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Lets compare the QX80 with the Kings of Bling, the Lincoln Navigator and the Cadillac Escalade. I feel the QX80 is more on tier with the 2 Americans than it is competing with the big Mercs, Ranges and Lexus' (which have already been done here).

Compared to the Navigator and the Escalade the QX80 is actually a champion off road, which is not saying much. QX80 does have manual selectable gears to help traverse steep grades coupled with hill descent. Not to mention 4 high and low.



But nobody shops these bling kings for there off road prowess.

The Escalade is one of the most egregious symbols of pseudo luxury, however it still leave much to be desired interior wise. Shoppers will be left wanting more modern applications inside. The Navigator is behind in the times, but with retro becoming the newest trend it may not have to change much ;)

MSRPS are similar, QX80 at $61K, Escalade at $63K and Navigator at $56K. Intersting enough the Navigator at base does not come equipped with 4WD.

All 3 will seat 7 comfortably. QX80 wins in the MPG department likely due to its swoopy styling, while the other two remain aerodynamically ignorant.

MPG city/highway

QX80: 14/20 MPG
Escalade: 13/18 MPG
Navigator: 13/20 MPG


The Truth is in the visuals...

QX80








Escalade








Navigator






 

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cadillac did an amaziing job with the new Escalade. I know the next generation QX80 will be just as nice or better.
lincoln just fell behind a lot.
 

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you pretty much go for the brand you like

the navigator is the odd man out in this one

only one that can be bought not in AWD

and the interior is taken from the 2000s.
 

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navigator as seen here has been since 2007.

For October 2013 the Navigator sold 954 while the QX80 moved 1117. So for all its modernity the QX80 is only barely out performing the Navigator.

Lincoln hasn't fallen behind. They set the bar, Escalade and QX80 have both been through 2 design cycles while the Navigator has remained unchanged, but hey if people are still buying them...
 

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I know Lincoln gets a lot of Fleet sales which helps to keep them alive, I still think they need to improve but it all depends on how badly they think they're doing.
 

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I think that the styling of the Escalade is looking best. I am hoping that Infiniti will make the QX80 look a bit more modern with its next model. The Lincoln really misses the mark on the interior. The front of it looks pretty good but I think the rear end could use some rethinking as well. I just prefer the straight edges of the Escalade to the more rounded edges of the QX80.
 

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To be fair the Escalade interior is a 2014 interior.

The QX80 interior has been the same for some time and the Navigator interior has been the same since the 1960s :p

At the time of release the QX56/QX80 interior was a bar above and it still holds ground today.
 

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yea QX80s interior is nicely appointed, but its nothing over the top hands down have to have...

even though the Escalade is the 2014 interior for a brand new vehcile it certainly leaves much to be desired interior wise. It just does not seem like much of an improvement over '13....
 

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I think the new QX80 interior (whenever that will happen) will just be that much better than all of these interiors.
I like to believe that, we'll just have to wait and see. The current JX/QX60 and QX80 interior look amazing, i can only imagine what a next gen model would have
 

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probably a bit of Q50 in there...




I really like the double barrel look the two tone interior gives.

seats are plush



 

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I can see that center console make it to all the new infiniti interiors. also really like the new steering wheel.
The whole new setup is nice. it's driver focused in a way and still easily accessible to the front passenger. Still can't wait to see what a next gen QX80 will be like.
 

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I like how the cup holders arent in the way of the armrest. Such a pet peeve for me for so many cars
Same here. At least it's very driver-friendly, not so much for the passenger if they wanted to use the center arm rest, but that doesn't matter.
Lexus made the mistake of putting a cup holder dead center and right before the arm rest which does get annoying, good thing that was just in the 90's and nothing recent:

 

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there are more recent cars that are like this too

its like when they designed the car they never bothered to actually use it .
 
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