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2017 INFINITI QX80 Review-Powerful engine acceleration but that costs fuel economy

The 2017 Infiniti QX80 is a full size premium luxury SUV, which was known as the Infiniti QX56 until 2014. The SUV is built by Infiniti division of Nissan. The starting MSRP of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 is $63,850. The SUV comes with a large number of standard features, elegant interior and a powerful 5.6-Liter V8 engine.

This three-row seven-seater crossover SUV is available in 3 models – the QX80, the QX80 4WD and the QX80 Limited. The main competitors of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 are the Mercedes-Benz GLS550, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX 570, GMC Yukon Denali and Land Rover Range Rover.



The 2017 Infiniti QX80 is powered by a 5.6-liter, 5,552 cc, 32 valve, aluminum-alloy block and heads, Dry film-coated pistons, DOHC V8 engine, which generates 400 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm and 413 lb ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm. And, it is paired with an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). Furthermore, the SUV has towing capacity of 8,500 lbs.  

As far as mileage is concerned, the SUV delivers 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway with rear-wheel drive, whereas with four-wheel drive, it delivers 13 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway. The SUV comes with fuel capacity of 26.0 gallons.

Moreover, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 has a turning diameter of 41.6 feet. The curb weight of the vehicle is 5,644 lbs. Besides, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 has 6.2-second time for the 60 – mph sprint. 


Infiniti QX80 2017 Exterior

On the exterior front, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 looks big and its Hydraulic Body Motion control system keeps it stable and steady. The SUV comes packed with LED Signature Headlights, LED turn signals, Integrated LED front fog lights, tilt feature and sliding sunshade, Automatic on /off LED headlights with high beam assist windshield wiper interlock, Power rear liftgate, Body-color running boards with integrated splash guards, Under radiator Skid plate, Roof rails, Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch auto open /close, LED rear brake lights, center high mounted stoplight (CHMSL) and 20-inch, split 6-spoke aluminum alloy wheels.

The other exterior features of the SUV include Rain-sensing, variable intermittent front windshield wipers, UV-reducing solar glass, Auto-dimming, power folding, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, Rear privacy glass, courtesy lights and reverse tilt-down feature and Remote power-opening of windows using INFINITI Intelligent Key.

While, the top trim features headlight inner lens, taillight inner lens and Under running board with welcome lighting and 22-inch, 14-spoke dark finish forged aluminum alloy wheels.

In terms of dimension, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 measures 208.9 inches in length, 79.9 inches in width, 75.8 inches in height with roof rails along with a wheelbase of 121.1 inches.   

The SUV comes in these attractive colors – Hermosa Blue, Mocha Almond, Majestic White and Black Obsidian. In addition to these, the top model QX80 Limited offers also two exclusive colors – a rich Dakar Bronze and a dramatic Imperial Black.



Interior of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 is very comfortable and spacious and looks nice. The SUV comes equipped with a number of standard luxury features such as INFINITI Intelligent Key with Illuminated Push Button Ignition, 3-Blink Turn Signals, Remote Engine Start System, Power windows with illuminated switches and one-touch auto-up /down with auto reverse feature, Remote Engine Start System, Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system with micro-filter, Power door locks with automatic locking, Rear-seat heater ducts under front seats, Lockable glove compartment, cup holders and bottle holders.

Other features include Heated steering wheel, 10-way power driver’s seat, including 2-way power lumbar support, Second-row captain’s chairs with tip-up easy entry for third-row, 8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display, Bose Cabin Surround, 15-speaker sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding AM /FM radio, single in-dash CD/DVD player with MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control, navigation, vehicle information systems and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System.

Moreover, the SUV has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo volume with the third-row seats up and 95.1 cubic feet with 2nd and 3rd row seats down.


In terms of power Infiniti Q80 2017 is a best with 400 BHP horse power but that also affects its fuel economy as well

The performance of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 is good. The car features Engine-speed-sensitive power steering, while the top trim features Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering. On the braking front, the car is fitted with 13.78 x 1.18-inch ventilated discs in the front and 13.78 x 0.79-inch ventilated discs in the rear. Besides, the SUV is fitted with Independent, double-wishbone front suspension and Independent, double-wishbone rear suspension.

In terms of safety, the SUV comes equipped with lots of features like Remote keyless entry system, Driver and front-passenger front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiter.

Other safety features of the SUV include Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display and Tire Inflation Indicator, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System.

While, the top trim also features Distance Control Assist (DCA), Backup Collision Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).  


The main advantage of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 is its high quality interior. The car has good acceleration and powerful engine.

Moreover, the notable feature of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 is its forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection. 


One of the major drawbacks of the SUV is its poor fuel economy. Besides, the third row of the car is cramped. 


The 2017 Infiniti QX80 has excellent performance and luxury. This seven-seater SUV features a comfortable interior, plenty of standard features and three rows of seating.

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