2006 Infiniti QX56 - 4x4
Pros: Performance, room, price, a lot of standard goodies, great third row seating
Cons: No auto lock, more wood , locking fuel cap
Advice: Great SUV for the money if you are looking for a lot of room and the best tow this is itThe Best SUV for the price. Before I decided I test drove the 07 Escalade , GL450, 06 Navigator, and Lexus LX470. Escalade -- GM did a good job on the new model, but the third seat was horrible also no real wood and no auto windows, cheap plastics and carpet for the price --not worth the almost 20k over the QX GL450- great engineering, not enough room, everything extra, NO leather- you have to pay $1,600 extra. To get the same options as the QX it will cost around 72k. Too much for a first year car.. Navigator--nice but after driving it for a day the QX felt better with more low end power and better handling, also the navigation was a pain( the screen was smaller as well) and finally- what's with the fake aluminum look on the dash for 67k they can’t afford the real thing? LX470--was my last test, after driving all the others I can honestly say that I would never buy the LX-- No power - compare with the others, unusable third seat ( even my kids didn’t' like sitting back there) they also do not fold flat, the ride felt like i was driving an electric car.. As far as looks--it seems that it came back from the 60's. I did like the interior but for the price it did not even make the list. I really do not understand all the good reviews that this SUV gets from all the 'experts'.
2006 Infiniti QX56 - 4x2
Pros: Theater system
Cons: nissan's navigation system - horrible - Lexus seems to have all others beat.
Advice: Great vehicle - also look at Lexus LX470 though this one is larger - handles snow great but I haven't had it back to west virginiaThis is a large, comfortable people mover. The vehicle is finished nicely, great paint, great comfort inside. This vehicle handles like a truck - remember this is a very large SUV it's not going to handle like a MB S Class. This is the worst navigation system that I have ever had. It's slow, no touch screen and data input is a task. The theater system is great, but to be honest never use it - I have no children. If I did - they better love it for the price Infiniti charges. All in all - nice vehicle, great for long trips.