The 2022 INFINITI QX80 is considered by many the king of sport utility vehicles, due to its massive size, formidable power and mammoth towing capacity. But how does it compare to the 2022 Land Rover Defender, a rugged and powerful SUV with superb off-road performance and tons of personalization choices?
Design & Style
The Land Rover Defender can be outfitted with air suspension and adaptive dampers, which gives it the ability to operate seamlessly on almost any terrain. It has a macho, no non-sense appearance that will appeal to outdoorsmen. Its exterior is blocky and elevated with darkened windows and overhangs in the back and front. Within the cabin passengers will be presented with a horizontal layout that is covered in attractive and rubberized materials which are simple to clean.
The INFINITI QX80 is extravagant, with a cabin capable of seating 8 passengers. The newest features for this year include 12.3 inch touch displays, Apple CarPlay wireless and enhanced navigation. The grille in front is thick and framed with headlights that are slim and bronze trim. The cabin upholstery is fabulous as it is covered in quilted nappa style leather with seats that can be heated or cooled as desired.
Technology & Safety
At a weight of nearly six thousand pounds, few vehicles can survive a direct impact with the INFINITI QX80. That being said, it is still equipped with lots of features designed to prevent collisions before they occur, such as adapted cruise control, blind area monitoring, activated lane control, automated emergency brakes and a camera with surround view. Perks within its cabin include a Bose sound system with seventeen speakers, powered tailgate, wireless charging for smartphones and climate control.
The Land Rover Defender is equipped with many of the features found in the INFINITI, including activated lane control, blind area monitoring, and a camera with surround view, airbags, automated emergency brakes and the ability to monitor the attention of the driver. Perks within its cabin include Ebony Windsor style leather, powered seats that can be adjusted twelve ways, climate control, opened pore wood, wifi and a Meridian audio system with fourteen speakers.
The Land Rover Defender is powered by a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can generate 296 horsepower. This enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in 7.7 seconds with a towing capacity of 8,201 pounds. The INFINITI QX80 is powered by a V8, 5.6 liter engine that can generate 400 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 5.9 seconds with a towing capacity of 8500 pounds.
The Bottom Line
The Land Rover Defender is good, but the INFINITI QX80 is better, with superior horsepower, 0 to 60 acceleration times, towing capacity, and an audio system with more speakers. Lastly, while the Land Rover Defender only seats five, the QX80 seats 8, which makes it 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.