2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
vs. 2011 Infiniti
QX56

2011 Infiniti QX56

9.8

Winner

Infiniti QX56

starting from

$59,690
"Handles great for its size."
edmunds.com | talking about the QX's handling
"Added refinement."
edmunds.com | talking about the QX's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Infiniti QX56

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Quite powerful
400 HP @ 5,800 RPM
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Better suspension
Independent
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.3

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Average cargo space
108.9 ft3
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Spacious front seats
64.1 ft3
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Has a subwoofer
Cost 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti QX56 Winner: QX56
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  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti QX56 Winner: QX56
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  • Almost the same
Performance 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti QX56 Winner: QX56
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  • The QX56's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.0 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp
  • Around 30% more powerful, 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
  • The QX56 has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 7 vs 6
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The Tahoe LTZ's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Both have power outlets
Overall 9.3 vs 9.8

Cost

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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MSRP $55,520 vs $59,690 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 14 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The QX56's basic warranty is fantastic, and the Tahoe LTZ's warranty is OK, too
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The QX56's basic warranty is long lasting and the Tahoe LTZ is OK, too

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the QX56's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM The QX56 is fairly powerful, but the Tahoe LTZ is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 The QX56 has more gears and the Tahoe LTZ is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.4 lb/hp vs 14.0 lb/hp The QX56 is a sporty car, but the Tahoe LTZ is sluggish
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Tahoe LTZ will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the QX56
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 41.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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Number of speakers 10 vs 13 The QX56 has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Tahoe LTZ is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the QX56's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Tahoe LTZ has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Tahoe LTZ

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 6.9 seconds The QX56 has a good 0-60 time, but the Tahoe LTZ is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 139 ft The QX56's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Tahoe LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 15.4 s s @ 94.0 mph mph The QX56's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Tahoe LTZ's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.71 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Practicality

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Infiniti QX56 Infiniti
QX56
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 95.1 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats and the QX56 is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,705 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 8 vs 13 The QX56 has an absurd number of cupholders, 3 extra in front and 2 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Tahoe LTZ vs Durango Citadel
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2011 Cadillac Escalade Tahoe LS vs Escalade
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Tahoe LTZ vs Traverse LT
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Tahoe LTZ vs Grand Caravan Cargo
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 GMC Yukon Denali Tahoe LTZ vs Yukon Denali
2011 Infiniti QX56 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum QX56 vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Infiniti QX56 2011 Nissan Armada SV QX56 vs Armada SV
2011 Infiniti QX56 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium QX56 vs GX 460 Premium
2011 Infiniti QX56 2011 Audi Q7 Premium QX56 vs Q7 Premium
2011 Infiniti QX56 2011 GMC Yukon Denali QX56 vs Yukon Denali

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