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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)
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.
Pros: its distinguish exterior look
Cons: rattling noise within car
Advice: Definite a good contender but ride quality is your number 1, than consider something elseI personally own the car and love it for it big size. The ride qualify is not as smooth for a luxury suv because of its hard suspension but it handles well. The only complain I have with the car is the rattling noise inside the car from the 3rd row handles to open and close.
Pros: Comfortable and quiet still at 100,000
Cons: The temperature control buttons
Advice: Buy itI have just reached 100,000 miles on my Qx56, and other than the brake issue that resolved early, this has been the most reliable and most comfortable vehicle I've ever owned. Other than normal oil changes etc. I have not had one problem. I live in Minn. and this will go through the worst weather with ease.
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'.
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.
Pros: Space! Leather seats are really nice too.
Cons: The mileage
Advice: Be ready to spend money on gas.I feel great in it, I love the attention I get from other mothers driving SUV's. I am sure they wish they where driving my car instead! I love its appearance, the way it drives, how fast it speeds up, in short this is definetely in my 'I wish I was driving this car sooner' list.