The full-size Infiniti may not be the prettiest vehicle in the fleet, but it has a lot to offer for its $72,000-plus price. Logs photographerr Julia LaPalme, "Some friends of mine, upon seeing the QX, commented on how ridiculously huge and ugly it is. But the fantastic turning radius is such a pleasant surprise! Passengers stay comfortable in luxurious reclining leather heated and cooled captain's chairs in the second row. I will admit, for hauling people and/or stuff, the QX56 does a great job. The third row folds flat for more cargo room in the back. Even the footwells of the second row have gobs of room for bags and such when you're not hauling passengers. And the power! I can really feel the V-8's 400 horses kick in when I put the pedal down."


2011 Infiniti QX56
Months/miles in service 5/12,786
Avg econ/CO2 15.3 mpg/1.27 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $192.65 (1-oil change, inspection, rotate tires)
Normal-wear cost $0