The luxury large SUV class presents a host of appealing choices if you want to travel with family and friends without compromising comfort or performance. INFINITI stands out from the competition with the spacious and capable QX80, while Lexus garners attention with the LX. Both SUVs have a lot to offer, so let’s take a closer look at their qualities and attributes to see which one is the right fit for you.
The QX80 provides a velvet-smooth ride whether you’re running errands in Lynchburg or hitting the highway for a family vacation. Despite its large SUV designation, it handles with ease and remains elegantly poised around curves and turns. You can even opt for the Hydraulic Body Motion Control system for even greater poise on winding roads. While the LX can hold its own off-road, it doesn’t manage as well on streets and highways, and its large body tends to lean as it takes corners.
The QX80 soundly leads its rival in terms of sheer muscle, and it sports a herculean 400-horsepower V8 under the hood. The engine provides plenty of power for brisk acceleration, even when the cabin is filled with passengers and their luggage. The LX’s V8 falls behind with 383 horsepower and labored acceleration. It also can’t match the QX80’s impressive towing ability. When both vehicles are equipped for the job, the QX80 can pull up to 8,500 pounds, well ahead of the LX’s 7,000-pound capacity.
The QX80 comes standard with three rows and seating for seven people, and an available middle-row bench adds one extra seat if needed. While the LX comes standard in a two-row configuration, a third row is available to bring the seating capacity up to eight. INFINITI offers plush cushioning and generous legroom from the front to the back, but its Lexus rival presents limited space in its third row, relegating the back seats to smaller passengers. The QX80 offers more cargo space behind its third row, and the difference widens when you lower the passenger seating in each vehicle. With passenger seating folded, the QX80 offers a total of 95.1 cubic feet, while the LX has a maximum storage capacity of 81.3 cubic feet.
If you would like to learn more about the QX80, contact us at INFINITI of Roanoke. We would love to discuss all that this luxury SUV can do for you and your passengers, and we’ll gladly go over your wish list to find all the features necessary to truly personalize it. You’re also welcome to visit our dealership to take the QX80 for a test drive, and we’re confident that you’ll fall in love once you’re behind the wheel. When you’re ready to drive it home, we’ll set up a hassle-free financing plan, and you can get that started ahead of your visit by applying for financing from home.