If you are in the market for a full-size traditional SUV then you should take a look at the 2017 INFINITI QX80. It has often been compared to the 2017 Lincoln Navigator, and this is a reason why auto buyers in St. James New York are torn between the two. At COMPETITION INFINITI, we have created this comparison guide of these two big SUVs and will show why the QX80 should be the one you choose.

Design & Style

The QX80 is a stellar SUV that also has good old-fashioned off-roading capability. This is one big vehicle that has been beautifully designed with strong, bold lines and angles and high clearance. Inside the cabin, its interior is attractive, with a mixture of leather, wood, and metal. There are three rows of seating, allowing eight people to journey within it. There is tri-zone automatic temperature control, while the driver’s seat is 10-way power adjusted with two-way power lumbar support (the passenger’s seat is eight-way adjusted). Seats are heated, as is the steering wheel. A 13-speaker premium Bose audio system is installed, which includes two subwoofers; you can upgrade to get a 15-speaker cabin surround sound Bose system. An 8-inch WVGA color touchscreen runs the INFINITI navigation system, with lane guidance and 3-D building graphics.

The Navigator is Lincoln’s biggest vehicle in its range, and it looks big. It has had a revamped front grille (now slimmer) and LED accent lighting. Inside the cabin, there are leather-trimmed seats in three rows, that are heated in the first two rows, with the front two seat ventilated. There is a good audio system, USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity, while the Sync3 infotainment system has travel links and other apps.

Technology & Safety

The Navigator has the normal array of safety features, like airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control. Also installed are trailer-sway control, rearview camera, front parking sensors, and blind-spot monitors. Again, the QX80 has the standard safety features, such as a full complement of airbags, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, four-wheel anti-lock braking. Upgrade to get blind spot warning, predictive forward collision warning, backup collision intervention, lane departure warning and distance control assist.


The QX80 has a 5.6-liter V8 engine that pulls 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It is driven by a seven-speed automatic transmission on either rear wheel or all-wheel drive. It will hit 96 km/h in less than seven seconds, which is excellent for its size. The Navigator has a direct-injected3.5-liter V6 engine that pulls 380hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It has a six-speed automatic transmission, with both rear and all-wheel drive.

The Bottom Line

It is fairly obvious that the INFINITI QX80 performs the best in all the categories, making it the SUV of choice. If you want comfort, performance, and technology of the highest caliber, then you cannot look past the QX80.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX80 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2017 INFINITI QX80 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York and proudly serves car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX80 test drive appointment.

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