2011 INFINITI QX56

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142,449 Miles
4,997
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 142449
Color: Gray
Body Style: SUV
Trim Level: RWD
Doors: 4
Transmission: 7-speed Automatic
Engine Type: 5.6L
Drive Train: 2WD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: Austin, TX
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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Sunroof/Moonroof
Navigation System
Alloy Wheels
Third Row Seating
Bluetooth
Backup Camera
Heated Seats

Notes

Liquid Platinum 2011 INFINITI QX56 RWD 5.6L V8 DOHC 32V Full Safety Inspection Check, graphite Leather. Recent Arrival! Reviews: * In an era of downsizing, not everyone needs three rows of seats, a thirsty V8 and an 8,500-pound towing capacity. And, if you need even more room, the QX56 is not available in long-wheelbase form like the Cadillac EXT or Lincoln Navigator L. Source: KBB.com * Plentiful features, both standard and optional; powerful V8; handles great for its size. Source: Edmunds[!@@Additional Info@@!]2.937 Axle Ratio,20" 7-Spoke Forked Aluminum Alloy Wheels,Heated Front Bucket Seats,Leather-Appointed Seat Trim,Bose Premium Audio System w/XM Satellite,Theater Package,Stainless Steel Rear Bumper Protector,Carpeted Cargo Mat/Cargo Net & First Aid Kit,Illuminated Kick Plates,120V Power Outlet,Wireless Headphones (2),Dual 7" Color Monitors,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Leather Shift Knob,Navigation System,Power Liftgate,Spoiler,Tachometer,Voltmeter,3rd row seats: split-bench,ABS brakes,Alloy wheels,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Auto tilt-away steering wheel,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Auto-leveling suspension,Automatic temperature control,Brake assist,Bumpers: body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Garage door transmitter: HomeLink,Genuine wood console insert,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Heated steering wheel,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,Memory seat,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger seat mounted armrest,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power moonroof,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rain sensing wipers,Rear air conditioning,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear audio controls,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Reclining 3rd row seat,Remote keyless entry,Roof rack: rails only,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,13 Speakers,Roadside assistance coverage: 48 months/ unlimited distance,Driver's Seat Mounted Armrest,High intensity discharge headlights: Bi-Xenon,AM/FM radio: XM


Recalls & Defects

VIN JN8AZ2NF4B9504301 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012-2017 NV Cargo and NV Passenger Van, 2013-2015 Titan and Armada and 2011-2012 Infiniti QX56 vehicles. Due to a manufacturing issue, the air bag inflator may not function properly or may rupture during deployment.


Information about Dealer

Great service department

4.8
Dipsey Doodle on 11/30/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 4.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

I am a single lady without much knowledge regarding automobile upkeep. I have found Austin Infiniti remarkably helpful in keeping my cars on the road and trouble free. Friendly personnel as well.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 35 reviews

Sweet vehicle

3
Andrew B on 08/03/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 14

So I have owned this vehicle now for 2+yrs (traded in a Cadillac Escalade); bought it used in 2014 with 28,000 miles and now have a little over 45,000 miles on it. Thus far, love the vehicle, it handles very well, very comfortable and smooth both as driver and as a passenger. Technology package on the vehicle is great. Now a few of the issues that I have with the vehicle and I am comparing with my experiences with the two previous full size SUV's that I owned (2007 Yukon Denali and 2008 Cadillac Escalade) before purchasing the Infiniti QX-56 are: (1) Backup camera design is horrible. Visibility is very terrible during the day if there is a lot of light coming into the car (very sunny day outside). It is practically useless. I have to look back and listen out for the parking sensors on bright sunny days. At night time in very dark areas (no street or building lighting around), there is also very limited visibility using the backup camera (insufficient lighting). I never had these problems with the backup camera with the Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade. I had zero visibility issues both during the day and night regardless of how bright or dark it was. In this area, GM has Infiniti beat by a long shot. (2) Drivers and passenger side view mirrors should be able to fold in and out after the vehicle is turned off before the vehicle doors are open. The battery should still hold a charge for about between 30 to 60 seconds. If you forget to pull them in before turning off the vehicle, you have to start the car back up or turn on the ignition (hit the start button without stepping on the brakes). Another feature I liked with the GM trucks I owned. (3) Remote start should come standard with this vehicle since this is their flagship SUV. Again, also another feature that I enjoyed with the GM trucks I owned. (4) This is not really a big deal but the rear panel should be able to open and close in cases where you need to put something long (ladder) back there. (5) This too not really a big deal, but the third row seating should be more comfortable (should be able to fit an adult of average height and weight). The Lincoln Navigator's (never owned but test drove and ridden in one quite a bit) third row seat is the best; there is literally no difference in comfort between the 2nd and 3rd row seats.

