Remaining primarily the same as last year, the 2009 Infiniti QX56 is a four-door, full-size luxury SUV that readily accommodates seven passengers. The QX56 is powered by a 5.6L V8 engine bursting with 320 hp and 393 lb-ft of torque mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. A choice is offered between rear-wheel- or four-wheel-drive trims. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the AWD comes in at 12 mpg city/17 mpg hwy, with RWD adding one mpg to hwy. Infiniti QX56 standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, xenon HID headlights, heated leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity and a 10-speaker Bose stereo system with a six-disc in-dash CD changer. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is available, while an optional second-row bench, that fits where the captain's chairs would, permits seating for a total of eight passengers. Among the safety features are a host of standard items, including stability control, antilock disc brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, a reverse parking sensor and a rearview camera.Read more Read less
After its major overhaul in 2008, the 2009 Infinity QX56 sees only minor modifications adding to the QX56's already broad list of standard equipment.
Serious truck underpinnings for towing and hauling; seating for up to eight; full gamut of luxury options
With its smooth and powerful V8, available low range 4-wheel-drive system and a fully boxed steel frame, the 2009 Infiniti QX56 pairs a luxurious, roomy, first-rate SUV interior with serious truck-like towing (up to 9,000 pounds) and hauling capability. With seating for up to eight and loads of standard; comfort, convenience, and safety equipment, the 2009 Infinity QX56 is a formidable opponent in the full-size luxury SUV market.