2021 INFINITI QX80 vs. Its Competition

2021 Infiniti QX80
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you like the QX80, consider saving a bundle with the nearly identical Nissan Armada.

The freshly redesigned Cadillac Escalade now sets the pace for big truck-based SUVs, though the Lincoln Navigator is still a solid choice.

The Escalade’s slightly less-tony GMC Yukon sibling almost feels like a good value, too.

Our favorite big SUV is the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, though you’ll pay considerably for the privilege.

2021 Infiniti QX802021 INFINITI QX80
2021 Cadillac Escalade2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 GMC Yukon Denali2021 GMC Yukon
2021 Lincoln Navigator2021 Lincoln Navigator
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (GLS63 AMG)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
2021 Nissan Armada2021 Nissan Armada
Quick Specs
6.2
The 2021 Infiniti QX80 luxury SUV is an older design that remains a decent choice given its trucky abilities.
7.0
Roomy, comfortable, and loaded with technology, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a rolling fortress of luxury.
6.7
Coming to an upper-middle-class neighborhood near you: The 2021 GMC Yukon is richer and bigger, with details and a price tag to match.
7.5
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator makes hard work look effortless with its lavish cabin and its twin-turbo V-6.
7.4
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class manages to feel worth every dollar the automaker charges for its sublime ride, luxurious interior, and prodigious power.
5.8
The 2021 Nissan Armada is a big, comfortable brute that can tow the boat and haul the family all at once.
MSRP From     
$69,150$76,195$51,000$76,705$76,000$48,900
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
LUXE RWD2WD 4-Door Luxury2WD 4-Door SLEStandard 4x2GLS 450 4MATIC SUV4x2 S
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
778778
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility4MATICSport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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