The QX56 is based on the Nissan Armada SUV and shares the same F-Alpha platform with the Nissan Titan. It is a direct competitor for the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade.
The QX56 enters the 2007 model year with minor enhancements, most notably a power increase of five horsepower (from 315 to 320) and three lb-ft of torque (from 390 to 393). A new color, Pacific Sapphire, is also offered.
For 2007 model year, the QX56 is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive models, both equipped with a standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, Sojourner leather-appointed seating, Infiniti Navigation System, Rearview Monitor, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, power-operated tailgate and an independent rear suspension (IRS) with load leveling.
The eight-passenger SUV offers bold exterior styling, with a large, Infiniti-style grille, xenon headlamps and LED taillight treatment. Inside, the QX56 features a sophisticated and refined look and feel, ample 2nd row leg room, and a Bose premium audio system with 6-disc CD changer and MP3/WMA playback capabilities.
The frontal view embodies a powerful presence, beginning with its large hood, Infiniti-style chrome "waterfall" grille and taut, barrel-shaped sides. The elegant front end design continues with jewel-like xenon headlights located low in the fenders, combined with the integrated halogen fog lamps. Large 18-inch tires are placed close to the edge of the wheelwells, enhancing the athletic stance, while the standard 7-spoke chromed aluminum-alloy wheels and chrome wheel lip moldings – connected visually by the standard body side cladding and running boards – complement the QX56’s sophisticated luxury imagery.
The side view broadcasts a similar message: Infiniti-style LED tail and brake lights provide additional visual distinction. A power-operated liftgate with opening rear glass and a large bumper with integrated towing hardware (optional on 2WD) complete the rear exterior appearance.The exterior design also offers a long list of additional features, including chrome front door handles, dual power-adjustable heated electro chromic auto-dimming chrome side mirrors with puddle lamps and integrated turn signal, privacy glass for the 2nd and 3rd rows and power-operated flip-out rear quarter windows.
The Infinity QX56
is big and roomy. Taking advantage of its long 123.2-inch wheelbase and manageable 206.9-inch overall length, the QX56’s designers filled the SUV’s spacious interior with a high level of roominess, comfort and convenience features, as well as a distinctively luxurious atmosphere.The first thing that amaze you when you enter the car is the modern styling of the instrument panel, seats and storage areas and the use of first quality materials such as Sojourner leather-appointed seating surfaces and thick (16-oz.) Tuscano carpeting. Genuine Dark Macore or Blonde Apaya wood trim is used on the center console cover and steering wheel, with aluminum accents on the steering wheel trim and instrument panel finisher.
The front seats feature 10-way power adjustment for the driver and 8-way power adjustment for the passenger, while both the front and 2nd row seats are heated. The front passenger seat folds down and includes a recessed “work area.”
The standard 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 bench seat is also available, providing 8-passenger seating. The QX56 also offers 2nd row leg room of 41.9 inches and large front center console storage capacity.The 3rd row seating area, often overlooked in SUV design, treats passengers with the same high level of attention as those in the first two rows. The 3rd row seats are elevated (higher than the 2nd row) to provide a better forward view and to help facilitate easier conversation with forward occupants. The QX56 is the only vehicle in its class with standard 3rd row passenger side curtain air bag protection.
A 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row seat is standard on the 2007 QX56. The seat’s fold-flat design provides easy operation and easy access, along with cargo hauling flexibility. In addition to ample headroom, the 3rd row provides passengers with individual side storage bins and cupholders.
There is also ample storage space behind the 3rd row seat. With the 2nd and 3rd row seats folded down, the cargo area is nearly flat. Additionally, with the front passenger seat in the folded down position, it is possible to carry long items with the rear liftgate closed.The QX56’s instrument panel is highlighted by Fine Vision instrument illumination, a signature Infiniti analog clock, dual-zone electronically controlled climate control and a standard DVD-based navigation system with 7.0-inch LCD screen. A Bose audio system with 10 speakers, AM/FM/6-CD autochanger with mp3 playback capability and steering wheel mounted controls is standard on every QX56. The system includes dual media capability, which allows the use of radio and CD at the same time (headphones must be used to listen to second audio source). Also standard is a Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System. Satellite radio is offered as a factory option with choice of XM® or Sirius services.
For 2007, the QX56 is powered by the standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8, but it has been revised to produce 320 horsepower at 4,900 RPM and 393 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 RPM. Nearly 90 percent of the engine’s impressive torque is available below 2,500 rpm – where it’s needed for hauling, towing or slow-speed off-road driving.
The 2007 QX56 also features standard engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, 4-wheel disc brakes with Bosch Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), 7-spoke 18x8J chromed aluminum-alloy wheels and 265/70R18 SUV tires and Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with standard warning lamp (in gauge cluster) and warning display. A standard 28-gallon fuel tank provides an excellent driving range.
The 2007 Infiniti QX56 offers an extensive list of standard safety features, including standard supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover to all three rows, side-impact supplemental air bags (front seat-mounted), an Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front passenger occupant classification sensor and front seat Active Head Restraints.The QX56 design also includes Zone Body construction with front and rear crushable zones, 3-point front seat belts with dual pretensioners and load limiters, 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants (including center position) and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor system.
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