Carried over for 2013, the Infiniti QX56 is a luxury SUV with seating for 8. The QX56 is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Both drivetrains, standard RWD and optional AWD, are paired to the same 7-speed automatic transmission. The QX56 boasts a 8,500 lbs. towing capacity and achieves an EPA estimated 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. Features include moonroof, power rear liftgate, push-button ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, , heated front seats, 13-speaker premium audio system, USB connection, steering-wheel mounted controls, navigation with voice recognition, and distance control assist. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, electronic brake distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking (ABS), blind-spot warning, forward collision warning, intelligent brake assist, lane departure warning, vehicle dynamic control (VDC), traction control system (TCS), and tire pressure monitoring. The QX56 is backed by a 4-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Moving Object Detection, an advanced active-safety feature, has been added to the QX56's standard Around View Monitor for 2013. Auto-dimming exterior mirrors have also been made standard and a new Smoky Quartz exterior hue joins the color palette. Otherwise, the Theater Package gets a new interface with upgraded remote control.
Strong V8 powertrain; quiet cabin; three rows of seating; refined ride; available safety and entertainment technology
The QX56 is a large luxury truck that's elegant and comfortable, yet its body-on-frame layout allows a tow rating of up to 8,500 pounds. Ride comfort and handling are also quite good and the big V8 and 7-speed automatic make an agreeable pair with strong responsiveness. Three rows of seating to accommodate up to eight, also makes the QX56 a good pick for families who need to tow a trailer part of the time. Inside as well, the cabin is a standout, with a quiet, refined feel and great ride quality.