The full-size luxury SUV segment has many choices, but amongst the top, is the Infiniti QX80. It is a modern day land yacht – and that is a great thing! The term was popularized in the 1950s and 60s when the most impressive cars on the road were filled with luxurious amenities and had generous proportions. The Infiniti QX80 is big, beautiful, and sexy at the same time.
The inside is even more beautiful than the outside: The large front seats are wrapped in ultra smooth leather. The wood trim on the dash stretches around the front cabin. Polish metals decorate the buttons and controls.
The Infiniti QX80 has the most beautiful steering wheel I have seen on a modern car. The outside of the wheel features wood trim to give it a polished look, while the inside of the wheel features leather to increase grip.
I still don’t know which I prefer: the front or the back…. Rear passengers will enjoy the unusually large captain’s chairs, a fixed arm rest, and two 7″ video screens. The 15-speaker Bose sound system sounds great throughout the entire car.
If you need to seat seven, the Infiniti QX80 features a third row of seats. They easily fold flat – with a touch of a button – to increase cargo capacity. This enables you to fit yourself, three friends, and bunch of furniture in the car.
The Infiniti QX80 is large SUV, but it is easy to drive – It doesn’t feel as big as it is when you get behind the wheel. Part of that is thanks to a powerful 5.6L V8 engine and a hydraulic body motion control system, which gives you better cornering and a smooth ride.
The vehicle is well insulated, so with the windows closed, you get placed into a tranquil setting – even during the middle of rush hour traffic.
Most impressive is the base price for this vehicle. The Infiniti QX80 starts at around $63,000. For a fully loaded Infiniti QX80, with nearly every option, you are looking at about $80,000… Still an amazing price for what you get.