2015 INFINITI QX80 vs. Its Competition

2015 Infiniti QX80
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The chief competition for the QX80 lies in the GL-Class and Navigator, while the much more pricey Range Rover and Escalade are thousands more -- and they don't include the sublime Infiniti ownership experience.

For traction.

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.

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.

The Range Rover has been completely redesigned this past year, and it's a worthy rival; weighing hundreds of pounds less than its predecessor, it drives more responsively and efficiently without sacrificing a bit of luxury and comfort.

Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade has been given a complete redesign for 2015 with stronger engines and a more refined look and feel inside, and the Ford Expedition gets a refresh, with a new turbocharged V-6.

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2015 Lincoln Navigator2015 Lincoln Navigator
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2015 Infiniti QX80 is a vehicle for niche interests, but a refreshed presentation this year makes that niche appeal stronger than ever.
8.2
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade promises--and delivers--more of everything a full-size luxury SUV buyer could want.
9.2
The 2015 Range Rover is the most advanced and luxurious model yet from Land Rover, combining modern styling and convenience with classic ruggedness and off-road prowess.
8.0
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator polishes its user interface with EcoBoost and MyLincoln Touch--but for some, its size is still its killer app.
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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
MSRP From    
$63,250$72,970$83,495$61,920$63,600
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door Standard4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFour 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/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2015 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2015 Cadillac Escalade2015 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2015 Land Rover Range Rover2015 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2015 Lincoln Navigator2015 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class