I just for the QX56 two weeks ago and it is a joy to drive. After driving a QX4 and a Toyota 4Runner, both of which were fine, the QX56 is the car I've waited for. The ride is smooth and firm for such a big vehicle. I love the power of the V8 and the fact that I can take just about anything (and anyone) wherever I need to go. With only one child and one dog, my husband thinks I'm nuts to drive such a big SUV, but I love how safe I feel. This is the 4th Infiniti we've owned and we can't imagine buying any other brand of car.