2018 INFINITI QX80 VS Cadillac Escalade

If you often travel with lots of people around Long Beach, Torrance, or Fullerton, then a large luxury SUV might be right for you. Two popular options are the QX80 and Escalade, as they each have a lot of space and features. Which one would satisfy your driving needs more?

To help answer that question, we at Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI created this 2018 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2018 Cadillac Escalade vehicle comparison. We’ll give you a complete breakdown of each SUV so that you can make an informed decision.

Read all about each automobile below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Performance Specs

The 2018 INFINITI QX80 comes with a 5.6L V8 engine that delivers 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is slightly more powerful as its 6.2L V8 puts out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The QX80 is known for having composed handling, with a smooth and agile ride. The Escalade, on the other hand, tends to drive like a big, bulky truck.

Similar to a truck, the Escalade can tow a lot of equipment. In fact, its maximum towing capacity is 8,300 pounds. However, while impressive, the QX80 can actually tow up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped. This helps if you want to tow a small boat or camper to your next weekend excursion.

Passenger & Cargo Room

These large SUVs have plenty of space for up to eight passengers, especially in the second and third rows. The INFINITI QX80 has 41 inches of second-row legroom and 28.8 inches of third-row legroom. The Cadillac Escalade, on the other hand, has 39 inches of second-row legroom and 24.8 inches of third-row legroom.

You’ll also get more cargo space in the QX80. When you fold the second and third rows down flat, you can take advantage of 95.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The Escalade, on the other hand, offers just 94.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third rows are folded down flat.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

The 2018 QX80 and 2018 Escalade are comparable when it comes to their high-tech features, as they both offer:

  • Bluetooth® technology
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Navigation system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Rear-seat entertainment system

Despite the similar list of features, the Escalade is, unfortunately, less user-friendly. The touchscreen may be attractive, but many find its response to be slow. The menus are difficult to navigate, and the touch-sensitive buttons on the center are also slow to respond.

2018 INFINITI QX80 vs 2018 Escalade: Verdict

Although the INFINITI and Cadillac models are pretty similar, the QX80 has a roomier interior, better performance, and easier-to-navigate features.

If you want to experience the 2018 INFINITI QX80 for yourself, then schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Cerritos INFINITI. We love helping drivers throughout Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton find their ideal vehicle, and we look forward to doing the same for you.

So, don’t wait. Contact us today to get started!


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