2016 INFINITI QX80 vs. Its Competition

2015 Infiniti QX80
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The chief competition for the QX80 lies in the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Lincoln Navigator, while the Land Rover Range Rover and Cadillac Escalade are thousands more—and they don't include the sublime Infiniti ownership experience.

The Benz GL is one of favorite among the full-size luxo-utes thanks to its available diesel engine.

The Navigator and the and the Ford Expedition both offer a strong turbocharged V-6, but the Lincoln comes with luxury more in line with the Infiniti.

The Range Rover is a worthy rival, offering responsive road manners without sacrificing a bit of luxury and comfort.

Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade offers burly V-8 engines and a refined look and feel.

Another rival is the Lexus LX 570.

It's a near-clone of the very large Toyota Land Cruiser, but it brings with it luxury and rugged capabilities akin to the QX80.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Infiniti QX80 is an old-school SUV with lots of luxury but it should only appeal to those who truly need to tow.
Imagine what a full-size luxury SUV should be and you'll almost certainly picture the 2016 Cadillac Escalade.
Few vehicles can equal the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's levels of performance and luxury on pavement; even fewer can keep up with it off-road.
The 2016 Lincoln Navigator counts power and unexpectedly good handling as wins—and a top-notch interior joins the list.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class wraps up to seven people in luxury, and offers a pleasant ride with either diesel fuel economy or willing gasoline power.
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Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door Standard4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door Select4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2016 Cadillac Escalade2016 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2016 Land Rover Range Rover2016 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2016 Lincoln Navigator2016 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class