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Maximize Your Towing Capacity With Infiniti SUVs

Towing Capacity

At Antich Automotive, we know how important it is for drivers to understand their vehicle’s towing capacity. That’s why we put together this comprehensive guide on Infiniti SUV towing.

With three capable SUV models in their lineup, Infiniti offers a range of towing capacities to accommodate different needs. From lightweight trailers to heavy-duty hauling, Infiniti SUVs can get the job done.

In this guide, we’ll cover:

  • An overview of Infiniti SUV models and their towing capacities
  • Tips for towing safely with an Infiniti
  • How to maximize your towing capacity
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about Infiniti SUV towing

Whether you’re an experienced tower or new to hauling cargo, use this guide to learn how to take advantage of your Infiniti SUV’s towing capabilities.

Infiniti SUV Model Towing Capacities

Infiniti offers three SUV models: the QX50, QX60, and QX80. Here’s a quick look at the towing capacity of each:

Infiniti QX50

  • Towing Capacity: 3,000 lbs (with tow package)
  • Tongue Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Ideal for: Small trailers, dirt bikes, ATVs

The smallest Infiniti SUV, the QX50 can tow lightweight cargo like small utility or recreational trailers when equipped with the proper tow package. Its tidy dimensions make it easy to maneuver, even with a trailer attached.

Infiniti QX60

  • Towing Capacity: 3,500-6,000 lbs (with tow package)
  • Tongue Weight Capacity: 600 lbs
  • Ideal for: Medium-sized trailers, boats, campers

With its optional tow package, the midsize QX60 can tow medium loads up to 6,000 pounds. Features like hill start assist, trailer sway control, and an integrated hitch receiver make towing secure and convenient.

Infiniti QX80

  • Towing Capacity: 8,500 lbs
  • Tongue Weight Capacity: 850 lbs
  • Ideal for: Large trailers, RVs, heavy equipment

The largest SUV Infiniti offers, the QX80 can pull hefty loads up to 8,500 pounds. Its high tow rating, powerful V8 engine, and advanced driver aids give it exceptional hauling abilities.

Tips for Towing Safely With an Infiniti

To make the most of your Infiniti’s towing capacity while staying safe, keep these tips in mind:

  • Use the right equipment – Use a hitch, trailer, and towing accessories that are rated for your Infiniti’s max towing capacity. This includes the weight-distributing hitch, safety chains, electrical connectors, and brake controls.

  • Load correctly – Distribute weight properly in your trailer or cargo area, with about 60% in the front. Overloading the rear can compromise steering and handling.

  • Allow extra stopping distance – Increase your following distance to allow more time for braking when towing. Avoid sudden braking whenever possible.

  • Take wide turns – Allow extra clearance on turns to accommodate the wider turning radius of your vehicle and trailer.

  • Drive at moderate speeds – Obey speed limits, but don’t exceed 55 mph while towing a heavy load. Slower speeds help maintain control.

  • Get assistance backing up – With a spotter guiding you, backing up with a trailer is much easier and safer.

  • Watch your blind spots – Use your mirrors and do head checks often to monitor blind spots carefully when changing lanes or passing.

  • Maintain your vehicle – Follow Infiniti’s maintenance schedule and check fluid levels, tires, brakes, lights, and connections before each trip.

How to Maximize Your Towing Capacity

Want to take full advantage of your Infiniti SUV’s tow rating? Here are some tips:

  • Equip the tow package – This factory-designed package includes a hitch, wiring, and cooling system enhancements to optimize towing.

  • Use a weight-distributing hitch – This type of hitch helps balance the load by transferring weight forward onto the front axle. Improved weight distribution enhances stability when towing.

  • Select the proper hitch ball – Match your hitch ball to the gross trailer weight rating to properly support the trailer coupler.

  • Upgrade to heavy-duty brakes – Larger brakes improve stopping power, preventing overheating on steep declines.

  • Consider a transmission cooler – This add-on helps prevent transmission overheating under heavy loads.

  • Use a sway control device – Sway control devices can minimize fishtailing motion, providing steadier towing.

  • Inflate tires to max pressure – Consult your owner’s manual for proper tire pressure when loaded to max towing capacity.

  • Level your load – Distribute gear appropriately in the cargo area to avoid excess weight in the rear.

Frequently Asked Questions About Infiniti SUV Towing

How much can the Infiniti QX80 tow?

With the standard tow package, the 2024 QX80 can tow up to 8,500 pounds. Its high tow rating makes it ideal for hauling large, heavy loads.

What’s the Infiniti QX60 towing capacity?

The 2024 QX60 can tow up to 3,500 pounds without the tow package. With the tow package equipped, it can tow up to 6,000 pounds.

Can the Infiniti QX50 tow a small trailer or ATV?

Yes. When properly equipped with the tow package, the QX50 has a 3,000 pound tow rating, suitable for small trailers or ATVs.

Do all Infiniti SUVs come with a trailer hitch?

No, the tow package with the hitch receiver is optional equipment. You need to select the tow package to equip your Infiniti SUV for towing.

How can I increase stability when towing with my QX80?

Using a weight-distributing hitch is highly recommended to improve stability with heavy loads. This transfers weight to the front axle for better handling.

What type of brakes are best for QX60 towing?

For the best performance while maximizing the QX60’s tow rating, upgraded brake pads and ventilated rotors are recommended. This improves stopping power under load.

Should I use a transmission cooler if towing near the max capacity?

Yes. Adding an auxiliary transmission cooler helps prevent overheating, especially when towing heavy loads in hot weather or ascending steep grades.

Can I back up an Infiniti SUV with a trailer attached?

Yes, you can carefully back up while towing a trailer, but it’s highly recommended to use a spotter to guide you and improve visibility. Back up slowly in a straight line to maintain control.

How often should I service my QX50 when towing regularly?

Follow the severe usage maintenance schedule, inspecting components before each trip. With frequent towing, some services like transmission fluid changes will be needed more often than normal.

Ready to tow? Stop by Antich Automotive or contact us today to learn more about maximizing your Infiniti SUV’s towing capabilities. We’re here to help you haul with confidence.

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