2017 Infiniti QX80 AWD Limited

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com / Photos Infiniti USA

For 2017 the Infiniti QX80 AWD Limited offers an unmatched combination of power, strength and premium style, and it’s capable of transporting up to eight adults and their belongings in spacious elegance.

For 2017 Infiniti QX80 AWD Limited again offers a unique combination of inspired design and performance that makes it stand out in the luxury performance SUV class. The exterior conveys an underlying sense of power and strength; The QX80 AWD Limited is a vehicle unlike any Infiniti SUV. The Limited Package lives up to its name with an extensive menu of exclusive features, including an upgraded level of craftsmanship surpassing even the high standards of the QX80.

The QX80 AWD Limited offers several unique exterior enhancements. The LED headlights receive a dark finish, matched with tinted rear combination lamps and special lighting under the brushed-finish running boards. A dark chrome finish is added to the upper and lower grille surround, fog light surround, side vents, roof rails and crossbars, A-pillar finisher, door handles, license plate surround and side mirror caps. The standard 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels also feature a unique dark-finish treatment. The QX80 AWD Limited is available in four exterior colors – Hermosa Blue, Black Obsidian, Mocha Almond and Majestic White.

Inside, the QX80 AWD Limited stands out with a unique Truffle Brown interior environment marked by a palette of brown, black and silver leather and wood appointments and trim. Along with the special Truffle Brown semi-aniline leather appointed seats, there is unique seat quilting with silver accent piping. In addition, the speaker grilles on the instrument panel have also been leather-wrapped. Even the assist handles are covered in leather, and the center cluster features special silver accenting.

The seats themselves have the appearance and feel of contemporary leather furniture. The wood trim is unique to the QX80 AWD Limited natural-tone genuine Ash wood selected for its open pore look and matte finish. The second row follows the same pattern as the front seats, with open pore wood trim on the doors and center console finisher, along with leather-wrapped assist handles.

Among the premium entertainment and technology features are an 8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display, INFINITI Controller for use with vehicle information systems and comfort and convenience features, and the Infiniti Navigation System with NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast.

The available Theater Package features dual 7-inch color monitors, two pairs of wireless headphones, wireless remote control, auxiliary input jacks and 120V power outlet. The system allows playback of games or movies for rear passengers, while front occupants listen to audio at the same time. The two 7-inch color monitors include an auto-bright system that adjusts for daytime, clouds/evening and night/tunnel lighting.

As expected from Infiniti, the 2017 QX80 AWD Limited offers a range of advanced safety and driving technologies, including an advanced High Beam Assist system, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Backup Collision Intervention and the new Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection.

Under the hood is the proven 5.6-liter V8 engine that combines the responsive acceleration of Infiniti Variable Valve Event & Lift technology with the efficiency of Direct Injection Gasoline to produce 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. A smooth 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching is standard.

The suspension is an independent double-wishbone design front and rear, with Dual-Flow Path twin-tube shock absorbers and an automatic rear leveling system that seeks to maintain uniform ground clearance and departure angle, even when towing or carrying cargo, by automatically adjusting the air pressure in the system’s air bladders.

Braking is provided by 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System and Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist. Vehicle Dynamic Control 4-wheel Active Brake Limited-Slip is standard on the QX80 AWD Limited, along with engine-speed-sensitive power steering.

The 2017 Infiniti QX80 AWD Limited creates a vehicle unlike any Infiniti SUV. With restricted production, the Limited Package lives up to its name with an extensive menu of exclusive features, including an upgraded level of craftsmanship surpassing even the high standards of the QX80s. Manufacturer’s suggested retail base price is $90,445.00 including destination charges, EPA fuel economy estimates 13 MPG city & 19 MPG highway.


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Emilio Lezcano

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Professional Race Car Driver