2019 INFINITI QX80 vs 2019 Nissan Armada | What’s the Difference?

2019 Nissan Armada



2019 Nissan Armada

5.6-liter 32-valve V8


5.6-liter Endurance® V8
400 hp


390 hp
8,500 lbs

Towing Capacity

8,500 lbs

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If you are trying to decide whether to take home a new INFINITI QX80 or a Nissan Armada, you are in good company. INFINITI is a luxury division of Nissan, so many of the INFINITI models are luxury versions of current Nissan models. The 2019 INFINITI QX80 is a full-size luxury SUV, and the 2019 Nissan Armada is a standard full-size SUV. They are both designed on the same platform, but you will notice that they are significantly different in many ways.

Exterior Styles and Features

Both of these SUVs are in their second generation, but the INFINITI received a major facelift in the 2018 model year. Therefore, you may find that the INFINITI’s exterior design is more current and appealing in many ways. When you review the 2019 INFINITI QX80, you will find that its bold hood and 24-inch two-tone wheels give it a dominant appearance. The LED headlights and taillights have a sleek, modern look that you may find appealing, and the entire profile has a sculpted, desirable look. The Armada shares many exterior features with the QX80, and it has a similar style. However, the gentle contouring on the sides of the QX80 is not present in the Armada. In addition, the grille is noticeably different.

Interior Features

Both the 2019 INFINITI QX80 and the 2019 Nissan Armada have appealing interior style, but the QX80 has a more luxurious feel with more sophisticated features. The QX80 gives you a Bose sound system, up to 13 speakers, integrated entertainment screens in the rear rows, driver’s assistance technology, natural leather throughout the interior, front seats with heating and cooling features, InTouch technology on the infotainment display screen, numerous remote services available through a connected app, security features, a smart rearview mirror for backup assistance and much more. The Armada gives you Bluetooth technology, leather seating, three USB ports, a touchscreen display, dual-zone climate control, wood trim and more.


As you compare performance capabilities, you will see that the QX80 and the Armada have been engineered with excellence in mind, but the QX80 has more advanced technology in this area. For example, the 2019 QX80 includes hydraulic body control and all-mode four-wheel drive. The base powertrain is a V8, 5.6-liter engine with up to 400 horsepower. It is paired with a 7-speed auto transmission. The Armada has a 5.6-liter, V8 engine as well, and it gives you 390 horsepower. It comes with an automatic transmission, and it can switch between a two-wheel and four-wheel drive.

Many SUV shoppers like you are wondering if the INFINITI QX80 for 2019 has the exceptional luxury that they desire or if the Armada is a better buy. If you are included in this group, stop by our dealership soon. At our INFINITI dealership, you can get behind the wheel to experience the improved driving experience that the QX80 offers.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.