What's New for 2012:
- Addition of blind-spot monitoring system to the Technology package
- Addition of Bose 15-speaker sound system to Deluxe Touring package
- Addition of second-row seats and remote tip-up second-row seats to Theater package
The 2012 Infiniti QX is a full-size luxury SUV. The model was completely redesigned for the 2011 model year on its own new mechanical platform, which, according to Infiniti, improved handling and the SUV's overall refinement. Exterior amenities offered on the QX include 20-inch alloy wheels, bi-Xenon headlights, heated power-folding mirrors, sunroof, running boards, and a power liftgate.
The 2012 Infiniti QX offers seating for up to 8 passengers. Standard interior features include keyless entry, 3-zone climate control, leather upholstery, heated 10-way-adjustable driver's seat with memory, second-row captain's chairs, 360-degree rearview camera, and heated steering wheel.
The 2012 Infiniti QX arranges options in a succession of packages that build on the preceding package. The Theater package adds to the list of standard equipment a rear-seat entertainment system, while the highest-level Technology package includes adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise control. The Deluxe Touring package adds 22-inch wheels, headlight washers, air purification, ventilated front seats, and a Bose sound system.
Under the Hood
The 2012 Infiniti QX is fitted with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine rated at 400 horsepower and mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Infiniti QX are 14/20/16 mpg (city/highway/combined).
Standard safety features on the Infiniti QX include stability and traction control, side curtain air bags for all three rows, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. The top-of-the-line Technology package includes such enhanced safety features as adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, collision alert, brake assist, and a blind-spot monitoring system.
To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested the 2012 Infiniti QX for crash protection.