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2020 Infiniti Qx80
Select a Different Model (3 Available): LIMITED AWD
Fair Market Price $ 98665
MPG (EPA) 13 CTY /19 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 17/95 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
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2020 Infiniti QX80 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Good acceleration and braking
  • Huge maximum cargo volume
  • Updated infotainment system

Cons

  • Dismal fuel economy
  • Tight third-row legroom
  • Poor NHTSA safety scores

What's New

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard
  • New-generation infotainment running on dual-display setup
  • Revised center stack and console
  • New exterior paint and interior trim choices
  • Lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and reverse automatic emergency braking added to standard driver-assist features
  • Edition 30 package brings exclusive touches

2020 Infiniti QX80 Overview

The QX80 is Infiniti's largest and most luxurious SUV. On sale since 2010 when it was known as the QX56, this full-size three-row is no crossover. It's a legitimate SUV built using body-on-frame construction and with available real-deal four-wheel drive. The QX80 shares its platform with the Nissan Armada, but has the luxurious appointments that are expected from an Infiniti.

For 2020, the QX80 gains a new-generation infotainment system running on a dual-display setup, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a larger gauge cluster display. The center stack and console receive a redesign. A new wood trim is available, and Coulis Red and Mineral Black are added to the exterior paint options. Lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and reverse automatic emergency braking become standard driver-assist features. The Edition 30 package adds special-edition design details and additional content to the QX80.

What We Think

Back in 2011 we had a QX56 (the car that would be rebadged QX80 in 2014) in our long-term test fleet. After adding over 30,000 miles to the odometer, we concluded that its useful technology, graceful handling, and interior comfort positioned it among the best vehicles in the full-size luxury SUV segment. There's just one big problem: It's not 2011 anymore.

The segment has evolved significantly since then, and today's crop of three-row luxury SUVs now outpace the aging QX80. A 2015 comparison test between six large luxury SUVs concluded in a last-place finish for the QX80. Why? Its test-worst fuel economy and tiny third row were among the reasons.

When Infiniti gave the QX80 a refresh for 2018, we appreciated the revised styling, but driveability was essentially the same as what we'd grown accustomed to during the previous years. Soon after, we put it through our instrumented testing regimen, where acceleration and braking proved good, but handling felt sloppy with significant body roll, especially compared to newer SUVs that had come to market in the years since the QX80's debut.

Nonetheless, the interior remained comfortable and nicely appointed in the first two rows, but its ancient infotainment system was nowhere near the level of more modern competitors. Infiniti aimed to address that for 2020 by adding an all-new system running on a dual-screen setup. We haven't yet sampled it, but even if excellent it won't cure the QX80. The comfort, handling, and fuel efficiency of newer three-row crossovers and SUVs only highlight how the QX80 lacks in those areas. Time for a complete update, Infiniti.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2020 Infiniti QX80 is powered by a 5.6-liter V-8 producing 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. That output is sent through a seven-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels as standard, or, optionally, four-wheel drive. MotorTrend tested a QX80 with four-wheel drive and recorded a 6.3-second 0-60 mph run. Braking is impressive for such a heavy vehicle; the QX80 stopped from 60-0 mph in 122 feet. It is rated to tow up to 8,500 lbs.

EPA-rated fuel economy measures 14/20 mpg city/highway for rear-wheel drive models and 13/19 mpg for models equipped with four-wheel drive.

Safety

The Infiniti QX80 earned a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA after getting three stars (out of a possible five) in front and rollover tests, and five stars in a side crash test.

Standard safety and driver-assist equipment includes forward and reverse collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind spot warnings, and lane-departure warning. Adaptive cruise control and lane departure prevention are included on higher-end models.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

A total of 16.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity are available behind the QX80's third row. Fold those seats flat using the standard power-operated 60/40 split and capacity expands to 49.6 cubic feet. With those and the 60/40 split-folding second row down, maximum cargo volume measures 95.1 cubic feet.

Headroom measures 39.9 inches in the first row, 40.0 inches in the second row, and 36.8 inches in the third row. Legroom measures 39.6 inches, 41.0 inches, and 28.8 inches for the first, second, and third rows respectively.

Technology

The 2020 QX80 features an all-new version of Infiniti's InTouch infotainment system, which now runs on a dual-screen setup comprised of 8.0-inch upper and 7.0-inch lower touchscreens. It now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while GPS navigation remains standard. Four USB ports are distributed throughout the cabin. For 2020, a 7.0-inch information display is added between the instrument gauges. All trims include a 360-degree view parking camera system, and a camera-based digital rearview mirror comes on the higher trim level. A 13-speaker audio system is standard with a 17-speaker setup included on high-end models. Optional on entry-level models and included on the higher end are dual 8.0-inch displays into the front-row seatbacks, plus media inputs and wireless headphones, so rear-seat occupants can stay entertained on the go.

