The 2016 Infiniti QX80 ranks in the uppermost tier of full-size SUVs; it’s big, spacious, capable, smooth as clouds, luxurious as a weekend in Monaco, powerful as a connected politician. It offers 7- or 8-passenger seating in three rows, has every technological feature and convenience imaginable, and competes with the Lexus LX, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Range Rover Sport, Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. No slackers, these; all are giant on the outside, posh on the inside, capable everywhere. This does not come for pocket change; a starting price around $65,000 and a 5.6-liter V8 that makes 400 horsepower but uses a lot of gas doing it can dent the monthly cash flow. But, at this level, that’s just the price of entry.
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.