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5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Infiniti QX56

2/24/2013
In other parts of the world, the 2013 Infiniti QX56 is called the Nissan Patrol, and it is a large SUV designed for serious off-roading. To wear an Infiniti badge and sell to Americans, the vehicle is outfitted with luxury trimmings and trappings at the Japanese factory that builds it. Changes to the QX56 for 2013 include the addition of standard auto-dimming side mirrors, new Moving Object Detection technology as part of the AroundView Monitor system, and Smoky Quartz paint. Here are 5 additional fast facts about the 2013 Infiniti QX56.

1) A direct-injection, 5.6-liter V-8 engine is standard for the 2013 Infiniti QX56, delivering 400 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 413 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission equipped with Adaptive Shift Control, manual shift mode, Downshift Rev Matching, Snow mode, and a Tow mode. An Infiniti All-Mode 4WD system is optional, and includes Automatic, 4-High and 4-Low transfer case settings. Whether you have 4WD or not, the QX56 is rated to get 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, and it requires premium fuel. Maximum towing capacity is 8,500 pounds.

2) Highlights from the Infiniti QX56 standard equipment list include leather seats, heated front seats, power tilt/telescoping and heated steering wheel, individual second-row bucket seats, and a power-reclining and -folding third-row seat. Triple-zone automatic climate control, premium sound system with Bluetooth streaming audio capability, and a hard drive navigation system with real-time traffic and weather reports are also standard, as well as keyless entry with push-button ignition, power sunroof, and a power tailgate. The QX56 is further equipped with bi-xenon headlights, AroundView monitor with Moving Object Detection technology, front and rear park-assist sensors, and rain-sensing wipers. The entire package rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels.

3) A Theater package, Tire and Wheel package with 22-inch wheels and 275/50R22 tires, Deluxe Touring package, and a Technology package are optional for the 2013 Infiniti QX56. The Deluxe Touring package adds ventilated front seats, semi-aniline leather, surround-sound audio system, Advanced Climate Control System with an air purifier and an air filter, and more. The Technology package includes blind-spot monitoring, Blind Spot Intervention, lane-departure warning, Lane Departure Prevention, adaptive front lighting, intelligent cruise control with Distance Control Assist, forward-collision warning, intelligent brake assist, and front pre-crash seat belts. The QX56 can also be equipped with a Hydraulic Body Motion Control system designed to decrease body roll in turns.

4) The 2013 Infiniti QX56 weighs 5,595 pounds with rear-wheel drive and 5,855 pounds with 4WD. The large SUV also boasts a 0.36 coefficient of drag, which is less than the new SRT Viper.

5) Inside, the Infiniti QX56 supplies 28.8 inches of third-row leg room, which is more leg room than for the second-row seat of an Infiniti EX37. As for cargo space, the QX56 provides 16.6 cubic feet behind the third-row seat. Fold the third-row seat, and the QX56 provides 49.6 cubic feet behind the second-row seat. Maximum cargo capacity is 95.1 cubic feet with both rows of seats folded.

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