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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
Infiniti has thoughtfully added a power recline function to the final row, and it really helps livability.
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Around View Monitor…uses a total of five cameras to help you figure out exactly where the QX56 is in relation to objects around it….It makes short work of parking lots, detritus-laden garages and towing a trailer in tight spaces.
The comically big second-row console…is so big, in fact, that an ill-behaved child of a QX56 owner could be stuffed into it, not that we recommend that usage. There aren't any seatbelts in there, after all.
That $2850 Tech Package is of more dubious use, because it gives the driver more opportunity to be more passive about his driving.
A fully equipped 4WD 2011 Infiniti QX56 will land you at $71,850, which is an awful lot of money, but a bit less than what you'd pay for an Escalade or a Mercedes-Benz GL450 (the QX's No. 3 rival).
The 2015 Infiniti QX80 isn't quite as loaded with modern luxury and convenience items as an Escalade or Range Rover, although it's hard to imagine anyone being downright disappointed with all that this true market original offers.
Standard features in the QX80 include navigation with a hard drive for maps and music; DVD audio and satellite radio; 20-inch wheels; a moonroof; a power tailgate; Bluetooth with audio streaming; pushbutton start; USB connectivity for audio players; and leather trim. There's also standard cross-traffic alert and birds-eye view for the exterior camera system. And you can opt for a three-place bench seat in place of the dual buckets for the second row, at no charge.
A Technology Package groups features like blind-spot monitors with adaptive headlights, and a three-zone automatic climate control system. There's also a Theater Package, which includes dual LCD displays for the back seat, alone with remote controls, wireless headphones, and auxiliary inputs for gaming systems. It gets a new remote control and a new user interface this year. And a Deluxe Technology Package brings a Plasmacluster air purifier and grape polyphenol filter, as part of an Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS).
There's also a new Limited model. In the new 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited, you get a new Truffle Brown cabin marked by a palette of brown, black and silver leather and wood appointments and trim. Quilted leather seats, a suede-like headliner, silver accent piping, leather-wrapped speaker grilles for the instrument panel are among the many dress-ups.
The Limited model also includes 22-inch wheels, the Theater Package and the Deluxe Technology Package.
Option packages add on more upscale features, the kind you'll also find in the Escalade and Range Rover. A hydraulic suspension is available; so are ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats; and easy-folding second-row seats for access to the third row.
The 2015 Infiniti QX80 goes for plush and well-equipped, and nails it in all respects.