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So whats important to a luxury buyer, hoonability, customizability, efficiency?

NO.

Fancy, we want FANCY. Ok, lets have a look.

Infiniti QX80:






You can tell the QX80 hasn't received significant interior tweeks since 2008, its old bones are showing. Thats not to say the QX80s interior is poorly done, not at all its quite engaging and visually comfortable, its just done well for 2008. We're missing 5 years please.

Mercedes GL:






Classy Mercedes, stuffy, but classy. Mercedes interiors always remind me of a law school graduation or an opulent industrialists funeral...

Range Rover:






Well the British already dress them selves well enough so i expect them to outfit their vehicles with similar panache. They do not disappoint, do you think i can order just the interior for LR? Its appointed beautifully but the mechanically the Range Rover is already broken. Dodgy.

Lexus LX 570:






Sucks. Oh, you wanted more. Well... it sucks the best?



Based on pure interior I'd go Range Rover, QX80, GL, Lexus. If i had to choose a vehicle based on pure function its GL, QX80, Lexus, Range. If i had to combine interior, exterior, maintenance, customer service, performance and reliability I'd go QX80, GL, Lexus, Range Rover.

Pretty clothes never cover up a broken soul, er, engine.
 

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For me the Mercedes-Benz GL and the Range Rover have the nicest interiors. I might like the Lexus interior better if it had a different combination of leather and wood accents. The QX80 doesn't look bad, it just looks, as Fleetwood said, like its missing 5 years.

Since Infiniti is updating all its QX range vehicles with its new design language, i thin i want to try to wait out the redesign instead of jumping the gun and getting the current model.

Anyone know when the redesign could happen?
 

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For me the Mercedes-Benz GL and the Range Rover have the nicest interiors. I might like the Lexus interior better if it had a different combination of leather and wood accents. The QX80 doesn't look bad, it just looks, as Fleetwood said, like its missing 5 years.

Since Infiniti is updating all its QX range vehicles with its new design language, i thin i want to try to wait out the redesign instead of jumping the gun and getting the current model.

Anyone know when the redesign could happen?
to be honest I;m not entirely sure if it is going to happen, the QX80 is such a slow seller anyways, not to mention Infiniti needs to get under the CAFE hard deck, and QX80 is the one vehicle Infinti produces that actually spits on fuel economy.

So i wouldn't be surprised if Infiniti quietly disappears the QX80 one morning. but i also wouldnt be surprised at a redesign...
 

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All of them have pretty nice looking interiors. I'd say the seats of the Lexus are a bit lacking. They look kind of cheap but thats only in photos.
 

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The way that the Lexus's seats fold to the side instead of flat to the floor makes it not as good for cargo space. As opposed to the Infiniti which has seats that fold completely flat. Is there any advantage to having the seats fold up and to the side? I am guess ing it has something to do with the design of the Lexus. I bet they didn't have room to fold them down into the floor of the back.
 

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The way that the Lexus's seats fold to the side instead of flat to the floor makes it not as good for cargo space. As opposed to the Infiniti which has seats that fold completely flat. Is there any advantage to having the seats fold up and to the side? I am guess ing it has something to do with the design of the Lexus. I bet they didn't have room to fold them down into the floor of the back.
I believe this is because Toyota builds their land cruiser SUV's as land rover-like vehicles so considering the things you would need to take with you when going on long off-road journeys or on trails or even road trips, the side folding seats are better
 

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I believe this is because Toyota builds their land cruiser SUV's as land rover-like vehicles so considering the things you would need to take with you when going on long off-road journeys or on trails or even road trips, the side folding seats are better
It has to do with the way the vehicle is constructed. Its a big body on frame SUV based on the Land Cruiser. the platform is pretty much unchanged since.... forever perhaps....

What kills me about the Lexus is They try to play it off as a serious off road play thing, you could take this thing on safari if you wanted too. Thats what I love about the QX80, it makes no promises like that, it knows people arent going off road and it doesnt try to sell them the image of maybe, possibly, i could want to go off roading.

No, no QX80 knows its a suburban rat and proud.
 

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The way that the Lexus's seats fold to the side instead of flat to the floor makes it not as good for cargo space. As opposed to the Infiniti which has seats that fold completely flat. Is there any advantage to having the seats fold up and to the side? I am guess ing it has something to do with the design of the Lexus. I bet they didn't have room to fold them down into the floor of the back.
I"m not sure but I much prefer that of the QX.

THe Lexus just looks like a mess with all the seats like that.

Doesnt even look like you can fit anything.
 

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got to love the center divide/console that rear passengers have in the Range Rover. Infiniti should do this to the QX56/QX80 but make it optional, just incase someone needs to seat 3 people their.

 

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considering the Lexus is the most expensive the interior is a miss.
oh yea a big time miss. Most of these vehicles wont be used for any serious cargo hauls save the odd road trip or kids moving into dorms but the Lexus takes away that ability right off the bat. you easily loose a foot of width in the back because the seats fold so stupid.

QX80 looks to have the most usable third row of the bunch, I dont even think the Range has a third row.
 

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oh yea a big time miss. Most of these vehicles wont be used for any serious cargo hauls save the odd road trip or kids moving into dorms but the Lexus takes away that ability right off the bat. you easily loose a foot of width in the back because the seats fold so stupid.

QX80 looks to have the most usable third row of the bunch, I dont even think the Range has a third row.
Actually you would be surprised at how messed up interiors on these can be, since a lot of people that can afford these can afford to repair them even if it's expensive can do so. Even to clean them, reason why a lot of these can be found to be messy, they just wait for their detailer to get to it.
 

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The next step in interior design for Infiniti should be having patterns on their seats like what Mercedes and Range Rover has. Diamond stitching would be great.
 

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Actually you would be surprised at how messed up interiors on these can be, since a lot of people that can afford these can afford to repair them even if it's expensive can do so. Even to clean them, reason why a lot of these can be found to be messy, they just wait for their detailer to get to it.
yea i've done detailing at Mercedes before

Some of the dirtiest cars were their expensive SUVs.
 

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yea i've done detailing at Mercedes before

Some of the dirtiest cars were their expensive SUVs.
While people with cheaper cars take care of them, those with really expensive rides are less likely to take really good care of them.
Leasing also factors into this
 

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Just took a look and you're somewhat right, it has stitching that looks like that, doesn't seem like a lot of the diamond stitching im used to seeing
 
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