Don't Buy this vehicle!!!

2
Dave on 04/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 2

I love the looks and feel and driving ability of this car. However, I bought it(2011 qx56) used at 43,000 miles and at 50,000 -60,000 it needed catalytic converter, air compressor, timing chain. Thankfully we had factory AND extended warranty that covered these repairs which probably came to over $10,000 in total. Then at about 65,000 a basketball bounced on the right hand passenger review mirror and broke it to wear it hung loose. It could not be repaired, had to replaced. A new one was $1200.00 (no warranty) because of the sensors and fancy camera it costs that much. Then when my battery died and left me stranded we went down the street bought another battery to replace it the car which evidently caused the fuse link to go bad so we had to get it towed $115, get a new fuse link $200 and after I picked it up went home and realized the headlights don't come on at all so now I have to go back AGAIN to get that fixed. Oh.....and after I picked it from getting one of the other major repairs done (it was winter and cold) and the service guys turned my heat on 90+ to help the freshly shampoo'd carpet to dry which caused a huge crack in my windshield. So needless to say this car has been a beautifully driving headache. Not to mention the deprecitiation has gone down crazy. I have always owned Toyota, Acura, Honda. Will NEVER buy another Infiniti again. Beautiful cars and they drive great but they are not dependable as far as I have experienced. I need to note that the service tech at the dealership have always been kind, fast, professional and gave me a loaner vehicle each time which was a positive experience.

2011Infiniti QX56 79000 miles needs timming chain!

1
Carloss on 04/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

So if you are looking for a 2011and up Infiniti QX56 you are making a huge mistake ! We bought this car basically to fulfill the large space when you have a large family so important things like reliability and been Japanese car it was a plus. Well this car has been only but problems since day one. So far: 1- Mildew smell coming from A/C Evaporator due to bad flaw design and yeah won't be replaced by the dealership (Car under warranty) 2- Fan Clutch replacement. (They replace this, oh WOW) 3- Windshield frame rusted. (Dealership: Sorry you need to take your car to a body shop) 4- Numerous visits to the dealer to inquiry about "check engine light on" it looks like a Christmas Tree inside the dash. 4- Catalytic Converter replacement at 78,000 miles ($1,850.00) they replace one under warranty up 80,000 miles maybe the other one will go bad to heads up !!!!! no warranty left ? no problem $1850.00 please !!! 5- Timing Chain replacement 79,500 miles ($6,000.00) No cover at all even thought everybody with a QX56 or QX80 is having the same problem. We bough the car with 38,600 miles and it was till under warranty of course a nice thing to have. So the worse part NISSAN (Infiniti) can't care less about your problems specially if you are out of warranty 70,000 miles they. We open a case to seek help about this timing chain replacement but it was pointless because they just don't care. They have lots of customers suffering with the same issue some people bought the car new and they are dealing with the same issues we have on our car. Infiniti put out a service bulletin Google this: Classification: EM-002a Reference: ITB13-009a September 4, 2013 2011-2013 QX56 AND M56 Whine Noise from Engine Area. 1- Mildew smell 2- Fan Clutch replacement. 3- Windshield frame rusted. 4- Numerous visits to the dealer to inquiry about "check engine light on" 4- Catalytic Converter replacement at 78,000 miles ($1,850.00) 5- Timing Chain replacement 79,500 miles ($6,000.00) http://repairpal.com/abnormal-noise-from-timing-chain-area-266 The Dealer wants your money they know what's wrong with you car but they wont tell you! the more you visit the more money you give them no brainer. I call Infiniti USA, I open a case to see If there is anything they can do help on some way parts at least nothing !!!!!!!!!!!!! A women name WENDY Infiniti Regional manager for FL told me on a very mocking evil way " There is nothing we can offer you at this time" REALLY ? BOTTOM LINE NEVER AGAIN I AM BUYING A NISSAN PRODUCT !!!!!!!!!

