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2009 Infiniti QX56 At A Glance

The 2009 Infiniti QX56 full-size SUV received extensive revisions for the 2008 model year, including a refined exterior and an upgraded interior – enhancements that continue for the 2009 model year. For 2009, QX56 is again offered with a standard 5.6-liter V8 engine producing 320 horsepower and 393 lb-ft of torque. The QX56 is available in two-wheel drive (2WD) or with the Infiniti All-Mode 4WD® system.

Interior roominess remains a QX56 strong point, with class-leading 2nd row leg room and seating for up to eight with the optional 2nd row split bench seat. Maximum utility is provided with generous cargo and storage capacity.

The 2009 QX56 also offers an array of standard and available technology and luxury equipment, including an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 7.0-inch LCD screen, XM® Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic® with real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, 3-year subscription provided free of charge with purchase through March 31, 2009), Bose® Premium Audio system with Burr-Brown DAC and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive and power folding 60/40 split 3rd row bench seat.

Enhancements for 2009 include one new exterior color, Deep Garnet, and the addition of an automatic speed-sensing door lock function to the standard power door lock system.

Highlights of the 2009 Infiniti QX56 include:

* Sophisticated body design with distinctive chrome “waterfall” style grille
* Long wheelbase (123.2”) and a highly manageable overall length (206.9”)
* Full body-type front fascia with standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights and halogen fog lights
* Integrated rear body-color fascia with Infiniti-style LED tail and brake lights
* Standard one-touch power sliding moonroof
* Standard power folding heated sideview mirrors with power adjust, integrated turn signal, puddle lamps and driver’s side electrochromatic auto-dimming feature
* Integrated body side cladding, standard Infiniti-style running boards
* Power-operated flip-out rear quarter windows
* Standard power-operated rear liftgate with opening rear glass
* Skid plates for oil pan, transfer case and fuel tank (4WD models only)
* Standard rear sonar system with RearView Monitor
* Body-color front and rear splash guards (optional on 2WD models)
* Chrome tailpipe finishers
* Seven available exterior colors, including new Deep Garnet

Engine and Driveline
* Advanced 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine producing 320 horsepower at 5,200 RPM and 393 lb-ft of torque at 3,400 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 2WD/AUTO/4HI/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case (4WD models)
* 9,000-pound maximum towing capacity on 2WD (8,900-pound capacity on 4WD) when properly equipped

Suspension, Steering and Braking
* Double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar
* Independent multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar
* Engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
* 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
* Standard 20-inch chromed wheels and Michelin P275/60R20 all-season tires

Interior Features
* Standard Infiniti Navigation System (hard drive-based) with 7.0-inch LCD screen and XM NavTraffic® real-time traffic information (XM® activation required, 3-year subscription provided free of charge with purchase through 3/31/09)
* 12-speaker Bose® Premium Audio System with Burr-Brown DAC and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive for digital music storage and playback, steering wheel audio controls and XM® Satellite Radio (XM® activation required, 3-year subscription provided free of charge with purchase through 3/31/09)
* Standard power folding 60/40 split 3rd row bench seat
* Available Infiniti Mobile Entertainment System with DVD player, 8.0-inch flip-down color screen, wireless headphones and remote-control
* Standard heated steering wheel with illuminated steering wheel controls
* Standard Infiniti Intelligent Key
* Lockable glove compartment
* Fine Vision Meters
* Signature Infiniti analog clock
* Front and 2nd row heated seats
* Standard fold-flat 2nd row captain’s chairs with integrated armrest, available fold-flat 2nd row bench seat
* Standard Sojourner® leather-appointed seating surfaces, thick Tuscano carpeting
* Dual-zone front Automatic Temperature Control
* Rear air conditioning with dual controls (front and rear), rear heater duct
* 10-way power adjustable drivers seat including 2-way power lumbar support, 8-way power front passenger seat
* Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
* Full-length overhead console with lights for each passenger
* Fold-down front passenger seat
* Available Intelligent Cruise Control

Safety and Security
* Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensors
* Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows
* Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
* 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
* 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center positions
* Front seat Active Head Restraints
* LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system
* Child safety rear door locks
* Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones and steel side-door guard beams
* Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and Active Brake Limited-Slip
* Vehicle Security System and Infiniti Vehicle Immobilizer System
* Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with warning display
* Power door locks with automatic locking feature

Models and Manufacturing
* Available in one well-equipped model with choice of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations
* Assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing, Canton, Mississippi Plant

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