2011 Infiniti QX56
The 2011 QX56 is essentially a revised 2010 Nissan Patrol wearing Infiniti badges and restyled front and rear fascias. The face and butt aren't pretty, but then again, the QX never was in the first place. It also gets the contemporary Nissan/Infiniti "helmet" with blacked-out A-pillars as seen on the GT-R.
Behind the mask is the Patrol's 5.6-liter V-8, which is good for 400 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic doles the power to the electronically controlled four-wheel drive system. It's a sure bet the Patrol's hydraulic body control system is also carried over into its more luxurious cousin.
First Look: 2011 Infiniti QX56
With its smoother overall lines, the new QX56 is arguably better looking than its predecessor, but we're not prepared to call it gorgeous.
Auto News: All-new Infiniti QX56 Gets New Look, New Platform, More Power
The 2011 QX56 marks the first significant change to the SUV since it first came out.
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