The new 2017 Infiniti QX80 is a top contender in its class thanks to abundant of standard and optional features, a capable handling, strong brakes, and a powerful V8 engine. Additionally, it offers lots of luxury and comfort amenities. The Infiniti QX80 release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017.
There’s no denying the fact that the Infiniti QX80 2017 looks stylish and is way better looking than other minivans-in-disguise. It makes a huge statement with its exterior design than invokes a sense of modernism thanks to its huge grille, distinctive shape, and one-of-a-kind headlights.
Behind its sinister mien, the QX80 packs plenty of muscle. According to Infiniti, the QX80 has the possibility of achieving a towing capacity of about 8,500 pounds courtesy of its 5.6L V8 engine that cranks out a whopping 400 hp.
The 2017 Infiniti QX80 interior is something worth writing home about. It’s elegant and well-equipped and offers lots of space for stowage purposes. Foibles do exist, however. The third-row seat is cramped, and the mega-size 22” wheels only serve to make the ride quality harsh.
That said, there do exist other alternatives in the segment that offer paralleling or better features depending on how you decide to look at it. One solid pick in this class is the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, the Cadillac Escalade, and the Lexus LX 570.
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade price starts from a MSRP of about $72,970 and that gets you an eight-passenger seating capacity, a whisper-quiet interior, a stout towing capacity, and a strong V8 power. Additional Cadillac Escalade specs include more interior refinement and versatility.
The 2017 Lexus 570 redesign, on the other hand, ropes in features like a smooth ride quality, an eight-passenger seating capacity, on over-abundance of standard features, and an advanced off-road capability. The Lexus 570 release date is expected in the first quarter of 2017, at least for the USA market.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Review of Trims
Two trims are offered for the 2017 Infiniti QX80: Limited and base. These are further offered with a choice of either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system. Moreover, you can also choose a seating capacity of either between seven or eight passengers.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Changes on Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard accessories available for the base QX80 model include multi-color front seats, front and rear parking sensors, twenty-inch alloy wheels, a heated eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, automatic LED foglights and headlights, a six-way power front passenger seat, an automatic tri-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, driver memory settings, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, a leather upholstery, a rear privacy glass, automatic high-beam control, a folding third-row seating, a power liftgate, and a sunroof.
The Infiniti QX80 interior also is offered with a 13-speaker Bose sound system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 360-degree parking camera, a USB port, a CD player, a navigation system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, and voice controls.
Several packages are offered as options. The Theater package, for instance, comes bundled with a 120-V power outlet, and a dual-screen rear entertainment system. The Technology package offers a 150-speaker Bose audio system, upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated and heated front seats, upgraded climate control system, the Infiniti’s Hydraulic Body Motion Control system, and adaptive headlights.
There are a ton of other options available, of course, but the contents of these will be known for sure on its release date.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Engine Specs
Below the hood of the 2017 Infiniti QX80 exists a 400-horsepower- and 413-lbs. ft. of torque – generating 5.6L V8 engine that comes paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission system and a rear-wheel drive system.
A properly equipped model can achieve a maximum towing capacity of around 8,500 pounds, as already mentioned earlier.
When we come to the fuel economy ratings, Infiniti says the newest QX80 with a rear-wheel drive configuration should be able to check in at 14/20/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 13/19/15 mpg with the four-wheel drive option.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Release Date & Price
Various rumors within and without the industry allege the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Limited price starts from an MSRP of around $63,250.