The Generous and Luxurious Infiniti 3

One of the best rewards to working hard is providing the family with the best the market has to offer, so transporting them in one of the most luxurious large SUVs on the road today—QX80 AWD Limited—should be a top consideration. From the attractive curved exterior with rear spoiler and twin, multi-mode jeweled headlamps, to the plush interior, various driving modes, safety enhancements, and hi-tech gadgetry strategically balanced by practicality (remote-folding rear seats for third-row passengers), this QX80 review model covered all the bases.

The driver will truly feel appreciated starting with the QX80’s big heart—a 7-speed, 5.6 liter V8 engine and 400 horses under the hood—packaged with various driving modes including Snow, Hill, and Tow; and 22-inch, 14-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires enabling the ability to take on virtually element Mother Nature has in store. And, of course, safety is first. Infiniti’s generously standard Around View Monitor with moving object detection, optional Driver’s Assistance Package with Blind Spot Warning, backup collision prevention, predictive forward collision warning and a plethora of airbag installations throughout the spacious cabin are just a few of the confidence boosters available.

Of course, passengers are also pampered to the highest degree. The plush “Truffle Brown” leather interior (available in the Limited Trim), BOSE 13-speaker sound system, dual 7-inch color monitors, and uninterrupted naps attributed to Hydraulic Body Motion Control are among the several conveniences up to eight adults will cherish comfortably.

Starting at the base price of $66,350, the highly recommended QX80 can be enhanced with numerous optional packages including the Driver’s Assistance ($2,100); Theater ($2,400); Deluxe Tech ($5,550); Limited Package ($10,000); and Tire & Wheel ($2,450). Ultimately, end-of-the-year deals should be available, so research everything this fine automobile has to offer, find the perfect fit and make anything from a quick shopping errand to a cross-country vacation a true driving experience.

Base price: $66,350

Review model with all packages: $89,845

Gas mileage: 14 MPG city/20 highway/16 combined