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Escalade and Navigator are two vehicles that get cross shopped.

You could also look at the Altima.

There really isn't too many of these full size SUVs around anymore though. It is a niche market.
 

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Escalade and Navigator are two vehicles that get cross shopped.

You could also look at the Altima.

There really isn't too many of these full size SUVs around anymore though. It is a niche market.
Not just only SUVs, but cars that are built on truck platforms. I agree with you on it being on a niche market though.
 

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What about full size pickup trucks?

The QX80 is already built on a fullsize truck frame and most fullsize pickups now come with heavy luxury features to combat SUVs like the QX80...

Silverado 2LZ MSRPs at $50,750
While the twin Sierra MSRPS at ~$56k, the GMC is slightly higher class than the Silverado.
An F-150 Limited will MSRP for ~$66k...

you get all the storage capabilities and then some, towing capabilities, true 4x4...
 

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There is the Yukon, which could possibly be the largest vehicle ever (other than the Hummer.)

It starts at $42,955 and gets a impressive (sarcasm) 15/21 mpg.



 

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You have to remember that the Yukon costs far less than the other vehicles we have been discussing. The interior also looks like it costs far less than the other vehicles'. Are there other material options that you can opt for for some extra cash on the Yukon. That grey plastic is pretty haggard.
 

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There is the Yukon, which could possibly be the largest vehicle ever (other than the Hummer.)

It starts at $42,955 and gets a impressive (sarcasm) 15/21 mpg.



this is actually not that bad of a deal considering the QX80 will probably start at just over $60k and only get up to 16MPG's
 

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Do you think its worth it for companies to make hybrid versions of these large vehicles to make the mpg slightly more palatable?
 

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Do you think its worth it for companies to make hybrid versions of these large vehicles to make the mpg slightly more palatable?
people dont buy these vehicles for their MPGs. If anything a Hybrid version would turn people away...

Plus the weight of these vehicles is a deterrent to Hybrid tech. the electric energy needed to get these land cruisers rolling would decimate the battery before you've even left the neighborhood...

Maybe QX80 could benefit from a setup similar to the GM vehicles where up to 4 cylinders can be shut down while cruising to limit the guzzling...
 

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I personally think hybrids would work.

They help with mileage and I don't think anyone is HAPPY to pay for the gas.

They can keep the V8 and retrofit a hybrid engine in for low speed traffic.
 

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I've got 5 kids and a 7500 lb travel trailer to tow..

We are limited on options.



Infinity QX80 --- good styling..

Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator --- big ugly box..

Cadillac Escalade --- too expensive..



Unfortunate.. the GMC Yukon/Chevy Suburban only has a 6500 lb towing capacity.. not an option..


We went with the 2014 QX80
 

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I was looking at the following :Lexus LX570 (overpriced, can't really use the last row for a car seat), Tahoe (don't like the design and too many of them out there), Suburban (same as Tahoe), Escalade (overpriced and does not handle as well as Infiniti). Infiniti QX80 is priced lower and does more for me than all other SUVs in this class.
 

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Same here with the other “Japanese Escalade”. Loved the LX since it debute with the 4.7l V8. But couldn’t find any decent 2013+ that match what we paid for our 2017 Qx80. At the end, I’m glad we got the qx80. The LX570 split tailgate along with the 3rd row seat folding to the side may seem cool but impractical for everyday usage.
 

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Hi All,

New to the Forum.

I just bought a 2014 QX80 to replace my 2006 Escalade. I haven't driven it much yet but the most obvious thing I noticed right away is the Escalade rides much smoother. The QX rides more like a regular truck.

Does anyone have any insight into the longevity of the QX? I'm hoping it will match that of the Yukon/Escalade platform.

Pretty much everything I've read about the QX80 suggests it stands up toe to toe with Escalade.
 
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