New 2017 Infiniti QX80 Release Date, Specs & Info

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. 

2017 Infiniti QX80 side view, white color

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.

2017 Infiniti QX80 front view, grille and headlights

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.

2017 Infiniti QX80 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2017 Infiniti QX80 exterior, grille

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.

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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

2017 Infiniti QX80 interior, dashboard and lcd screen

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.

2017 Infiniti QX80 interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

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.

2017 Infiniti QX80 interior, leather seats

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.

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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.

2017 Infiniti QX80 engine

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 release date

2017 Infiniti QX80 Limited price starts from an MSRP of around $63,250.

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2017 Infiniti QX50 Release Date, Review and Info

The previous Infiniti QX50 had a cramped backseat, however, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 addresses the issue. Still, you can get better alternatives of this greying QX50 although the QX50 offers a descent value. Its release date should be expected during the second half of this year.

2017 Infiniti QX50 alloy wheels and grille

Some of its pros include a low base price, a responsive handling, and an available agile V6 engine. For 2017, you should expect to see a revised exterior styling, a newly stretched wheelbase, improved rear legroom, LED daytime running lights, heated seats, a sunroof, and additional standard features.

Words sometime offer different meanings, and so is the Infiniti QX50. On the upside, the brand has given the QX50 a fresh stretched wheelbase. Now, the rear legroom gains an additional 4.3” more therefore placing the vehicle in a league often dominated by German and Japanese brands. On the other hand, the vehicle rides smoothly than the previous models, as is often the character associated with vehicles with longer wheelbases.

2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, black color

On a general view, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 returns mostly unchanged, which is both a bad and a good thing. On the plus side, the vehicle comes with an engaging appeal especially through its powerful V6 engine that cranks out an impressive 325 hp and a sport-tuned suspension that are almost distantly related to the370Z sports car from Nissan.

On the downside though, Infiniti has been able to offer the QX50 a substantial refresh ever since it debuted almost eight years ago. Some of the greying areas include the lackluster fuel economy ratings, missing commonplace features like a standard Bluetooth audio system, and a power liftgate.

2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, alloy wheels

The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 offers an enormous cargo capacity but that doesn’t enamor us, as there are other vehicles in the segment that can swallow more stuff. A good example is the VW Golf hatchback.

We can’t however downplay some successes that the QX50 has achieved. Nonetheless, the segment offers a plethora of better equipped models. Some of them include the 2017 BMW X3, 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Acura Q5.

Available Trims – Infiniti QX50

Just like a majority of Infiniti models, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 is only offered in a single well-equipped trim level.

Exterior Dimensions & Interior Review – 2017 Infiniti QX50

2017 Infiniti QX50 front angle, grille and headlights

Standard equipment available for the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 include a heated power-folding exterior mirrors, automatic halogen headlights, 18” wheels, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof, a leather upholstery, a four-way power front passenger seat, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, video/audio input jacks, satellite radio preparation, and a CD player.

2017 Infiniti QX50 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Options are available and are grouped into packages. The Premium package, for instance, comes bundled with advanced climate control system, driver memory settings, aluminum roof rails, a power adjustable steering wheel, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, and a genuine maple interior trim.

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, leather seats and dashboard

Next up is the Premium Plus package that comes equipped with a Bluetooth streaming audio, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, voice controls, and a navigation system.

The Deluxe package offers a driver power lumbar, a built-in coat hanger, an upgraded dashboard trim, an eight-way power front passenger seat, adaptive xenon headlights, 19” wheels, and power folding second-row seats.

2017 Infiniti QX50 steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Lastly, the Technology package offers a blind-spot warning system, lane-departure intervention, a blind-spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning system.

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti QX50

The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 tacks a 3.7L V6 engine under the hood that cranks out 325 hp and 267 pounds of torque. The seven-speed automatic transmission system is standard, as is the rear wheel drive. The all-wheel drive is optionally provided.

2017 Infiniti QX50 engine

The fuel economy ratings for the rear wheel drive stand at 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/24/20 mpg for the AWD QX50.
Some of the safety features to expect include active front head restraints, side curtain airbags, stability control, antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags, and forward-collision warning system.

