NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 07.22.2015 – The 2015 Infiniti QX80 has been named the highest ranked Large Premium SUV in the annual JD Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM. The 2015 Infiniti Q70 ranked third in the Midsize Premium Car category. The study asks owners to evaluate their vehicles across 77 attributes, which are then combined into an overall APEAL Index score measured on a 1,000-point scale. The QX80 had a 2015 score of 877 – an improvement of 23 points over 2014 – to lead its segment. The Q70 premium sedan had a 2015 score of 873 points.
“The JD Power APEAL Study represents a deep dive into every aspect of what owners appreciate about their new purchases or leases – from appearance, driving performance and safety features to all the little details that make you fall in love with, or out of, a vehicle,” said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “The large premium SUV segment includes some very impressive competitors, so it is especially gratifying to have our owners rank the QX80 at the top of the segment.”
Exterior styling, interior roominess, and ride/handling were ranked as the top reasons owners purchased the QX80. The 2015 Infiniti QX80 offers a unique combination of inspired design and performance that makes it stand out in the luxury performance SUV class. It offers a standard Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, available Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD) system, available Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System and available Bose® Cabin Surround® Sound System with digital 5.1 decoding and 15 speakers.
The Infiniti QX80 also has a rugged practicality that comes with a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine capable of hauling up to eight passengers and towing up to 8,500 pounds.