The great news is coming from one of the most reputable car magazines around. Yes, we are talking about the Kelley Blue Book and its famous “best 5-year cost to own” award. This award has been established years ago and includes a pretty big number of aspects, which lead to a complex calculation that should show which model is the most affordable to own in the first five years.
When it comes to full-size luxury SUV, the award goes to the QX80, which is really impressive considering that this segment includes such big names of the automotive industry, such as Toyota Land Cruiser, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GLS etc.
As we’ve just mentioned, this calculation includes various kinds of parameters. Some of the things we should mention are calculated projected resale values, insurance and state fees, and estimated costs for fuel, maintenance and repair fees and many other things. According to KBB’s methodology, the QX80 is a winner of this calculation, which makes it the best 5-year cost to own full-size luxury SUV on the market.
Of course, the company’s management was honored to receive this award. After all, here are the words of vice president of INFINITI Americas, Jeff Pope: “We are honored to have been awarded the 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award for the QX80. While we know our full-size luxury sport utility offers the room and towing capacity our clients want, it’s great to have such a reputable third party attest to the QX80’s overall long-lasting quality and low ownership costs.”
The current generation of Infiniti QX80 has been around for a full decade. However, it is still one of the best choices in the class, as it has plenty of great things to offer. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is excellent craftsmanship, but keep in mind that this model is heavily based on the iconic Nissan Patrol, so you may count on excellent capabilities, performances and overall driving experience as well. The SUV comes with a well-known 5.6-liter V8 engine, which provides excellent dynamics and respectable towing capacity. Also, this model offers probably the best handling in the class.
Also, the 2020 Infiniti QX80 starts at around 67.000 dollars.