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2018 INFINITI QX80 VS. 2018 GMC YUKON | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 GMC Yukon is a capable SUV, with a muscular engine, plenty of power for towing, and a very comfortable interior. However, the 2018 INFINITI QX80 is a formidable adversary, with its V8 engine, lush upholstery and array of safety features. Which vehicle comes out on top? Read the analysis below to find out which of the two reigns supreme.

Design & Style

The GMC Yukon is boxy on the outside, with an interior and dashboard that is curvy and symmetrical. Overall, its lines are conservative and clean, with headlights that are swept back. In the rear the vehicle showcases LED lighting, The INFINITI QX80 has been upgraded with front headlights that are also cleaner and sharper. The interior leather is a semi-aniline grade, with polished wood trim. The grille and side profile has also been modified, making the SUV look elegant.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI QX80 has a number of state of the art safety features, such as collision detection, lane departure warnings, and automated emergency brakes. This vehicle holds up to seven passengers and offers lots of space. The GMC Yukon is also generous in terms of space and offers safety tech such as stability control, lots of airbags and bucket seats in the front. Its pedals can be power adjusted and it also has headlights which are high beam and automated.


The INFINITI QX80 has received praise for its soft suspension and dynamic powertrain. It comes equipped with a V8 engine that is 5.6 liters and capable of producing an awe-inspiring 400 horsepower at 413 pounds of torque. This means it is the perfect vehicle for towing, especially when you consider the seven-speed automatic. The GMC Yukon is no slouch, however, as it too comes with a V8 engine that gives it quick acceleration. The engine is 5.3 liters and capable of producing 355 horsepower at 385 pounds of torque.

The Bottom Line

Both the GMC Yukon and INFINITI QX80 are well matched in a number of key areas, including interior space, safety features and amenities and performance. Despite this, the Yukon has a lift-over which is too high when it comes to cargo loading, and the roomy interior is reserved primarily for the more advanced versions, with the standard Yukon faring poorly. The QX80 offers more and has a superior design overall. While the two SUVs are closely tied, the QX80 wins in the areas that matter most, edging out its rival without breaking a sweat.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX80 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 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 serve 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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