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2018 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2018 Maserati Levante | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2018 Maserati Levante

Maserati is a name that has become synonymous with style, performance and an exceptionally high price tag. This can be seen in the 2018 Levante, which is one of the first SUVs to be released by the brand. The Levant can best be described as dynamic, glamorous, and distinctly Italian, but how does it compare to the 2018 INFINITI QX80, an SUV which has long dominated the market due to its V8 power, upscale upholstery and active safety measures?

Design & Style

The latest edition of the QX80 has a new fascia, along with headlights and a grille which were inspired by the Monograph Concept. This makes the vehicle much more attractive from key angles. The profile itself is largely unchanged however, with the exception of the portholes, whose profile has been reduced. The tail of the SUV has also been modified, along with the taillights. Within, it has a centralized console which is rich in buttons, with an instrument cluster that has a monochrome display. The Maserati Levant is a real head turner. It has an interior made with silk and wood that is elegantly burnished. It also has full leather with a sunroof that is panoramic.

Technology & Safety

The Maserati Levante comes with a Driver Assistance feature that includes a variety of safety measures such as emergency automated brakes, cruise control that is adaptive, and parking sensors for the front and rear, and monitoring for blind areas. It also provides notifications when departing lanes and can monitor cross traffic in the rear. Within the cabin passengers will be treated to touchscreens which are 8.4 inches, satellite radio, 5 USB ports and Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The INFINITI QX80 also has its own Driver Assistance system, which consists of warnings for frontal impacts, emergency brakes which are automated, lane control which is adaptive and cruise control. Its interior provides support for USB and HDMI, along with headphones that are wireless, second row seats that can be heated and leather which is semi-aniline.


The INFINITI QX80 is one of the top performing SUVs on the market due to its suspension and powertrain. It comes with a standard V8, 5.6 liter engine that can produce a mammoth 400 horsepower with 413 pounds of torque. The Maserati Levante comes with a standard V6, 3.0 liter engine that can produce up to 345 horsepower and is capable of going from zero to sixty in just over 5 seconds.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs are magnificent in terms of looks, interior amenities and handling. However, the Levante is lacking when it comes to performance, and some have criticized it for sharing parts with Chrysler, as well as its reduced cargo space, so 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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