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At a Glance: 2006 Infiniti QX56

The Infiniti QX56 meets and exceeds the expectations of full-size luxury SUV owners with ample power from the 315-horsepower* V8 engine, interior roominess with seating for up to eight and maximum utility with generous cargo, excellent towing capacity and rugged off-road capability.

The QX56 enters the 2006 model year with minor enhancements – most notably the addition of power folding outside mirrors with heat, electrochromic auto-dimming, power adjust and integrated turn signal, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, mp3 playback capability and added 60/40 split for the 3rd row seat to the vehicle’s extensive list of standard technology and convenience features.

Highlights of the 2006 Infiniti QX56 include:


  • Sophisticated body design with chrome “waterfall” style grille, elegant chrome 7-spoke wheels and body side cladding (integrated towing hardware available on RWD models)
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights; LED tail and brake lights; integrated halogen fog lamps (in front fascia)
  • Long wheelbase (123.2”) and a highly manageable overall length (206.9”)
  • Standard power folding outside mirrors with heat, electrochromic auto-dimming, power adjust and integrated turn signal
  • Standard roof rack and running boards
  • Power-operated flip-out rear quarter windows
  • Available power-operated rear liftgate with opening rear glass
  • Skid plates for oil pan, transfer case and fuel tank (on 4WD models)
  • Rear Proximity Sensor (reverse sonar)

Engine and Driveline

  • Standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 producing 315 horsepower at 4,900 RPM and 390 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 RPM
  • Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, molybdenum-coated pistons, 6-bolt main bearing caps, single-stage timing chain
  • Standard 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with tow/haul modes, gated floor shifter for enhanced shift control when towing
  • Fully boxed, high-strength steel F-Alpha frame
  • Infiniti All-Mode 4WD system with RWD/4H/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case, 4LO gear (4WD model)
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Brake Activated Limited-Slip Traction Control (includes deactivation switch)
  • 9,000-pound maximum towing capacity on RWD (8,900 pounds on 4WD)
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with warning display

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Independent double-wishbone rear suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
  • 7-spoke 18x8j chromed aluminum-alloy wheels and 265/70R18 SUV tires
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with Bosch Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Available Preview Braking

Interior Features

  • Standard fold-flat 2nd row captain’s chairs with integrated armrest, 60/40 split 3rd row bench; available fold-flat 2nd row bench seat
  • Front and 2nd row heated seats
  • Standard Sojourner® leather-appointed seating surfaces, thick Tuscano carpeting
  • Leather, Wood and aluminum steering wheel trim, aluminum instrument panel finisher, Dark Macore or Blonde Apaya real wood trim
  • Fine Vision instrument illumination and signature Infiniti analog clock
  • Dual-zone electronically controlled climate control
  • Rear air conditioning with dual controls (front and rear), rear heater duct
  • 10-way power adjustable drivers seat, 8-way power front passenger seat
  • Standard DVD-based Infiniti Navigation System with 7.0-inch LCD screen
  • Standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
  • Full-Length overhead console with lights for each passenger
  • Fold-down front passenger seat featuring cup holders and recessed “work area”
  • Available DVD Mobile Entertainment System with wireless headphones and remote-control
  • Standard RearView Monitor
  • Standard Bose® audio system: 10 speakers, AM/FM/6-CD/mp3 capability and steering wheel audio controls; available satellite radio with choice of XM® or Sirius™
  • HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (option package)

Safety and Security

  • Standard supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover protection for all three rows
  • Standard side-impact supplemental air bags (front seat mounted)
  • Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front passenger occupant classification sensor
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crushable zones
  • 3-point front seat belts with dual pretensioners and load limiters
  • 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center position
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system
  • Active headrests in driver and passenger seats

Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in one fully equipped model in choice of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations
  • Assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing Canton, Mississippi Plant

* All horsepower ratings are per SAE J1349 JUN1995

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