2018 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2018 INFINITI Qx80


If you’re looking for a great new luxury SUV, good news awaits you. You’ll discover plenty of options for you to choose from, and you can’t go wrong with many of them. If you’re looking for the absolute best, however, you’ll need to take a closer look at some of the most attractive luxury SUVs on the market this year.

Explore this comparison between the 2018 Cadillac Escalade and the INFINITI QX80.


The 2018 Cadillac Escalade offers up to 14 mpg on city streets and as much as 23 mpg on the highway. These numbers may not seem very impressive, but considering the rather large size of the vehicle and its particularly powerful engine, this performance isn’t bad.

Interestingly, even though the 2018 INFINITI QX80 runs on a smaller engine, it doesn’t perform quite as well as the Escalade in this category. The INFINITI QX80 offers as much as 14 mpg on city streets but only 20 mpg on the highway, falling slightly short of the

Cadillac Escalade’s fuel efficiency on longer trips.


The 2018 Cadillac Escalade comes standard with an impressive 6.2-liter V-8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission that provide a total of 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. The Escalade’s two-wheel drivetrain offers great handling and control under normal driving conditions, making this vehicle an optimal choice particularly for families traveling across city streets and in urban areas.

The 2018 INFINITI QX80 comes equipped with a standard 5.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers 400 horsepower in combination with the INFINITI QX80’s seven-speed automatic transmission. A rear-wheel drivetrain doesn’t offer quite as much control as you may like on city streets, but it performs well on highways and open roads.


The 2018 Cadillac Escalade’s touch-screen control panel and infotainment system make smart use of Cadillac’s User Experience technology. This technology allows you to customize the control panel’s display to meet your specific preferences, rearranging icons and removing apps you don’t need. Enjoy access to onboard apps that provide real-time information for weather, driving conditions, streaming media, and more. The 2018 Escalade also offers Apple CarPlay support for more functionality.

The 2018 INFINITI QX80 offers similar functionality through INFINITI InTouch, which offers personalized features such as the following:

  • The INFINITI personal assistant
  • Sharing information between your car and mobile device
  • Google Calendar synchronization

Both vehicles perform equally in terms of luxury and convenience technology options.

While you can’t go wrong by choosing to purchase either of these vehicles, if you want to get the most value for your money, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade comes out ahead of the 2018 INFINITI QX80 in terms of power, performance, and overall value. If you’re still on the fence, head to Hennessy Cadillac and test drive the 2018 Cadillac Escalade to experience everything this luxury SUV has to offer for yourself. You may decide that it’s the ideal vehicle for both you and your family to enjoy.

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