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|Class||Full-size luxury SUV|
|Body style(s)||4-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Nissan F-Alpha platform|
|Engine(s)||5.6 L V8 VK56DE|
|Wheelbase||123.2 in (3129 mm)|
|Length||206.9 in (5255 mm)|
|Width||2008-present: 79.5 in (2019 mm)
2004-07: 78.8 in (2002 mm)
|Height||2005-present 2WD: 77.0 in (1956 mm)
2004 & 2008-present 4WD: 78.7 in (1999 mm)
2005-07 4WD: 77.8 in (1976 mm)
|Curb weight||5597 lb (2539 kg)|
The Infiniti QX56 is a full-size luxury SUV sold under the Nissan-owned Infiniti luxury brand. It is based on the Nissan Armada full-size SUV, and shares the F-Alpha platform with the Nissan Titan pickup truck.
The truck is propelled by a 5.6 L VK56DE V8 engine (315 hp [227 kW] @ 4,900 rpm and 390 lb·ft (529 N·m) torque @ 3,600 rpm) and a 5-speed automatic transmission with an overdrive. Each cylinder in the engine is lined with cast iron. The valvetrain is a DOHC design with four valves per cylinder. Infiniti designed the QX56's throttle responsiveness to correspond to specific drivetrain modes: when the driver selects all-wheel drive, the throttle becomes less sensitive, presumably to allow easier regulation of acceleration when off-road.
The Infiniti QX56 has around 9,000 lb (4082 kg) of towing capacity, which is the highest in its class. Mileage is second to none with peak performance drain of 12 mpg (U.S.) (20 L/100 km). It comes in one trim level, with only key options such as: DVD entertainment system, 4WD / 2WD, and a bench instead of captain chairs as the second row. Other features which come standard are a ten-speaker Bose system, DVD-based navigation system, leather trim for all seats, dual-climate control, 18 in. chrome alloy wheels, and an adaptive cruise control system. A precrash system is a novelty in the market as well.
As with the Nissan Armada, it is built in Canton, Mississippi; and is currently only available in the United States, Canada and Saudi Arabia. It is also the first Infiniti built in the United States. Since priced lower than the Lexus LX, the QX56 has become a success for Infiniti, outselling the Lexus LX.
Since the demise of the Q45 (which was priced above the QX56) after 2006, the QX56 is the most expensive Infiniti in North America, and is Infiniti's only full-size vehicle. For 2008, the Infiniti QX56 received a minor facelift.
Because of slow sales, Infiniti has announced a redesign based on the Kazura concept. The production model will be shown at the New York Auto Show.
- "2004 Infiniti QX56", an article on page 52 of the March 2004 issue of Motor Trend
- 2008 Nissan Armada SE 4X2 Technical Specs
|Infiniti, a marque of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., road car timeline, 1990s–present|
|Mid-size||I30||I30 / I35|
|J30||M45||M35 / M45|
|FX35 / FX45|