2011 Infiniti QX

At a Glance

Pricing $58,700 - $61,800
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 5.6l V8
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 14 (city), 20 (highway)

In the tradition established by General Motors and Ford, the first generation QX56 was sibling of the Nissan Armada with more luxurious appointments and a higher price tag. The latest QX56 sheds its ties to the Nissan Armada and Titan becoming a unique vehicle that Infiniti now imports to the US market. While the styling may be different, its capabilities are unchanged. With a bold, angular front fascia and curved roofline, the QX56 certainly stands out from the pack. A 400-bhp 5.6L V-8 provides enough grunt for towing up to 8500 lbs. Both 2WD and 4WD models are available. The QX has the size, power, technology and luxury to compete with the Cadillac Escalade, while undercutting its price by thousands.

What Changed:

The second generation QX56 is no longer related to the Nissan Armada and Titan. Compared to the prior model the new QX is longer and wider and retains its tow ratings and eight passenger seating capability. The 5.6l V8 now outputs 400-bhp and moves a lighter vehicle, so the QX should be quicker. Fuel economy has increased to 14/20 (city/highway).

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
QX56 5.6l V8 (400-bhp) A7 RWD $58,700
QX56 5.6l V8 (400-bhp) A7 AWD $61,800