2011 Infiniti QX56 4WD

Jeffrey Jablansky
Matt Tierney

Like Phil, I also subjected this luxury SUV to blue-collared duty. I towed my racing car and trailer to a car show in downtown Ann Arbor, about 64 miles away. The massive QX did quite well doing the job, however the brakes felt too soft. I was impressed with the 5.6-liter V-8 engine's pulling power when moving off from a standstill. It's no diesel, but it pulled hard thanks to the 413 lb-ft of torque.

The exterior is another story. I didn't find anybody who liked the way this new QX looked. But if you can look past the exterior, though, the cabin of the QX is absolutely beautiful, with the tan-leather seating surfaces and accented stitching. Our loaded four-wheel-drive test vehicle came with the deluxe touring package and the theatre package, some $8250 worth of add-ons, which means passengers can watch movies while sitting on a cooled seat.
- Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator

None of you commented on how atrocious the steering/driver feedback is?I might as well have been drving by remote control.Great interior and good power but that is about it.I am buying the Denali. Hands down the better vehicle test driven so far.
I can never quite get over how huge QX's are when I see them on the streets.

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