2011 Infiniti QX56 – Test drive and new SUV review – 2011 QX56 Sport Utility Vehicle

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Infiniti QX56

The big Infiniti makes its mark

wants you to know that are not Nissan. Sure, Infiniti is the division of Nissan, but with engineering, design and marketing Infiniti is its own brand. And the new 2011 QX56 is not a dressed-up Nissan either.

The 2011 Infiniti will carry base from $56,700 to $59,800, a 4 mile basic warranty, a 6 mile powertrain warranty and EPA economy estimates of 14 city/20 Let’s drive.


Larger Exterior Photos: Rear

I was a big fan of the previous generation which sailed onto our in the 2004 model year. My concern about the old QX was that the was so close to it in terms of engineering the price difference between the made it seem like to buy the Infiniti. Well, Infiniti has on a roll lately, remaking its lineup into more family of vehicles. QX is the latest and model to benefit from the new which has been applied to the G, M and FX. as as to the most recently-added model, the EX .

QX is now immediately recognizable as an Infiniti, if it were possible to overlook the big logos front and rear. The proportions have been with the resulting lower and shape evoking a supersized EX. No angular and origami-like, QX is now organic, and as sleek as a 208.3 long, wide, 75.8 tall SUV a 121.1 wheelbase can be.

Which is sleek, actually.

20 aluminum-alloy are standard equipment, with 22 available as an option. QX wears a chrome grille with very much like Unique to QX are two fender-mounted engine (functional on the driver’s side, on the passenger’s side). Rather retaining the high-mounted rear handles from the old QX and Armada I hated), the new QX wears its door at waist height, just it should.

Overall, the new QX is totally new, gorgeous, and much more than before.

In the Driver#8217;s

Attention to detail is a hallmark of design.

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Infiniti has always had a good on luxury. I think it is the most of all luxury brands — I that as a compliment. The attention to harmony and beauty extends to surface. I am always struck by the of the leather in Infiniti vehicles, and QX is no

Good leather with yet compliant cushioning graces the Choose the seven-seat version of QX, and the row captain’s chairs are as comfortable as front row seats in other (the eight-passenger QX substitutes a split rear bench Real wood trim the traditional surfaces, and precise cut and material dresses the dash.

Machined metal serves lesser manufacturers might used plastic. And the whole provides an elegant framework for very sophisticated technology.

I take up all of my review space luxury and technology options for the QX, but I Suffice it to say that a surprising of standard and optional features are for the vehicle. Infiniti’s strategy is to up the standard QX with a nice of luxury, and then offer that up the ante.

There’s a Package with dual color monitors, a Deluxe Package with 22 wheels, the Body Motion Control (more on that later), second row seats and more. A Package includes Intelligent Control (full-speed range), Departure Prevention, Distance Assist, Forward Collision Blind Spot Warning and a ton of sophisticated junk.

On the Road

Infiniti QX56

Even though QX is and wider than before, it is a big SUV. In rear-wheel drive curb weight is 5,590 Equipped with four-wheel QX tips the scales at 5,890 lbs almost three tons! amazing that the 5.6 liter V8 which produces 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of can produce decent performance, but it

Credit the new seven-speed automatic with manual shift for keeping the power pumping

And credit four-wheel independent suspension with delivering a ride on the road. Stabilizer are standard front and rear, but are in vehicles equipped with the Body Motion Control — which is exactly it sounds like. It’s a low engineering solution to the issue of roll. The system controls travel by transferring fluid hydraulic chambers in each absorbers, thus keeping the flat though turns.

It’s seamless, transparent and effective, delivering a very yet firm ride that QX feel much lighter on its

QX is a genuine seven- or eight-passenger with a very livable row. When it comes to haul gear along people, a respectable 16.6 feet of luggage space is behind the third row. down the third and second and you can stuff 95.1 cubic of luxury goods in the QX.

Journey#8217;s End

and wider, QX now qualifies as sleek.

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I love big SUVs, and I’m glad to see Infiniti hasn’t abandoned the According to Infiniti’s projections, for big luxury SUVs will be us for a while to come, so it’s to get a fresh take. QX56 to be considered with the best of and in many measures will out on top.

If you need a full-size SUV and you want QX is an excellent choice. Considering the and capacity of the QX, 16 mpg city/20 mpg highway to look like amazing economy. Seven passengers can as efficiently in one QX as four people can in a Toyota Yaris. Really, I did the At 20 mpg, a QX will use 5 gallons of gas to go 100 so each passenger has used gallons of gas.

At 35 mpg, a will use 2.86 gallons of gas to go the distance, so each passenger use 0.715 gallons of gas. the Yaris, and take the QX on those trips. Everyone will be more comfortable at the end of the ride.

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