6 of the Coolest Features on the 2022 Infiniti QX80
While the Infiniti QX80 is undoubtedly an aging model and hasn’t been fully refreshed recently, it received a handful of significant updates for the latest model year. From its improved infotainment tech to its revised interior layout, here’s a look at some of its most prominent upgrades and returning features.
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For the latest model year, the QX80 gained wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. However, Android users will still have to sync their phones the old fashioned way.
Trading up for a touch screen
It’s no secret that the QX80’s dual-screen infotainment system was getting a bit dated. Thankfully, it’s traded in those two screens for a single, modern, high-definition 12.3-inch touch screen display.
Every QX80 comes equipped with built-in navigation with lane guidance. On top of that, in includes a five-year subscription to premium traffic and MapCare. MapCare is an over-the-air update system that adds new routes, detours, and points of interest to your QX80’s navigation software.
Revised center stack
The QX80’s center stack has been completely redesigned for greater convenience. Its climate controls sport a streamlined new look, and it even offers a convenient new feature — you can now opt for a centrally located wireless smartphone charging pad.
If you’ve got little ones in tow, the QX80 can keep them entertained with an available Rear Seat Entertainment System, featuring two 8-inch headrest-mounted displays. Plus, the QX80 offers second-row heated seats, as well as a bench-seat configuration that allows it to accommodate up to eight passengers.
Thanks to the standard Smart Rearview Mirror, the QX80 makes it easy to see what’s going on behind your vehicle, even when passengers or cargo are blocking your view. The luxury SUV also comes standard with Backup Collision Intervention, Blind Spot Intervention, and the Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection.
The 2022 QX80 will start at $70,600, which is less than a $1,000 increase from the previous model year. It’s still one of the most affordable large luxury SUVs on the market, and it’s currently on dealer lots.
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