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Infiniti QX
aka Nissan Armada
Production 1997-present
Class Full-Size Luxury SUV
Body Style 5-door, 7/8-seat Wagon
Length 208.3 in
Width 79.9 in
Height 73.2 in
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight 5,408 lbs (2WD)
5,761 lbs (4WD)
Transmission 7-speed Auto w/ Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode with Synchro-Rev Match, 2WD and AWD
Engine 5.6 litre DOHC VVT direct-injected V8
Power 400 hp @ N/A rpm
413 lb-ft. of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Cadillac Escalade
Lincoln Navigator
Lexus LX
Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Audi Q7
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Infiniti QX56 is a full-size luxury sport utility vehicle based on the Nissan Armada full-size SUV, and shares the F-Alpha platform with the Nissan Titan pickup truck.

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Recent Changes

  • Official images of the next generation QX56 has been leaked on the internet by Infiniti ahead of its North American debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show. [1]
  • The 2008 QX was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show on January 7, 2007. Notable changes are:
    • New front and rear bumpers
    • Revised front fog lamps
    • Chrome roof rack
    • Standard chrome 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Two new exterior colors, Lakeshore Slate and Serengeti Sand
    • New dashboard with improved materials and design
    • Electroluminescent gauges
    • Standard heated steering wheel on 4WD models
    • Power folding 3rd row seat
    • New audio system utilizing a 9.5-gigabyte hard drive and compact flash memory slot for music storage
    • Rear seat DVD screen enlarged to 8.0 inches
    • XM NavTraffic displays real time traffic information in the navigation display

The 5.6-liter engine is still rated at 320 horsepower and maximum towing capacity remains 9,000 lbs.

Styles and Major Options

The QX56 comes in one trim level with four package options.

  • Entertainment System Package
  • Sunroof Package
  • Split Bench Second row seating
  • Towing Package


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Engine and Transmission

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  • Tuscan Pearl
  • Silver Indulgence
  • Pacific Sapphire
  • Silver Graphite
  • Liquid Onyx


  • Graphite Leather with Dark Macore and Aluminum
  • Willow Leather with Apaya and Aluminum

Main Competitors

Hybrid Models

No hybrid models are currently available of the QX56, nor are there plans to introduce one.

Unique Attributes

  • Throttle response tailored to engagement of four wheel drive. The throttle becomes less sensitive allowing more delicate use of torque in off road conditions.
  • 9000-lb towing capacity (8900-lbs on 4WD models)



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Current Generation: (2011-Present)


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Second Generation: (2004-2010)

2004 Infiniti QX56 The truck is propelled by a 5.6 L VK56DE V8 engine (320 hp [227 kW] @ 4,900 rpm and 393 ft·lbf torque @ 3,600 rpm) and a 5-speed automatic transmission with an overdrive. Each cylinder in the engine is lined with cast iron. The valvetrain is a DOHC design with four valves per cylinder. Infiniti designed the QX56's throttle responsiveness to correspond to specific drivetrain modes: when the driver selects all-wheel drive, the throttle becomes less sensitive, presumably to allow easier regulation of acceleration when off-road. The QX56 is the only full size luxury SUV to offer low range gearing for off-road use.

The Infiniti QX56 has a 9,000 lb. towing capacity on two wheel drive models (8,900 on four wheel drive models). It comes in one trim level, with only key options such as: DVD entertainment system, 4WD / 2WD, and a bench instead of captain chairs as the second row. Other features which come standard are a ten-speaker Bose system, DVD-based navigation system, leather trim for all seats, dual-climate control, 18 in. chrome alloy wheels, and an adaptive cruise control system. The vehicle is equipped with standard safety features such as front, side, and curtain airbags, adaptive front head restraints, pretensioning and load-limiting seat belt retractors and collision avoidance features including traction control and vehicle dynamic control.

As with the Nissan Armada, it is built in Canton, Mississippi; and is currently only available in the American and Canadian markets. It is also the first Infiniti built in the United States. Since priced lower than the Lexus LX, the QX56 has become a success for Infiniti, outselling the Lexus LX. The upcoming Lexus JX (which replaces the Lexus LX) is expected to outperform the QX56 when it is released.

First Generation/Origins: (1997-2003)

see also Infiniti QX4 for more details


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See Also

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The Renault Group

Renault | Nissan | Infiniti | Dacia | Samsung | Alpine


Cars: G37 · M37 · M37x · M56 · Q45

SUV/Crossover/Minivans: FX50 · EX · QX56


G20 · G35 · I30 · I35 · M30 · J30 · QX4 · FX35 · FX45


Essence Concept · G Cabrio Concept

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Nissan Corporate website A subsidiary of The Renault Group

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