Used Car: 2013 Infiniti QX56 Review
While most class competitors have a better reliability rating, reviewers liked the Infiniti QX56’s elegant cabin, strong engine and easy maneuverability.
Powering the 2013 Infiniti QX56 is a V8 engine that automotive journalists agreed delivers brisk acceleration. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission that impressed test drivers with its quick, refined shifts. The EPA reports that rear- and four-wheel drive models both get 14/20 mpg city/highway, which is on par with comparable rivals' estimates. Test drivers were pleased with the QX56’s easy maneuverability, which some reviewers compared to that of midsize SUV’s. They also appreciated its responsive steering, comfortable ride and lack of body roll when cornering.
Reviewers agreed that the 2013 Infiniti QX56's cabin looks and feels very upscale, and features rich leather and real wood trim. The QX56 offers seating for up to eight if equipped with a second-row bench seat. Leather upholstery, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel are standard. Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are available. According to reviewers, the QX56's front- and middle-row seats are especially comfortable. However, several found the third row short on space and comfort. Standard features include a moonroof, a power liftgate, keyless access, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, navigation, front and rear parking sensors, a USB port, a 13-speaker Bose stereo system and Infiniti’s Around View monitor, which uses multiple cameras to provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle. Available features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning. Test drivers found the Around View Monitor useful for navigating through cramped quarters, and said the infotainment controls are user-friendly. The QX56 has up to 95.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats, which is a good amount of space when compared with what similar rivals offer.
Other SUVs to Consider
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec has a diesel engine that reviewers said delivers ample power, and it helps the GL350 BlueTec achieve great fuel economy for the class. The GL-Class also impressed reviewers with its smooth ride and first-rate interior.
The 2013 Lexus LX impressed reviewers with its high-quality cabin materials and quiet ride. They also liked its stable handling and quick acceleration.