2012 Infiniti QX56

Base 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8 auto trans

Base 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8 auto trans

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2012 Infiniti QX56
2012 Infiniti QX56
After a complete redesign in 2011, the QX56 remains basically untouched for 2012. A few options packages were rejiggered, but that's about it. Maybe that's not a bad thing, though. Built on a completely new platform, the 2011 QX56 experienced strong sales numbers and good reviews, and rightfully so. The new QX56 is better-looking and more rugged. It gets 14-percent-better gas mileage than the previous generation QX56 -- although fuel economy is still nothing to write home about. A vehicle that weighs nearly three tons needs a lot of power under the hood, and Infiniti's 5.6-liter V-8 smoothly pumps out 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, dispensing it to the rear wheels or all four via a seven-speed automatic transmission. This SUV can easily move up to eight passengers in leather-lined luxury, and it tows up to 8500 pounds. The interior is a sybarite's delight, and yet it doesn't overwhelm the driver with highly complex controls. If you regularly travel with more than four passengers, you may want to get the second-row bench seat rather than the two captain's chairs (a third row is standard). The captain's chairs, and the center console between them, make it more difficult to convert the QX to max-cargo mode. The QX drives well for a big beast. The ride and the handling are much better now that the QX has been designed as an SUV rather than being built off a modified pickup-truck platform. It glides over bumps and transmits only the slightest nudge to riders in the cabin. In the QX56, the outside world barely intrudes.
2012 Infiniti QX56 4WD Front Left Side View
For 2012, Infiniti only made minor changes to the QX56's equipment packages and I don't blame them for it. It would be no easy task to make substantial improvements to the QX, which is as capable, luxurious, and well built as any SUV in its class. While its not necessarily unattractive, the QX's exterior is the only area that could possibly use refining. The design is undeniably distinctive but instead of helping to camouflage the Infiniti's immense proportions it actually emphasizes them, giving the QX a slightly awkward look.
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Base 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8
14 MPG City | 20 MPG Hwy
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2012 Infiniti QX56 Specifications

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5.6L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
14 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
20 MPG
400 hp @ 5800rpm
413 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD
  • Navigation
60,000 miles / 48 months
70,000 miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
Recall Date
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Nissan Juke, 2012-2013 Infiniti M56, QX56, and 2014-2015 Infiniti Q70 (V8 engine vehicles only), and QX80 vehicles. The fuel pressure sensors may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. As a result, the fuel pressure sensor may loosen with vehicle usage and cause a fuel leak.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could cause a vehicle fire.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will re-torque the fuel pressure sensors free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
Nissan North America, Inc.

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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
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Value Rating: Below Average