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2019 Infiniti QX80 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 12, 2019


When we talk about large luxury SUVs from Japan, there are only a few names that hit our backhead. Among one of these names is the the QX80. Sharing its basic architecture with the Nisssan Patrol, the QX80 is the flagship SUV in the Infiniti portfolio. This bulky SUV has been generating significant volumes for Infiniti, standing up strong against some heavy-weights like the Toyota Land Cruiser, Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 570, Land Rover Range Rover and the Mercedes GLS.

Despite making some very good vehicles, whats most disappointing about Infiniti is that they either forget updating their products, or are extremely confident with their strategy. Just like most of the Infiniti line-up, the QX80 too has started decaying. Even for its 2019 model year, all that has been done is addition of a new trim and bumping up the standard safety package. Rest everything remains exactly the same as the previous model year.

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Pros

Powerful brakes

Effective V8 engine delivers great tow capacity and acceleration

Smooth ride and handling

Quiet interior with premium leather work

Cons

Outdated interior technology

Difficult accessing third-row seat

Poor fuel economy

What's New?

Introduction of new Limited trim level

Major optional safety features are now standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$65500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

339 cu.in.

horsepower

400 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

413 lbs.-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

7-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/active anti-roll bar(optional)

brake rotors (f/r)

67.5/67.9

dimensions

wheelbase

121.1 in.

length

210.2 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

75.8 in.

curb weight

5679 lbs.

ground clearance

9.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

8500 lbs.

payload capacity

1621 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/20 mpg

highway range

520 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 70000

corrosion warranty

7 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Infiniti QX80 in Anthracite color  2019 Infiniti QX80 in Black Obsidian color  2019 Infiniti QX80 in Champagne Quartz Metallic color  2019 Infiniti QX80 in Hermosa Blue color  2019 Infiniti QX80 in Graphite Shadow color  2019 Infiniti QX80 in Mocha Almond color  2019 Infiniti QX80 in Moonstone Metallic color
Anthracite

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

8.3

Interior

7.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Infiniti QX80 LUXE

LUXE

power
400 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
16 combined

$65,500 - $68,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LUXE 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $65,500 MSRP (14/16/20) 400 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 7
LUXE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $68,600 MSRP (13/15/19) 400 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

 2019 Infiniti QX80 LIMITED

LIMITED

power
400 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
15 combined

$90,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LIMITED 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $90,200 MSRP (13/15/19) 400 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7   Liquid Platinum
  Moonstone White
  Anthracite Gray
  Mineral Black
  Hermosa Blue

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


With a reasonable price tag, the QX80 has been in the wishlist of buyers looking for a three throw luxury SUV without breaking the bank. Upscale interior fit and finish, comfortable ride quality, powerful V8 and loads of cargo room has been some of the stronger aspects of the QX80. However, there are some areas where the QX80, falls short of its competition, with the primary one being the dated interior design and lack of adequate tech features.

2019 Infiniti QX80 Front view
2019 Infiniti QX80 Front view
2019 Infiniti QX80 Rear view
2019 Infiniti QX80 Rear view

7.0/10
Features

 

8.3/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Infiniti QX80 Features

7.0/10

The new Infiniti QX80 is offered in two trim levels: Luxe and the fully loaded Limited. The Luxe trim is available in both RWD and 4WD configurations while the Limited is offered in sole 4WD configuration. Both of the trims are powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine and a seven speed automatic.

Trim

LUXE

Limited

MSRP

$65,500

$90,200

Key

Features

Turn signal mirrors

Adds to Luxe -

 

Front, rear and third row head airbags

Center limited slip differential

 

Pre and Post collision safety system

Electronic hi-lo gear selection

 

Dusk sensing LED headlamps

Self-leveling adaptive headlights

 

Three zone climate control

Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

 

13 speaker Bose premium audio

15 speaker Bose sound system

  Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror Video monitor and DVD player
  Front and rear parking sensors Adaptive cruise control
  Heated Mirrors Power rear seat easy entry
  8 -way power driver seat and 6 way power passenger seat Cooled front seats
  Heated front seats Alcantara leather upholstery
  Reclining rear seats Heated rear seats

We Recommend

We would go with the Limited trim as it offers major features as standard. It holds much needed standard features like four-wheel drive, 22-inch wheels, an upgraded suspension, dual-tone front seats, and 15-speaker Bose audio system.

