivals, the QX80 is big and brawny on the outside, plush and sophisticated within. Its handling and capability also have a split personality. It boasts smooth road manners given its size, while its big (albeit thirsty) V8 engine enables this high-end SUV to tow heavy loads and venture off the beaten path. Deeper beneath its skin, this Infiniti is available with innovative safety and technology features. The QX80's $64,000 starting price definitely puts it in premium territory, yet it still undercuts some rivals in the full-size luxury-SUV segment.