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2019 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2019 Audi Q8 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2019 Audi Q8

The 2019 Audi Q8 is widely regarded as one of the top SUVs in the market. It offers top of the line tech, robust safety options, and a very attractive exterior and glassy driving experience. But how does it compare to the 2019 INFINITI QX80, an SUV praised for its potent V8 power, regal interior and superb handling?

Design & Style

The QX80 has a seating position which is tall, with a variety of impressive design attributes. It has three rows seating which is covered in soothing leather than can be upgraded to nappa if one desires. INFINITI got rid of the under bite seen in previous editions and added a mesh grille which gives it extra class. The Audi Q8 is sportier than previous models such as the Q7. The front has been widened with a beak that is prominent, and the sides are chunkier, with large wheel arches, doors and roof pillars. The LED lights within the interior provide a wonderful ambience.

Technology & Safety

Those who drive the Audi Q8 can expect a host of safety features, such as automatic emergency brakes, a notification system for first responders, blind area monitoring, cruise control which is adaptive and lane control. Additional perks include a concert quality audio system, Valcona style leather, ten inch touch screens with a panoramic moon roof and true wood trim. The QX80 utilizes motion control that is hydraulic body which assists in steering it. Standard safety features include cruise control, blind spot monitoring and frontal collision alerts, along with emergency automatic brakes. Comforts include seats that can be power adjusted and heated, eight inch touchscreens, Blue tooth support, and a Bose sound system.


The INFINITI QX80 offers mammoth performance, with a V8 engine that provides 400 horsepower with 413 pound of torque. It can tow a maximum of 8,500 pounds and has a seven speed transmission that is automatic. The Audi Q8 uses a V6, 3 liter engine that is connected to an eight speed automatic transmission. It is designed for comfort rather than performance, and can go from zero to sixty in about six seconds.

The Bottom Line

Although both of these SUVS are impressive when it comes to interior amenities, the Audi falls behind when it comes to performance. Not only is the INFINITI QX80 substantially more powerful, the Q8 lacks any form of self-driving features, which will be unacceptable to drivers that demand it, and many critics feel that design wise, it resembles the Audi Q7 too much, so the INFINITI is often favored by car buyers between the two.

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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