Infiniti QX56 - car review

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The Infiniti brand is producing luxury models that Nissan manufactures for the North American market. Full-size SUV QX56 is an improved, more expensive and high-quality version of the Nissan Pathfinder Armada. The first public demonstration of the Infiniti QX56 was held at the January 2004 Los Angeles Motor Show. The car was complete and extremely harmonious. The powerful, strong exterior design creates a large bonnet in combination with a large chrome radiator grille and barrel-shaped sidewalls. The configuration of the front bumper in comparison with the Nissan Armada began to look more prestigious and solid.

Fog lights have also been replaced: instead of round ones, like those of the Armada, massive rectangular ones are now adorned, made in the same style as the main headlights. To maintain the image and style of the QX56 got wheels with a spectacular chrome finish. The interior of the Infiniti QX56 creates an atmosphere of cozy luxury. The instrument panel with soft lighting, which the company called Fine Vision, looks very impressive. It is worth noting the unusual placement of the scales of minor devices - they surrounded the dial of the tachometer with a tight ring. The center console is decorated with old-fashioned watches with arrows. Trim steering wheel beyond any comparisons.

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Parallel to the wood there is a leather skin, so that the driverโ€™s hands will not slide over the steering wheel. The massive tailgate has an electric drive. Just press a key on the instrument panel, the door will open and close by itself. It is these, inconspicuous at first glance, the nuances and form a certain chic, emphasizing the representative class of the car.

Due to the large width of the body, eight people are comfortably accommodated in the cabin (2 + 3 + 3 scheme), and thanks to the special design of the second and third row of seats, a completely flat luggage compartment forms when folded. Large seats with high-class leather trim and Infiniti logos on the backs will give you a lot of comfort. It is noteworthy that the driver's seat received ten adjustments, and the passenger - eight.

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At your discretion, you can adjust the position of the pedals. By the way, the car remembers information about the position of not only the seats and pedals, but also rear-view mirrors. The second row seat comes in two versions: as a regular 3-seater sofa or as a pair of separate chairs. The stock of legroom exceeds all expectations. And even the passengers of the most solid build will not be able to complain about the tightness - with a car width of 2 m. Moreover, each of these pair of seats has its own folding armrest in addition to a spacious cabinet between them.

It will not be too crowded on the third row seats. The reserve space for the legs of their inhabitants is about the same as on the second row of a mid-size SUV. Plus, the characteristic feature of all overseas SUVs - a lot of shelves, glove compartments and coasters. The Infiniti QX56 cannot boast of a long list of additional options, since almost everything is included in the standard equipment of the car, including a navigation system, a Bose audio system with ten speakers and heated seats in the first and second rows.

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Optionally, you can order a large 20-inch LCD monitor for the rear passengers, adaptive cruise control, an entertainment complex with a DVD player, a sunroof and a Smart Vision system with a rear-view camera, which greatly facilitates reversing and maneuvers in cramped conditions. Infiniti QX56 has an impressive size, but this does not prevent him from being a well-controlled car with sufficient mobility on the road. The drive-by-wire electronic gas drive system plays a role in providing real driver driving sensations. The length of the car is 5.3 meters. The curb weight is about 2.5 tons. The weight of the towed trailer can be in excess of four tons.

The numbers in the name of the Infiniti models indicate the engine volume under the hood of an SUV V-shaped eight with a displacement of 5.6 liters and 315 hp. at 4900 rpm The torque makes the QX56 one of the most powerful cars in its class. The engine is aggregated with a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission. Most of the time, the QX56 drives on a rear wheel drive - this transmission mode is designed for clean asphalt. If necessary, you can use the 4x4 scheme. Using the switch on the front panel, the driver can select one of the three remaining modes.

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- Four-wheel drive for ordinary roads. When the rear wheels slip, the front wheels are connected. But most of the time the car remains rear wheel drive. - All-wheel drive for off-road. In this case, the front end is connected rigidly - this increases the permeability, but this mode cannot be used on asphalt, since there is no center differential in the transmission. - Four-wheel drive for heavy off-road with downshift. Despite the frame structure, the car has independent front and rear (multi-link) suspension with anti-roll bars. In short, the Infiniti QX56 is a fairly serious jeep that can overcome the average off-road complexity.

