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2019 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2019 Audi E-tron | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2019 Audi E-tron

The 2019 INFINITI QX80 is one of the most impressive SUVs available on the market today. Its V8 engine, serene interior, and state of the art features make it more than a match for its rivals. However, Audi has introduced a fully electronic SUV called the 2019 E-tron, which has lots of space, offers a comfortable ride and can be charged rapidly. Which of the two should you buy?

Design & Style

Despite being an electronic vehicle, visually the E-tron showcases all the characteristics of an Audi. It has a proportion which is balanced, with an external style that is cohesive and a cabin that is crisp, clean and opulent. For the QX80, the designers at INFINITI dispensed with the under bite seen in previous models and reduced the bling while sharpening the headlights and making enhancements to the grille. The interior is largely bound in leather which is quilted and the hard plastics visible in older models have been removed.

Technology & Safety

INFINITI has equipped the QX80 with a wide range of safety features. These include frontal impact warnings, emergency automatic brakes, blind area monitoring, cruise control and headlights which are adaptive and lane control which is active. Other perks include a Bose sound system, Bluetooth support, power lift gate and touchscreens with 8 inches. Audi has an established track record for the safety of its vehicles, and the E-tron is no exception. Its battery pack is housed in a separate frame and the vehicle uses a reinforced structure made with aluminum which dissipates energy. The battery is attached on top of the cooling unit which keeps the fluids separate from the cells if an accident occurs. Aside from this, drivers can expect plenty of air bags, emergency automatic brakes, frontal collision and lane control, and within the interior, infotainment and voice command.


The Audi E-tron is quiet yet fast. It utilizes two motors which function independently in distinct axles. The motor in the rear produces 224 horsepower with 262 pound of torque, while the motor in front produces 184 horsepower with 228 pound of torque.  The QX80 has a single V8 engine which is 5.6 liter and extremely potent, producing up to 400 horsepower with 413 pound of torque. It has a classical power train and is capable of towing as much as 8,500 pounds.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs are impressive visually and functionally. Yet, despite being an electronic vehicle, the Audi E-tron’s range not only fails to match the QX80, it doesn’t even match Tesla (a well-known maker of electronic vehicles), and the 150-Kw chargers still too rare, so the INFINITI wins.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX80 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 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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