Featuring three rows of seats for eight people, the 2018 INFINITI QX80 and 2018 Nissan Armada have similar platforms. Both full-size SUVs have V8 engines and 4WD. However, the QX80 has the clear edge in overall capabilities and off-road performance. Each vehicle offers more than 10 active safety features, including automatic braking and warning systems for side and front crashes.
Displacing 5.6 liters on every combustion cycle, the 2018 INFINITI QX80's V8 engine whips out 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet. Having the same exact displacement, the 2018 Nissan Armada's eight-cylinder Endurance engine achieves a peak output of 390 hp and 394 lb-ft. Both engines utilize the Variable Valve Event and Lift mechanism for optimum power and efficiency. Additionally, the valvetrain in the QX80 is controlled by the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control. Each SUV is powerful enough to tow a maximum of 8,500 pounds.
A seven-speed automatic transmission system is standard in the 2018 QX80 and Armada. When you need to instantly shift into a lower gear ratio, the Downshift Rev Matching provides prompt assistance. This highly responsive transmission includes the Manual Shift Mode that offers personalized control of the gearbox. Running on smart software that analyzes your driving patterns, the Adaptive Shift Control is included in this INFINITI model. The QX80 is equipped with the All-Mode 4WD system that's engineered to optimize traction on several surfaces. You can manually select the 4L and 4H settings for superb off-road performance. Additional modes are available for towing and driving on snow. This robust INFINITI SUV also offers the Hydraulic Motion Body Control technology that improves handling on curved paths. When sensors detect the slightest leaning of the body, this system will make the appropriate adjustments. Both vehicles have double-wishbone parts in the rear and front suspension systems. When fitted with the Intelligent 4x4 drive, the 2018 Armada is ready to roll on low-traction terrains. However, this Nissan falls behind the QX80 in overall off-road capabilities.
The 2018 INFINITI QX80's Forward Emergency Braking is comparable to the 2018 Nissan Armada's Automatic Emergency Braking. Both vehicles have warning systems that detect imminent forward crashes. These SUVs also offer the Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Intervention. For 2018, INFINITI updated the QX80's Intelligent Cruise Control with the Full-Speed Range. Similarly, Nissan added the Intelligent Distance Control to the 2018 Armada's Intelligent Cruise Control. When equipped with the Distance Control Assist, this INFINITI maintains a preset following distance on the highway. You'll also receive helpful alerts from the Lane Departure Warning, which might activate the Lane Departure Prevention. When you shift this INFINITI into reverse, the Backup Collision Intervention scans the perimeter for potential problems.
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.