Infiniti's $75,000 SUV

The 2012 QX56, available soon from Infiniti of Clarendon Hills is a full-size SUV "of such impressive girth you could swap the side mirrors for big floppy ears and call it Dumbo."1

First released in 2004, the QX56 from Infiniti was based on Nissan's Armada, another popular foreign SUV. QX received a redesign for its 2011 edition, cementing the truck a place in a long running line of luxury vehicles.

This "elephant" holds a mighty 5.6-liter V8, pumping out 413 lb-ft of torque at 400 horsepower. It approaches 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. With that much power and speed, you should expect to lose a bit at the pump. Sized at 17.3 feet long, 6.3 feet high and 6.6 feet wide, QX weighs 5,800-plus pounds, and receives an EPA estimated 14 miles per gallon around city, 20 highway.

The four-wheel-drive trim of this Infiniti beast starts at $62,790. Infiniti's $75,000 variant has extras including "deluxe touring" and "theater" packages, "which scores you two video screens in seat backs."2

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