The 2021 Infiniti QX80 ranks 6 out of 9 Luxury Large SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti QX80, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2021 Infiniti QX80 is ranked:
#6 in Luxury Large SUVs
#10 in Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows
#23 in Luxury Crossover SUVs
Automotive journalists agree that the 2019 Infiniti QX80 excels with impressive handling, a potent powertrain and a classy, upscale interior.
The 2021 Infiniti QX80 (formerly QX56) comes with a V8 engine that reviewers say gives the QX80 very quick acceleration. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard, and reviewers report that it shifts quickly and transmits power smoothly. Fuel economy is up to an EPA-estimated 14/20 mpg city/highway, which is comparable to the ratings of most other vehicles in the class. Reviewers are impressed with the QX80’s nimble handling through turns. They also like its comfortable ride quality, and say the QX80’s suspension does a nice job of blocking out road imperfections. Test drivers write that the QX80’s steering is light and direct and the brakes bring the QX80 to a stop promptly.
Test drivers say that the Infiniti QX80’s cabin has a tasteful design and is constructed with soft leathers and attractive wood trim. The front- and middle-row seats are praised for their comfort and space, though most reviewers agree that the third row is short on space and not especially comfortable. The QX80 also offers fairly good cargo space for the class, though not as much as what rivals like the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator offer. Test drivers mention that most of the primary stereo and climate controls have separate buttons and knobs, which makes them easy to control. Critics note that the adaptive cruise control system’s lights and warning sounds make the system more distracting than helpful. Standard equipment includes a 13-speaker Bose stereo, tri-zone automatic climate control, navigation and Infiniti’s Around View Monitor, which uses multiple cameras to give a 360-degree view around the QX80. Options include a rear-seat entertainment system, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.