2008 Infiniti QX56 - (New) 4x4
Pros: It rides like a car, not a truck.
Cons: Navigation system is terribly designed, you have to be stopped to use most features!..Radio system is poor as well, if you have kids (see advice).
Advice: If you have kids, unlike EVERY other big SUV with dual (front and back) entertainment packages, the back seat CAN'T listen to AM/FM if front is listening to Satellite radio, and visa versa, even though the manual says it can. NO MORE SPACE TO WRITEThe car rides smooth, very roomy. The navigation system STINKS. If you are driving, and you want to see what places are around to eat, it will let you punch in all the info, it will list 50 places, but only 3 on the screen, in order to see the next 47, you have to stop the car, then the screen will scroll! Stupid! That goes for anything, gas stations, addresses, banks etc. In California, once your on the freeway, the only time you get off is when you have to, or you might not get back on, which renders this almost USELESS! They tell you it's a safey feature, but why am I allowed to type in (or speak) all the info I'm looking for, that's not a safey hazard, only going to the next screen to see the 'other choices' is? Stupid! Look at Acura! Satellite radio AM/FM are on the same tuner so kids in the back can't listen to ANY radio station other than the one the parents are listening to! (only SUV that does this) Take an hour plus drive with 3 kids who have to listen to your music/sports/talk radio, or visa versa, not a pleasant drive. (Manual is wrong, Infiniti admitted it to me AFTER I bought it)
2008 Infiniti QX56 - (New) 4x2
Pros: Standard navigation system.
Cons: Gas mileage but that is to be expected in a vehicle this size.
Advice: Test drive the Escalade, The GL450 and test drive this last you will fall in love with the QXNissan/ Infiniti has always built solid vehicles and they always build vehicles that people want to buy. There is no exception here when it comes to the 2008 Infiniti QX. From the sweeping waterfall gril to the led tailligts, this vechilce resonates of quality and commitment from a company we have all grown to love. This truck is massive and very comfortable. The seats are really great, the truck is massive and quiet. I love the growl of the 8 cylinder when accelerating, it's loud but not loud in an annoying way. You just know that you have some power under the hood. And even though the Escalade has 400 bhp and the QX 320, the QX feels quicker and stronger. Surprisingly this truck handles smaller than it looks. This vehicle is drapped with quality and luxury inside and out. This is my first full sized SUV from Infiniti and it won't be my last ,if they keep building vehicles like this, I will always have them on my list. The one thing that I really love about the truck is the standard NAV system, it's really an awesome feature.