2004 Infiniti QX56 Consumer Review: Comfortable ride, even with gl

2004 Infiniti QX56 - Consumer Review

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Comfortable ride, even with glitches
By Payson on


2004 Infiniti QX56 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


This new SUV is a lesson in comfort and style on the inside. But Infiniti is still working out the 1st year glitches. AFter a few months the SUV shook violently every time brakes were applied. The Infiniti service team discovered the QX56 has the same exact brake system as the G35! The brakes are way too small for this heavy truck. Big design flaw. Brakes had to be totally replaced early on, but with the same small system which is doomed to fail again. Overall it is fun to drive, handles remarkably well for such a big SUV and is very comfortable. I just suggest waiting until Infiniti gets the kinks worked out.

Best Features

The unique view on the navigation screen is easy to use and follow. Unlike others, you don't have to touch the screen to use it--which means no fingerprints on your map. 2nd row seats flip forward easily. 3rd row passengers can flip them forward, so they are not trapped in back.

Worst Features

Lose the "map holder" trays on the very front console. Too shallow to be of any real use. Needs a bigger brake system to control the weight. Passenger door handles are place abnormally high on the door and small kids cannot get in by themselves. Looks good, not practical.
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