The 2018 INFINITI QX80 is a luxurious full-size SUV, large enough to accommodate up to 8 people. The 2018 Audi Q7 is a mid-size SUV that's also appointed with lavish amenities. Powered by a V8 engine, the QX80 has more mechanical muscles to flex than the Q7. The Forward Emergency Braking and Intelligent Cruise Control also keep this INFINITI model away from trouble on the road.
The 2018 INFINITI QX80 is propelled by a 5.6 L V8 engine that kicks out 400 horsepower. This eight-cylinder engine needs to revolve at 4,000 RPM to deliver 413 lb-ft of torque. Even though it's supercharged, the Audi Q7's 3.0 L TFSI engine can't produce more than 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. This turbo engine has a maximum towing rating of 7,700 pounds. With the QX80, you can tow a trailer that weighs up to 8,500 pounds. This INFINITI SUV is driven by the All-Mode 4WD system that has electronic controls. Featuring three modes, this signature drivetrain delivers better traction than Audi's Quattro AWD. The Active Brake Limited Slip and Hill Start Assist boost the QX80's performance in tough conditions. You could activate the Snow Mode to get better traction on an icy road.
An 8-inch touch screen with the InTouch technology is standard in the 2018 INFINITI QX80. In addition to having a GPS navigation system with 3-D maps and the Lane Guidance function, this infotainment platform offers more than a dozen other helpful applications. The Personal Assistant, Destination Assistance and Connected Search supplement the guidance that's provided by the navigation software. Designed to help you deal with distress on the road, the Personal Security suite includes the Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Locator and Emergency Call. The Drive Zone Alert, Max Speed Alert and Valet Alert are part of the Remote Services. Traffic and weather updates in the QX80 are powered by SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. Featuring navigation and other apps, the Audi Q7's MMI infotainment system is strikingly impressive. However, the InTouch platform offers more overall guidance than the MMI portal. Optional in the QX80, the Bose Cabin Surround sound system has 15 speakers that produce better acoustics than the Q7's Bose 3D audio system.
When the 2018 INFINITI QX80 follows another vehicle, the Intelligent Cruise Control carefully monitors traffic flow. The Full Speed Range and Distance Control Assist ensure that you don't get too close to another car that seems to slow down. The Predictive Forward Collision Warning comes on only when there's a heightened risk of an accident. A crash might be prevented by the Forward Emergency Braking, which detects pedestrians. Backing up in the QX80 is made easy with the Smart Rear View Mirror and Backup Collision Intervention. You may also look at the Around View Monitor that captures overhead views of the surroundings. Equipped with the Pre Sense technology, the Audi Q7 has some advanced accident-mitigation features, but the QX80 still offers more driving aides.
MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer. All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.