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Pros & Cons

  • Powerful engine
  • Composed handling
  • Roomy interior
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Less cargo space than some rivals




Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.0
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2010 Infiniti QX56 Overview

When it was new, reviewers said the 2010 Infiniti QX had a strong engine, good handling and a roomy and comfortable interior, but they also felt that it didn’t offer the refinement and luxury of higher-ranking luxury SUVs. The QX also has mediocre fuel economy.

Under the hood of every 2010 QX56 is a 320-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine that reviewers said was one of the vehicle’s highlights. Rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive is available. The QX56 gets up to 12/18 mpg city/highway, which trails some of its thriftier rivals, but not by a lot. Maximum towing capacity is 9,000 pounds, which is fairly good for the class. Cargo capacity with the rear seats folded is 97.1 cubic feet, which is a bit low compared with some of the QX’s main competitors. Reviewers appreciated that the third-row seats fold flat into the floor, unlike those in the 2010 Cadillac Escalade, which must be removed to maximize cargo space.

With an available middle-row bench seat, the QX can seat up to eight. Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, navigation, a Bose stereo, satellite radio and a power-folding third row. Features available on higher trims or option packages include adaptive cruise control, park assist and a rear-seat entertainment package. There are few differences between the 2010 QX56 and the 2008 model, so you might be able to save some money by shopping for an older model.

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Other Cars to Consider

If you’re looking for a 2010 large SUV that outdoes most of its competitors, consider the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL. The GL can seat up to seven, but it doesn’t have as many standard features as the QX56. Reviewers said the GL has a composed, if somewhat soft, ride, and they liked its available engines, which include a thrifty diesel V6 or a choice of two powerful V8s.

Another vehicle to take a look at is the 2010 Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade outdoes the QX with a more powerful engine and better fuel economy. Additionally, reviewers said it offers greater levels of luxury and refinement. The Escalade also offers more cargo space than the QX, while the long-wheelbase Escalade ESV has even more room.

Compare the QX56 to the GL and Escalade »

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