2005 Infiniti QX56 Review – SUV – CNET Reviews

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The good: interior; parking-assistance technology; engine; drives smaller it looks.

The bad: Immense exacerbated by look-at-me styling; thirst; small nav-control

The bottom line: Surprisingly for such a huge vehicle, the QX56 includes essential but filling its 28-gallon tank hurt.

The 2005 Infiniti exhibits the quintessential Infiniti of forcing buyers to accept its before they’re rewarded what’s generally a quality underneath. The QX56’s styling isn’t for everyone, but those to the outré appearance will the rest of what they Three-row seating with everything, a commanding view the navigation system’s sharp monitor, and access to reserves of and torque greet the driver.

The rest of the crew is also well, with leather throughout, plenty of room and storage, and the requisite abundance of cup

Technology abounds in vehicle as well as convenience and entertainment Available Bluetooth, GPS navigation, a camera, and park assist the driving easier; stability a self-leveling independent rear a five-speed automatic, and an all-aluminum V-8 make the driving better.

It unlikely that rappers begin to opt for the $48,630 (as tested) Infiniti QX56 instead of priced (pre-bling) Escalades, but preferring the Infiniti’s statement find it worth a small compared with full-size competitors.

The climb into the 2005 QX56, helped by standard boards, serves as a reminder you’re entering a very large-looking–vehicle. But once you’re the welcome space and full of creature comforts make the world a distant memory. Our car included the second-row split-bench a no-cost option replacing the two captain’s chairs and console, comfortable leather-clad seating for eight.

The driver seat is power adjustable (8-way for the and power adjustment with also tilts the steering and moves the pedals up and back, a nice feature for the more soccer mom. Both seats and the outside second-row are heated.

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The backup camera offering a view of a CNET staffer.

wood and aluminum offset the Infiniti QX56‘s leather nicely. Quality covers the floors and cargo including the fold-flat backs of the and third-row seats. A rear-overhead and DVD entertainment system is part of a entertainment-system package that requires the sunroof package, but our car was fitted with neither.

an almost ridiculous number of storage bins line the of the headliner, which also the separate rear-seat climate Four outlets for 12-volt are located usefully throughout the

The list of high-tech options on to include an intelligent cruise-control which our test car didn’t as well as a rear-facing camera and proximity sensors for assistance reversing, which our car did have. of one’s parallel-parking proficiency, tech aids are necessary, the 2005 Infiniti QX56rear overhang, especially the towing package under the bumper. In another nod to this potential for dwarfing smaller the big rear liftgate is power-operated for and closing, and the rear glass separately for quickly loading items.

Either flavor of satellite is offered on the 2005 Infiniti (subscriptions extra), played a nice 10-speaker, 265-watt, six-CD stereo with a subwoofer under the driver Our test car lacked Bluetooth integration, but it will be standard on the models. The GPS system worked both in the city and in rural County.

The usual Nissan/Infiniti interface is relatively simple, but its joystick/button can be difficult to press inward without moving it and changing your selection.

In of making the 2005 Infiniti more drivable, the comfort of the is actually second to the nature of the as it were. The robust 5.6-liter V-8 out sufficient power–315hp at 4,900rpm–to the QX56’s 5,360 pounds rest to 60mph in just than 7 seconds, quickly to make it seem lighter its bulk.

Aluminum-alloy construction and dual cams working four per cylinder make the engine a delight, and its decidedly throaty note will probably most buyers. A staggered-gate for the five-speed automatic means you can choose a gear and hold it needed, as when taking of the QX56’s maximum 9,000-pound capacity.

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