2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited

Pros: Brisk acceleration for the size; composed, absorbent ride; classy interior materials and fine assembly quality

Cons: Fuel economy; some desirable features are restricted to expensive option packages; mediocre visibility; maneuverability

CG Says: For 2015, Infiniti’s plus-size SUV gets a new front fascia and grille, updated interior trim, a special-edition Limited Package, and three new safety features: Forward Emergency Braking, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, and High Beam Assist. This high-content heavyweight impresses for its surprisingly brisk acceleration, high mechanical refinement, adept ride, and spacious, tasteful, high-quality interior. The main downsides are the trade-offs in fuel economy and maneuverability that go with big SUVs, plus blatant Ponzi-scheme options-package availability that undercuts attractive starting prices (though rival premium brands are guilty of this too). Still, the QX80 is a very likable and capable premium-large SUV that deserves consideration, especially by those who might occasionally dare venture off-road. Just think twice about the overpriced Deluxe Technology Package with its overabundance of wearisome warning noises and winking lights.

The Facts
Class Premium Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Infiniti
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices QX80: $63,250
AWD QX80: $66,350
AWD QX80 Limited: $88,850

Base Engine
5.6-liter V8
Horsepower
400
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20

2015 Infiniti QX80
2015 Infiniti QX80