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2011 Infiniti QX56 Price, Review & Picture

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2011 Infiniti QX56 Price, Review & PictureNew Car Reviews, The second-generation 2011 Infiniti QX gets a complete redesign from the ground up. “All new” labels can be affixed to the body-on-frame structure, 5.6-liter V-8 engine, seven-speed automatic transmission, independent control-arm suspension, elegant sheetmetal, and posh seven- or eight-passenger interior. Advanced technology defines the full-size luxury-SUV segment; thus, the QX enters the market with such features as hydraulic body motion control and blind-spot warning.

The Infiniti QZ is opulent; it is a rebadged Armada by Nissan assembled in Mississippi in a Canton-based plant alongside the Armada too. The QX for 2011 will lose its Nissan roots and will be assembled in a Kyushu-based plant in Japan instead of in the states.

The Nissan Patrol is the carmaker’s replica of the Land Cruiser by Toyota; the Patrol proved a leader in its segment for many years because it handles rough driving regions and rough terrain all over the globe from Africa to Asia. This reputation bodes well for the QX as the carmaker attempts to compete with Cadillac’s Escalade, the Land Rover Range Rover, and Lexus’s LX 570.

The QX is a lot like its predecessor since it houses a 5.6-Liter V-8 engine; but this present incarnation will have 400 horsepower and direct injection instead of the 320 horsepower in earlier predecessors. It will also sport variable valve timing, improved fuel-efficiency, and power improvements. The QX for 2011 has a new body design, reduced vibration and interior noise, a lush interior, and an independent suspension.

Infiniti labels the QX, which is 1.4-inches longer, 1.1-inches wider, and 3.8-inches lower than its predecessor, as “rugged, sophisticated, and captivating.” Given its chrome grille, LED taillamps, body-color running boards, and available 22-inch wheels, the label appears accurate.

Wearing a $60,000 price tag, the QX is tailored with an interior befitting a luxury SUV. Navigation, Around View Monitor, and Bose audio are standard. Options include semi-aniline leather seating and a DVD system with dual seven-inch monitors.

A new 5.6-liter 32-valve direct-injection V-8 motivates the QX with 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy, thanks in part to the seven-speed auto, is up 10 percent versus last year. Buyers have a choice of standard rear-wheel drive or available All-Mode four-wheel drive as well as an optional hydraulic body motion control system that reduces body lean when turning.

The QX is equipped with dual front, front side, and front/rear curtain air bags; stability and traction control; and available blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, lane-departure prevention, and intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning.

Bodystyle: SUV
Engine: 5.6L V-8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Models: QX56 2WD, QX56 4WD

EPA Fuel Economy
14 mpg city/20 mpg highway

Price : $58,700 – $61,800

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