Recently bought a used 2010 Q56 with 10K miles on it. It is basically brand new. The 2011 is awesome but the older model now is a great buy if interested. Great comfort, technology options, fun to drive, solid SUV for my 2 boys and all their friends too. The Q56 was $10K-$15K cheaper than the Cadillac and Sequoia at 35K+ miles. The Q56 was super close in bling, comfort, technology, performance and gas mileage. The 2nd row buckets and 3rd row bench is much better than the Caddy. If you are looking for a great SUV that in my opinion equals GM, Toyota, Lexus but costs much less check this SUV out.
Power everything, DVD for the kiddos, center console (put kids stuff in) in the 2nd row bucket seats. The console can be removed easily if you want that pathway open to the 3rd row too. The 3rd row seats actually fit an adult compared to the Caddy.
And both the 2nd and 3rd row fold down with the push of a button for hauling those extra big things.
Engine has a little kick to it too not at all like the quiet Lexus engines you can't even hear. To be fair Cadillac and Toyota had the purrr of the engine too which makes you feel the driving experience.
This Q56 has lots of room for entire family both summer and winter fun
Yes, it looks like a higher end version of the Nissan Armada but who cares. Maybe there could be more wood grain finishes and extra bling compared to the Caddy but honestly the details were small. If you do your homework you can get a great SUV at at cheaper price that does rival GM, Toyota and Lexus (and if you are considering buying the higher end Armada too) My Q56 was purchased for about the same maybe even less than what you would pay for a Platinum Armada. The value is there on the 2010 model and it is probably because of the significant model change this year as well as higher gas prices.
Bottom line this SUV is solid value and fun to drive.
Bought this vehicle after owning a Rav4.Wanted a bigger and safer ride for my 2 boys and I found it on this one. The captain's chair plus the DVD make the ride for them so comfortable and smooth for myself.To much tech and luxury for the prize compare to other SUV's out there and with the powerful engine all I need next to buy is a boat and I'm set. Owned Toyotas for my whole life but this is definitely the best buy I ever made.Maybe in a year or two I will trade it for the new 2011 out there 'cause I really love these vehicle for the prize I ended up paying.
Nav, Leather seats, rear folding seats, rear back up cam,2nd row captain's chairs and so on.
gas mileage but that's what you can expect for a big SUV and Ipod hook up
Have owned them all. Landcruiser, Suburban, LX 560. Infinti is supposedly great build quality. This could be the worst car I have ever owned. Great features which supports why we bought it but the finish quality is horrific not to mention the ride quality. If i were at it again, sacrifice the captains chairs in the second row and consider a on year old Lexus or land cruiser. Even Cadillac would be better. Inf/Nissan can't build large SUV or trucks to save their lives
I have only had this vehicle for 3 months and 6000 miles but I am very happy with my purchase. The ride is smooth and quiet, seats are very supportive and comfortable, plenty of room and cargo space, and the kids love it as well. Engine is smooth and powerful. Some body lean is noticed in tight turns but it's not a sports sedan. Our gas mileage, ave about 15 mpg, is about what you would expect from a large SUV. Loaded with tech features. Considering the terrific incentives and compared to the other SUVs I test drove and considered prior to making purchase (Cadillac Escalade, MB GL, Lincoln Nav) the QX56 was an easy choice. It is easily the best value luxury SUV available right now.
Heated steering wheel and seats (electric rather than blown air which takes 4 0r 5 minutes to warm in Winter), seats, tech, fold flat third row, ride.