The three-row 2017 Infiniti QX80 is again here with us and this time it promises to further its appeal through a wide array of amped-up features. Some of the highlights that endear it to large luxury SUV buyers include a capable handling for its size, abundant standard and optional features, and a powerful engine that provides a stout towing capacity. The Infiniti QX80 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.
True, there’re quite a number of car-based crossovers like the Infiniti QX80 2017 that have better interior space, and superior fuel economy ratings. However, not one of them can compare to the QX80 beauty. “Cool” may be a subjective, no doubt, but it nevertheless manages to make a bold statement with its unique style, huge grille, and headlight designs.
Besides the bold styling, the 2017 Infiniti QX80 still manages to pack a potent engine beneath its hood. True, I comes equipped with a 5.6L V8 engine capable of making a whopping 400 hp. Infiniti says it can also achieve a towing capacity of up to 8,500 pounds when fully loaded. What’s more, it shares the same platform the legendary Nissan Patrol, what this means is that the QX80 is also better than most of its peers in terms of off-roading capability.
Throw in a decently appointed 2017 Infiniti QX80 interior with upscale technologies, upgraded materials, and it easily passes as the vehicle to beat in its class. For the sake of making a judicious decision, there are other vehicles in its class which probably deserve you attention, too.
They include the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Lexus LX 570, and Cadillac Escalade. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade price starts from $72,970. Some of the reasons that should probably compel you to choose it include an available seating capacity for up to eight people, a whisper-quiet interior, a strong V8 power, and a stout towing capacity. Beneath its hood, the Cadillac Escalade 2017 comes with a boffo 6.2L V engine capable of sending 420 horsepower and 460 lbs. ft. of torque to either the rear wheels or all wheels depending on your selection of trim models. The Cadillac Escalade 2017 release date should also be expected this fall according to recent media reports.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Review of Trims
A choice of either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive is available for the 2017 Infiniti QX80. It is available in two trims: base and Limited trim models.
Exterior Infiniti QX80 colors: Black Obsidian, Majestic White, Liquid Platinum, Smoky Quartz, Dark Currant, Hermosa Blue, and Graphite Shadow. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the base model include a heated eight-way power driver seat, automatic high-beam headlight control, driver memory settings, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic LED foglights and headlights, power-adjustable steering wheel, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, automatic climate control, a sunroof, leather upholstery, and rear privacy glass.
Technologies include the Bose audio system, a 360-degree parking camera, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, a CD player, and a navigation system. Options available include a 120-V power outlet, a rear-seat entertainment system, twenty-two inch wheels, and split folding third-row seat.
The 2017 Infiniti QX80 Signature Edition offers you a distinctive interior, a special tan interior treatment, extra chrome trim, and all the contents of the Split Bench and Driver Assistance packages.
2017 Infiniti QX80 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the latest Infiniti QX80 is a V8 engine with a displacement of 5.6L capable of offering a power output rated at 400 hp and 413 lbs. ft. of torque. When properly equipped, Infiniti says the QX80 can be able to achieve a maximum towing capacity of around 8,500 pounds.
Two rive modes are available: a RWD or an AWD. The latter’s fuel economy ratings provided by EPA stand at 13/19/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and the former – 14/20/16 mpg.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.1 in. (121.1 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 4.9 in. (208.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.9 in. (79.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 151 ft³
Cargo volume: 17 ft³
Curb weight: 5633 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 14/20 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Dark Currant, Graphite Shadow, Hermosa Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Smoky Quartz…
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs
2017 Infiniti QX80 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new vehicle will probably go for sale sometime this fall, although the reports are yet to be confirmed. Pricing, too, is still under wraps but our sources say it should probably retail at around $63,250.