Don't be deceived by these 5 Star reviews

2
Derek on 02/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 14

Do some extensive research before purchasing this vehicle. It has a major timing chain issue that will cost you $5,000+ to repair. It also has problems with the catalytic converters which are $2,100+ each to repair as well as othe documented other issues. BUYER BEWARE! Infiniti is aware of these common problems in their "top of the line" vehicle, however they refuse to recall or offer any assistance with the cost of repair. Don't get me wrong, next to a Land Rover Range Rover HSE, this is probably the most luxurious SUV I've driven and I fell in love with all of it's bells and whistles. Unfortunately we will have to soon part ways due to the frequency and cost of repairs at only 90k miles on a well maintained "hi-end" vehicle. Disappointed Nissan Customer since 1985. UPDATE: Aug 1, 2016 Infiniti contacted me last week to advise me the timing chain issue is now being covered by Infiniti and I will receive a refund for repairs made to the vehicle. Thank You Infiniti, for doing the right thing and giving your loyal customers what we expect from you in this regard! **I have driven the vehicle for 10k miles since the fix and haven't had any further timing chain issues.

Awesome!

5
11infinitiqx on 12/15/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I first bought a QX in 05 when I got my license. Traded in 2010 for my 2011.

30k miles update

5
johnhw on 09/16/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Flawless thus far, at 30 miles. Plano, Tx has discovered this great upscale/affordable, luxury SUV. Love the technology, have delux touring, technology and required Entertainment to get the other two. The blind spot warning is great as well as the feature that slows you when you are approaching a stopped vehicle. Helpful without being intrusive and you can turn it off or on too. Hydraulic suspension option is nice too, no head toss at all in this comfy SUV... had a puppy who got car sick in my luxury cars but not in this smooth riding vehicle... No issues and plan to keep it a long long time... 4 wheel drive works great too, handles ice and big wheels/tires handle bumps/pot holes but smooth

Well kept secret

4.8
teamyoung on 01/25/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I read all the reviews on how the looks were something you had to get by. The looks are what sets it apart. I like different not cookie cutter SUV's. The ride and quality are great. We put on a lot of miles and also haul a 22ft boat. Works great. The features are easy to use for the most part. The only one that is a pain is the control for the side mirrors. It low and to the drivers left out of sight. Once you know where they are and can do it by feel its ok but my wife has a terrible time with them. I also wish it came with remote start. At SUV's over 60K it should be standard. Other than that its the best large SUV on the market for any price.

JUST SUPERB...best lrge luxury SUV!

5
speedster12 on 12/14/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First time owning an infiniti. I tried all the large luxury SUV's (with over a day of driving each prior to my decision). I can honestly say the QX is THE BEST out there, and for the money- its an incredible deal. -Not top heavy like the lexus -Not like driving an unresponsive, boat-like piece of fluff like the escalade/ yukon/ suburban. -Much cheaper than the lrge comparable mercedes SUV and even nicer/sleeker interior -I was nervous- going from a sporty bimmer to this yet, I have never looked back!! If your in the market for a lrge luxury SUV with incredible style, yet one that has enough brawn to pull your boat, or horse trailer or whatever- LOOK NO FURTHER.

Big, Bold, and Beautiful

5
krookey on 09/09/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this SUV for my wife after looking at the Mercedes GL, Lexus 460, and Escalade. The interior was superior to all competitors, more luxurious, and more confortable. Add 400 HP, silky, ultra smooth ride, and front seats that rival any lazyboy recliner, and it is a clear winner. I swear that the acceleration feels faster than my Porsche Cayman, and feels rock solid like my Mercedes. The tech features are cool, and can keep you entertained. Now for the exterior styling, I applaud Infiniti for taking a bold, new statement that stands out amongst the "Camery-Diseased", boring, SUV boxes that litter the road. Dare to be different, an identity, an Individual.

