2016 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2016 Cadillac Escalade



Luxury SUVs are increasingly popular these days. Drivers from the Portland, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego area looking for a larger family vehicle with great style and comfort should consider either the 2016 Infiniti QX80 or the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. Both vehicles offer a lot to their passengers, but we're going to look a little closer to see where they differ.

In this vehicle comparison, we're going to focus on interior comforts and technology. By the end of this article, you'll be able to make a more informed decision as to which vehicle offers more and which one you want to test drive.

2016 Infiniti QX80 vs. 2016 Cadillac Escalade Interior Space and Comfort

Both of these large SUVs offer a heavy dose of comfort and style with their interiors. The Infiniti QX80 and the Cadillac Escalade are equipped to carry seven passengers in their three rows. They both have leather-appointed seats, and front passengers will enjoy the heated seats on particularly brisk mornings.

These SUVs offer a lot of space for their passengers as well, but there are some differences. The Infiniti QX80 offers 40 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom for second row passengers, while the second row in the Cadillac Escalade offers only 38.1 inches of headroom and 39 inches of legroom.

In terms of cargo space, the QX80 offers 95.1 cubic feet with all of the rows folded down. The Escalade's cargo room maxes out at 94.2 cubic feet.

Technology and Entertainment Features

The Infiniti QX80 and the Cadillac Escalade both feature a Bose® premium surround sound system that delivers audio from the AM/FM radio and the CD/MP3 player. The QX80 also features a DVD player, which is a major benefit for lengthy car trips with the family.

For navigation, the Infiniti QX80 has the Infiniti Navigation system, which features lane guidance and 3D building graphics that are viewable on the 8-inch touchscreen display. The Cadillac Escalade features the Cadillac CUE system with embedded navigation. This system also has 3D building graphics on the 8-inch display, but it doesn't feature lane guidance.

These vehicles also have Bluetooth® connectivity, which allows you to make and receive calls while driving. A huge benefit is that you can stream music from your smartphone while utilizing this connectivity system.

These vehicles also feature voice recognition, which allows you to access your amenities with just your voice.

2016 Infiniti QX80 vs. 2016 Cadillac Escalade Comparison Conclusion

In this vehicle comparison, we showed drivers like you in the Portland, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego area the similarities and differences between these two luxury SUVs. You learned that both vehicles offer great comfort, but the Infiniti QX80 has more room for second row passengers and cargo.

In terms of entertainment technology, both vehicles pull out all the stops. The differences in each vehicle's technological amenities are the DVD player and the lane guidance, both of which are standard with the QX80.

Overall, each vehicle offers similar features, but the Infiniti QX80 has several advantages.

Schedule your test drive of the 2016 Infiniti QX80 today at Beaverton Infiniti. We're conveniently located at 9500 SW Canyon Road in Portland, OR. Our team of knowledgeable and friendly product specialists is here to assist you Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Key QX80 Advantages

  • Independent rear suspension - QX80's independent double-wishbone design enhances ride comfort and control on uneven pavement and off-road. Cadillac Escalade uses a solid axle suspension.
  • Moving Object Detection1 - QX80's Moving Object Detection provides visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed Around View® Monitor image. Cadillac Escalade does not offer this feature.
  • Front-seat Active Head Restraints - The design of QX80's front-seat head restraints helps to reduce whiplash neck injuries in certain rear-end collisions. This feature is not available on Cadillac Escalade.
  • Longer wheelbase (vs. standard-wheelbase models) - QX80's wheelbase is over 5 inches longer than Cadillac Escalade's with standard wheelbase (121.1 in. vs. 116.0 in.), which yields significantly more leg room for 2nd- and 3rd-row passengers.
  • Greater towing capacity - QX80 offers a maximum towing capacity of 8500 lbs. Cadillac Escalade's maximum towing capacity is 8300 lbs. with 2WD and 8100 lbs. with 4WD.

Additional Advantages

  • More sophisticated engine
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Available Advanced Climate Control System
  • Available Lane Departure Prevention system2
  • Available Predictive Forward Collision Warning3 (vs. non-predictive)
  • Available Blind Spot Intervention4
  • Available Backup Collision Intervention5
  • The Total Ownership Experience

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