The current generation of Infiniti’s flagship SUV has been around for more than a decade but the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t plan to redesign it anytime soon. After the 2018 facelift, which has brought a significantly improved styling, the 2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph comes with the new infotainment screen, which is bigger, faster and offers more connectivity features. Considering the update, we presume that the current model will remain in production for a few more years.
All in all, the QX80 continues with familiar qualities. It offers a lot of good things, starting from a powerful engine and nimble handling. We also like the spacious and well-build cabin, as well as a long list of standard equipment. The best thing of all is the price, which is significantly lower compared to the competition.
However, the QX80 isn’t without flaws. It lacks the style of much younger rivals and also comes with one of the thirstiest engines in the class. Still, it remains a fantastic value for money.
2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph Design
Design-wise, the 2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph comes without more important changes. The overall layout remains the same, which is a design that has been around for more than a decade. Of course, this SUV rides on a good-old Y62 platform. That’s the same that underpins the Armada, as well as the international legend called Patrol. Still, such an old design doesn’t affect the ride quality. Moreover, the handling is surprisingly nimble for a vehicle of this size and weight.
Visually, things are pretty much the same as on the 2018 model, which received an update and took a lot of inspiration from the Monograph concept. The styling is nice and elegant, so we can hardly find a major complaint, despite the much younger competition.
This is probably the weakest aspect of the 2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph, despite the update. Yes, the new touchscreen makes the dashboard look more attractive but there are still areas that haven’t changed for a decade. Of course, that has a big impact on the overall appeal and we could agree that the cabin looks a little bit outdated, especially when compared to much younger rivals, such as the recently redesigned Cadillac Escalade.
On the other hand, there is nothing to complain about in terms of passenger space and comfort in general. The first two rows are very generous with space, while the third row is pretty functional as well. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is pretty good too, both in terms of ergonomics and outward visibility.
The cargo area offers around 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 49.6 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 95.1 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. Those are decent numbers of a full-size SUV.
As we’ve just mentioned, the biggest novelty for this year is the addition of the new 12.3-inch touchscreen, the same one that recently debuted in Armada. It offers better graphics and works better, while you may also count on wireless Apple CarPlay. The list of standard equipment also includes non-wireless Android Auto, navigation, Bluetooth, four USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, a 13-speaker stereo, keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, and a power liftgate. Among upgrades, you can find a 17-speaker sound system and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The list of standard safety features is pretty generous too. You may count on a rearview camera, a surround-view parking camera system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a rear seat alert, and automatic high-beam headlights.
2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph Engine
Under the hood, the 2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph will continue with the same 5.6-liter V8 engine, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to move this large SUV from zero to sixty in just 5.9 seconds. The engine comes in pair with a 7-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty nice job too. Base models come with rear-wheel drive, while AWD models are available too.
Driving dynamics are pretty good, while the max towing capacity goes around 8.500 pounds, which is also a pretty respectable number for the class. On the other hand, fuel economy isn’t that great. You may count on no more than 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway
2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph Release Date and Price
The 2022 Infiniti QX80 Monograph is already available on most markets, with a starting price of around 72.000 dollars. The most expensive models go around 85.000 dollars. When it comes to competition, some of the key players in the segment are Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GLS etc.