2010 Infiniti QX56 Leads Full-Size Luxury SUV Segment
with Refined Appointments, Expansive Sophistication
When the original Infiniti QX56 was introduced in early 2004, it
quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the
full-size SUV class – an embodiment of
modern luxury, combining
Infiniti levels of sophistication and advanced technology with a
powerful new platform engineered to provide maximum utility and
Following extensive revisions for the 2008 model year, the 2010
QX56 continues to stand apart from the competition with a style
all its own. Its inspired
performance can be seen in its elegant exterior, tailored
interior and refined appointments – and experienced in the power
and strength of its standard 320-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 and
responsive 4-wheel independent suspension with an auto-leveling
rear design. As in previous years, the 2010 Infiniti QX is
assembled in the United States and is available in two-wheel
drive (2WD) or with an advanced Infiniti All-Mode 4WD® system.
Bold Luxury Presence
The 2010 Infiniti QX56’s refined exterior styling provides a
presence befitting its top-luxury status. In the front, the
distinctive QX56 “waterfall” grille is surrounded by a full-body
type front fascia with jewel-like High Intensity Discharge (HID)
headlights and halogen fog lights. At the rear, a body-color
fascia enhances the unique taillight design, further providing
visual distinction from the competition. A remote-operated power
liftgate with opening rear glass is standard. Distinctive
20-inch chromed wheels and integrated side body cladding add a
classy and imposing stance. A smooth, one-piece roof rack
provides additional utility.
Five exterior body colors are offered for 2010: Tuscan Pearl,
Silver Indulgence, Silver Graphite, Liquid Onyx and Deep Garnet.
Other standard exterior features include dual power-adjustable
power-folding, heated sideview mirrors with puddle lamps,
integrated turn signals and driver’s side auto-dimming feature;
privacy glass for the 2nd and 3rd rows and power liftgate; power
flip-out rear quarter windows; and color-keyed running boards.
Rear sonar sensors work along with the RearView Monitor system,
which utilizes a small camera discretely located in the rear
license plate finisher to provide a view (projected on the
QX56’s standard navigation system’s LCD monitor) from the rear
of the vehicle of what is behind the vehicle when backing up.
Infiniti QX56 4WD models include skidplates for oil pan,
transfer case and fuel tank, along with a trailer hitch and
7-pin trailer harness plug. The Tow Package is optional on 2WD
Roomy, Tailored Interior
As in previous years, the 2010 QX56’s refined interior is
designed to rival the best SUV and luxury car interiors on the
market, utilizing authentic materials such as wood, aluminum,
stainless steel, Sojourner® leather-appointed seating surfaces
and thick Tuscano carpeting. The QX56 interior boasts
class-leading 2nd-row legroom (41.9 inches) and a standard power
fold-flat 60/40-split 3rd row seat.
The long list of interior features includes a gated shifter for
the standard 5-speed automatic transmission, genuine wood grain
interior trim and a standard heated steering wheel. The
instrument cluster combines Fine Vision electroluminescent
gauges with a signature Infiniti analog clock. Other features
include dual-zone front automatic temperature control and rear
air conditioning with dual controls (front and rear) and rear
Comfort is aided by 10-way driver’s/8-way front passenger’s
heated power adjustable seats. The driver’s position is further
optimized through standard power-adjustable brake and
accelerator pedals and a driver’s memory system that includes
memory for the pedals, sideview mirrors, driver's seat and
steering wheel. The standard 7-passenger seating configuration
includes fold-flat 2nd row captain’s chairs with integrated
armrests and a removable 2nd row center console. A fold-flat 2nd
row split bench seat is also available, providing 8-passenger
The 3rd row seating area is elevated to provide a commanding
forward view and features standard roof-mounted curtain
supplemental air bags for side-impact and rollover protection.
Storage space is plentiful in the QX56 with its full-length rear
overhead console, a front overhead console with sunglass holder,
front center console with large storage capacity and power
outlets, side storage bins and a maximum of 12 cup holders. With
the front passenger seat and rear seats in the folded-down
position, it is possible to carry long items such as surfboards
with the rear liftgate closed. For easier package handling, the
QX56 includes rear area ceiling/floor-mounted cargo tie-down
points and an optional cargo net.
