2020 INFINITI QX80

What’s new

  • A new infotainment system debuts
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard
  • Edition 30 package celebrates Infiniti's 30 years in the U.S.
  • Part of the second QX80 generation introduced in 2010

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful V8 engine delivers strong acceleration and a high tow rating
  • Commendable handling and braking for a big SUV
  • Interior technology and design lag behind luxury competition
  • Engine is thirstier than others in the class
  • Optional 22-inch wheels can make for a poor ride
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$66,750

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2020 INFINITI QX80 Review

The 2020 Infiniti QX80 provides plenty of SUV capability along with a high-end luxury experience. A three-row, body-on-frame SUV that's powered by a big V8, the QX80 can tow as much as 8,500 pounds. Even at the base trim level, it's full of luxury features and high-tech safety equipment. There's seating for seven passengers (eight if you add the optional second-row bench) and plenty of cargo space.

On the inside, the QX80 is relatively well-equipped, with standard features such as leather upholstery, a 360-degree parking camera, and a heated steering wheel. For 2020, it gets even more equipment in the form of a new two-screen infotainment system on the center console. This new system adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the mix and eliminates several of the hard-to-see buttons on the dashboard.

Unfortunately for the QX80, it doesn't feel very modern or special. Even with the addition of the new infotainment system, the interior looks dated, with controls and soft-touch surfaces that can't match the quality provided by German rivals like Audi and BMW. And the tech, while updated, still uses low-resolution screens that can't justify the QX80's big price tag. As a package, the 2020 Infiniti QX80 is competent, but there are several segment leaders that have it beat, especially for the price.

Which QX80 does Edmunds recommend?

The Limited trim level is the most expensive version of the QX80 but it's also the most impressive. At the top of the trim level structure, the Limited includes four-wheel drive as standard, along with all the QX80's available safety features such as adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.

INFINITI QX80 models

The 2020 Infiniti QX80 is a full-size luxury SUV that provides seating for seven passengers, or eight passengers if you add the optional second-row bench seat. It's offered in two trim levels: Luxe and Limited. Both are powered by a 5.6-liter V8 (400 horsepower, 413 lb-ft of torque) and a seven-speed automatic. The Luxe offers a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive, while the Limited is 4WD-only.

Standard features on the Luxe include LED headlights, a power liftgate, heated power front seats, tri-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 360-degree parking camera, parking sensors, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and a 13-speaker Bose sound system.

Most of the QX80 add-ons come in the form of packages. The ProAssist package bundles adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure mitigation. The Theater package adds a rear-seat entertainment system with two 8-inch monitors, and the Sensory package brings a 17-speaker Bose audio system, quilted-leather surfaces, an air purification system, and heated second-row seats.

The ProActive package adds hydraulic body roll control, speed-sensitive steering, adaptive and auto-leveling headlights, and a rearview mirror that can also function as a live-view rear camera. The Edition 30 package adds some special exterior touches such as a dark-chrome grille, special badges, and unique interior kickplates.

In the QX80 Limited trim, all the above optional packages and four-wheel drive are standard. It also enjoys its own selection of paint, exterior styling differences, and interior leather and trim colors.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 INFINITI QX80.

5 star reviews: 75%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 25%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.5 stars based on 4 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • safety
  • sound system
  • comfort
  • interior
  • climate control
  • infotainment system
  • seats

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Loving the Infiniti QX80
shannon,
LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

One month into purchasing the Infiniti I have no problems other than my gas mileage. The tank seems smaller(more frequent fill ups) than my previous MB GL450. The visibility is superior and no complaints for space in the cabin. All of the controls are very user friendly and easy to navigate. I'm definitely looking forward to establishing reliability in the years to come.

5 out of 5 stars, Still got it
Said,
LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

I have had the 2011 original model, and recently upgraded to 2020 facelifted model. This is not a high tech car like the audi q7, but it's spacious, comfortable and reliable and that's all I need.

