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)
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
- Apple CarPlay (2023 QX 80)
- Android Auto (2023 QX 80)
- Wireless Charging
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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