Comparison - Infiniti QX80 4WD 2018 - vs - Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium Luxury 2018

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Average Price: 
67,850
Updated: 
09 Mar 2018
89,995
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
31.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Obsidian
#151515
Dakar Bronze
#815F3E
Hermosa Blue
#002683
Imperial Black
#443249
Majestic White
#F9F9F9
Mocha Almond
#573328
Graphite Shadow
#626262
Smoky Quartz
#A5907B
Color: 
Black Raven
#000000
Bronze Dune Metallic
#B2ABA5
Crystal White Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313D
Silver Coast Metallic
#B6B3A4
Red Passion Tintcoat
#802F38
Radiant Silver Metallic
#DADEDD
Dark Granite Metallic
#76777C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A nip and tuck for this year isn't enough to ignore the wrinkles in the aging 2018 Infiniti QX80.

Pros
Far more attractive than before
V-8 is charming
Beautiful interior upholstery
Active safety features aren't expensive

Cons
Traces roots back to 2010 and it shows
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
Still big and cumbersome despite tech
Very poor fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

As big as a luxury yacht and almost as opulent inside, the QX80 is Infiniti’s answer to the Cadillac Escalade. It’s built on a full-size truck frame and powered by a 400-hp 5.6-liter V-8 with a seven-speed automatic; rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional.

Pros
Handsome visage,
burly naturally aspirated V-8.

Cons
Clumsy handling,
heavy drinker,
outdated and missing technology.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 QX80 receives a noticeable exterior makeover. New LED headlights, taillights and foglights complement redesigned front and rear bumpers and a rear tailgate. The QX80 also rides along restyled wheels wrapped in softer sidewall tires, which, along with a retuned suspension, are intended to improve ride comfort.

PROS
Powerful V8 delivers strong acceleration and a high tow rating
Capable and controlled handling for a big SUV
Brakes deliver strong stopping power
Easy to see out of

CONS
Ride quality degrades with optional 22-inch wheels
Third-row seat is difficult to access and a tight fit for adults
Updated interior hasn't changed enough
Engine is thirstier than most

By: 
edmunds.com

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a longer version of the Escalade. The ESV is a large, luxurious SUV that delivers performance and style. Classy and powerful, it looks great for a night on the town or can haul everything needed for a weekend getaway.The ESV features a long wheelbase and an increase in total length, greatly enhancing third-row seat legroom and rear cargo space. Available as a 4x2 or 4x4, all Escalade models are powered by a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 with direct injection, Active Fuel Management and E85 compatibility, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes Magnetic Ride Control, electric power steering, front active aero shutters, power liftgate, LED headlamps, stability control, remote start, HD radio, CUE information and media control system with embedded navigation, passive entry with passive start, a rear-view camera and seven airbags including an inboard driver seat-mounted center airbag.

By: 
autoblog.com

pros
Very capable
Strong engine and quick acceleration
Luxurious interior

Cons
Poor fuel economy
Not a very comfortable ride
Brakes could be stronger

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.60L
6.20L
Torque: 
413ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 800rpm
420hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
overhead valves (OHV)
Turning Circle: 
41.60Feet
43.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Manual rear seat easy entry
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Sun Sensor
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjustable Pedals
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.90in
224.30in
Width: 
79.90in
80.50in
Height: 
75.80in
74.00in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
8.00in
Front Track: 
68.00in
68.70in
Rear Track: 
68.00in
68.60in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
130.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
42.80
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
39.60in
45.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
39.70in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
60.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.80in
64.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
60.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.50in
64.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.10cu.ft
120.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8500lbs
8100lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.60cu.ft
39.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
15.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
19.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
5888.00lbs
6088.00lbs

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: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seatback
Power folding bench third row seats
Fixed center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Folding rear seatback
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front and rear stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Heated steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Heated steering wheel
Leather and wood steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
2 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand stereo system
Bose premium brand speakers
Surround Audio (Discrete)
13 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB connection
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
16 total speakers
Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
Bose premium brand speakers
Blu-Ray/DVD Player
Audio/Video Remote Control Remote Control
Separate Rear Audio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0
20 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
All season tires
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
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: 
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn Signal Mirrors
2 Front Headrests
2 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm Notification
Roadside Assistance
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS
Rear height adjustable headrests
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
2 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Deluxe Technology Package
22" Tire And Wheel Package
Theater Package
Split Bench Seat Package
Driver's Assistance Package
All Season Package
Interior Protection Package
Radiant Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rail Crossbars
Welcome Lighting
Premium Paint
INFINITI Radiant Illuminated Kick Plates
Sunroof Delete
22" Dual 7-Spoke Ultra-Bright Finish Aluminum Wheels W/Premium Paint
22" 5-Spoke Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels w/High-Gloss Black
22" 6-Spoke Split Manoogian Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
Black Front License Plate Bracket
Integrated Black Roof Rack Rails
Wheel Locks
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Black Molded Splash Guards
Body Color Molded Splash Guards
Polished Exhaust Tip
Galvano Surround Grille W/Silver Painted Mesh
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
22" 6-Spoke High-Gloss Black Wheels
22" X 9" 12-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels
22" X 9" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
Interior Options: 
Infiniti WiFi
Carpeted Cargo Mat, Cargo Net & First Aid Kit
Second Row 60/40 Split-Folding Power Configurable Bench Seats
Highway Safety Kit
3rd Row All-Weather Floor Liner
Reflective Front Window Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Liner
Cargo Area Organizer
Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Digital Headphones
Cargo Shade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Truffle Brown, premium leather
#72645E
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#0B0B0B
Shale w/Cocoa Accents, leather
#AFA8A0