While the NHTSA has not conducted a comprehensive safety review of the 2023 QX80, the structurally similar 2021 model has been tested. Built like a tank it may be, but the safety ratings are middling due to the old design. An overall rating of four stars out of five is acceptable, but the 2021 QX80 receives a three-star rating for the front driver side and rollover tests, although it is awarded five stars for the side crash evaluation. The IIHS has no safety review for the QX80.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Naturally, the QX80 is equipped with myriad safety features. Six airbags are standard; dual front, curtain (in the first, second, and third rows), and side-impact airbags. All three trims boast a good level of safety features, with active front head restraints, brake- and blind-spot assist, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, backup-collision intervention, and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection. A Smart Rearview Mirror and around-view monitor aid all-around visibility, making low-speed maneuvers safer. Intelligent cruise control with full-speed range is standard.
All seating rows receive three-point seatbelts along with the LATCH system for child seats. Traction control keeps the QX80 on its chosen path but, if an undesirable incident occurs, the large SUV can contact emergency services via the standard emergency-call system. The range-topping Sensory goes the extra mile, with pre-crash seatbelts for the front passengers.
|Infiniti QX80 Trims||LUXE||PREMIUM SELECT||SENSORY|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
The QX80 is a tough old bruiser. That being said, it's not immune to faults and niggles. While the 2022 and 2023 models had no recalls, older models have been affected by several. 2021 models were subject to two recalls involving a fuel pump module that can fail and stall the vehicle, and issues with their rearview cameras; the system would fail and not display a video feed. With a JD Power quality and reliability rating of 81/100 for the 2022 model (the 2023 model has not been evaluated yet), the QX80 is unlikely to disappoint. If something does go wrong, buyers will be pleased to know the QX80 ships standard with a four-year/60,000-mile warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty. Infiniti is now also making Infiniti Premium Care standard, which covers the first three years of scheduled maintenance.