INFINITI QX80 vs. Ford Expedition

When comparing the Ford Expedition and the Infiniti QX80 and Ford Expedition, the Infiniti ranks higher in price, performance, and comfort. The Ford Expedition is a competition competitor that comes cheaper, and the sacrifice in quality shows.

INFINITI QX80 vs. Ford Expedition: Engine Performance

Ford Expedition Engine Specifications

  • Engine Size: 3.5 liters
  • Engine Configuration: V
  • Number of Cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type: 4X2 / 4X4
  • EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG): 17 / 23 / 19
  • Range (city/hwy): 396 / 536 miles
  • Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded

INFINITI QX80 Engine Specifications

  • Engine Size: 5.6 liters
  • Engine Configuration: V
  • Number of Cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type: RWD / AWD
  • EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG): 14 / 20 / 16
  • Range (city/hwy): 364 / 520 miles
  • Recommended Fuel Type: Premium Unleaded

Winner: Tie

Which baseline engine option you prefer will ultimately depend on your needs. While the Infiniti has a lower-than-average fuel economy, its robust V8 engine on new models more than makes up for the loss in efficiency. For an everyday driver with limited offroad capabilities, you may consider the Ford Expedition. However, the power of the QX80 allows for a more adventurous luxury vehicle.

INFINITI QX80 vs. Ford Expedition: Standard Features

Both vehicles have a wide range of standard and optional interior features, with them both sharing the following:

  • Apple CarPlay: Standard
  • Android Auto: Standard
  • Keyless Entry: Standard
  • Keyless Ignition: Standard
  • Navigation System: Standard

However, the Ford Expedition lags on this as several standard features on the QX80 are only offered as paid additions on the Ford Expedition. The QX 80 has native wireless smartphone charging, adaptive cruise control, heated seats, and heated steering wheels in its leather upholstered interior, which is non-standard on the Expedition.

Winner: Infiniti QX80

One of the main selling points of the Infiniti QX80 is its robust suite of standard features compared to the competition.


INFINITI QX80 vs. Ford Expedition: Pricing And Warranty

While the Infiniti QX80 targets the luxury market, the Ford Expedition focuses on bridging the gap between demands, which places it in an odd position. High priced for budget shoppers yet, lacking in numerous luxury features, it doesn't fill a niche and thus suffers for it. While the Infiniti QX80 doesn't shy away from its heftier price tag, it is not locked in limbo and firmly states what it is all about.

When it comes to warranty, the Ford loses some of its value as a long-term investment. The Ford Expedition has a basic warranty of 3 years / 36000 miles and a powertrain of 5 years / 60000 miles. Contrastingly, the QX80 has a basic of 4 years / 60000 miles and a powertrain warranty of 6 years / 70000 miles.

Winner: Tie

The choice between the two will depend on your needs. If you want power and prestige, go with the Infiniti QX80. The Ford Expedition may be what you are looking for in this department for fuel economy and a better budget.


If you want an all-around luxury SUV, you can't go wrong with the Infiniti QX80. Based on its robust suite of features and potent engine, the market confused Ford Expedition couldn't keep up with Infiniti's laser focus.

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INFINITI QX80 vs. Lexus LX 570

When comparing luxury SUVs, two big names come to the forefront. Lexus has a long history of extra-styled and premium vehicles, while the Infiniti division of Nissan guns to take over the luxury market. Each is an upmarket model that performs better than the baseline competition. But how do they compare side by side? Check out our detailed analysis of each base model as they compete for the top spot.

Infiniti QX80, Pros And Cons

The Infiniti QX80 is a work of art that comes off the shelf armed with some of the sleekest profiles and stunning exteriors on the market. The Infiniti isn't just pretty outside; the elegant interior and emphasis on driver comfort make the inside of the Lexus LX 570 seem dated. Finally, it comes standard with incredibly potent offroad capabilities. The newest models include the following that make it a beast no matter the terrain:

  • Infiniti's all-mode low and high toggleable 4WD system,
  • standard 5.6-liter, (5,552cc) 32-valve V8 engine
  • 400-hp @ 5,800 rpm
  • Availability in RWD and AWD models.

Both the baseline and the highest-end QX80 are considerably less costly than the Lexus, which can go up to $160,000 for a fully equipped model. However, the Infiniti QX80 does not offer Android Auto or Apple Carplay on older models and lacks some standard and optional features.

Lexus LX 570 Pros And Cons

The Lexus LX 570 is a similar beast to the Infiniti QX80 in its capabilities and experience. While both vehicles score 5 out of 5-star safety ratings, the Lexus has a slight edge in some extra airbags and driver assistance to avoid accidents. What the Lexus lacks in engine power and space, it makes up for in features and pads out its interior with a lot of technology, including the following:

  • Apple Car Play
  • Android Auto
  • Color HUD (Heads-Up Display)
  • Available rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Lexus Safety System +
  • Several Driver Assistance Features (Optional)

Fuel Economy

While the Infiniti sports a higher horsepower engine, it does not struggle for efficiency. Able to reach an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city and 22 MPG on 2023 models, the QX80 can go further than the LX 570s 14 MPG city and 20 MPG Highway.

Winner: Infiniti QX80



The QX80 and LX 570 share a similar warranty structure. The LX 570 has a 4-year, 50000 mi warranty, while the QX 80 offers a slightly more generous 4-year, 60000 mi basic. For the powertrain, they are the same, offering a 6-year, 70000 mi warranty.

Winner: Infiniti QX80


The infotainment tech in both is standard and has several enticing options. The LX 570 and QX80 share availability of the following features:

  • 3 in Infotainment System
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free
  • Optional Rear Entertainment System Monitors
  • In-Car WiFi (Standard, requires subscription)
  • Front and Rear USB Inputs
  • Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay (2023 QX 80)
  • Android Auto (2023 QX 80)
  • Wireless Charging

Winner: Tie


You can't go wrong with either vehicle. Yet, the QX80 wins out in several aspects and provides several of the same features for a lower price, even on the most expensive model. While the Lexus has several fun luxury additions, it has difficulty justifying a much larger price tag for a less comfortable car.

Overall Winner: The go big or go home style of the QX 80 continues to impress amongst stiff competition.

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