Release Date & 2017 Infiniti QX50 Price

Expect the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 to cost you an MSRP starting from $34,450. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to hit dealerships during the 2nd half of 2016.

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2017 Infiniti Q60 – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Infiniti Q60 sedan offers an enduring curb appeal and a satisfying performance, but it lacks practicality and refinement relative to its competitors. Some of its strengths include user-friendly controls, a sharp handling, muscular V6 engine, and a sharp handling. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017 if online rumors are to be trusted.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

As far as performance goes, the new sedan meets our expectations of a luxury sport coupe. It is blessed with an athletic and engaging handling that’s among the industry’s best. When you give the 330-hp V6 engine the crop, it reaches 60 mph in just 6 seconds. This coupe certainly earns its sporting credentials.

2017 Infiniti Q60 auto show, side view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

In a world of relentless advancing technology, a car that has rested on its laurels even for two years without any major redesign might seem hopelessly outdated. However, the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 still has some life left.

2017 Infiniti Q60 rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

New features to expect from the rejuvenated 2017 Infiniti Q60 include a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alerts, an upgraded navigation system, four-zone climate control, high-quality leather surfaces, and a genuine wood trims. The Q60 is also known for its user-friendly control layout.

2017 Infiniti Q60 front angle, headlights and grille

While we acknowledge the efforts Infiniti has invested in reviving the Q60, the vehicle seems to suffer from a rather strained engine sound. Also, its practicality is compromised especially if you plan to use the vehicle for more than just weekend joyrides. If space is atop your priorities, we recommend you check its competition first.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, auto show, front view, headlights and grille

Once such vehicle that will offer a more useful rear seat and trunk, and a quicker acceleration is the 2017 BMW 4 Series. Others include the 2017 Lexus RC 350, the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe, the 2017 Ford Mustang GT, and the 2017 Audi A5. Even with so many rivals nipping at its heels, the Infiniti Q60 has several reasons to keep its head high.

Offered Trims – Infiniti Q60

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Four min trims are offered for the 2017 Infiniti Q60: Q60 Journey, Q60 AWD, Q60 Limited, and the Q60S 6MT. the Q60 Convertible is covered in a separate review.

Interior Concept & 2017 Infiniti Q60 Exterior Changes


2017 Infiniti Q60 interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Standard features on the Journey include a leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, automatic xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, heated eight-way power front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED taillights and running lights, rearview auto dimming mirrors, a six-CD changer, a six-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, exterior heated mirrors, an auxiliary audio jack input, a rearview camera, a folding rear seatback, and an iPod/USB audio interface.

2017 Infiniti Q60 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

The only difference between the Q60 Journey and the Q60 AWD trim models is the latter exclusive all-wheel drive system. It also gets everything above.

Opting for the Q60S 6MT gets you front sport seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, voice controls, a navigation system, driver memory settings, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a limited-slip differential, 19-inch alloy wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt powered steering wheel, a firmer sport-tuned suspension, a quicker steering ratio, and larger brakes.

2017 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels and taillights

The Q60 Limited begins with what the Q60S 6MT offers and further adds paddle shifters, a black trunk lid, 19” gloss-black alloy wheels, interior contrast stitching, four-zone automatic climate control, and wood trimmings.

Several optional packages will also be offered for an extra cost, however, the details are either scanty or missing as of this writing. Therefore keep checking the post for additional info as its release date nears.

2017 Infiniti Q60 Engine Specs

A 3.7L V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque inspires the 2017 Infiniti Q60. A seven speed is standard, as is the rear wheel drive save for the Q60 AWD model version. Preliminary reports allege the Q60S 6MT requires a segment-average 5.7 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.

2017 Infiniti Q60 engine

EPA also estimates the RWD automatic-equipped Infiniti Q60 versions should be able to return 19/27/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/20 mpg for the AWD version. Manual models are rated at 17/25/20 mpg.

Price & 2017 Infiniti Q60 Release Date

2017 Infiniti Q60 Release date

The Q60 Coupe should be expected to cost about $40,950, the Convertible $48,550, and the Q60 Convertible IPL an MSRP starting from $62,100. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.


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2017 Infiniti Q60 side view, alloy wheels and headlights

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