The INFINITI QX80 today received the 2021 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the luxury full-size SUV category for the fifth year in a row. The Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award honors new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs.
"We are thrilled to have the QX80 honored with a Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award," said Jeff Pope, Group Vice President of INFINITI Americas. "For model-year 2021, the QX80 has been enhanced with new equipment, innovative technologies, and stylish features befitting its luxury status. It's fantastic to have this vehicle recognized by such a credible third party five years running."
The 5-Year Cost to Own Award honors the new vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. While depreciation and fuel costs may be the greatest expense incurred in owning a vehicle, there are other factors that can have a significant impact on a consumer's budget.
Available on Kelley Blue Book's website, KBB.com, 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models. Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Awards exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lowest projected five-year total.
"INFINITI's QX80 is the winner of Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Award based on depreciation costs that are estimated to be thousands of dollars less than other domestic and European SUVs In the Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover category," said Eric Ibara, director of residual values for Kelley Blue Book. "Additionally, lower repair costs contributed to its overall strength."
The 2021 INFINITI QX80 represents one of the best luxury SUV models on the market. As INFINITI's flagship full-size luxury SUV, the QX80 includes an advanced 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine that produces up to 8,500 pounds of towing capacity along with an updated INFINITI InTouch System with HD twin screen display, compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
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