2017 Infiniti QX80 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Infiniti QX80 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.3

The 2017 Infiniti QX80 has an upscale interior with top-notch materials. The cabin has a handsome design, and drivers and passengers will be surrounded by luxury. The QX80 has a long list of standard features, including an intuitive and easy-to-use infotainment system. The standard leather upholstery is plush, and the seats are supportive and roomy. The cargo area is spacious, but third-row space can be tight.  

  •  +"The 2017 Infiniti QX80 certainly delivers the utmost luxury buyers of high-end SUVs expect. Leather and wood are everywhere, and every surface, every material, every shape remind the owner that this is a premium vehicle. The analog clock, an Infiniti trademark, looks like a fine wristwatch." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Inside, the 2016 Infiniti QX80 offers a handsome cabin that's enhanced by the generous use of high-quality materials." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "Its luxury appointments … are perfectly suited to the upper-class clientele that Infiniti seeks. In fact, the QX80 possesses one of the most attractive and well-equipped luxury SUV interiors we've tested." -- Autotrader (2015)

Seating

The 2017 QX80 seats up to eight and comes standard with leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, driver memory settings, 60/40-split power-folding and reclining third-row seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifting knob, a heated steering wheel, and heated front seats. Heated rear seats are available.

The QX80's seats are comfortable and supportive, especially in the first two rows. There is plenty of head- and legroom and the driver and passengers will feel content on both short and long drives. The third-row seats are a little more cramped, and although it wouldn't be impossible for adults to fit, you won't find anyone fighting to sit there. It’s best to leave it to children.

The QX80 has room for two child seats in the second row and two in the third row, though the third row is very cramped. The LATCH system's second-row lower anchors are easy to find and connect, and the top tethers are clearly marked. Accessing the third row is challenging, making it difficult to install a child seat. There are no lower anchors in the third row and only one top tether, which is in a hard-to-reach spot.

  • "There's seating for either seven or eight passengers in three rows; with seven the middle row has wonderful captain's chairs, with eight it's a folding bench. Either way, there's generous space in all directions, and 3rd-row accommodations are suitable for most adults and have convenient power folding for when cargo is the priority." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The QX80's seating is supremely supportive in the first and second rows, and even the 60/40 power-folding third-row seats are suitable for adults, though not spacious." -- Autotrader (2016)
  • Views are commanding from the high seating position, but it does take a hop to get in comfortably. One more thing about the seats -- they don't have a lot of lateral support, especially in the shoulder area. Any sort of spirited driving makes you brace yourself on door or center console. But I suppose this car is too big to be doing any 'spirited driving' anyway." -- Autoweek (2016)

Interior Features

The 2017 Infiniti QX80 comes standard with navigation, a moonroof, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, driver memory settings, a power liftgate, an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, smartphone integration, a 13-speaker sound system, voice recognition, real-time traffic information, predictive weather, a USB port, a 360-degree camera, park assist, brake assist, and Infiniti Connection, which includes automatic collision notification, and Infiniti virtual personal assistant.

Available features include a 15-speaker sound system, blind spot monitoring, distance control assist, predictive forward collision warning, rear cross traffic warning, a Wi-Fi hot spot, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and prevention, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual 7-inch monitors.

The QX80 comes with a generous list of standard features, and the dashboard is comprised of quality materials. The steering wheel-mounted controls are logically laid out and easy to access. The infotainment system is easy to navigate and use. Additionally, the Deluxe Technology package, which includes a Bose 15-speaker surround sound audio system with two subwoofers, is a worthwhile upgrade for audiophiles.

See 2017 Infiniti QX80 specs and trims »

  • Technophiles will appreciate the wide array of bells and whistles, including the Around View Monitor that offers a 360-degree top-down view of the area around the vehicle. Just as important is the fact that technophobes have nothing to fear, because the QX's electronics interface is very easy and intuitive to use. Only picky shoppers, perhaps, will object to the fact that this interface has been around for quite a while now, and it doesn't have the freshest look or feel." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "The look is very well put together as far as materials and gaps go … and the Nissan/Infiniti radio is one of the best and easiest to use in the industry." -- Autoweek (2016)
  • "The level of standard and optional driver aid technologies available on the 2014 Infiniti QX80 AWD is simply staggering, forming a sort of force field of safety around the vehicle. Standard infotainment and comfort amenities are also on par with many automaker's top-tier setups." -- CNET (2014)

Cargo 

The 2017 QX80 has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, which is average for the class. However, the 49.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 95.1 cubic feet behind the first row are above average, and there's plenty of room for cargo in a variety of shapes and sizes. A power liftgate is standard.

  • "Fold down the second- and third-row seats, and the QX reveals a plentiful cargo bay to hide luggage, sports gear or the latest acquisitions from Best Buy." -- Autotrader (2016)
  • "[T]he QX80 is undeniably useful as a pack mule." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • On the other end of this long rig is a pair of small 3rd-row seats that have a power-operated folding feature. For additional space, the 2nd-row seats/bench also fold." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)

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