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2015 Infiniti QX80 Debut

Small changes for the new model year


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What's New

Infiniti's large SUV, the QX80, evolves slightly for the 2015 model year. Its grille, which has always been a bit awkward, now resembles the front of the Q50 sedan. The SUV also gains new LED headlights, turn signals, and foglights, as well as a new bumper with flush-mounted sonar sensors. Three new exterior colors—including Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow, and Majestic White—are available. On the inside, more refined wood accents give the cabin an upscale feel.

Along with a completely new look, the QX80 also has new standard and technology features. Since the vehicle is fit for families, a wide array of safety features are available.

Who It's For

Seating up to eight passengers, the Infiniti QX80 is for large broods. Buyers will likely enjoy the large number of standard features for the new model year, which increases the value proposition for this model. However, with its 5.6-liter V-8 producing 400 horsepower, we don't expect this SUV to win any efficiency awards. Buyers may also want to consider the Audi Q7 or even the redesigned GMC Yukon, which we enjoyed taking for a test drive.

Key Features

The 2015 Infiniti QX80 has more standard features this year. Also check out the new safety technologies.
  • New standard High Beam Assist, which automatically adjusts to low beams with oncoming traffic
  • New forward collision warning and one-touch turn signals
  • Nine cupholders, tri-zone automatic climate control, and keyless entry and ignition for added convenience

What We Think

The QX80 has long been an odd-man out in the large luxury SUV segment. We haven't been a huge fan of the recent QX60, so we are skeptical about this new model. However, we will have to make our final judgment when we get behind the wheel. For now, all we can say is that the new standard features will help buyers feel they are getting a better value.

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