Every 2010 QX56 also offers an Infiniti Intelligent Key system,
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and a 12-speaker Bose®
Premium Audio System with Burr-Brown DAC and 9.3GB Music Box
Hard Drive for digital music storage and playback. The audio
system includes dual media capability, AM/FM/CD, steering
wheel-mounted controls and compact flash slot for playing MP3
Also standard is an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with
7.0-inch LCD touch-screen, Birdview™ Lane Guidance, 3D building
graphics and XM NavTraffic® with real-time traffic information
XM® subscription required, sold separately). The system displays
current traffic conditions in color-coded images overlaid on the
navigation system map.
An Infiniti Mobile Entertainment System with a DVD player
mounted in the front center console, auxiliary audio/video input
jacks, large flip-down ceiling-mounted 8.0-inch monitor, as well
as two wireless headphones and remote control, is also
Power To Go, Power To Tow
The 2010 QX56 comes standard with a 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine,
producing 320 horsepower at 5,200 RPM and 393 lb-ft of torque at
3,400 RPM. For hauling, towing or serious off-road driving,
nearly 90 percent of the engine's torque has been made available
below 2,500 rpm.
The refined 5-speed electronically controlled automatic
transmission is reinforced for the high-torque application and
features unique gearing and transmission management through a
variable lock-up torque converter and electronic controls for
improved shifting and fuel economy.
A special tow/haul mode revises shift patterns when engaged and
enables the QX56 to maintain a maximum towing capacity of 9,000
pounds for two-wheel drive and 8,900 pounds for four-wheel drive
(when properly equipped).
Four-wheel drive (4WD) models feature the Infiniti All-Mode 4WD®
system with 2WD/AUTO/4HI/4LO modes and an electronically
controlled part-time transfer case with low gear, activated
through an easy selection switch knob on the center stack. The
system is designed to instantly distribute torque to all four
wheels whenever road conditions warrant (up to 50 percent can go
to the front wheels on demand), resulting in optimal traction.
The QX56 is built on a foundation of a fully boxed high-strength
steel F-Alpha frame. Rugged Dana front and rear axles provide
the strength to handle on- and off-road challenges, while a
comfortable ride is provided by a 4-wheel independent
double-wishbone suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars.
The rear suspension also includes an auto-leveling system that
seeks to maintain uniform ground clearance and departure angle,
even when towing or carrying cargo, by automatically adjusting
the air pressure in the system's air bladders.
The 2010 QX56 also features engine-speed-sensitive
power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and 4-wheel disc brakes
with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force
Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). For additional
stability, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Active Brake
Limited-Slip (ABLS) is standard on every QX56. Standard 20-inch
chrome-finished aluminum-alloy wheels are mounted with Michelin
P275/60R20 all-season tires. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) with four-wheel independent monitoring includes a
gauge-cluster mounted warning lamp.
Optional on QX56 is Infiniti's advanced Intelligent Cruise
Control, which, using a combination of laser sensors, throttle
and brake actuators and the QX56’s braking system, measures the
distance to the vehicle ahead via a laser signal and
automatically adjusts the QX56’s speed to maintain a
pre-selected following distance. (NOTE: The Intelligent Cruise
Control system is not intended for congested areas or city
driving and will not brake the vehicle to a complete stop.)
The QX56’s extensive list of standard safety features includes
an Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental
front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification
sensors; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags
with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for
all three rows; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air
bags; 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load
limiters; 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants
(including center position); front seat Active Head Restraints;
and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). The
QX56 also offers Zone Body construction with front and rear
crumple zones and steel side-door guard beams.
The 2010 QX56 is offered in one well-equipped model with a
choice of two-wheel or 4-wheel drive.
Just four option packages are available: the Split Bench Seat
Package with 2nd row 40/20/40 split folding bench seat (replaces
the 2nd row captain’s chairs and 2nd row center console to
increase seating to eight); the Infiniti Mobile Entertainment
System Package, with front console-mounted DVD player,
ceiling-mounted 8.0-inch color monitor, two wireless headphones,
wireless remote and auxiliary audio/video input jacks; the
Technology Package, with Intelligent Cruise Control and front
sonar system; and the Tow Package (2WD only, standard on 4WD)
with tow hitch system and 7-pin wiring harness plug.
The 2010 Infiniti QX56 is manufactured in Canton, Mississippi.
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