Love the 2011 QX56

4.9
tnnuke on 08/31/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the 2011 QX56 4x4 with theatre package in March. Paid invoice with VPP from Sam Swope Infiniti in Louisville, Ky. My 5'2" 120# wife loves this big SUV. It drives much smaller and the ride quality and quietness is awesome. Already put 11K miles on the vehicle. Seems I see Escalades everywhere, but seldom come across a new style QX56. It is truly the only updated large SUV out there. The 400hp engine makes it a beast when you want it to be.

THIS is a different vehicle!

4.5
snakebite3 on 08/09/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 2010 QX56 and kept it a total of 4 weeks before trading it for a Sequioa. So... I Took my wife's G37x in for routine maintenance one day a few weeks ago and while waiting for the work to get finished, saw the new 2011 QX56 and thought to myself "Wow that thing is ugly." A salesman approched me and asked if I wanted to drive it and I declined, telling him I had bought a QX last year and traded it after only one month. He said, "But THIS QX is way different that last year's model." So...I drove it. And then I bought it! And so far, this vehicle is the best ridding, the quietest (wind noise? what freaking wind noise?), best equipted, most awesome SUV ever.

Best SUV on the Road

5
cory11 on 08/09/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 1998 Landcruiser, drove a sedan for a while and then bought a 2010 Toyota 4-runner. I wanted something more luxurious so I started looking at SUV's. Range Rover, LX570, Navigator and Escalade (nothing else really out there). I drove the QX and loved it! Great power, fabulous interior, excellent exterior! I bought one and have put only 200 miles on it, but it is clearly the best SUV on the road!

Best of the luxury Beasts

4.8
gdatlanta1 on 06/28/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this SUV loaded for my wife 4 months ago. We use it for a family of 4. The technology has been great and the power & Luxury is what I wanted in a big SUV. We looked at the big Lexus(less power,room,higher price). The Benz GL(less room,higher price, new BodyS coming soon).The X5(horrible reliability-I own an 08 550 now-nothing but trouble).The Range Rover(higher price, lowest resale, terrible reliability). Escalade(poor fit and finish, resale value poor). We have received more complements on the interior of this vehicle from friends who own competitor SUV's than I can mention. We wanted the fit and finish of a Lexus and the driving characteristics of the German models. We got it.

just like a oversized crossover

4.9
rbaz123 on 05/24/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 2,200 miles on this SUV and most of all from what I can see this vehicle is almost perfect in every way compared to others in the same price range. Torque from the 5.6 Liter is simply Awesome !! in combination with its 7 speed transmission .. as some of the negative issues I read before my purchase they are so minor. The loud fan noise is something you might hear on cold starts for only 5 sec and dissipates quickly. ... What wind noise !! this thing is very Lexus quiet and smooth at hwy speeds . I do find the base interior to be actually more comfortable and better looking choice of wood accents than the optional upgrade. Feels much like driving my Infiniti FX45 but larger. Love it!

Love, Love, Love my 2011 QX56

5
TonyG5003 on 01/22/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a 2010. If you're a current QX owner... you've got to experience in the new QX in person - I think Infiniti has hit a home run. The new QX drives MUCH more like a car than a big SUV. It has VERY surprising pick-up and power, and the braking is superb. The visibility from the driving position is excellent - I truly feel like I have full command of the road, as opposed to simply being an occupant. As for wind-noise... I've driven several times well over 70MPH, and unless it's very gusty outside, or there's a strong headwind, there is little, if any wind-noise to speak of in the new QX. It's very, very quiet.

Nice vehicle, BUT

3.5
flyingtiger1 on 01/12/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Car has an unbelievable amount of wind noise coming from roof area at highway speeds. Complained to dealership and they stated that this was average for an Infiniti product. If this is average, I will never by another. Also, vehicle has developed a surge when at a stop. Was told that a recall was coming on the transmission. Brought the car in to be looked at, no code on computer so Infiniti will not replace the transmission. Nice design, but Infiniti needs to work on quality if they want to be in the luxury car market and compete with the BMW and the rest of the big boys.

