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2018 INFINITI QX80 VS. 2018 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 Lincoln Navigator and 2018 INFINITI QX80 are both powerful, dynamic, and extremely formidable. They are designed for those who desire maximum performance and are willing to pay what is necessary to get it. But which of these two titans rules supreme?

Design & Style

The design incorporated into the latest edition of the QX80 is an improvement over previous editions. Its V8 engine will dazzle those that drive it, and when combined with the luxurious upholstery of its interior, it’s easy to see why it’s so highly regarded. The biggest advantage of the Lincoln Navigator is its generous space, even three rows back. The biggest disadvantage of the Lincoln is that it is too big and heavy, while the INFINITI lacks both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which will bother some.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to mpg, the INFINITI QX80 proves itself to be a worthy foe, with 14 miles to the gallon. Each vehicle can seat a maximum of seven, and when every facet of space is compared, the two are almost tied. In terms of cargo space, the INFINITI QX80 can effortlessly store and transport multiple luggage. The QX80 also offers greater fuel capacity, at 26 gallons versus 23 gallons for the Navigator.


Each SUV uses rack pinion steering with full-sized tires and aluminum wheels. The type of fuel system incorporated by the INFINITI is also the same as the Navigator, which is a direct gasoline injection system. The INFINITI has a higher displacement, but the QX80 does not disappoint when it comes to torque and horsepower, at 450 hp for the Navigator and 400 hp for the QX80. This is despite the fact the INFINITI uses a V8 engine while the Lincoln still uses a V6.

The Bottom Line

These two vehicles are evenly matched in a number of areas, so much so that it will be difficult for some customers to choose. They have the same seating capacity, which is an essential part of sport utility vehicles, and although the Lincoln appears to have a slight edge in performance, it isn’t significant enough to dramatically influence a buying decision, especially given the fact that performance isn’t the most important factor in SUVs when compared to coupes or sedans. What will be a factor is the cost of ownership. The Lincoln, despite being evenly matched with the INFINITI in almost every metric, will cost more to own, despite not offering more to justify it. Therefore, the INFINITI QX80 wins.

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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