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2017 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2018 BMW X5 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2017 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2018 BMW X5

The 2018 BMW X5 and the 2017 INFINITI QX80 are both top of the line, powerhouse SUVs which are designed to be both functional and stylish. They both have spectacular interiors and exteriors and will stand out wherever they’re driven or parked. But which one should you choose for your family? Below is a detailed comparison between these two titans.

Design & Style

Those who sit in the backseat of the INFINITI QX80 will have a lot more space and leg room than they will get in the BMW X5. This is due to the INFINITI’s greater cubic space, which provides more room for the head, arms and legs. The BMW does however offer more room in the front of the vehicle, but not much more, so when it comes to comfort the INFINITI edges out its BMW counterpart. The interior and exterior design of both is impeccable and thus can be considered a toss-up.

Technology & Safety

The BMW X5 has both a bigger tank size and a superior fuel economy to the INFINITI QX80, which is important because it means those who drive the BMW can go much farther before having to refuel. Given the high cost of gas in many areas and fluctuating fuel prices, this will matter to some people. The BMW has also been tested for its front, side and overall crash rating, and passed all with five stars. The INFINITI QX80, on the other hand, has not yet been tested in the United States, so until further notice, a comparison between the two in this area is yet to be determined.


When it comes to overall performance the INFINITI QX80 outclasses the BMW X5, which is surprising to some given BMW’s reputation for power and maneuverability. The QX80 has greater towing capacity, and is flat out better at pulling loads which are heavy. Additionally, the QX80 has more horse power and the turning radius for both is nearly identical so neither has an advantage in that department. The BMW X5 and INFINITI QX80 are also tied when it comes to their drivetrain, since both have a torque which is similar and as such each is capable of transmitting the necessary horsepower as the wheels require it.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to the price, you will pay less for the BMW X5 than the INFINITI QX80, but this is largely because the X5 lags behind in several key areas. For instance, it seats less people, which is a problem if you have a large family or need to transport a large group. The BMW also has a much smaller cargo capacity. When you combine this with the fact that the QX80 is superior in performance, then the higher price tag makes it worth it.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX80 Test Drive Today?

Those who are interested in the QX80 and want a closer look can test drive it by visiting our dealership in St. James, New York. Contact us and schedule an appointment today!

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