3 out of 5 stars, But an Armada instead
Anthon,
LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

This suv is very luxurious and really nice inside, but it is based on a 10 year old platform. That being said it feels somewhat cheap and not much different from a Nissan. I only had this car for a weekend as a rental, and don’t get me wrong, it’s very comfortable, but in the long run I would not love it. Even though I had the base model Luxe, I was surprised at some features it lacked. Some include air conditioned seats, heated rear seats, an entertainment system, and a pretty standard audio system. I am being a little nit picky, but a $70,000 suv should have more than it does. My 2007 Acura has better sound, and you could get air conditioned seats on a Tahoe ten years ago. Overall, I like the QX80, but there are some areas it could be improved. You may as well save $30k and get an armada instead.

5 out of 5 stars, Luxury
Hartley Winter,
LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

I feel my Infiniti QX80 is a luxury vehicle!!! I’m driving around 3 children all day in it, and I feel safe and secure. This is my second one and I only am on my second one because I traded my other one in for a newer model. I had zero problems with the other one after owning it for 3 years.

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Features & Specs

LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD
5.6L 8cyl 7A
MSRP$69,850
MPG 13 city / 19 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower400 hp @ 5800 rpm
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LUXE 4dr SUV features & specs
LUXE 4dr SUV
5.6L 8cyl 7A
MSRP$66,750
MPG 14 city / 20 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower400 hp @ 5800 rpm
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LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD
5.6L 8cyl 7A
MSRP$91,450
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. Audi Q7

Since it isn't a body-on-frame SUV, the Audi Q7 can't tow anywhere near what the QX80 can, but it's definitely worth a look. The Q7 is both comfortable on the highway and secure when driving around turns. It's also feature-packed and more modern than the QX80. But you do give up a bit of space inside the Audi. Squeezing adults in the third row will be hard.

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Infiniti QX80 vs. GMC Yukon

The Yukon is also a bit smaller than the QX80, but only by a little bit. The Yukon is based on the same underpinnings that make the GMC Sierra 1500 so it's nearly as capable as a pickup truck. And if you want some extra trunk space, you can always go with the Yukon XL.

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Infiniti QX80 vs. BMW X7

The X7 is an intriguing pick for a luxury SUV. The X7 is big, capable and highly luxurious, and it's priced close to the QX80. Both vehicles are packed with high-end features, but the X7 is decidedly more upscale, with better-quality materials, a quieter interior and more driver aids. The Infiniti can tow more, but if that's not on your list of must-haves, the X7 is definitely the better choice.

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FAQ

Is the INFINITI QX80 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 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 2020 INFINITI QX80?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 INFINITI QX80:

  • A new infotainment system debuts
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard
  • Edition 30 package celebrates Infiniti's 30 years in the U.S.
  • 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 2020 INFINITI QX80 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 INFINITI QX80 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 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 2020 INFINITI QX80?

The least-expensive 2020 INFINITI QX80 is the 2020 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $66,750.

Other versions include:

  • LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $69,850
  • LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $66,750
  • LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) which starts at $91,450
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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 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and LIMITED 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 2020 INFINITI QX80

2020 INFINITI QX80 Overview

The 2020 INFINITI QX80 is offered in the following submodels: QX80 SUV. Available styles include LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A).

What do people think of the 2020 INFINITI QX80?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 INFINITI QX80 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 QX80 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2020 QX80.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 INFINITI QX80 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 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 2020 INFINITI QX80?

2020 INFINITI QX80 LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2020 INFINITI QX80 LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $93,200. The average price paid for a new 2020 INFINITI QX80 LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $5,483 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,483 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $87,717.

The average savings for the 2020 INFINITI QX80 LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 5.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2020 INFINITI QX80 LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)

The 2020 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 $73,930. The average price paid for a new 2020 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $7,446 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,446 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $66,484.

The average savings for the 2020 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is 10.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 15 2020 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2020 INFINITI QX80s are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 INFINITI QX80?

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