The 2022 Cadillac Escalade is regarded by many as being the titan of SUVs. Its mammoth size, array of technology and swift acceleration make it a force to be reckoned with. But if the Escalade is a titan, the 2022 INFINITI QX80 is a leviathan, with a spectacular appearance, formidable V8 powertrain, and uncompromising luxury. Which one is the best?
Design & Style
The QX80 has a sturdy and intimidating build which is balanced by a smooth riding experience. It offers three rows with the ability to seat seven passengers. Its newest features include an upgraded infotainment system with an enhanced central stack and 12 inch touch displays. The HVAC system has also been updated to provide greater efficiency and air purification.
The Cadillac Escalade’s interior is covered in the finest materials such as authentic wood, polished metallic trim and supple leather. The digitized displays are larger and curved with high resolution, and buyers have the option of Platinum, Sport or Premium Luxury trim. There is also the Touring package which provides air suspension and the vehicle is now equipped with the brand’s proprietary Super Cruise function which provides semi-autonomous operation.
Technology & Safety
The Cadillac Escalade has received a 4 star safety rating from the NHTSA. It is equipped with every modern driver assistance function, such as pedestrian detection for the rear and front, automated emergency brakes, cruise control which is adaptive, multiple airbags and lane management. Luxuries within its cabin include a nineteen speaker audio system from Studio Sound, OLED screens, ambient lights, and semi aniline leather.
The INFINITI QX80 matches the Escalade with it comes to safety technology. It too offers pedestrian detection, emergency automatic brakes, lane management, cruise control which is adaptive and multiple airbags. Luxuries within its cabin include multi zone climate control, 4 USB ports, and a Bose audio system with 13 speakers, onboard navigation, massaging leather seats and panoramic sunroof.
The INFINITI QX80 is outfitted with a V8, 5.6 liter engine that can generate 400 horsepower that is allows it to accelerate from zero to sixty in about 5.9 seconds with a towing capacity of 8500 pounds. The Cadillac Escalade responds with a V8 6.2 liter engine that can generate 420 horsepower that also allows it to accelerate from zero to sixty in 5.9 seconds. It can tow up to 8,000 pounds.
The Bottom Line
The Cadillac Escalade and INFINITI QX80 are essentially tied when it comes to luxury and performance. However, the QX80 has superior towing capacity, and this combined with the Escalade’s thirsty gas engine makes INFINITI the winner.
Ready to Schedule a 2022 INFINITI QX80 Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2022 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.