Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Infiniti QX80 Finally Is Adding a Needed Standard Feature

Whether you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, the chances are good that one area you’re most interested in for your future car, truck, or SUV is its safety. Safety is more important to consumers than ever, and new safety features are continually upgrading and being implemented as standard in more and more new models every year. 

The Infiniti QX80 is no exception. The 2021 QX80 comes standard with more advanced safety features than ever before, and drivers are incredibly excited to have blind-spot monitoring at even the base level.

Features of the 2021 Infiniti QX80

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Planning for a fall 2020 release, the 2021 Infiniti QX80 is getting drivers excited. The three-row luxury SUV has been around since 2014. It’s built with a truck-like frame, making it tough and easier on repairs and is large and spacious inside, with plenty of storage and room for the whole family. It’s powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that gets 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 8,500 lbs.

With a starting price of $66,000, the 2021 Infiniti QX80 better offer a lot on the inside, right? And it does. The QX80 is known for its comfort and style on the interior. The spacious three rows of seating offer a ton of head and legroom for passengers, and the first two rows have heated seats. The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and Infiniti Voice Recognition.

The Infiniti QX80’s blind-spot monitor comes standard on all levels

As safety features become more common to include at base levels, the 2021 QX80 is no exception. The 2021 model comes standard with more safety features than ever before, and drivers are most interested in the blind-spot monitoring, which is rarely included in a base level. 

The blind-spot monitor is a device that detects other vehicles around the driver’s side and rear that you can’t see in your mirrors. It gives you the comfort of knowing if it’s safe to change lanes without needing to twist your head around to look.

Blind-spot monitors significantly increase road safety, especially on busy highways, and they’re becoming vital for large vehicles like the QX80 that have more blind spots than smaller cars and SUVs. Alerts can be either auditory or visual, and some vehicles vibrate the steering wheel for you. Some blind-spot monitors even adjust your driving for you if it senses a car in your blind spot when you start to change lanes.

Other safety features the Infiniti QX80 offers

The blind-spot monitor being standard in the 2021 Infiniti QX80 is worth celebrating, but there’s also plenty more essential safety features offered at all trim levels. Adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings, lane-keeping assist, and a rear-seat belt reminder all come standard in the 2021 QX80. Other available features include predictive forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automated emergency braking.

The 2021 QX80 has received a four-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), comparable to most other three-row SUVs on the market. The truck-like build makes it heavier than other vehicles, making it unlikely that injuries will occur easily during an accident.

The 2021 Infiniti QX80 is an excellent option for those looking for a luxury SUV. Its price ranges from $66,000 to $92,000, and its comfort and convenience features come packed to the brim. With safety becoming one of the most important aspects of new vehicles, the QX80 has answered the call by including a ton of great safety features at every level.

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