2019 Infiniti QX80 Engine and Performance

8.3/10
“The 2019 Infiniti QX80 is no pushover on the road. It has a powerful V8 engine, a smooth transmission, and a comfortable ride. Despite its weight, the available Hydraulic Body Motion Control system allows for a refined and relatively agile ride.”- cars.usnews

Engine and Transmission

The QX80 SUV is powered by a powerful 5.6-liter V8 engine that propels 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The base QX80 versions get rear-wheel drive as standard, but 4WD comes at an extra cost of $3,100 ore. Only the Limited trim comes with 4WD standard.

Models

Infiniti QX80

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Lexus LX 570 2row SUV

Land Rover Range Rover SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4matic SUV

MSRP

$66,795

$86,060

$74,500

$87,125

$89,855

$70,545

Engine

5.6 L V8

5.7L V8

3.5L V6

5.7L V8

3.0L V6

3.0L V6

Transmission

7 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

10 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

9 Speed automatic

Horsepower

400 hp@ 5800rpm

381 hp@ 5600rpm

450 hp@ 5500 rpm

383 hp@ 5600rpm

340 hp@ 6500rpm

362 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

413 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

401 ft-lbs@ 3600rpm

510 ft-lbs@ 3000rpm

403 ft-lbs@ 3600rpm

332 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

369 ft-lbs@ 1700rpm

Acceleration

The QX80’s V8 powertrain enables quick acceleration, making zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The acceleration offered by the SUV is better than the rivals. The SUV has managed to meet the expectations this year in terms of acceleration and Power.

Models

Infiniti QX80

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Lexus LX 570 2row SUV

Land Rover Range Rover SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4matic SUV

0-60 MPH

6.1 sec

6.8 sec

N/A

N/A

6.9 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

14.8 sec

15.1 sec

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Engine

5.6 L V8

5.7L V8

3.5L V6

5.7L V8

3.0L V6

3.0L V6

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.0

N/A

9.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Braking and Handling

As expected from a luxury SUV, the 2019 QX80 is agile and smooth. The available active Hydraulic Body Motion Control system prevents the SUV from leaning around corners. The QX80 is easy to park, navigate like a daily commuter.

Model

Infiniti QX80

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Lexus LX 570 2row SUV

Land Rover Range Rover SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4matic SUV

Brake Front (in.)

13.7

13.9

N/A

13.9

14.3

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

13.6

N/A

13.6

13.8

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5679

5815

5685

5800

4974

5335

60-0 MPH (ft.)

122

121 feet

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2019 Infiniti QX80 Fuel Economy

Model

Infiniti QX80

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Lexus LX 570 2row SUV

Land Rover Range Rover SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4matic SUV

MPG (city)

14

13

16

13

17

17

MPG (highway)

20

18

23

18

23

22

MPG (combined)

16

15

19

15

19

19

2019 Infiniti QX80 Interior

7.0/10
“Overall, the 2019 Infiniti QX80 has a quiet, comfortable cabin filled with luxurious materials. However, an attentive eye will uncover a few spots with materials of a lower quality than you’d expect from a luxury SUV.” – cars.usnews

Seating and Comfort

The SUV offers enough room in both front and rear rows. However, the space is limited in the third row but somehow better than few rivals. The driving position feels upright, and offers better adjustability for taller drivers. Some of the controls are not within reach at times.

Model

Infiniti QX80

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Lexus LX 570 2row SUV

Land Rover Range Rover SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4matic SUV

Passenger capacity

7

8

7

5

5

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/63.8/39.6

38.3/61.0/42.9

41.8/65.2/43.9

38.3/61.0/42.9

39.3/NA/NA

41.2/58.5/40.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.0/63.5/41.0

38.9/61.1/34.4

40.0/.65.1/41.5

38.9/59.1/34.4

39.2/ NA/ NA

40.0/58.3/38.5

The seats look nicely crafted for comfortable seating. The climate control remains unrefined and the features aren’t upmarket as the similarly priced vehicles. The suspension tuning is quite good.

