2022 INFINITI QX80 Buyers Guide Reviews, Specs, and Comparisons
The INFINITI QX80 SUV is the pinnacle of luxury SUVs, offering top-of-the-line features and tech, along with great performance and handling, all in a bold yet graceful design. INFINITI has been well-known for offering high-quality SUVs for years, and the 2022 INFINITI QX80 won’t let you down.
It’s comfortable and quiet and boasts great performance along with premium styling and technology not typically found on other luxury SUVs in its class. From its dual-pane sunroof to its powerful V8 engine to its advanced safety system, the 2022 INFINITI QX80 checks all the right boxes for a large high-end luxury SUV.
In this review, we will go over the entire features that have earned the INFINITI QX80 high ratings on review websites and why you can’t afford to miss this buy.
The 2022 INFINITI QX80 is a luxurious and full-size SUV. With an elegant yet bold appearance, this full-size SUV cements its competitive presence among other SUVs in its class. It features a standard V-8 engine built on a body-on-frame platform which gives it impressive towing capacity and speed on straight tracks.
Like any luxury vehicle, safety is at the forefront of this luxury SUV with an optional advanced driver assistance technology package. To complement your overall experience, the three-row 2022 INFINITI QX80, being the largest and most expensive INFINITI SUV, comes with a plush and spacious cabin featuring comfortable front and rear seats. The fully-independent self-leveling rear suspension adds to the serenity of your drives amid the powerful thrust of the 400-hp V-8.
The best part? The 2022 INFINITI QX80 has many options for customization, so you can make it your own, including interior color schemes or exterior paint choices, or wheel styles.
Where the 2022 INFINITI QX80 Ranks
It’s no secret that the 2022 INFINITI QX80 is a force to reckon with in the competitive luxury full-size SUV market. Boasting a 4.1-star overall rating on Kelly Blue Book based on quality, value, reliability, comfort, styling, and performance, the 2022 INFINITI QX80 defines the competition.
Here’s how it ranks against other luxury SUVs in its class:
BMW X7: Although it’s slightly more expensive with loads of deluxe features, this sports activity vehicle still gets beaten in the game by INFINITI QX80. It’s an overall great SUV but lags far behind the INFINITI QX80 in terms of raw engine power, spacious cabin and cargo area, MPG, and towing capacity.
Cadillac Escalade: Starting at a base price of around $77,000, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is broad and commands attention wherever it cruises. The downside? Most of the utility features which are standard in every 2022 INFINITI QX80, such as a Navigation System, Smart Device Integration, and Apple CarPlay are optional on a 2022 Cadillac Escalade.
Lincoln Navigator: There’s no denying that the 2022 Lincoln Navigator boasts a lot of luxury features that resonate well with consumers and reviewers alike. However, INFINITI boasts of more standard functionality on its seating, like heated front seats, which are only optional on the Lincoln Navigator. Additionally, the INFINITI QX80 has better MPG on highways and city traffic.
What’s New for 2022 INFINITI QX80
The 2022 model has been redesigned with a new look infotainment system. It features a 12.3-inch touchscreen console that replaces the previous dual-screen infotainment system. Additional features include Apple CarPlay integration, wireless smartphone charging, and a redesigned HVAC control panel.
INFINITI QX80 Trims, Pricing, and Recommended Buy
Available in three trims, there is an INFINITI QX80 for every budget.
INFINITI QX Luxe
INFINITI QX Premium Select
INFINITI QX Sensory
The top-of-the-range Sensory trim comes with features such as a 17-speaker Bose premium audio system and a Hydraulic Body Motion control system for seamless cornering that make it worth the price of admission. You also get heated/cooled front seats, a rear infotainment system with dual 8-inch screens, and upgraded leather upholstery.
However, the other two trims also come with enough bells and whistles that you won’t be left feeling like you’re missing out on the luxury. All trims come standard with second-row captain’s chairs, a 2WD OR 4WD drivetrain, a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine, and a variety of luxury features that make any trim a worthy purchase.
So if you are to get one, the base-level INFINITI QX80 Luxe 4WD will give you more value for your money since it doesn’t fall behind the other trims.
2022 INFINITI QX80 Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The engine powering the 2022 INFINITI QX80 is a 5.6-liter V8 that delivers 400 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 413 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The transmission is a 7-speed automatic with manual shifting capabilities, and it sends power to all four wheels. With just over 2.6 tons of weight, this sports utility vehicle can impressively accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.
The powerful standard V-8 engine also delivers an enviable towing capacity of up to 8500 pounds.
2022 INFINITI QX80 Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The INFINITI QX80 RWD offers an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway, while the 4WD offers a 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. INFINITI estimates that you’ll get around 15-18 miles per gallon in real-world driving, which is close to what the EPA rates it at.
2022 INFINITI QX80 Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Heading out for a road trip? The 2022 INFINITI QX80’s cabin is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for all 7 or 8 passengers. There’s plenty of legroom and headroom for tall passengers even on the third-row seats, with the second-row seats delivering luxury with the standard heated captain’s chairs.
Other standard features include an HVAC system with a dual climate zone, leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The INFINITI QX80 also offers 16.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third-row seats, which adds up to 49.6 cubic feet when the seats are folded, enough room for bulky luggage.
2022 INFINITI QX80 Infotainment and Connectivity
INFINITI’s upgraded infotainment system is easy-to-use and features a 12.3″ touch display, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and onboard navigation. Other standard features include a 13-speaker sound system, wireless charging, four USB ports, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot with up to eight devices that can connect at once, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD radio, digital audio input for iPods/MP3 players and Bluetooth streaming audio capability.
With the available in-car Theater package that adds a 120V power outlet, you’ll enjoy all your camping and road trips.
2022 INFINITI QX80 Safety and Driver Assistance Features
The 2022 INFINITI QX80 has received a Superior rating from the IIHS for overall impressive front crash prevention safety features. It features a full range of standard safety features that include:
- Automatic forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Forward collision warning
- Lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- 30-degree surround-view parking camera system, and more.
2022 INFINITI QX80 Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
When you buy your 2022 INFINITI QX80 from Ray Catena INFINITI of Bridgewater, you get both limited and powertrain warranties. The limited warranty covers four years or approximately 60,000 miles, while the 6-year powertrain warranty covers your purchase for 70,000 miles. For scheduled service, you can visit our service center in Bridgewater or schedule a service online.
Get Your 2022 INFINITI QX80 From Ray Catena INFINITI of Bridgewater
There’s no denying that the 2022 INFINITI QX80 is currently one of the best luxury SUVs on the market. Securing one for yourself will not only set you up with a car that can serve your needs for decades, but it’ll also save you money on affordable luxury. To get yours today, visit our INFINITI dealership in Bridgewater, NJ.
The best part? At Ray Catena INFINITI of Bridgewater, we also offer flexible finance options on any purchase. Browse our new and pre-owned inventory and get connected with your desired quality INFINITI. If you’d love to schedule a test drive of the 2022 INFINITI QX80, contact us now.