So you want a big SUV? Well the Infiniti QX80 certainly fits the bill, but it is competing against a number of well established rivals, one of which is the Cadillac Escalade. here I have made a little comparison of the two vehicles to help everyone see how the QX80 stacks up to the competition.
First let's just compare some raw numbers.
Engine: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Cargo: 17 cu ft
Wheelbase: 121.1 inches
Length: 208.9 inches
Width: 79.9 inches
0-60 mph: 6.5 seconds
Fuel Economy in mpg (city/highway): 14/20
Engine: Pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Cargo: 15.2 cu ft
Wheelbase: 116.0 inches
Length: 203.9 inches
Width: 80.5 inches
0-60 mph: 5.6 seconds
Fuel Economy in mpg (city/highway): 15/21
Comparing the two SUVs, each one has its own appeal. The QX80 is a bigger vehicle, and as such it has a bit more cargo space to work with.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Escalade barely beats the QX80, but if you are in the market for this type of vehicle, fuel economy likely isn't really something that you are concerned about.
The QX80 has a much better value proposition. You'll get comparable features and tech, but for a much more modest price. Saving ~$10,000 by purchasing the QX80 is not just a drop in the bucket.
It has to be said though, the QX80 just isn't as good looking as the Escalade. Infiniti has gone a bit heavy on the chrome, and Cadillac has done a great job inside and out. Hey, the QX80 is for those who like to be a little different.