If you’ve entered the luxury market for a roomy SUV, INFINITI and Land Rover both deserve consideration with their high-quality, versatile selections. Their respective large SUV options, the QX80 and the Range Rover, both carry passengers with deluxe amenities and hearty performance, but which vehicle is the right fit for your lifestyle? Let’s compare them to find out.
At a glance, a large SUV might not appear to be the most maneuverable member of any maker’s fleet, but both of these competitors defy expectations with impressive performance. The QX80 glides over roads of any condition with unshakable poise, and its cushioned suspension doesn’t allow bumps or turbulence to disturb your passengers. It artfully navigates winding roads, and you can opt for the available Hydraulic Body Motion Control system for even greater balance around curves and corners. The Range Rover is known for its off-roading chops, while its city and highway handling is respectable. However, the Range Rover doesn’t match the QX80 in terms of sheer power, and INFINITI sets the standards high with the base 400-horsepower V8 engine. When fully equipped for trailering duties, the QX80 can tow up to 8,500 pounds, a sound lead over the Range Rover’s 7,716 pounds capacity.
The seating capacity is the most immediate difference you’ll notice between these SUVs. The QX80 can seat seven people across three plush rows, while an available bench seat raises that capacity to eight. On the other hand, the Range Rove defies the large SUV class norm and skips out on a third row, only accommodating up to five people. The Land Rover does present a handsome cabin in keeping with the segment’s standards, although you’ll have to leave some passengers behind if you plan on traveling with a full party. The INFINITI complements its ample seating with generous legroom and elbowroom, and its interior furnishings are all upscale and attractive. Leather upholstery comes standard, as do heated seats in the steering wheel and first row. The QX80 also touts a higher maximum storage capacity, with more than 95 cubic feet available when the passenger rows are folded, a clear winner over even the Range Rover’s long-wheelbase version with a 75.6-cubic-foot capacity.
Even with all that it has to offer, a luxury vehicle doesn’t have to ask a prohibitively high cost. The INFINITI QX80 promises all its comfortable accommodations and premium power for a competitive figure, and its starting price is considerably more approachable than you’d have to pay for the Range Rover. Land Rover set the price point of their SUV at a particularly steep cost, even within the luxury class, and you can opt for the QX80’s fully loaded Limited trim while still saving a substantial amount compared to the Range Rover’s upper trims like the versatile but astronomically priced Autobiography model.
If the INFINITI QX80 sounds like the right luxury vehicle for you and your crew, we can help you find the perfect trim and features to make it your own. Visit us at Berglund INFINITI of Roanoke to see this premium SUV for yourself and take it for a test drive. We’re confident that you’d enjoy its honed performance and upscale interior, and we’ll work with you to set up a convenient payment plan. You can even pre-qualify for financing online to get started today!