2023 Infiniti QX80 Gets New Technology, Higher Starting Price

Infiniti continues to release information about the 2023 model lineup and now it’s time for the flagship 2023 QX80 SUV to launch. There are no significant changes from the previous year’s model, although there are additional technologies that come at the expense of a higher starting price. This large family carrier has kept its exterior and interior design unchanged.

On the tech front, there’s now the standard Amazon Alexa voice assistant that helps drivers and passengers control the vehicle’s infotainment system without touching a button. Also new is the addition of haptic steering wheel feedback for the Lane Departure Warning system, which makes gentle gestures to alert drivers that they must return to their lane.

After last year’s significant refresh, the QX80 continues with a 12.3-inch display for the infotainment system, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto connectivity. As a side note, the Japanese automaker is now offering a free wireless Apple CarPlay upgrade for some of its older models. Wireless smartphone chargers are now also part of standard equipment. This luxury SUV is brought to the new model year with three trim levels – Luxe, Premium Select and Sensory.

No changes to be found under the hood. There, the 2023 QX80 has a single engine option – a 5.6-liter V8 with an output of 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters) of torque. Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission and Infiniti’s optional All-Mode four-wheel drive. Thanks to its body-on-frame construction, this SUV can tow up to 8,500 pounds (3,855 kilograms). Self-leveling rear suspension comes standard on all grades.

The 2023 QX80 is now on sale for a starting price of $72,200, up from last year’s $70,600 MSRP. All trim levels come standard with RWD but an optional all-wheel-drive system is available throughout the range. As a reminder, a new generation of SUVs is expected to arrive for the 2024 model year featuring an all-new design language.

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