Awesome vehicle...BUT!

4.4
billm10 on 12/29/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle to drive...BUT, there is an extremely loud fan noise that degrades power (like on a hwy on ramp). My daughter said, 'Dad, is that us!!??'. When I first heard it, I looked around to see where the looming semi truck was. Sounds like Garbarge truck with that high-rev sounding engine.You will not find this on a test drive and Infiniti says it is the hydraulic fan and that it is normal. Believe me when I say it is loud, obnoxious, embarassing,and loses power. I have not had it happen since wintertemps, but in warmer september month and always after a highway run, then in slow traffic is when it kicks in...After you get up to speed it goes away. Sorry to saywould return it if i could

Lap of Luxury

4.8
Lap of Luxury on 12/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased, but drove it home 200 miles and we absolutely love it. I have owned a lot of vehicles; everything from a porsche 911 turbo to a Ford F250. Everthing is based on personal perception, but I have read reviews from the pros that say the qx is massive, hard to park, and sucks gas...I dont agree in the least when you consider capability. We got 19.5 on the hwy doing 80 and loaded down. The qx is silent inside (test drove porsche & acura; both had a lot of road noise). The build quality,interior materials, etc. are fantastic and what you get for the $ is a bargain + you won't see yourself coming and going....the dealers aren't getting a lot of these...love, love, love it.

I love this SUV!

5
nickz on 11/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Dollar for dollar, the best value out there for performance, luxury and fun factor. Coming from 2008 Escalade. Drives like a sports car with feel of an SUV. Its far more easy to navigate around town, provides a better ride, has more passing power,and looks better in and out. Test drove the new MB GL and the Lexus LX. The third row seat in both of them were far smaller, and didnt handle as good. The GL did have a nicer center row, but was inferior elsewhere. Very Pleased overall. I like that it doesn't look like every SUV on the road; it's distinctive styling makes stand out.

Nothing but Problems

3.5
what2do on 11/10/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

At 300 miles I had to put my car in the shop because of vibrations in the steering wheel, a loud roaring noise when you pushed the gas pedal (still unknown why and no fix) heated seats and the windshield wipers not working correctly. My car was in the shop 3-4 times for the same problem, kept saying it was fixed and it wasn't. Consumer Affairs is a mess. Now in the process of Lemon Law and returning the vehicle for a refund. I'm really upset because I love this vehicle. It is very nice and love to drive it (besides the problems). But it is not worth the hassle and the stress I have been going through. Apparently, a lot of complaints have been made about the steering and the roaring noise.

Hard to Believe

4.8
Dean Carr on 10/30/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've read the negative reviews and find them hard to believe, purchased my QX56 2011 in September 2010 and have driven 3,000 miles without any issues whatsoever. The quality and craftsmanship is incredible and the gas mileage has been incredible with over 21 MPG on the road and 15 to 16 in the city.

Big and Bold

4.6
Wayne on 10/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the interior quality and features. Engine is strong and space is plentiful. Have a vibration in steering, flooring that the dealer has not fixed. It is not the tires/rims. Engine light came on at 1400 miles! Have only seen 12. 4 miles per gallon and that's keeping rpm under 2000!

Infiniti Consumer Affairs?

2.6
bummed on 09/28/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

With 1500 miles, airbag sensors needed to be replaced in passenger seat. Horn honks at random times. Called Infiniti Consumer Affairs and have been put through the ringer! Obviously an electrical glitch somewhere, vehicle has been in the shop for 2 weeks! Very disappointed with Infiniti's support on a $65,000 vehicle! Buyer Beware!

