9. Full-Size SUV: Infiniti QX80
Starting price: $63,695
Fuel-economy rating (EPA city/highway combined): 16 mpg
The opulent and elegantly cast QX56 full-size luxury SUV
is ideal for those who truly want to live large. There’s plenty of room inside for the grandkids with three rows of seats, and the vehicle is capable of towing up to 8,500 pounds of boat or trailer, thanks to a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers a full 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The ride is tuned on the soft side with easygoing steering that makes maneuvering the big and heavy QX80 easier around town. A full-time four-wheel drive system is available in lieu of the standard rear-drive configuration to make quick work of the worst conditions Mother Nature has to offer. Gadget fans will find plenty to like here, including a 360-degree video monitoring system and a rear collision prevention that automatically applies the brakes to avoid hitting objects or pedestrians while backing up.