Trim Levels

2020 Infiniti QX80 Luxe: The entry-level QX80 rolls on 20-inch alloy wheels and has LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights. Roof rails, a tow hitch, and body-color running boards are included. It has a moonroof and side mirrors that are auto-dimming, heated, and power-folding with reverse tilt-down. Inside, seats are leather-appointed, and in the front heated and power-adjustable. Leather wraps the shifter and heated steering wheel. Dark gray wood trim decorates the cabin. Standard convenience features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power rear liftgate, tinted rear windows, three-zone automatic climate control, and 12-volt power outlet in the rear cargo area. You'll find 13 beverage holders are placed around the interior. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is available.

2020 Infiniti QX80 Edition 30: Built to commemorate Infiniti's 30th anniversary, Edition 30 is a package for QX80 Luxe that adds distinct style and content details. Wheels are 22 inches and are dark painted, and a dark chrome finish is applied to the grille, side vents, window surrounds, and other exterior brightwork. Edition 30 badges are added to the rear liftgate and illuminated door sill kick plates. The interior gets a dark headliner and gradient-finish wood trim. Technology upgrades include the digital rearview mirror and 17-speaker premium sound system. Driver-assist features are enhanced with adaptive cruise control, plus corrective steering in conjunction with lane departure and blind spot warning systems.

2020 Infiniti QX80 Limited: Range-topping QX80 trim brings chrome-finish 22-inch wheels, satin chrome roof rails and stainless steel running board caps to the exterior. The headlights are corner adaptive and auto-leveling, and also gain washers hidden inside the bumper. Seating surfaces get upgraded leather and Alcantara upholstery with contrast piping and stitching, and additional leather is added to the steering wheel. The front seats are heated and ventilated, and second-row outboard seats are heated. Remote tip-up buttons for the second row make accessing the third row easier. Trim-specific matte silver wood trim is distributed throughout the cabin, and the headliner is done in faux suede. The climate control system is upgraded with an odor-eliminating function. All driver-assist and active safety tech, the rear-seat entertainment displays, and 17-speaker premium sound system are included.

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2020 INFINITI QX80 SPECIFICATIONS
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Engine Name
Engine: V8 5.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) 7 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
LIMITED AWD
Class
Luxury Utility
Horsepower
400@5800
Standard MPG
13/19
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

All Season Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Available in Wheat and Graphite Colors; Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber
Opt $355

Engine: V8 5.6 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) 7 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Anthracite Gray

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Coulis Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Hermosa Blue

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mineral Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Moonstone White

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display, 8-inch Screen with DVD

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Internal HD

Std Std

Media Control with Wheel, Touch Screen

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Cargo Area(1), Rear(1), Front(2)

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 2.937

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 26.0 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Infiniti All Mode 4WD Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Manual & Automatic Selection and Crawl Control 4WD

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Mud Flaps

Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Step, Illuminated Side Platform

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Underbody Protection: Engine

Std Std

Wheel Opening Molding

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [L93] All Season Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [L93] All Season Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console And Doors ; Alloy & Leather & Wood Instrument Panel; Leather Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Heated Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Ambient Lighting

Std Std

LED Lights: High Beams, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator, Front Fog

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Chrome Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic with Camera

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Premium Paint

Opt $595

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) With Pedestrian Detection And Forward Collision Warning (PFCW)

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Cleaners

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor Active Headlights

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Intervention® (BSI)

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Around View Monitor Camera and Radar ; Rear Around View® Monitor Camera and Radar ; Side Around View Monitor Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Back-Up Collision Intervention (BCI)

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Driver Seat, Ventilated 12-Way Power Climate Controlled Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, Ventilated 10-Way Power Climate Controlled Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, Captain's Heated Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather/Synthetic Suede

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Graphite/Stone Semi-Aniline Leather and Alcantara Seats with Matte Silver Open Pore Ash Wood

N/C N/C

Seat, Power Folding Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

Audio System, Infiniti InTouch™ AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD/DVD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Wireless Headphones

Std Std

DVD/VCD

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Thirteen Bose® Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension Leveling

Std Std

Suspension, Wishbone w/ Front Coil/Rear Air Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Full-Size w/Alloy Rim

Std Std

Tires, P275/50HR22 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 22" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
84
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
60000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$1000 Infiniti announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to current customers. 03-02-2020
$1000 Infiniti announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to current owners/lessees. 03-31-2020
$0 0.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 24, 36, 48, 63 Months - Infiniti announces special APR Financing on select models. 03-02-2020
$3000 Infiniti announces Lease Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 03-02-2020
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Infiniti announces special APR Financing on select models. 03-02-2020