Comparison - Audi SQ8 TFSI 2021 - vs - Infiniti QX80 Limited 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
95,000
Updated: 
12 Nov 2020
$
91,450
Updated: 
01 Nov 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
26.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carrara White
#ECECEA
Night Black
#0C0C0C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DF7F19
Galaxy Blue metallic
#11556E
Matador Red metallic
#B4373C
Navarra Blue metallic
#37459C
Vicuna Beige metallic
#BEB9A9
Daytona Gray pearl
#8E8F91
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Florette Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Color: 
Coulis Red
#6F000E
Moonstone White
#F9F9F9
Anthracite Grey
#424242
Hermosa blue
#002683
Mineral black
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
Surprisingly comfortable given its performance bent
Stylish, distinctive exterior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Driver's seat has few adjustments
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

For its sophomore year, the SQ8 soldiers on with only one change: It now comes standard with a built-in toll-road-payment transmission feature.Upgrading to the Prestige trim costs $5500 but adds a host of driver-assistance and luxury features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display with navigation guidance, fancier LED exterior lighting elements, soft-close doors, headlamp washers, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. If none of that sounds particularly important to you, save the cash and go with the Premium Plus. All SQ8 models come with the best performance-enhancing features Audi can throw at them, so no matter which one you choose, you're getting the same driving experience.

PROS
Powerful V-8 engine,
high-quality interior trimmings,
aggressive exterior design.

CONS
Some may regret not going with the RS Q8,
braking performance could be better,
thirsty powertrain.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The QX80 receives an upgraded infotainment system for 2020 that features two displays, stacked one on top of the other like the systems found in much of the rest of the Infiniti lineup. The top screen is an 8.0-inch unit while the lower one is a 7.0-inch one; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability are now both standard, and the gauge cluster now sports a new 7.0-inch color trip-computer display. Lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear automated emergency braking are all now standard, as is a rear-door alert that sounds a reminder to check the rear seat upon reaching your destination.

Pros
Bold exterior styling,
gutsy V-8 engine,
luxury-lined interior.

Cons
Expensive option packages,
Nissan Armada offers similar luxury for less money.

By: 
caranddriver.com

A new infotainment system debuts along with Apple/Android integration.Many advanced safety features are now standard.A new Edition 30 package celebrates Infiniti's 30 years in the U.S.

Pros
Powerful V8 engine delivers strong acceleration and a high tow rating
Commendable handling and braking for a big SUV

Cons
Interior technology and design lag behind luxury competition
Engine is thirstier than others in the class
Optional 22-inch wheels can make for a poor ride

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Infiniti QX80's #6 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the Infiniti QX80 has a score of 7.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 61 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Capable engine
Gentle ride
Large cargo hold
Low starting price

Cons
Some low-rent cabin materials
Poor gas mileage
Outdated tech and safety features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
5.60L
Torque: 
568ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
413ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
500hp
at 5 500rpm
400hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.60Feet
41.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.60in
210.20in
Width: 
78.50in
79.90in
Height: 
67.20in
75.80in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
39.60in
Rear leg room: 
40.20in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
63.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
63.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
8500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.50cu.ft
16.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
5324.00lbs
5926.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-way power lumbar for front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Alcantara
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Sliding rear seats with 40/20/40 split folding seatbacks and adjustable recline
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Fixed Center Armrest
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Audio/Video Remote Control Remote Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 in
22 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
all-season tires
10-V-spoke S design bi-color finish wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
All Season Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
22" Summer Tires
Premium Paint
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Night Vision Assistant
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Color: 
Graphite/Stone, premium leather/alcantara
#404040