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MSRP: $63,250 - $66,350
Invoice: $58,823 - $61,706
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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Infiniti QX80 Interior

The automotive press gushes over the quality of the 2015 Infiniti QX80’s interior, saying it is adorned with attractive wood trim and premium leather. They report that passengers will be coddled by the QX80’s serene ride and quiet cabin.

  • "Its luxury appointments, on the other hand, are perfectly suited to the upper-class clientele that Infiniti seeks. In fact, the QX80 possesses one of the most attractive and well-equipped luxury SUV interiors we've tested." -- AutoTrader
  • "Its interior is lavishly appointed, with supple leather, wood trim and soft touch materials adorning every surface. …" -- Left Lane News
  • "The idea of the 2014 QX80 as an ‘executive jet’ for the road really helps everything about the SUV make sense. The interior is a finely crafted suite and, with the smoothness of its ride and quietness of its cabin, the QX80 is an idyllic place to be." -- Kelley Blue Book (2014)
  • "Materials and assembly quality are first-rate and price-appropriate. Soft leathers, handsome wood accents, and tasteful detailing create a pleasingly classy ambiance." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

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Seating

The Infiniti QX80 seats seven with standard middle-row captain’s chairs or eight with an optional middle-row bench seat. Leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel and front seats that are heated and power-adjustable are standard. Cooled front seats and heated second-row seats are optional. Automotive journalists report that occupants will be pleased with the comfort and roominess of the front- and second-row seats. Some find that the third-row seats are OK for adults, but most disagree, saying they are best suited for small children.

  • "… the first- and second row-seats (the latter of which can be configured with captain's chairs or as a bench seat) are spacious and comfortable. The same can't be said of the third-row, which is essentially a child-only space. …" -- Left Lane News
  • "The QX80's seating is supremely supportive in the first and second rows, and even the 60/40 power folding third-row seats, while not spacious, are suitable for adults." -- AutoTrader
  • "Up front, driver and passenger have plenty of room to spread out, and they also are separated by a thickly padded armrest/storage bin. On the other end of this long rig is a pair of small 3rd-row seats that have a power-operated folding feature.” -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "As you'd expect, the QX80's front and second-row seats offer a high degree of comfort. The 60/40-split power-folding third-row seat has less legroom than the third rows in other large luxury SUVs, and depending on their age and size, youngsters may only find it passable for short jaunts." -- Edmunds (2014)

Interior Features

The 2015 QX80 comes standard with Bluetooth, satellite radio, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 13-speaker Bose stereo system, a USB port, an 8-inch touch-screen display and Infiniti’s Around View Monitor, which uses multiple cameras to provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle. Optional features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, forward emergency braking and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Auto writers note that controls are well laid out in the QX80, but some say a few controls are difficult to reach. They feel the blind spot monitoring system would be more effective if it worked at low speeds, instead of only at highway speeds. Test drivers add that the available technology package is disruptive rather than helpful, but appreciate the simplicity of the standard touch-screen display.

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  • "My sole complaint is that the blind-spot monitoring only seems to work at highway speeds, when I could use its guidance in squeezing the long chassis into traffic at much lower speeds." -- CNET (2014)
  • "Just as important is the fact that technophobes have nothing to fear, because the QX's electronics interface is very easy and intuitive to use." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "Major audio and climate functions have separate switches, but they're rather low on the center console for easiest use. Far more distracting, at least for our testers, the various driver-assistance features included with the Technology Package generate enough lights and sounds to fill the bridge of Starship Enterprise--another reason to avoid this deceptively pricey option." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Cargo 

The 2015 QX80 has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 49.6 cubic feet with the third row folded and 95.1 cubic feet with the second and third row folded. The QX80’s overall cargo space is good for the class. Critics are pleased with the amount of cargo space in the QX80, as well as the large interior storage spaces. If you plan to carry large amounts of cargo often, reviewers say to not get the second-row bucket seats, because their armrests make loading large objects more difficult.

  • "Fold down the second- and third-row seats and the QX reveals a plentiful cargo bay to hide luggage, sports gear or the latest acquisitions from Best Buy." -- AutoTrader
  • "… the QX80 is undeniably useful as a pack mule, with 16.6, 49.6 and 95.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-, second- and first-rows, respectively." -- Left Lane News
  • "Avoid the 2nd-row buckets if you often haul bulky cargo. The fixed console/armrest that comes with them is a fairly large obstruction. On the other hand, it contributes to generous in-cabin storage along with a roomy front console bin and good-size door pockets." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
Review Last Updated: 2/19/15

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