2021 INFINITI QX80

2021 INFINITI QX80
MSRP Range: $69,050 - $83,300

MSRP$72,150
Edmunds suggests you pay$70,414
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2021 Infiniti QX80 Review

  • Powerful V8 engine delivers strong acceleration and a high tow rating
  • Commendable handling and braking for a big SUV
  • Interior design lags behind luxury competition
  • Engine is thirstier than others in the class
  • Optional 22-inch wheels can make for a poor ride
  • Standard safety aids now include adaptive cruise control and lane departure mitigation
  • Revised trim levels
  • Part of the second QX80 generation introduced in 2010

The 2021 Infiniti QX80 combines the rugged construction of a traditional SUV and the upscale appointments of a luxury car. This is Infiniti's biggest SUV, and its most capable. It's got seating for up to eight people, for instance, and its standard V8 engine makes a robust 400 horsepower. And with 8,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity when properly equipped, the QX80 is ready to haul your recreational gear, whether it be a pair of dirt bikes or a good-size travel trailer.

On the downside, it's been more than a decade since this SUV received a full redesign. It doesn't have the fresh look of its competitors, and its ride comfort and fuel economy are subpar for a luxury SUV. While there's still some charm left in this big Infiniti, overall we think more highly of the redesigned Cadillac Escalade, the Lincoln Navigator and the Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Which QX80 does Edmunds recommend?

The top-of-the-line Sensory trim makes the best case for the QX80. It ensures you get ventilated seats, Infiniti's hydraulic body control system, a powerful audio system and higher-quality leather upholstery.

INFINITI QX80 models

The QX80 is offered in three trim levels: Luxe, Premium Select and Sensory. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional. All QX80s are powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine making 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft. It's connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Highlight features include:

Luxe
Comes well equipped from the start, with:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Self-leveling rear suspension (helps for towing and heavy payloads)
  • LED headlights
  • Three-zone climate control system
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable and heated front seats
  • Second-row captain's chairs (bench seat is optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual touchscreen infotainment system
  • 13-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Navigation

Every QX80 also has:

  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the QX80 and the car in front)
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the QX80 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the QX80 back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)

Premium Select
Adds different style with:

  • 22-inch wheels
  • Dark exterior trim
  • Unique interior wood trim
  • Additional leather upholstery colors

Sensory
Ups the luxury with:

  • Hydraulic roll-stabilization suspension (for less body roll when cornering)
  • Cabin air filtration
  • Unique interior wood trim
  • 17-speaker audio system
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Heated outboard second-row seats
  • Rear-seat entertainment system

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    Features & Specs

    LUXE 4dr SUV features & specs
    LUXE 4dr SUV
    5.6L 8cyl 7A
    MSRP$69,050
    MPG 14 city / 20 hwy
    SeatingSeats 7
    Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower400 hp @ 5800 rpm
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    SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
    SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD
    5.6L 8cyl 7A
    MSRP$83,300
    MPG 13 city / 19 hwy
    SeatingSeats 7
    Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower400 hp @ 5800 rpm
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    SENSORY 4dr SUV features & specs
    SENSORY 4dr SUV
    5.6L 8cyl 7A
    MSRP$80,200
    MPG 14 city / 20 hwy
    SeatingSeats 7
    Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower400 hp @ 5800 rpm
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    PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
    PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD
    5.6L 8cyl 7A
    MSRP$76,450
    MPG 13 city / 19 hwy
    SeatingSeats 7
    Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower400 hp @ 5800 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite QX80 safety features:

    Distance Control Assist
    Works like adaptive cruise control but only brakes as you approach a vehicle. The driver retains control of the acceleration pedal.
    Around View Monitor
    Stitches together views from the front, rear and side cameras to make a 360-degree top view of the entire car.
    Automatic Collision Notification
    Calls emergency services in the case of an accident and can notify owners of a stolen vehicle.

    NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver2 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover23.7%

    Infiniti QX80 vs. the competition

    Infiniti QX80 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

    The luxury SUV segment has some pretty deep water and the GLS, in any one of its configurations, is a great white shark. It offers a superior ride and more confident handling. If you're on a strict budget, the QX80 makes a lot of sense. But if you want the best luxury SUV, the GLS is the way to go.

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    Infiniti QX80 vs. BMW X7

    BMW didn't really hold much back when it introduced the X7. With three rows of seating and as much luxury as we've ever seen in a BMW, the X7 rivals SUVs costing nearly twice as much. In the company of the X7, the QX80 looks dated and lacks the latest in technology features. You'll pay more for the BMW, however.

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    Infiniti QX80 vs. GMC Yukon XL

    The Cadillac Escalade is fresh off a comprehensive redesign where it gained a more modern but no less robust chassis than the QX80. The Yukon XL boasts more versatile seating and a more modern interior. You also get more available technology features, including Cadillac's semi-automated Super Cruise hands-free driving system.

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    FAQ

    Is the INFINITI QX80 a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 QX80 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about INFINITI QX80 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the QX80 gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg to 16 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the QX80 has 16.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a INFINITI QX80. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 INFINITI QX80?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 INFINITI QX80:

    • Standard safety aids now include adaptive cruise control and lane departure mitigation
    • Revised trim levels
    • Part of the second QX80 generation introduced in 2010
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    Is the INFINITI QX80 reliable?

    To determine whether the INFINITI QX80 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the QX80. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the QX80's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 INFINITI QX80 a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 INFINITI QX80 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 QX80 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 INFINITI QX80?

    The least-expensive 2021 INFINITI QX80 is the 2021 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $69,050.

    Other versions include:

    • LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $69,050
    • SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $83,300
    • SENSORY 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $80,200
    • PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $76,450
    • PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $73,350
    • LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $72,150
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    What are the different models of INFINITI QX80?

    If you're interested in the INFINITI QX80, the next question is, which QX80 model is right for you? QX80 variants include LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SENSORY 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A). For a full list of QX80 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 INFINITI QX80

    2021 INFINITI QX80 Overview

    The 2021 INFINITI QX80 is offered in the following submodels: QX80 SUV. Available styles include LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SENSORY 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A).

    What do people think of the 2021 INFINITI QX80?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 INFINITI QX80 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 QX80.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 INFINITI QX80 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 QX80 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 INFINITI QX80?

    2021 INFINITI QX80 SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

    The 2021 INFINITI QX80 SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $85,990. The average price paid for a new 2021 INFINITI QX80 SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $4,706 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $4,706 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $81,284.

    The average savings for the 2021 INFINITI QX80 SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 5.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 12 2021 INFINITI QX80 SENSORY 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 INFINITI QX80 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

    The 2021 INFINITI QX80 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $78,330. The average price paid for a new 2021 INFINITI QX80 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $4,313 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $4,313 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $74,017.

    The average savings for the 2021 INFINITI QX80 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 5.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 17 2021 INFINITI QX80 PREMIUM SELECT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

    The 2021 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $74,355. The average price paid for a new 2021 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $4,125 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $4,125 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $70,230.

    The average savings for the 2021 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 5.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 6 2021 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2021 INFINITI QX80s are available in my area?

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 INFINITI QX80 for sale near. There are currently 84 new 2021 QX80s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $73,900 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 INFINITI QX80. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $3,019 on a used or CPO 2021 QX80 available from a dealership near you.

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