|Reviewed By||Tony Piff|
|Price as Tested||$89,845: 5.6-L 400-hp V8, AWD, 7-speed automatic transmission|
Space, security, opulent finishes, technology everywhere, seating for eight, AWD and 400 horsepower to bring all of it swiftly up to speed. Compromises nothing but fuel economy. Very quiet, very comfortable, very capable.
Overstyled front end. Twenty-two-inch rims are overkill. Cruises like a train, corners like a motorhome. The loving squeeze of the Pre-Crash seatbelt tensioners is a disconcerting reminder of encroaching technology for technology’s sake. Same goes for the slow-motion power folding third-row seat.
An amazing luxury roadtripmobile for large drivers with large families. If you’re looking for a Japanese alternative to a Cadillac Escalade, the QX80 will not disappoint. If $90k for the Limited is too rich, check out the still-very-well-equipped base QX80 at $63k.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Feb 10, 2016