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2018 INFINITI QX80 VS. 2018 RANGE ROVER SPORT | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 Range Rover Sport provides outstanding comfort, can perform well on and off road and has a beauty which is largely understated. However, it is rivaled by the 2018 INFINITI QX80, which has high-end upholstery, a potent V8 engine and an array of safety features. As a consequence, it can be difficult for auto buyers to decide which is superior until they read an in-depth analysis. Which one should you buy?

Design & Style

The QX80 is equipped with comfortable leather and an exterior which has been greatly improved when compared to previous editions. The rear bumper has been resized with fresh tail lights and a tailgate which has been modified, making it crisp and modern. The best improvement can be seen in the front, however, where the grille and headlights have been sharpened. The Range Rover Sport is popular due to its crisp lines, sporty demeanor and floating roof. The roof pillars have been blacked out, with a grille that is chunky. Almost every surface inside is made from either polished wood or leather.

Technology & Safety

The Range Rover Sport recently added emergency automated brakes to every one of its trim levels, and it has other features such as monitoring for blind spots, headlights made with LEDs, and parking systems. It has lots of luxury amenities such as infotainment touch screens, climate control which is dual zone, and power doors and windows. The INFINITI QX80 has a number of safety systems which are active, such as warnings for forwarding collisions, emergency brakes and lane control.


Both of these SUVs are at the top of their class when it comes to power and performance. The INFINITI QX80 is distinctive for its magnificent powertrain and soft suspension, with a monster V8 engine that is 5.6 liters and capable of producing 400 horsepower with 413 pounds of torque. Furthermore, its seven-speed automatic has been described as slick by those lucky enough to test drive it. The Range Rover Sport has a nice selection of power trainers all of which are fast and efficient. It comes equipped with a six-speed automatic and a 3-liter V6 engine that gives it 340 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The Range Rover Sport and INFINITI QX80 are almost evenly matched in terms of performance, interior amenities, safety ratings and cost. However, only one of the Range Rover’s powertrains are fuel efficient, the third row is uncomfortably small, and the vehicle is completely devoid of self-driving options. Throw in the inferior performance of its engine against the QX30, and the INFINITI QX80 emerges victorious from this fight.

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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