2013 INFINITI QX56 vs. Its Competition

2013 Infiniti QX56
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

There's been some turnover in the full-size, luxury-SUV category since the Infiniti QX56 was new in the 2011 model year.

The Lexus LX 570 has returned to the market, essentially unchanged and still as gargantuan as ever--and not so distinguished from the Toyota Land Cruiser except in wood trim and color combinations.

The Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator are nearing the end of their life cycles; both are the kings of bling, and tip their hats to huge towing capacity, with the Escalade getting the nod for its plethora of body styles and available Hybrid model.

The Benz GL is brand-new this year, improved in almost every way, from infotainment features to its new power-folding second-row seat; its diesel edition is our favorite among the full-size luxo-utes.

Finally, the Range Rover is heading toward retirement: a brand-new vehicle, spun from the Jaguar XJ architecture, is due for a world debut in the fall of 2012, with a curb weight up to 500 pounds less than today's vehicle.

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Quick Specs
8.4
If a need still exists for full-size luxury SUVs, it'll be fulfilled by civilized utes like the Infiniti QX56.
8.4
Especially if towing capability matters, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious--and most fashionable--luxury SUVs you can get.
9.2
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover swaps steel for aluminum, and delivers better performance and luxury in every dimension.
7.6
A luxurious SUV with limited appeal, the Lexus LX 570 isn't quite at home on the range, or on the interstate.
7.2
The 2013 Lincoln Navigator feels uniquely American in a way that's unmatched by most other big SUVs; but it's behind the times in many respects.
8.8
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
MSRP From     
$60,750$63,745$82,650$81,530$57,875$62,400
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Turbocharged Diesel V6
EPA Class     
N/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 4WDN/AN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
775877
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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