The new QX56 is a huge beast, but it's also incredibly useful and luxurious. You could say the same about previous-generation QX, too, but the new model also adds a great deal more refinement, slick styling (rather than a simpler, truck-like look), more available features, and significantly more power. I particularly enjoyed the heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, and seriously nice sound system.
As you'd expect, handling is not the QX's strength, but power for passing and for carting around stuff definitely is. The new, smoother design makes the QX look smaller than before (and indeed it is narrower), but there's still more than enough room for most of the tasks that buyers would ask of such a vehicle.
- Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor