STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - When shopping for a Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade or Lexus LX570, the Infiniti QX80 should also be put on your short list. The big wagon is a sleek, strong and attractive all-weather luxury vehicle. The taste police have no quibbles with its design, especially the latest version that's based on the QX80 Monograph concept that was first shown in 2017. Along with three rows of leather-covered seats (including a pair of pillow-like front buckets), there's room for up to seven riders, or eight if you delete the two second-row chairs in favor of a split-folding bench. The 400-horsepower V-8 is strong enough to tow 8,500 pounds. The seven-speed automatic transmission uses a fluid warmer to help reduce fuel consumption at start-up. The standard permanently engaged all-wheel-drive is a dual-range unit that sends up to half the torque to the front tires when the rears start to slip. Suffice to say, you can choose to be fully protected from front to back and from side to side with the latest active-safety technologies to protect you from any number of potential mishaps.
Base price (incl. destination): $66,900
Type: Full-size sport-utility vehicle
Engine (h.p.): 5.6-liter V-8 (400)
Transmission: Seven-speed automatic
Layout: Rear- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 13/19/15 (AWD)
Base weight (lb.): 6,050