Interior Features

Infiniti QX80 SUV comes preloaded with the following features :

  • Tilting steering column
  • Telescoping steering column
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Memory driver’s seat
  • Power driver's seat
  • Power front-passenger seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated front armrests
  • Heated rear armrests
  • Refrigerated compartment

Infotainment System

The infotainment has received update in 2018. The 8-inch screen and Bose speaker are just amazing. There are multiple cars in this segment that offer better feature and experience than the QX80’s infotainment. Even after receiving the update, the system requires more work.

Cargo volume

The QX80 SUV offers good cargo space in its class. There’s 16.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row seat, 49.6 cubic feet behind the second d row, and 95.1 cubic feet behind the third row. The SUV also gets standard power liftgate.

Model

Infiniti QX80

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Lexus LX 570 2row SUV

Land Rover Range Rover SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4matic SUV

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

16.6

16.1

19.3

9.1

31.8

16

2019 Infiniti QX80 Exterior

“In their place is fresh sheet metal in front that not only gathers this full-size luxury SUV into the rest of the Infiniti design fold, but makes it a genuinely handsome vehicle.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

Last year’s QX80 was updated with some good effect. The SUV has undoubtedly maintained its stance in line with the modern day SUVs. The major improvement have been seen on the front portion of the SUV. The mesh grille holds the floating Infiniti badge that brings in more sophisticated appeal.

Model

Infiniti QX80

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Lexus LX 570 2row SUV

Land Rover Range Rover SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4matic SUV

Curb weight (lbs.)

5679

5815

5685

5800

4974

5335

Length(in)

210.2

194.9

210.0

200.0

196.9

201.6

Width(in)

79.9

78.0

79.9

78.0

81.6

84.3

Height(in)

75.8

74.0

 76.4

75.2

73.6

72.8

Ground clearance (in)

9.2

8.9

9.6

8.9

8.7

8.5

Wheelbase (in)

121.1

112.2

122.5

112.2

115.0

121.1

Track width (in) F/R

67.5/67.9

64.9/64.7

67/67.2

64.8/64.6

66.6/66.3

65.2/65.9

Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features that come with the QX 80 are

  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power-operated liftgate
  • Sun Roof
  • Back-up camera
  • Tire Pressure Warning

2019 Infiniti QX80 Safety

Standard Safety features include:

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Front Tow Hooks
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist

2019 Infiniti QX80 Competition

Infiniti QX80 vs Lincoln Navigator

The Infiniti QX80 is one of the beat choices when comparing it with the Lincoln Navigator. The QX80 offers better upgrades than the Navigator that has somehow helped the carmaker to boost the QX80 sales. The Navigator is new for the market as of now and it’s quite impossible to predict its future aspects. Therefore, the QX80 has an upper hand here with the recent tech upgrades.

Infiniti QX80 vs Mercedes GLS 450

The Infiniti QX80 is a complete ideal luxury SUV in today’s time. It stands on its words and offers features as per expectations. The car also offers better interior space than the Merc GLS 450. The GLS 450 offers better fuel economy. So, peeps looking for a refined engine and better fuel economy must go for the GLS 450.

Infiniti QX80 vs Lexus 570

The QX80 offered better braking and handling than the Lexus 570. The power output offered by the QX80 is more than the Lexus 570. The improved suspension system allows the QX80 to stand ahead against Lexus 570. The Lexus has an upper hand in terms of interior features and design.

2019 Infiniti QX80 Final Verdict

For people looking for a bold and strong luxury SUV, the 2019 Infiniti QX80 is the one you need. With the available all-wheel drive option, feature loaded interior and incredible build quality, the full-size SUC can handle anything that comes in its way. However, the car lacks some upmarket features in comparison to its prominent rivals. So, you may like to take a look around before making up your mind.