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2019 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2019 Tesla Model X | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2019 Tesla Model X

The 2019 INFINITI QX80 is widely regarded as one of the best SUVs on the market. Its commanding presence, regal interior and blistering V8 engine puts it leagues above the competition. But how does it stack up against the Tesla Model X, an SUV which has taken the automobile industry by storm?

Design & Style

Visually, the Model X is aerodynamic. Unlike other SUVs, which are large and boxy, the Model X has rounded, flowing curvature that gives it an outline resembling a teardrop. The look works well, and things get even better when you sit inside. Before doing so, you’ll need to open the falcon doors, which pivot via the center in a way that is completely unique. The cabin is crisp, with darkened wood and matte silver, giving it a nice ambience. The QX80 is equally refined. Its designers removed the under bite seen in previous versions while sharpening the headlights and enhancing the mesh grille. The interior is bound in quilted leather and top end materials, exactly what one would expect from INFINITI.

Technology & Safety

The QX80 is equipped with an assortment of safety countermeasures, such as emergency automatic brakes, frontal collision alerts, a rearview camera, headlights which are adaptive and lane control and departure warnings. Inside, the cabin is practically a luxury resort on wheels, with eight inch touch screens, adjustable seats that can be heated or cooled; lift gate, Bose sound system and Bluetooth support.  The Tesla Model X has received outstanding NHTSA ratings. It is most famous for its Autopilot function, which will lower fatigue but isn’t yet completely autonomous. It also has 12 airbags, a camera for the rearview, lane control, and blind area monitoring and lane control. Inside, it treats passengers to touch screens that are 17 inches, heated/cooled seating, a sound system with nine speakers, and data connector.


The Tesla Model X comes with 193 kilowatts (which is the equivalent of 259 horsepower). Those wanting even more however can upgrade to 375 kilowatts, which is about 503 horsepower. It can go from zero to sixty in about 2.8 seconds, which surpasses most SUVs and even cars. The INFINITI QX80 answers with a V8, 5.6 liter engine that pumps out 400 horsepower with 413 pound of torque. And unlike the Tesla, which can only tow 5,000 pounds, the QX80 can tow up to 8,500.

The Bottom Line

Choosing between these two SUVs is no easy task. While both have their advantages, the interior space within the Model X is disappointing given its high price tag and this combined with its inferior towing capacity makes the INFINITI QX80 the winner.

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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