2021 Infiniti QX80

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Infiniti QX80 highlights

Customer rating


  • Powerful V8 engine that's fun to drive
  • Nicely practical
  • Standard adaptive cruise control


  • Poor ride on models with the optional 22-inch wheels
  • Thirsty V8 engine
  • Interior design feels outdated

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 19 highway, 15 combined

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An elegant, powerful, and spacious SUV.

If you're looking for a full-size SUV that matches a large, luxurious cabin with bold performance, the 2021 Infiniti QX80 has the right blend of extravagance and capability. With its powerful V8 engine, the QX80 can pull a trailer to the campground, while its comfortable cabin with three rows of seating will cushion your passengers with plush amenities. This model also offers many advanced driver-focused technologies to enhance your natural driving abilities and elevate your on-road experience. While we currently do not have many 2021 Infiniti QX80s on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Infiniti QX80 with similar feature

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What is new for the 2021 Infiniti QX80?

  • The QX80 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Premium Select and Sensory.
  • The Limited trim has been discontinued for 2021.

2021 Infiniti QX80 trims

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Premium Select:

  • Includes all features available on the Luxe
  • No significant upgrades found on the Premium Select


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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Infiniti QX80

1. Powerful V8

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The standard 5.6L V8 engine in the 2021 Infiniti QX80 delivers brawny performance with 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, this 2021 SUV is ready to haul your travel trailer or a pair of ATVs with an estimated towing capacity of 8,500 lbs.

The engine connects to a seven-speed automatic transmission that delivers smooth and swift gear changes for strong passing power on the highway. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the 2021 QX80, but four-wheel drive is available on all trims.

2. Refreshed trim lineup

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For the 2021 model year, Infiniti redesigned the QX80 lineup to include a new mid-range Premium Select trim and a high-end Sensory model to join the existing Luxe. The 2021 QX80 Premium Select features unique styling elements, including dark-chrome exterior trim, 22-inch wheels, and matte-brown cabin accents. Stepping up to the Sensory model adds chrome exterior details, quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, and wood trim embellishments throughout the cabin, along with a hydraulically controlled suspension for a cushioned ride.

3. Skillful handling

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For an SUV sporting such generous proportions, the QX80 provides nimble handling for around-town driving and longer trips. The 2021 model's steering is light and responsive and feels stable around turns, while the QX80 Sensory's hydraulically controlled suspension minimizes body roll. With 9.2 inches of ground clearance, the 2021 QX80 confidently traverses over rougher terrain. The available all-wheel drive system also enhances the SUV's performance in challenging weather conditions.

4. Roomy cabin

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The 2021 Infiniti QX80 is a spacious three-row SUV with a standard seven-passenger layout, but an optional bench seat is available to accommodate eight occupants. With 41 inches of second-row legroom and 40 inches of headroom, taller passengers will find comfort inside the cabin of the 2021 QX80. There is also ample room for cargo, whether you're carrying luggage, camping gear, or sporting equipment. Behind the third row, the 2021 QX80 boasts 16.6 cu-ft of cargo space, but that number expands to 49.6 cubes with the third row folded. Folding the second and third rows opens up 95.1 cu-ft of volume to haul large items when you need to.

5. Tech for everyone

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The 2021 QX80 features a standard Infiniti InTouch infotainment system, which includes a dual-display setup with eight-inch and seven-inch touchscreens. On the top display, you'll have easy access to the standard navigation system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integrations, while the lower screen displays vehicle features and climate controls. Your passengers will appreciate the available Wi-Fi hotspot in every trim of the 2021 QX80.

 There's also a rear-seat entertainment system featuring two eight-inch monitors in the second row in the Sensory trim. For your peace of mind, every 2021 QX80 comes standard with driver-assist features, including automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

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If you're interested in a different take on luxury, check out the 2019 Lincoln Navigator. Powered by a 450-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine and a ten-speed automatic transmission, you'll enjoy the noise it makes as you pull away. Despite its size, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator with the V6 and RWD gets an estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

The 2019 Navigator and Navigator L are available in three trims, the base Navigator, Select, and Reserve. The Reserve trim features heated and cooled first and second-row seating, aluminum-alloy body panels, a power tailgate, a rear entertainment system, massage front seats, and a panoramic moonroof.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Infiniti QX80 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Infiniti QX80 1st out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

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Infiniti QX80 features and specs

Sensory 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 39.6"/M 41"/R 28.8"

Head room

F 39.9"/M 40"/R 36.8"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

850/8500 lbs.



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Color options

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Exterior colors:

  • Black Obsidian

  • Champagne Quartz

  • Coulis Red

  • Graphite Shadow

  • Hermosa Blue

  • Liquid Platinum

  • Mineral Black

  • Moonstone White

Interior details

  • 95.1 cu-ft of maximum cargo volume

  • Seven-passenger seating with standard second-row captain's chairs

  • Bose 13-speaker premium sound system (Luxe and Premium Select)

  • Tri-zone automatic temperature controls

  • Four cup holders and eight bottle holders

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2021 Infiniti QX80 received an overall 4/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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