Searching for a vehicle that offers tremendous capability, premium luxury, bold styling, and powerful performance? Full-size luxury SUVs excel in each of those categories and help your family create memories that will last a lifetime. With more and more buyers making the transition to this segment, the sheer amount of choices can seem overwhelming at first. To help simplify your decision, INFINITI of Easton has taken the time to place the bold INFINITI QX80 up against three of its biggest rivals – the Acura MDX, Lexus LX, and Mercedes-Benz GLS. Let’s see which of these three SUVs will emerge with the victory.



INFINITI QX80 vs Acura MDX

INFINITI QX80

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Acura MDX

2022 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4WD

2022 Acura MDX AWD w/Advance Package

$73,300Starting MSRP*$61,950
400 HP / 413 TQ ✔Horsepower / Torque290 HP / 267 TQ
Standard ✔Running BoardsOptional
Standard ✔Rear Audio ControlsNot Available
13 ✔Number of Speakers12
39.9 inches ✔Front Headroom38.5 inches
40 / 41 inches ✔Rear Headroom/Legroom38.1 / 38.5 inches
8,500 pounds ✔Max Towing Capacity5,000 pounds
4 Years / 60K Miles ✔Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50K Miles

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INFINITI QX80 Interior

The first challenger to face off against the INFINITI QX80 is the Acura MDX. Although each is the largest SUV in their respective brand’s model lineup, you’ll quickly discover that the MDX cannot measure up to the QX80. The MDX begins this matchup with a slight price advantage. However, any perceived value doesn’t translate to feature content or performance. Despite a complete redesign for 2022, the Acura MDX still falls short in several key categories.

Comparing performance figures, the INFINITI QX80 has considerably more horsepower and torque than the less-powerful MDX. Not only will you immediately appreciate this advantage when you accelerate onto the highway — you’ll also be able to tow 3,500 pounds more than the Acura when you drive an INFINITI QX80. Despite being a luxury vehicle, the QX80 has a tough side, too, with a strong, fully-boxed frame and welded cross members contributing to its impressive towing ability.

Bigger isn’t always better, but in this case, it certainly is. The INFINITI QX80 has a roomier interior than the Acura MDX. This means more comfort for you and your passengers, which will make road trips (and short errands) more comfortable for everyone involved. Standard features on the QX80 which you won’t find on the Acura MDX include LED brake lights, rear audio controls, and running boards for easy access. A total of 13 speakers are included in the Bose audio system inside the QX80, giving you and your family a superior listening experience.

Despite the Acura’s redesign, the obvious favorite remains the INFINITI QX80. It offers greater front headroom, rear headroom, and rear legroom than the Acura along with several other features the Acura simply can’t match. Although Acura and INFINITI share the same 4 years of warranty coverage term length, INFINITI offers 10,000 more miles of coverage.


INFINITI QX80 vs Lexus LX

INFINITI QX80

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Lexus LX

2022 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4WD

2022 Lexus LX 600 4WD

$73,300 ✔Starting MSRP*$88,245
400Horsepower409
5.6-Liter V8 ✔Engine Size3.5-Liter V6
8,500 pounds ✔Max Towing Capacity8,000 pounds
95.1 cubic feet ✔Maximum Cargo Capacity (2nd-row folded)64.0 cubic feet
39.9 / 40.0 inches ✔Front / Rear Headroom37.8 / 39.0 inches
41.0 inches ✔Rear Legroom36.6 inches
13 ✔Number of Speakers10
Captain’s Chairs ✔2nd-Row Seating ConfigurationBench Seat
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✔Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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INFINITI QX80 Interior

A stark contrast to the previous matchup, the INFINITI QX80 begins its comparison with the Lexus LX with a massive $14,945 price advantage. Thinking that choosing the QX80 would mean sacrificing on premium features and capability? You’d be sorely mistaken.

Despite its higher price tag, the LX falls short of the performance found on the QX80. While they share similar horsepower ratings, the QX80 is powered by a larger 5.6-liter V8 engine that helps it deliver an extra 500 pounds of maximum towing capacity.

A greater number of speakers helps everyone inside the INFINITI QX80 enjoy a concert-like listening experience. In terms of cargo capacity, the Lexus LX is clearly inferior with 31.1 cubic feet less cargo space. Greater front headroom, rear headroom, and rear legroom help illustrate how the QX80 is the better option for those with large families or active lifestyles. Finally, the basic warranty coverage of INFINITI extends 10,000 miles beyond what you’ll receive at Lexus.


INFINITI QX80 vs Mercedes-Benz GLS

INFINITI QX80

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Mercedes-Benz GLS

2022 INFINITI QX80 LUXE 4WD

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC

$73,300 ✔Starting MSRP*$77,850
400 HP / 413 TQ ✔Horsepower / Torque362 HP / 369 TQ
8,500 pounds ✔Max Towing Capacity7,700 pounds
Back-Up Collision Intervention (BCI) ✔Rear Collision PreventionNot Available
Standard ✔Lane Keep AssistOptional
Standard ✔Adaptive Cruise ControlOptional
Standard ✔Smart Rear View MirrorNot Available
Standard ✔Heated Steering WheelOptional
Genuine Leather ✔Seat UpholsteryMB-Tex Leatherette
95.1 cubic feet ✔Maximum Cargo Capacity84.7 cubic feet
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✔Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles ✔Powertrain Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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INFINITI QX80 Smart Rear View Mirror

In our third matchup, the commanding INFINITI QX80 takes on the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Choosing INFINITI over Mercedes-Benz will net you significant savings right from the start. Taking a closer look at the features list for both models, these savings only continues to grow.

Just like we’ve seen previously, the QX80 is the far more powerful choice and boasts a greater towing capacity as a result. It’s also the clear favorite when it comes to safety features as well. Rear collision prevention, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and its class-exclusive smart rear view mirror are included as standard across the QX80 model range. The GLS 450 requires you to shell out additional money for these options while others are entirely unavailable.

A heated steering wheel and authentic leather upholstery are two other interior advantages of the INFINITI QX80. Finally, Mercedes-Benz simply cannot come close to matching the far more robust basic and powertrain warranty coverage included on every INFINITI QX80.


Winner – INFINITI QX80

Now that you’ve seen the results, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the INFINITI QX80. The Acura MDX, Lexus LX, and Mercedes-Benz GLS simply cannot measure up to the impressive value, performance, luxury, and versatility found on the QX80. Ready to experience the QX80 for yourself? Our team of professionals at INFINITI of Easton is standing by to help you choose the model that’s best suited for your lifestyle.

INFINITI QX80 Front Grille


*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excluding tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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