QX56 received a full range of active security systems. The system of dynamic stabilization insure when rebuilding and cornering, and Brake Assist and EBD will come to the rescue when braking. The creators of the QX56 emphasize that all the important parts of the car (gas tank, transmission elements and engine) are protected from the bottom with special plates.

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In extreme cases, passive safety equipment comes into play. The occupants of the first row of seats hold the belts with pretensioners, and the intelligent frontal airbags take into account the weight of a person and the length of the extended belt. In addition to a pair of front, another six side airbags and curtains, insure the crew of an SUV.

The premiere of the second generation QX56 was held in 2010 in New York. Unlike the previous model, based on the Nissan Armada, the new product largely follows the latest generation Patrol. Therefore, compared with its predecessor, the length increased by 35.5 mm, width - by 27.9 mm, and the height of the vehicle decreased by 96.5 mm. SUV is made in the new style of Infiniti. It has wavy lines of the body, narrowed rear and front optics.

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Key features of the QX56 design are a distinctive grille made in the spirit of a waterfall, Xenon headlamps High Intensity Discharge (HID), rear LED lights, an electric sunroof and electrically operated tailgate. The second-generation Infiniti QX has a dynamic appearance. The โ€œmuscularityโ€ of the image is emphasized by powerful wheels with a diameter of 22 inches.

The impressive size of the cabin allows you to freely accommodate up to eight people. The presence of the front lower spoiler, rear spoiler on the lift door, as well as the redesigned exterior rear-view mirrors made it possible to reduce the drag coefficient to Cx = 0.37. The interior is made in the best traditions of the luxury brand Infiniti. The QX56 is a leader in its class in legroom volume at the level of the second row of passenger seats. In the basic version of the car is designed for 7 seats. For an additional fee, the car can be equipped with an optional second-row seat with a separate back, which increases the passenger capacity of the model to eight people.

The driver's seat is electrically adjustable according to 10 parameters, including adjustment of the lumbar support according to two parameters. The car stores in memory the individual setting of the position of the driver's seat, steering wheel and exterior mirrors for two drivers. The front passenger seat is also electrically adjustable by 8 parameters, including the lumbar support by two parameters.

The list of equipment, as is customary in the Japanese, is immense. The basic package includes the function of heating the front seats, as well as climate control of the front seats (with the possibility of heating or cooling), with additional heating of the side seats of the 2nd row. The design of the high seats of the 2nd row provides easy access to the seats of the 3rd row. The second-row seats are remotely folded using a switch on the center console, which greatly simplifies access to the rear seats. The seat of the 3rd row - sectional (60/40), with the possibility of tilting. The basic package also includes a heated steering wheel with leather trim.

In addition, the list of standard equipment includes a hard disk stereo, satellite navigation, Bose audio system with 13 speakers, an 8-inch WVGA color touchscreen display, Bluetooth. Options include a perforated leather interior and a DVD changer with 7-inch displays in the headrests of the front seats. The Infiniti QX56 II is equipped with a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine with an output of 405 hp, which develops a maximum torque of 560 Nm. The engine is equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift. The maximum speed is 210 km / h, from a spot to 100 km / h, the QX56 will unlock in 6.5 seconds.

The new transmission and engine made the SUV 10% more economical and 25% more powerful. The frame body has also become tougher: 30% stronger in torsion and bending. Clearance of the car corresponds to a class: 257 mm. The SUV is available in two versions - 2WD and 4WD. Regardless of the drive, the QX56 can tow trailers weighing up to 3.8 tons. The body and frame of the new 2011 Infiniti QX model are characterized by high rigidity compared with the previous version of the QX.

Significant changes have been made to the supporting structure. A new rigid structure with an increased width of cross-section sections of the side members, recycled connections of all longitudinal and transverse beams, increased rigidity of the attachment points of the passenger compartment and special design of the rear door aperture are used.

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