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2018 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2018 Volvo XC90 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2018 Volvo XC90

The 2018 INFINITI QX80 surpasses its predecessors in a number of ways. Its updated appearance, charming demeanor and extremely potent V8 engine make it an SUV that can look and perform the part. However, it competes against the Volvo XC90, an SUV with an opulent interior, outstanding safety features and an impressive exterior. Which vehicle wins?

Design & Style

The Volvo XC90 is simple and yet attractive, which is a hallmark of Swedish philosophy. It has a large frame which is constructed from sheet metal, and the tail has been designed to take advantage of aerodynamics. Its proportion of metal to glass is outstanding, and inside drivers will be greeted with premium grade materials which include a centrally located touchscreen that is nine inches. The INFINITI QX80 has a wonderful aesthetic, both inside and out. The bumper in the newest edition has been resized, which gives the SUV a much sharper and modern appearance. In the front the headlights have been redesigned, making them sharper, with a grille that is more elegant. Within the interior, the semi aniline leather which is quilted will provide maximum relaxation to both drivers and passengers alike.

Technology & Safety

The centerpiece of safety within the QX80 is the Drive Assistance Package. It includes monitoring for blind spots, warnings for forward collisions, and active lane control. Other comforts include eight inch touchscreens, support for both HDMI along with USB, and seats in the second row which are heated. The Volvo XC90 is one of the safest SUVs around. Its crash test grades are immaculate, and drivers can expect seven airbags, protection from rollovers, control mechanisms for stability and traction, automatic emergency brakes, parking sensors, and the ability to recognize road signs and respond accordingly. Other comforts include climate control which is four zones, front seats that can be power adjusted, and upholstery made from synthetic leather.


The XC90 comes with a base turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can produce up to 250 horsepower at 258 pound of torque. It can tow a maximum of 5200 pounds, which is impressive indeed. The QX80 is a real beast however, with a V8 5.6 liter engine that is capable of producing a formidable 400 horsepower with 413 pound of torque.

The Bottom Line

While both the INFINITI QX80 and Volvo XC90 are impressive in their own ways, the QX80 has a significant advantage in raw power and performance. Furthermore, the third row seats in the Volvo could use additional padding and the powertrain is comparably feeble, so the 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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