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2008 Infiniti QX56 4WD

Sumptuous Tank

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Infiniti QX56 4WD

In short: A powerful, feature-packed SUV.

Infiniti QX56 4WD Review

For a vehicle wrapping luxury in a powerful package, look no further than the Infiniti QX56. This sumptuous SUV exhibits a commanding presence on the road, sporting a sturdy all-wheel drive (a two-wheel drive is available) and an intimidating 5.6-liter V8 engine. While it drinks like a fish—its highway gas mileage is 17 mpg—and likes to play on rough terrain, this seven-passenger automobile has a figurative soft spot, which is evident right away with its three-row seating and spacious cabin. Luxury amenities include heated captain’s chairs in the first two rows, a power-folding third row and a twelve-speaker Bose audio system.

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Warranty/Service: Four-year/60,000-mile basic warranty; six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty; seven-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; 24-hour roadside assistance.

Base Price: $55,250 / As tested: $58,810

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 5.6-liter DOHC V8
Horsepower: 320 hp @ 5,200 rpm
Torque: 393 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic with gated floor shifter

Curb weight:
6,011 lbs
Wheelbase: 123.2 in
Length/Width/Height: 206.9/78.8/78.7 in
Turning circle: 41 ft

disc brakes on all wheels, with ABS and brake assist
Suspension: independent with double-wishbone and stabilizer bar in front and rear

Traction: Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

EPA City: 12 mpg
EPA Highway: 17 mpg

advanced airbag system; front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags; roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags for all three rows; tire pressure monitoring system

space; luxe; comfort; equipment
Dislikes: gas mileage; size in the city

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