First Drive: Elegant 2025 Infiniti QX80 Is Brimming With Power, Luxury, and Safety Features

Marking the new era is a move away from the stalwart V8 to a twin-turbocharged V6 that brings 50 more horsepower and the promise of improved fuel economy. 

Tech such as the available wide-view front camera, large screens, Klipsch premium audio, second-row massaging seats, and the latest ProPilot Assist 2.1 active driving assistance system give the QX80 prestigious features to attract well-heeled buyers. 

Prices start at $82,450 for the Pure trim in rear-wheel drive, climb to Luxe 4WD ($92,650), then step up into six figures: Sensory 4WD ($100,645) and Autograph 4WD ($110,595). That marks a significant increase over the outgoing 2024 QX80, whose price range spans $74,150 to $88,450. The destination charge remains among the very highest in the land at $1,995. 

We spent two weeks with a QX80 Autograph, rented from Infiniti, and our testers have some key observations to share. We currently do not plan to purchase one to test, but we will buy a redesigned Nissan Armada.

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What we rented: 2025 Infiniti QX80 Autograph 4WD
Powertrain: 450-hp, 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine; 9-speed automatic transmission; four-wheel drive 
MSRP: $110,595
Destination fee: $1,995
Total cost: $112,590