Comparison - Infiniti QX80 4WD 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-class 450 4MATIC 2020

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Average Price: 
67,850
Updated: 
09 Mar 2018
$
75,200
Updated: 
31 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2020
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
23.80gals
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: 
Iridium Silver Metallic
#B6B5B8
Obsidian Black Metallic
#424242
Selenite Grey Metallic
#868A8D
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#AD2E2E
Emerald Green Metallic
#2E3535
Mojave Silver Metallic
#B0ABAA
Lunar Blue Metallic
#3B4059
Black
#1B1B1B
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#D7DAC7
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#12198F
Polar White
#F9F9F9

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outdated and missing technology.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

Sitting atop the Mercedes-Benz SUV hierarchy is the spacious and indisputably luxurious GLS-Class. It's all new for 2020 and it has big shoes to fill—we've named the outgoing GLS-Class to our 10Best Trucks and SUVs list for three straight years—but our first impressions of this new big Benz are very good.

Pros
Tech-rich cabin, spacious in all three rows, refined powertrains.

Cons
Anonymous styling, fussy infotainment system, heavily optioned models carry high price tags

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.

Pros
Sublime demeanor
Posh interior
Strong turbocharged engines
Impressive dynamics
AMG, Maybach editions sure to come

Cons
Hefty price
Hefty curb weight
Hefty fuel consumption
Occasional cheap touch

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New styling in line with other Mercedes SUVs.Powerful mild hybrid powertrains.Standard adjustable air suspension.All-new third GLS generation launched for 2020.

Pros
MBUX infotainment is outstanding
Tops in comfort and easily seats adults in all three rows
Flexible cargo capacity
Responsive powertrains feel like driving a smaller SUV

Cons
Not as off-road-worthy as some rugged competitors
Somewhat vague steering with large wheels and thin tires
MBUX has a steep learning curve

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.60L
3.00L
Torque: 
413ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 800rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.60Feet
39.40Feet

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: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio 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
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.90in
205.00in
Width: 
79.90in
77.00in
Height: 
75.80in
71.80in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
7.90in
Front Track: 
68.00in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
68.00in
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
123.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
40.20
Front Leg Room: 
39.60in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
41.90in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.80in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.50in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.10cu.ft
84.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8500lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.60cu.ft
17.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
5888.00lbs
5701.00lbs

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
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

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
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seatback
Power folding bench third row seats
Fixed center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Heated steering wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
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
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0
19 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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
Ventilated Front Disc
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
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Deluxe Technology Package
22" Tire And Wheel Package
Theater Package
Split Bench Seat Package
Driver's Assistance Package
All Season Package
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Convenience Package
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rail Crossbars
Welcome Lighting
Premium Paint
INFINITI Radiant Illuminated Kick Plates
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Illuminated Running Boards
Silver Wheel Locks
20” 8-Spoke Wheels
Soft-Close Doors
Illuminated Star
20” Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Panorama Sunroof
Roof Spoiler
21” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
Black Side Cladding
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
21” 5-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Infiniti WiFi
Carpeted Cargo Mat, Cargo Net & First Aid Kit
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Speed Limit Assist
Heated And Cooled 2nd-Row Cupholder
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Topstitched MB-Tex Lower Dash And Upper Door Trim
Ventilated Front Seats
4-Zone Automatic Climate Control
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Topstitched Nappa Leather Upper Dash And Door Trim
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
Exclusive Trim Package
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Truffle Brown, premium leather
#72645E
Color: 
Black, leather
#12151D
Expresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352E
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#ACA4A0
Expresso Brown, leatherette
#3C312B
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leatherette
#ACA4A0
Black, leatherette
#12151D
Black/Tartufo, leather
#6D6463
Black /Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#4D5159