The 2022 Porsche Macan is an impressive SUV with formidable engines, wonderful handling and numerous customization options. But is all this enough to beat the 2022 INFINITI QX80, a titan SUV which has received praise for its incredible towing capacity, spacious cabin and V8 performance?
Design & Style
The QX80 is INFINITI’s preeminent SUV, and seats eight passengers with every modern feature that drivers demand. Its latest changes for this year are the inclusion of a 12.3 inch touch display, Android Auto wired and Apple CarPlay wireless with adapted cruise control. It can be purchased in 3 trim levels, which are Sensory, Luxe and Premium Select, and its exterior is stunning with its thick framed grille, bronze trim and elegant headlights.
The Porsche Macan seats five passengers, and has a very sporty exterior. Its latest changes for this year include revised stylish touches, cabin tech upgrades and a modest power boost. Its exterior is sleek with a pronounced back diffuser, three dimensional texturing along the sides and the option of 7 different wheel designs. Nineteen inch wheels now come standard and the rear has a hardened slope with body curvature designed to pay homage to the brand’s other vehicles.
Technology & Safety
The Porsche Macan comes with numerous driver assistance functions, such as adapted cruise control, blind area monitoring, mirrors that automatically dim and lane departure alerts. But the one thing it lacks are emergency automated brakes, which is a travesty given its price tag and the fact that many similarly priced cars today offer it as a standard feature. Its cabin perks include heated frontal seats, climate control, leather upholstery and a camera with surround view.
The INFINITI QX80 weighs around 6,000 pounds, meaning very few vehicles can survive a direct impact with it. Still, it comes with an array of tech designed to prevent such collisions before they occur, like emergency automated brakes, adapted cruise control, multiple airbags, a camera with surround view and lane control. Its cabin perks include a Bose sound system with thirteen speakers, powered tailgate, wireless charging for smartphones, leather upholstery and climate control.
The INFINITI QX80 comes with a V8, 5.6 liter engine that can generate 400 horsepower, with the ability to tow 8.500 pounds and accelerate from zero to sixty in 5.9 seconds. Those that purchase the Porsche Macan S will get a dual turbo V6 that is 2.9 liter and capable of generating 375 horsepower with the ability to tow 4,409 pounds and accelerate from zero to sixty in 4.6 seconds.
The Bottom Line
Though the Porsche Macan has a slight edge in acceleration, it lacks emergency automated brakes, while the INFINITI QX80 has more horsepower, double the towing capacity and seats three extra passengers, 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.