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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
We couldn’t feel much of a difference between the two suspension setups; head toss and body roll were handled equally well in each of the vehicles we drove.
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The front seats are a kind of infinitely-adjustable guilty pleasure.
But there's a bit less legroom in the second row; and the third row, once ample for adults, is now best-sized for children (though a new power-recline feature makes it bearable for 6-footers on short trips).
If your kids' kids are teenagers, they'll find sufficient space in the third row, especially with the seatback reclined (although there isn't room for much luggage behind that third seat).
The 2011 Infiniti QX56 interior is awash in the sort of creamy, soft-touch, carefully wrapped leather and precisely molded plastics and glossy wood trim that you might indeed find inside an executive jet. It's nice.
The 2015 Infiniti QX80 is a true luxury SUV, and a standout for those who want a vehicle that's sturdy and rugged, yet plush and exclusive inside. The cabin is distinctive and can fit seven, but warm, distinctive materials are the real star inside.
That's even more the case for 2015 with the introduction of 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.
With the power-folding third-row seat down, Infiniti counts 95.1 cubic feet of storage space (it amounts to about as much space as the trunk of a mid-size sedan). Loading is simple enough, since the QX80 sits at least 2 inches lower than the previous model, and the power tailgate relieves lightweights and shorties from having to jump and hang on for closure.
Seating is plush and comfortable all around. The interior still sports luxurious front seats, plush chairs with power adjustments and plenty of space in all directions--except possibly at the knees, where bigger passengers might make contact with the QX's center console and its softly padded side. We're big fans of ventilated seats, and the QX80 offers them; they're excellent investments for those who live in the South.
The third-row seat just isn't useful for adults, but three children will be able to jump into it and find plenty of room for themselves and their backpacks. Second-row seating ample, although keep in mind that the buckets are nicer than the no-charge bench seat. With the buckets you also get a center console that's almost as useful as the deep bin between the front seats. The second-row seats also offer heating, and a tip-forward setup is meant to make clambering into the third-row seat a little easier.
Everyone's happy in the 2015 QX80, especially if adults keep to the first two rows.