Neither the Infiniti QX80, nor its nearly identical predecessor, the QX56, have been crash-tested in the U.S.; although this big, burly SUV has plenty of advanced safety features that should help keep it out of trouble.
New features in the 2015 Infiniti QX80 include adaptive headlights that automatically dip the high beams if another vehicle is approaching, and a collision warning system that can detect if an accident is imminent with an object ahead of the vehicle. Buyers can also opt for adaptive cruise control with Distance Control Assist, which slows it down when the system detects obstacles ahead. A blind-spot warning system and a lane departure warning system are available, as is a lane-departure prevention system that gently nudges the QX back into a lane when sensors think you’re wandering off the mark. Think twice before you're sold on the idea, though--we think they create too much audible and haptic interference for skilled drivers.
In lieu of a traditional rearview camera, Infiniti equips the QX installs its Around View camera, a set of lenses that stitches together a set of exterior views for a 180-degree look at potential obstacles. This year, the Around View monitor adds cross-traffic alerts. Dual front, side, and curtain airbags are standard, as are stability control and anti-lock brakes; active headrests; and tire-pressure monitors.
We'd recommend that you consider your driving position, and outward visibility in general in the QX. Rearward vision can be dicey, especially if you're a shorter driver carrying a full load of passengers.