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Infiniti’s Super-Fancy New SUV Is Coming for the Lexus LX


Infiniti has a new car, finally. And it’s more like the Land Cruiser than the new Land Cruiser.

Infiniti QX80 on a lit platform at nightInfiniti

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The 2024 Infiniti QX80, the brand’s flagship, three-row, body-on-frame, full-size SUV, is one of the oldest vehicles on the road. The current-generation model entered production back in April 2010. Infiniti is finally launching an all-new version of the QX80 for 2025. 

Not surprisingly, Infiniti opted not to revive the half-bubble top look from the first generation. However, the new QX80 does have some key upgrades that should help it become a more credible rival for vehicles like the Lexus LX and the Range Rover.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2025 Infiniti QX80.

The Infiniti QX80 is switching to a V6

Infiniti is swapping the Nissan 5.6-liter V8 from the outgoing Titan for a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The new setup produces 450 horsepower (+50 hp over previous-gen) and 516 lb-ft of torque (+103 lb-ft).

Infiniti QX80 parked in a modern driveway
The Infiniti QX80 loses about two liters of engine displacement but adds significantly more power and torque.

The Infiniti QX80 is getting dramatically more expensive

The improved product is going to cost more. For the 2024 model year, the base Luxe trim started at $74,150. The new base Pure RWD trim for 2025 begins at $82,450. Instead of topping out at $88,450 with the Sensory 4WD trim, the 2025 QX80 offers an Autograph 4WD trim that starts at $110,595. Those figures exclude the mandatory $1,995 destination and handling charge.

We can presume an upcoming, related Nissan Armada will start at a much cheaper price point.

The Infiniti QX80 packs some interesting tech

The Infiniti QX80 has some intriguing luxury tech features. A Biometric cooling feature can detect whether rear passengers are too warm and redirect cooler air to them. The front camera will offer a Front Wide View that spans 14.3-inch screens, allowing the driver to see around tight corners, and an Invisible Hood View to view obstacles in front. The QX80 also offers a 24-speaker Klipsch Reference Premiere sound system.

Infiniti QX80 interior in a studio
Infiniti’s interior features two connected 14.3-inch displays.

When will the Infiniti QX80 arrive?

As noted, the new Infiniti QX80 is a 2025 model-year vehicle. Infiniti says deliveries begin later this summer.   

infiniti qx80 on a roof platformInfiniti

Infiniti QX80

The Infiniti QX80 is a full-size, luxury, three-row SUV. It’s built on a body-on-frame truck platform and is related to the Nissan Armada.


Powertrain Twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower 450
Torque 516 lb-ft
EPA Fuel Economy TBA
Seats 7


  • V6 is dramatically more poweful
  • Cool front camera tech


  • No hybrid option
  • New model is a lot more expensive

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