Hats off to Infiniti

4.9
nbhangtfan on 09/12/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded in our 2001 QX4 with 150K miles for this beauty. Got the 2WD version (live in the South) with the Theater package - kids LOVE it. My son can play his games while my daughter listens to her Ipod or watches a movie. Interior is FIRST RATE in terms of feel and ride quality. The navigation and 360 degree safety camera is really a great feature. Performance of the engine is awesome and you will outgun many sedans even though this is a Large SUV. Gas mileage could be a little better, but c'mon for 400 horsepower, who cares? Infiniti really got the design right for the luxury SUV market this time, would have never bought the prior model since it looked too much like a truck.

Better than the Competition

4.9
Houston P on 08/31/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded a 2007 Escalade for it. I do not miss the Escalade at all. The advanced electronic package is barely shy of an airplane. So is the external camera array. Very except cal at the beginning, I am using all the driving assist options now. Smooth ride and, finally, a good style. I own luxury cars since 2000, including Lexus, Porsche and Cadillac. This is the best car I ever had. Tried towing a boat and did it effortlessly.

My first full size SUV

4.9
minhtampa on 08/29/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first full size SUV and it is a great vehicle. It handles quite well, just like a full size car. The interior is amazing, probably the best in its class. The exterior is so good looking. The fuel economy is better than I first thought. It is about 18MPG. I really love this SUV. I feel like a king of the road while driving this vehicle.

New QX

4.9
Tim on 08/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned Yukons, Denali XLs, Escalades but this is the best SUV I've ever owned by far. Wow!

Fantastic

4.8
HighGear on 08/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price, build quality, and performance, this vehicle blows away the competition. Interior in simply loaded with amenities, which are well positioned and easy to use. Drivetrain is equally impressive. I disagree with editors review-I think the ride quality is great My biggest complaint is the lack of a removable center console or sliding second row seats for easier entry into the 3rd row. 2nd row seats flip forward, but if you have car seats installed in both captains chairs, the 3rd row cannot be accessed without climbing through the back hatch or over the console. The console is held in place by 4 screws and metal tabs which can be removed, leaving 4 small slits in the carpet.

Wow. Simply awesome!

4.9
Mythreeboys on 08/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded my Mercedes GL for this truck. I am SO pleased..The ride quality and interior is far superior. I don't have the extra hydraulic package, but it still rides phenomenal over bumps. Can't imagine what the extra feature would do. All I can say is WOW! LOVE it, and this was a really good choice.

Best of the Large SUVs

5
Mert on 08/22/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent ride, power, performance. Traded 07 QX56 which was hard to give up, but what an improvement in ride and overall quality, fit and finish.

Bad steering 2011 QX56

3.6
ataylor on 08/17/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

900 miles, 2 trips to service, very, very bad steering, cant seem to fix great interior, nice power vibrations horrible. Wife and I have each had a new vehicle each yr for 30 plus yrs, 5 other infiniti. This one is nice inside and tough to drive on highway because of loose steer, bad shakes, vibration in steering column and floors, very bad paint, has orange Peel all over unit, needs buyback. Service staff nice, infiniti rep Young and has no clue.

The Ultimate SUV experiance

5
vegas Dan on 08/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For my family This is by far the Best SUV ever created! And it is still under-priced compared to The lexus counterpart. And we were also excited to know that Nissan will not have a body style similar to this in Northern America.

Great

4.9
JW on 08/09/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Considered the Lexus, Range Rover, MB GL and there was not even a comparison in my mind.

Best full size SUV

4.9
Aspen CO on 08/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased the '11 QX56 as our family vehicle. Very, very smooth and powerful drivetrain. Beautiful and high quality interior as well as amazing technology. In my opinion, there is not a better full size luxury SUV at any price. The Lexus LX570 cost at least $15k more and the Infiniti is a better vehicle. We do a lot of mountain driving and it worth every penny.

Incredible new vehicle without peers

5
Johnhw2 on 06/29/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this vehicle. It is without peers. Owned a 2008 QX and loved its size, luxury and reliability but this new design is an upgrade across the board. More power 400 HP with 0-60 in 6.2 seconds yet fuel economy is improved by 2 mpg both city and highway due to smooth 7 speed transmission. Had seen pictures of the vehicle and wasn't sure about styling but in person it is awesome. More luxury, more features, more distinct exterior looks and move luxurious interior. Awesome with no price change on base model



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