I've had a series of high-end super SUVs, including Landcruisers, Land Rovers, Lexus LX470, and I tested all of their most recent models before buying the QX56. This Infiniti is the best by far. It is huge on the inside, FAR larger than a Landcruiser/LX570 or Range Rover. Far more luxurious and full-featured than any other large SUV other than the Range Rover. Everything is well thought out. The exterior is handsome, especially the gigantic chrome grill and chrome roof racks. These trucks are rare enough to continually look fresh, unlike say an X5. At 5000 mile it is still solid, rattle-free, and a joy to drive. I don't think there is a better large SUV out there at any price.
Prestigious-looking front grill. Gorgeous wood dash/door accents. Separate folding/removable middle seat in the middle row (acts like a pass- through for kids, or can fold up for 8-passenger seating). Power fold-flat 3rd row. Logical controls. Quality feel everywhere. Simple Nav screen. Bluetooth.
Storage behind 3rd row seats would be easier to use without the lift-up hideaway. I would also prefer a split rear hatch like the LX570. Running boards could be a bit sturdier. Parking sensors should be in front bumper too, not just rear bumper. DVD player should be easier to control from dash.
Love it. Has everything, sound system, bluetooth (connects and disconnects when needed, tried other manufacturers' systems, not happy), voice control, best rear view camera that displays image in milliseconds and has lines and noise alarm, anyone can park safely. Also great when rearing with a boat trailer. Engine has so much trust. Cannot drive without intelligent cruise control anymore. Luxurious, comfortable and roomy. It is like flying first class.
Excellent full size SUV for a medium to large family that needs space and the ability to haul or tow weight. We pack a lot when we travel. We have been on icy roads, full snow storms, up to 1 foot of snowed in driveways, mud, dirt, rain... you name, we have done it with a load of 2 adults, 3 medium to large dogs, and one child. This car outperforms Ford Expeditions, GMC Yukon, Chevy Tahoe's, and others in the areas of braking, handling and overall feel. With a full load, of around 800 lbs, we average about 15.2 mpg. Just in town around 14.5 and mostly freeway with no load around 16.5 going about 70 mph. Our 2007 Acura MDX with a full load averaged only 14.5 mpg. We use regular fuel 87.
Headlights, braking is supreme, 125ft for 60mph. Navigation, 4x4 low for deep snow, 4x4 high for icy roads. Sound system is great. Always lots of power. Very stable in turns and suspension, auto leveling ride is great. All in all, great car.
Buttons on dash should be closer to driver. Rear bench seat should be all one width, not smaller in the center. Should have space under the middle seat for storage. Maybe cylinder shut off for better fuel economy. More space under end seats in rear for storage.
This is my second QX56, the first being a 2005. I can not say enough on how great this vehicle is. Neither of my trucks has ever had a issue. The dealership provides free oil changes ever 3,500 and is a pleasure to deal with. The QX56 has just about everything a large, luxury SUV should have. So quiet, so powerful, yet nimble given its size.
heated steering wheel, hands free bluetooth, back up camera, comfortable seats both front and middle captains chairs.
more powerful sound system, auto door locking, larger engine - maybe a turbo diesel.
I purchased this 2008 Infiniti over the summer and have had a few months to drive it. I love it. We looked at EVERY SUV in this category and for the comfort, technology and price nothing can compete with it. I feel like I am in a living room with every option available to me. The third row is a dream to use and to sit in. The 1st/2nd row has a ton of room. I love that the navigation can be used while driving because it is a voice navigation. The voice also understands me! It is really an amazing vehicle.
heated steering wheel, music box, keyless go, voice navigation, heated seats, third row automatic, console in 2nd row is removable, cup holders for seven, xm radio whole term of lease, automatic trunk... love it
Automatic door lock/unlock. When you put car in drive doors should lock and when you open driver's door all doors should unlock! It's a safety feature. AC seats would be nice