2020 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2020 BMW X7

The 2020 INFINITI QX80 is regarded by many as being the emperor of SUVs. The newest edition has an updated interior and exterior, with an incredibly powerful V8 engine, opulent cabin, and state of the art safety tech. But the 2020 BMW X7 is a challenger for the throne, due to its beautiful appearance, advanced tech, multiple engine choices, and outstanding trim. Which one wins?

Design & Style

The BMW X7 is a mammoth-sized SUV that has kidney grilles in front with slim headlights made with LEDs. The exterior is conservative, with a presence that commands respect. The interior is well balanced, with digital displays that are 12.3 inches which will provide passengers with the info they need at all times. The surfaces are covered in high-end materials such as Merino leather and wood that is open pore. The INFINITI QX80 has an exterior that is just as conservative, making it clear that this SUV was designed for serious people with deep pockets. It has twenty-inch wheels and a mesh grille, with an interior that would rival a five-star hotel. Passengers will be treated to quilted leather and Nappa hide which feels good on the skin.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI QX80 offers its passengers fortress-like protection. Its safety countermeasures include frontal collision alerts, emergency automated brakes, a rearview camera, lane control, headlights that are adaptive, multiple airbags, and blind area monitoring. Cabin perks include heated/cooled seats, Bose audio, eight-inch touchscreens, Bluetooth support, infotainment, and powered seats. The BMW X7 has many of the same safety features found in the QX80, along with a surround-view cameras, parking sensors and the ability to monitor blind spots. Its driver assistance is quite advanced, and when operating the vehicle at less than thirty-seven mph, it can pilot the vehicle automatically. Interior perks include a moon roof, Android Auto, wireless charging for smartphones, and climate control which are four zones.


BMW is nicknamed the “ultimate driving machine” for a reason. The X7 is equipped with an inline 6, turbo engine that can generate 335 horsepower with 330 pounds of torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to sixty in under 6 seconds, which isn’t bad for an SUV. The INFINITI QX80 answers with a V8, 5.6-liter engine that can produce a hulking 400 horsepower with 413 pounds of torque.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs are luxurious and good looking, but when push comes to shove, the INFINITI outclasses the BMW X7 with its greater engine power and performance, so the QX80 wins.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX80 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2020 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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