As a next step in its efforts to re-organize its lineup, Infiniti has now brought its flagship SUV and compact premium crossover into the fold as the 2014 Infiniti QX80 and 2014 Infiniti QX50. And while content changes are pretty much limited to their new name badges, the brand is definitely adding more value to the vehicles. That's because pricing remains unchanged for the former, while the MSRP of the latter has been reduced by $2,500.
The 2014 Infiniti QX80 will start at $61,350 in its rear-wheel-drive configuration, with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that routes 400 hp and 413 lb.-ft. of torque through a seven-speed automatic transmission. With the brand's advanced All-Mode 4WD, the starting point for this rugged yet refined vehicle is $64,450.
Turning to the 2014 Infiniti QX50, it will be offered in four grades as follows:
- 2014 Infiniti QX50 with rear-wheel drive—$34,400
- 2014 Infiniti QX50 with intelligent all-wheel drive—$35,800 (ALSO out of order)
- 2014 Infiniti QX50 Journey with rear-wheel drive—$35,750
- 2014 Infiniti QX50 Journey with AWD—$38,150
Here, motivation is supplied by a 3.7-liter V6, capable of delivering 325 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque and also mated to a seven-speed automatic.
On the odd chance readers haven't memorized the new scoresheet for the Infiniti lineup, readers should know that the 2014 Infiniti QX80 was formerly called the Infiniti QX56, while the 2014 Infiniti QX50 takes the place of the EX portfolio. And recaps of both follow.