2014 INFINITI QX80 vs. Its Competition

2014 Infiniti QX80
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Since the 2011 Infiniti QX56–now the QX80–was redesigned in 2011, other contenders have entered the playing field.

The Lexus LX 570 is a near-clone of the very large Toyota Land Cruiser, but it brings with it luxury and rugged capabilities that match the QX.

Nearing the end of their currently product cycles, the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade remain the kings of bling with full-size SUV practicality and towing abilities, and the Escalade even offers a Hybrid version.

The Benz GL is brand-new this year, improved in almost every way, from infotainment features to its new power-folding second-row seat; its diesel edition is our favorite among the full-size luxo-utes.

Finally, the Range Rover is heading toward retirement: a brand-new vehicle, spun from the Jaguar XJ architecture, is due for a world debut in the fall of 2012, with a curb weight up to 500 pounds less than today's vehicle.

2014 Infiniti QX802014 INFINITI QX80
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2014 Cadillac Escalade2014 Cadillac Escalade
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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show2014 Land Rover Range Rover
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2014 Lincoln Navigator2014 Lincoln Navigator
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (GL63 AMG)2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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Quick Specs
8.2
If you're looking for a luxury SUV with legitimate off-roading potential, vehicles like the QX80 fit your niche interests.
8.4
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade remains one of the brawniest, most luxurious large SUVs, although some shoppers will be left wanting more modern interfaces inside.
9.2
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover adds long-wheelbase comfort and Autobiography Black style to an already impressive all-purpose vehicle.
7.2
The Lincoln Navigator is behind the times in many ways, but still has that uniquely American feel that comes from sheer size.
8.6
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
MSRP From    
$62,700$63,745$83,300$56,165$63,000
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77577
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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