Other than Acura’s MDX and RDX lineup, another luxury SUV lineup is both very pricy and very luxurious. That’s right, Infiniti’s QX 80 has been one of the top choices when it comes to luxury SUVs for above the $60,000 price range.
So now that we’re getting closer to the release date of the 2023 model let’s talk about what we can expect from it.
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The previous model of QX80 has been known for its lackluster design. Both interior and exterior. So, the biggest thing that we’ll probably see from the 2023 model is, of course, a complete redesign of the interior and exterior design.
Other than that, we’ll also most likely have a new engine to power up this Infiniti because the one used in the previous model has a very abysmal fuel efficiency for its price.
2023 Infiniti QX80 Redesign
I think we can all agree that the previous model of the Infiniti QX80 looks very dated, which is why we’re expecting Infiniti to completely redesign it with entirely new looks that are both modern and luxurious.
We can expect to see some of the changes include an all-new paint-job, improved grilles, smaller, more modern headlights, and different front and rear fascia.
Interior & Features
Despite the luxury price tag, the previous model of QX80 has a very outdated and incoherent interior design. Both for the infotainment features and the general features such as cubbies and storage.
We expect Infiniti to rectify this by streamlining their interior design a little more and placing things where they need to be. Because as they are right now in this year’s model, it’s a hot mess that’s very unattractive for buyers.
Thankfully there’s one good side to the interior of this car, though, and that is how spacious and comfy it is. Just touch things up a little bit, and the 2023 Infiniti QX would’ve become so much better.
Currently, there are eight color choices for exterior and interior, and it seems the 2023 model year will provide new colors. The eight color options include:
- Anthracite Gray
- Champagne Quartz
- Moonstone White
- Coulis Red
- Hermosa Blue
- Black Obsidian
- Mineral Black
- Liquid Platinum
- Saddle Brown Quilted Semi-Aniline Leather-Appointed Seating with Charcoal Burl Trim with gradient finish
- Graphite Quilted Semi-Aniline Leather-Appointed Seating with Charcoal Burl Trim with gradient finish
- Wheat Quilted Semi-Aniline Leather-Appointed Seating with Charcoal Burl Trim with gradient finish
- Truffle Brown Leather-Appointed Seating with Matte Mocha Burl Trim
- Sahara Stone Leather-Appointed Seating with Matte Mocha Burl Trim
- Graphite Leather-Appointed Seating with Matte Mocha Burl Trim
- Graphite Leather-Appointed Seating with Charcoal Burl Trim
- Wheat Leather-Appointed Seating with Charcoal Burl Trim
Size & Dimensions
Since we’re expecting an overhaul of the exterior designs for the car, it’s safe to say that the size and dimensions for the upcoming QX80 will differ significantly compared to its predecessor:
|Overall height with roof rails||75.8|
|Hip room 1st-row||59.2″|
|Hip room 2nd-row||58.4″|
|Hip room 3rd-row||48.8″|
|Seating Capacity with Split Bench Seat Package||8 Passengers|
|Curb weight||5,678 lbs|
2023 Infiniti QX80 Specifications & Performance
Since the possibility of Infiniti changing their powertrain for the 2023 model is pretty slim, we’ll most likely see the same engine that Infiniti used for the 2022 model, which is why we’re expecting to see a 400-hp 5.6l V-8 powering this luxurious car on the road.
Despite the seemingly powerful engine, the upcoming QX80 will probably have, it has been performing rather lackluster when put in the 2022 model. Especially for the price.
Overall, we’re expecting the 2023 Infiniti QX80 to have a 5.9 seconds 0-to-60 mph test, a very lackluster 14/20 mpg fuel economy for both city and highway driving.
But thankfully, if it ends up using the same engine as its predecessor, it means that we’ll see the excellent towing capacity at 8500 lbs. that we all know and love from the 2022 QX.
- INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System for driver and front passenger with dual-stage supplemental front air bags and seat belt and occupant classification sensors
- Front-seat Active Head Restraints
- Zone Body construction with reinforced passenger compartment and front and rear crumple zones
- LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) helps simplify proper installation of compatible child restraint seats
- Child safety rear door locks
- Electronic Brake force Distribution
- 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System
- Blind Spot Intervention®
- Predictive Forward Collision Warning
- Backup Collision Intervention
- Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
- Lane Departure Prevention
- Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Trailer Sway Control
- Remote keyless entry system with selective unlocking of driver’s door or all doors
- INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System embeds an encoded transponder chip into ignition key. The engine control computer will not allow the engine to start without the correct key and transponder
- Remote Engine Start System
- Automatic Collision Notification
- Emergency Call
2023 Infiniti QX80 Release Date & Price
And last but not least, for this article on QX80, let’s talk about the release date and the price that it will have for its base model.
Since the 2022 model came out this August in 2021, we can expect the 2023 version to have a similar release date but in 2022 instead, if everything goes as expected. This estimate can, of course, change with how the pandemic is treating everyone, so take this estimate with a grain of salt.
And lastly, for the price itself, Infiniti’s QX80 aren’t known for their low price since they’re a luxury SUV. This year’s model’s starting price sits at $71,995, which is pretty expensive for an SUV.
Due to this, there’s almost absolutely no way for the 2023 model to be rated lower than $70,000. We’re expecting it to be rated at $75,000 just for the base model.
The price will, of course, increase as you customize more and more of it and choose different trims for it, but as for the base model price, we’re pretty confident in our numbers.
Anyway, that about wraps it for this article on Infiniti QX80. Luxury SUVs are a dime-a-dozen in these days and age, especially with Acura’s MDX and RDX series right around the corner.
This means that if Infiniti wants to catch up and earn some goodwill from their loyal customers, they need to step up their interior and exterior to match the digital age that we live in today.