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2018 INFINITI QX80 VS. 2018 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 Land Rover Velar and INFINITI QX80 are both top of the line luxury SUVs which appeal to those that want the absolute best when it comes to transporting their families. Those who are trying to decide which one to buy will have their work cut out for them unless they read detailed analysis below.

Design & Style

The exterior of the Land Rover Velar is simply gorgeous, but the INFINITI QX80 easily rivals it. Each vehicle has a sleek outline which is slightly futuristic; but not too much so. The Land Rover Velar, however, does stand out with its air suspension, which is adjustable.

Technology & Safety

The Velar has better fuel economy than the QX80, at 21 mpg versus only 14 mpg. However, the INFINITI seats more passengers, at seven versus only five for the Land Rover Velar. This could potentially be a deal breaker for those that have large families, or who frequently carpool. As you can imagine, the greater passenger capacity of the QX80 also means that it has more space overall. Each vehicle uses a four-wheel drive anti-brake system with rack pinion steering, so in terms of safety, both are outstanding.


The INFINITI QX80 comes equipped with a V-8 Unleaded Premium engine, which is vastly more powerful than the Intercooled Turbo Unleaded Premium I-4 engine which is housed in the Land Rover Velar. As a result, the QX80 can produce a spectacular 400 horsepower at 5800 rpm while the Land Rover Velar falls behind considerably at only 247 horsepower at 5500 rpm. There is no comparison when it comes to raw power, handling, acceleration and maneuverability; the INFINITI is flat out superior, but since SUVs usually aren’t purchased for performance (this is what sports cars are for) it won’t matter to some.

The Bottom Line

There is a substantial difference in price between these two vehicles, and there is a reason for that. The INFINITI costs about $65,000 while the Land Rover Velar costs around $50,000. This is a difference of $15,000, and the Land Rover is cheaper because it simply cannot do what the INFINITI does. It doesn’t seat the same number of people and doesn’t perform at the same level. Its engine seems old compared to that offered by the INFINITI, and its large wheels mean drivers are in for a tougher ride. So, if you’re looking for a budget luxury SUV, then the Land Rover Velar may seem like a good deal, but if you want the absolute best and money is no issue, then the INFINITI QX80 is the better deal.

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 NY and beyond. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX80 test drive appointment.

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