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2018 INFINITI QX80 VS. 2019 TOYOTA RAV4 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


INFINITI has made some updates to its 2018 QX80 which have reinforced the performance and driving experience for car owners. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 also has fresh styling, with additional perks such as traction control for off-road driving. Below is a detailed analysis of these two mammoths, highlighting which is most worthy of your money.

Design & Style

The QX80 has a visage which is very attractive. The chrome strip in the back has been widened, with LEDs in the taillights. The wheels are large, 22 inches to be exact, with three new colors which are Champagne Quartz, Mineral Black and Moonstone White. Within the interior, the INFINITI is laced with ultra-comfortable leather that is semi-aniline. The Toyota RAV 4 is 180 inches in length from the front to back bumper and has lots of space in the rear. It has an 8-inch screen for infotainment with climate control, and while the interior is nice, it is clear INFINITI has more experience in overall design.

Technology & Safety

The Toyota RAV 4 has a nifty control knob that can be used to set numerous drive modes, which can be found near the lever for the transmission. On the exterior, the RAV 4 has blocky lines which make it much more aerodynamic than previous editions and depending on the trim level that buyers select, the roof can have a contrasting color. The INFINITI QX80 has a complete theater system with digitized mirrors in the rear, multiple USB ports and a Bose stereo system which is outstanding.


The Toyota RAV 4 comes equipped with an inline 4 engine which is attached to an automatic transmission that is eight-speed. Toyota has been somewhat secretive about the exact horsepower it produces, but it is estimated that it is fifteen percent higher than the original RAV 4 which would put it somewhere in the 200 hp range. The Toyota also utilizes transmission which is continuously variable, and each of its powertrains uses front-wheel drive as a standard feature.

However, the INFINITI QX80 absolutely pulverizes the RAV4 when it comes to raw power and performance. This is because it is packed with a V8 5.6-liter engine, that is formidable with 400 horsepower and 400 pounds of torque. Its automatic transmission is seven speed and is both unobtrusive and simple to operate, not requiring paddle shifters.

The Bottom Line

Those who have test driven the Toyota RAV4 adore its heavier styling and ability to drive off-road. The latest edition also includes Apple CarPlay, along with solid mpg. The INFINITI QX80 is highly respectable when it comes to performance on the road. When you consider the fact that the Toyota is completely devoid of many of the features the QX80 has, along with its inferior performance and lack of Android Auto, it is easy to see why the INFINITI QX80 is the better choice.

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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