Definitely better value/fun quotient over Escalade and Navigator, better new car price too. This is one of those "no brainer" buying decisions. After 2+ years and 45,000 miles would definitely do it again!
This car has lot of flaws and it is painful to pay so much money and do not get reliability. It has been in shop many times for AC, brakes, heater, door locks. The engine makes grinding noise in spite of using super unleaded fuel.
The rotors were warped (thin, no good for vehicle wt.) - 3 dealer trips before they replaced it ("manuf. defect") in all - y not issue recall? The steering never returns 2 position, the flaps on the back of 2nd row won't stay anymore (Velcro wore out after 12 mo.), cumbersome mech. 2 fold 2nd row- doesn't always work, lukewarm not heated front seats, very poor quality build, rear door auto lift problem, 2 tires wore out at 24K(cheap), space behind 3rd seat not useful like Expedition., oil change at non-dealer and screen reminder never goes away - tire pressure gauge and hand break fault - dealer had 2 fix - manuf. defect - one tire leaked air from valve, made in Japan, not true luxury vehicle.
excellent Nav. system, Bose music system is good (Ford Exp. is better at higher vol.), trim is nice
Folks at infinity need to learn from Europeans what true luxury means. Unhappy that they would let people keep having brake problems/rotor problems/alignment/vibration but not issue recall 4 all vehicles to replace the warped rotors -just shows what their customer commitment is - A shame- lawsuit?
Great quality. Unique vehicle that gets great looks on the street and around the block. Great to drive, and great features explained in the next segment.
Best feature is radar that slows the vehicle or stops it if need be, or can raise the speed again. Rear view monitor and rear sound alarm are each invaluable. Great sound system,easy to use in truck DVD player, and excellent big truck handling. Overall, a special vehicle that not everyone sees.
Could use remote starter as standard,snd in spite of vehicle size, everyone could wish for better mileage. Only additional issues revolve around simplifying truck knobs and controls.
I love my QX56. I compared Escalde, Denali, Lexus, Toyota, Armada and others. The QX56 was by for the best equipped, best warranty and the best value at $50,000. I will trade it in for another QX56 in 2008 no matter what the price gas goes to.
Roomy, rides and handles great, auto liftgate.
Headlight switch on turn signal moves without you knowing it. Radio and AC display.