2025 Infiniti QX80 First Drive: Infiniti Makes Driving a Big 3-Row SUV Easy. The Luxuries are a Bonus 

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The 2025 Infiniti QX80 has been redesigned for more interior space and better visibilityCredit: Elle Victoria

Probably the biggest hesitance I have in getting behind the wheel of a full-size 3-row SUV, one that is tall, wide and powerful, is the idea that it’ll be unwieldily to drive. That I’ll need to park at the far corner of the parking lot just to get in and out of it. That I’ll always be intimidated by it. That its sheer size will exhaust me. That’s what I worried about when I test drove the Infiniti QX80

And, then I took the wheel for a day of driving city and country roads and all my fears were gone. Why? That’s the magic of a well-designed SUV: You sit up high so you have great visibility, to start with. You quickly learn where its corners are. Its systems are designed to be intuitive, so you can focus on the road and still tune the radio station or change the fan speed. 

And ultimately, its power becomes your power. Time in the 2025 Infiniti QX80, priced from $82K to $110K, was a delight. I will confess, the top-of-the-line Autograph edition the we test drove would not be my choice in this lineup—and I’m a fan of this car for many reasons. But I’ll get to that. First, let me tell you what this car is all about for the 2025 model.

Video: Tour the 2025 Infiniti QX80 With Us

Fully Redesigned For Luxury, Comfort and Capability

A Side View Of The 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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The Infiniti QX80 Redesign Incorporates Light; Lots of Light

Under The Piano Key Light Bar Also Is This Button To Open The Liftgate 17
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This Multimedia System and Contiguous 28” Screen Is Magical 3

The Full Front Seat In The 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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How Do You Access the 3rd Row? Let Me Count the Ways

3Rd Row Access In The 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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How Will Child Passenger Car Seats Fit?

Measuring For Kids Car Seats 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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3rd Row Amenities Are Very Nice

The 3Rd Row Amenities In The 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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Can You Off-Road in the 2025 Infiniti QX80? Well, If You Insist 

The Ground Clearance In The 2025 Infiniti Qx80 Is 9 But It Can Increase To 10 For Rough Terrain
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More Visibility thanks to the 170-degree Cameras and Under-Body View

The 2025 Infiniti Qx80 At Night
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New Lighting Adds to the Character and Charm

The 'Light Path' Extends Puddle Lighting Beyond The Front Doors In The 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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More Infiniti QX80 Trim Options Give You More Choices

The Front Seat In The 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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Pure Trim: What You Get

Under The Center Console Is A Small Stash Box To Put A Clutch Bag
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Luxe Trim: What You Get

Cargo Space In The 2025 Infiniti Qx80 Is Huge With The 3Rd Row Folded
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Sensory Trim: What You Get

The Digital Rear View Mirror In The
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Autograph Trim: What You Get

There'S A Cool Box In Our Autograph Edition Of The 2025 Infiniti Qx80
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The One I’d Buy

The One I'D Buy
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This Beautiful Redesign Makes You Feel Beautiful, Too

2025 Infiniti Qx80 Front End Headlights And Grille
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Journalist, entrepreneur and mom. Expertise includes new cars, family cars, 3-row SUVs, child passenger car seats and automotive careers... More about Scotty Reiss