2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 Infiniti QX Competitors

$59-62k full-size SUV, designed & built in Japan 14 city / 20 hwy 364-520 mile range, gas engine
400 hp 341 cu. in. V8

The 2011 Infiniti QX56 is mostly gets compared to other full-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs. The 2011 Infiniti QX56's top rivals come from Toyota (such as the Sequoia Platinum and the Land Cruiser ) and Chevrolet (such as the Tahoe LTZ and the Suburban 1500 LT)

compared to full-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the QX56 compared to other full-size SUV competitors include: it is slightly more powerful (400 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM), is significantly sportier (14.0 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp), has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a much longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile) and has an auxiliary audio input jack.

However, on average it has slightly less spacious front seats (58.3 ft3 vs 62.5 ft3), has worse traction (two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), slightly wider turning radius (41.0 ft vs 39.0 ft) and doesn't have CD changer (not available vs standard).

2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum

2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum
$59,055

Significant advantages of the Sequoia Platinum (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 48.5 ft3 vs 37.0 ft3
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 62.5 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Sequoia Platinum (vs the QX56)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • No speed sensitive volume

common strengths of the Sequoia Platinum and QX56

  • Fairly powerful: 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.1 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.1 seconds vs 6.9 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum vs the 2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
$55,520

Significant advantages of the Tahoe LTZ (vs the QX56)

  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 64.1 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3
  • Has a subwoofer

Significant disadvantages of the Tahoe LTZ (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly less powerful: 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Tahoe LTZ and QX56

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • People mover: 8 vs 8
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ vs the 2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 Nissan Armada SV

2011 Nissan Armada SV
$39,465

Significant advantages of the Armada SV (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly roomier front seats: 64.5 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3
  • Significantly cheaper: $39,465 vs $59,690
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Armada SV (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly less powerful: 317 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year

common strengths of the Armada SV and QX56

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.2 seconds vs 6.9 seconds
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • People mover: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Armada SV vs the 2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 Audi Q7 Premium

2011 Audi Q7 Premium
$52,325

Significant advantages of the Q7 Premium (vs the QX56)

  • Q7 Premium's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 14 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Q7 Premium (vs the QX56)

  • Much less powerful: 225 HP @ 3,750 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 24.7 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile

common strengths of the Q7 Premium and QX56

  • Fantastic basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi Q7 Premium vs the 2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 GMC Yukon Denali

2011 GMC Yukon Denali
$54,600

Significant advantages of the Yukon Denali (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly roomier front seats: 62.9 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Yukon Denali (vs the QX56)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Yukon Denali and QX56

  • Very powerful: 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.0 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
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2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Cadillac Escalade
$64,405

Significant advantages of the Escalade (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly roomier front seats: 64.0 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Escalade (vs the QX56)

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the Escalade and QX56

  • Very powerful: 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
arrow Compare the 2011 Cadillac Escalade vs the 2011 Infiniti QX56

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the QX56 compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it has slightly more cargo space (95.1 ft3 vs 75.2 ft3), has 3 rows of seats (3 vs 2), has slightly more seats (8 vs 5), is slightly sportier (14.0 lb/hp vs 16.5 lb/hp) and gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (520 miles vs 483 miles).

However, on average it costs more ($59,690 vs $43,495), has slightly less spacious back seats (37.0 ft3 vs 41.8 ft3), has worse traction (two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive), significantly wider turning radius (41.0 ft vs 38.0 ft) and slightly longer braking distance from 60mph (139 ft vs 133 ft).

2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium

2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium
$58,715

Significant advantages of the GX 460 Premium (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • Significantly tighter turning radius: 38.0 ft vs 41.0 ft

Significant disadvantages of the GX 460 Premium (vs the QX56)

  • Much more cramped front seats: 50.8 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the GX 460 Premium and QX56

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have lots of cargo room: 91.9 ft3 vs 95.1 ft3
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium vs the 2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 Land Rover LR4

2011 Land-Rover LR4
$48,500

Significant advantages of the LR4 (vs the QX56)

  • Much roomier back seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 37.0 ft3
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • Significantly tighter turning radius: 37.6 ft vs 41.0 ft

Significant disadvantages of the LR4 (vs the QX56)

  • Power mirrors not available
  • Roof rails not available
  • Fewer seats: 7 vs 8

common strengths of the LR4 and QX56

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Very powerful: 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
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2011 Honda Pilot EX

2011 Honda Pilot EX
$31,980

Significant advantages of the Pilot EX (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly cheaper: $31,980 vs $59,690
  • Significantly tighter turning radius: 38.6 ft vs 41.0 ft
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Pilot EX (vs the QX56)

  • Much less powerful: 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 9.1 seconds vs 6.9 seconds

common strengths of the Pilot EX and QX56

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Crowd pleaser: 8 vs 8
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2011 Acura MDX

2011 Acura MDX
$55,340

Significant advantages of the MDX (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly tighter turning radius: 37.6 ft vs 41.0 ft
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the MDX (vs the QX56)

  • Significantly less powerful: 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 441 miles vs 520 miles
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the MDX and QX56

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Fairly powerful: 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
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2011 Infiniti FX35

2011 Infiniti FX35
$43,495

Significant advantages of the FX35 (vs the QX56)

  • Much tighter turning radius: 36.7 ft vs 41.0 ft
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 44.2 ft3 vs 37.0 ft3
  • Cheaper: $43,495 vs $59,690

Significant disadvantages of the FX35 (vs the QX56)

  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Much less cargo room: 62.0 ft3 vs 95.1 ft3
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 8

common strengths of the FX35 and QX56

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Fairly powerful: 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
arrow Compare the FX FX35 vs the QX QX56

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
$48,075

Significant advantages of the X5 xDrive35i (vs the QX56)

  • X5 xDrive35i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the X5 xDrive35i (vs the QX56)

  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Significantly less cargo room: 75.2 ft3 vs 95.1 ft3
  • Significantly less powerful: 300 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM

common strengths of the X5 xDrive35i and QX56

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Fairly powerful: 300 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • People mover: 7 vs 8
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