2022 INFINITI QX80 Review


MSRP: $70,600 - $84,850










  • Luxurious trims with a comfortable feel
  • Towing capacity is impressive


  • The engine consumes more fuel than others in its class
  • Interior design is unimpressive than competitors
  • Low safety ratings


The QX80 is Infiniti’s largest, elegant and expensive SUV. The 2022 Infiniti QX80 is a body-on-frame SUV compared to modern competitors like the Mercedes GLS and BMW X7, which have unibody construction similar to a car or smaller crossover. The QX80 has higher towing capabilities than Mercedes and BMW, thanks to its attractive look, solid design, sturdy interior, and powerful V8 engine.

There have been numerous updates to this luxury full-size three-row SUV since its debut in 2011. A standard V-8 and an old-school body-on-frame platform make it mechanically similar to Nissan’s Armada. In 2022, the introduction of a new infotainment system is the most significant change.

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Specs and Features

Engine5.6 L V8
Seating7 Passengers
Power400 hp @ 5800 RPM
Transmission7-speed automatic
MPG14 City and 20 Hwy
DrivetrainRear-wheel Drive
Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2022 INFINITI QX80 ranges between $70,600 – $84,850.

What’s Newly Include in 2022

The new upgrades in the 2022 INFINITI QX80 include the following features:

  • For 2022, Infiniti is redesigning the QX80 with a new infotainment system.
  • The old model’s dated two-screen system has been updated by a 12.3-inch touchscreen that is now standard.
  • The center stack is newly available.

Engine, Transmission, and Fuel Efficiency

INFINITI QX80 comes with a 400-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and the option of rear or all-wheel drive. The most recent model we tested took 5.9 seconds to reach 60 mph from 0. Even though that’s impressive for an SUV of its size, every other model we tested was faster.

The engine’s excellent power delivery and quick throttle response impressed us. Unfortunately, the transmission delayed downshifting, making it difficult to accelerate quickly on the highway. However, this Infiniti raced gracefully through town, its exhaust note growling after heavy-footed accelerator applications. A smooth ride is insufficient to compensate for the QX80’s lack of athleticism compared to the GLS450.

When equipped with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the QX80 has a towing capacity of 8500 pounds, 800 pounds more than the Mercedes. To put it another way, the QX80 gets terrible gas mileage. Even the most economical model gets 14 city mpg and 20 highway mph. Competitors consistently score higher than it does. The vehicle we tested on our 75 mph highway fuel efficiency route, which is part of our extensive testing routine, also underperformed in the real world, achieving just 17 miles per gallon.

2022 INFINITI QX80 Engine
2022 INFINITI QX80 Engine

2022 INFINITI QX80 Interior

The Infiniti’s interior is quiet and comfy, but the exterior design hasn’t been updated much since the QX56 debuted in 2011. The HVAC system features a new layout that includes physical knobs for adjusting the dual climate zones, and the center stack has finally been rebuilt to fit a modern touchscreen with more user-friendly controls. Luxury car features like a panoramic sunroof, massaging seats, and a head-up display isn’t available, which is disappointing. 

The roomy interior is well-built and has a standard third-row seat. While the QX80 can fit two people in the rear, there are competitors with more space. The second-row captain’s chairs in the Infiniti can be converted to a three-seat bench for an additional charge. When comparing similarly sized competitors, the Infiniti has the greatest luggage space behind the third row. 

Infiniti replaces the QX80’s outdated dual-screen infotainment system with a single 12.3-inch touchscreen that is much bigger and more user-friendly. Onboard navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are all included in this model, with the latter being wirelessly available for the first time. 

A Bose 13-speaker stereo, wireless device charging, and an abundance of charging connections, like four USB outlets, are all included with every QX80 model. Even though there’s a two 8.4-inch screen built into the headrests of the front seats, it’s only available on the Sensory trim, which is the most expensive version of the car.

2022 INFINITI QX80 Interior
2022 INFINITI QX80 Interior

Should I Buy a 2022 INFINITI QX80?

The 2022 Infiniti QX80 is an excellent, elegant SUV, it has luxurious trims with a comfortable feel, towing capacity is also impressive.

For more information about the latest INFINITI QX80, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.