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2019 Infiniti QX80 Interior Review


Interior: 6.6

Overall, the 2019 Infiniti QX80 has a quiet, comfortable cabin filled with luxurious materials. However, an attentive eye will uncover a few spots with materials of a lower quality than you’d expect from a luxury SUV. The first two rows can fit most adults comfortably, and there’s plenty of cargo space for carrying your belongings. This Infiniti has a fair amount of tech features, but many of them look dated and feel less advanced than those found in rivals, and some connectivity features are missing altogether.

  • "Infiniti says it drew inspiration for its 2019 QX80 interior from luxury jets. We'll take their word on that, but can confirm that the new QX80 offers a comfortable interior, with expensive-looking quilting and piping." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The woodgrain-style plastic on the dash and center stack was less impressive. On the dash, it's a thin horizontal strip above the glovebox and airbag, though it's directly in the front passenger's line of site. There's also a rough seam around the sun visors, which might seem a nit-pick issue, though like the fake wood it seems especially out of place in an otherwise nicely finished interior." -- Automobile Magazine (2018)
  • "I knew I was driving a big ol' body-on-frame SUV loaded down with hundreds of pounds of equipment. I knew it. Yet it really didn't seem that way, thanks to the new QX80's luxurious materials, ample room, and quiet ride. Combined, they create a feeling of distance between occupants and highway, fostering a pleasant dreamy state brought about by soft quilted leather seats, contrast stitching, and a refined level of craftsmanship evident in the controls, trim, and instrumentation. … These refinements make the QX80's cabin hard to resist." -- New York Daily News (2018)


The Infiniti QX80 seats seven on leather upholstery in its standard configuration. You can opt for a second-row bench seat to bump seating up to eight. A heated steering wheel, heated and power-adjustable front seats, and power-folding and reclining third-row seats are standard. Other available features include upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats.

The first two rows have enough head- and legroom to fit most adults. Furthermore, the seats are well-cushioned and remain comfortable on long drives. Though the third row is easy to access, space is limited. These seats are best left to children for anything beyond a short trip.

The QX80 has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the second row. The lower anchors are easy to find, and the top tether anchors are clearly labeled. There’s one additional tether in the third row, though it’s trickier to use.

  • The seats are also protected from stains. Rear-seat passengers can be entertained by an infotainment system. … Additionally, despite the comfort -- and it is exceptionally comfortable -- the big Infiniti's 2nd-row seats don't slide forward, limiting 3rd-row legroom." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The seats remain comfortable even after a few hours (with breaks) of driving or riding; you don't sit too high on the cushion, nor do they envelop you. Second row leg- and headroom is ample, and the seats flip-and-tumble easily for access to the third row, which is, well, the third row. It offers decent headroom, however, and even legroom isn't bad, at least for shorter rides." -- Automobile Magazine (2018)
  • "Climbing into the back seats, this marvelously luxurious experience continues to hold true. Second-row comfort and spaciousness matches the front seats, the standard captain's chairs providing two additional personal zones of comfort." -- New York Daily News (2018)

Interior Features

The QX80’s list of standard equipment includes a moonroof, a navigation system, tri-zone automatic climate control, remote start, proximity keyless entry, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, a 13-speaker Bose sound system, voice controls, and an 8-inch touch screen. Standard safety equipment includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera, pedestrian detection, and Infiniti Connection, which includes automatic collision notification and Infiniti virtual personal assistant.

A 15-speaker Bose surround-sound system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and wireless device charging are all available. You can also opt for a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with two 8-inch screens and wireless headphones. A few driver assistance technologies are also optional, such as lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, distance control assist, and adaptive cruise control.

The QX80’s technology isn’t bad in its own right, but this SUV lags behind rivals. Much of their technology feels newer, with crisper graphics and newer connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, neither of which are even available in this Infiniti. Even the safety technology feels inferior compared to the versions offered by competitors.

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  • "The black-and-white information display between the analog gauges also looks old-school in the wrong way." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • Despite the new tech out back and being remotely connected, the QX80 is still saddled with the same old InTouch tech from the previous generation. The screen's a bit nicer and the software a tad smoother, but this is still a generation behind Infiniti's newer models, lacking Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or any other significant smartphone integration beyond iTunes connectivity with iPhone devices and Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming for the rest." -- CNET (2018)
  • "None of this [driver assist automation] is particularly state-of-the-art though. The lane-departure control is very gentle in keeping you between the lines, except for the beeping. This is no Nissan ProPilot Assist, which itself is no Cadillac SuperCruise. After all, the 2018 Infiniti QX80 is a mid-cycle update of the '11 Infiniti QX80. … Mid-cycle updates don't allow for the latest in automation and connectivity if the basic platform is seven years old." -- Automobile Magazine (2018)


The 2019 Infiniti QX80 offers more cargo room than many of its class rivals. There’s 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, 49.6 cubes behind the second row, and 95.1 cubic feet behind the front seats. A power liftgate comes standard.

  • "In terms of utility, folding the third-row seats was also a bit problematic. It took almost 30 seconds of button pushing to make each seat go down, which is going to be a problem when Infiniti's upscale clientele just wants to load larger items in a hurry when [it’s] cold outside, or raining." -- New York Daily News (2018)
  • "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)
  • "… the QX80 is undeniably useful as a pack mule." -- Left Lane News (2015)
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