2018 vs 2017 INFINITI QX80 Comparison

2018 INFINITI QX80 vs 2017 INFINITI QX80


5.6L V8 5.6L V8


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  MPG (City/Highway)

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7-speed automatic * 7-speed automatic *

2018 INFINITI QX80 vs 2017 INFINITI QX80

Serving Novi, MI

It is not easy to build a commanding style of luxury, but that is exactly what INFINITI has managed to do with their QX80 model lineup of large SUVs. Originally known as the QX4 back in the 90s and updated first as the QX56 (based on its engine displacement of 5.6 liters) and, finally, the QX80, the QX80 has been the pinnacle of INFINITI’s luxury ambitions since it was first introduced.

INFINITI completely reworked their QX80 for 2018. This new version of the QX80 shows INFINITI’s vision for the future, a series of improvements the brand intends to take. The new model carries a number of new innovations and improvements over the 2017 model. A small comparison will clearly demonstrate how far the 2018 QX80 has gone.


Both the 2018 INFINITI QX80 and 2017 QX80 are built on the same large-scale platform. Both vehicles were designed to maximize ride quality and interior comfort while still producing enough grunt to tow boats or trailers, go off-road and generally be useful as a sports utility vehicle. The ride quality for the 2018 model has been optimized further, giving it slightly more agility without losing its comfortable feel. Engine wise, both models have the same engine platform, but the 2018 QX80 managed to shave a bit of time off of its time from zero-to-sixty thanks to some improvements to its engine software.


The 2018 INFINITI QX80 has seen both its interior and exterior refreshed compared to the 2017 INFINITI QX80. Gone is the bubbly front end of 2017, replaced with a confident, square jawline for 2018. The grill has been expanded and given a more squared appearance. The fenders and sides have been flattened and compacted for a more streamlined appearance. Inside, the QX80 has refreshed the dash, control cluster and front passenger area; it remains beautiful, functional and endlessly comfortable, but it has been updated neatly.


The 2018 INFINITI QX80 offers additional improvements both technologically and feature wise. When it comes to luxury vehicles, it is the small details that make the biggest difference. The while the QX80 has always gotten those little details right, the 2018 model year has truly taken things up a notch. The QX80 offers all of the latest and greatest technology, some of which is not found with other vehicles. Much of that tech is standard, opposed to optional upgrades. These upgrades were not available in 2017, and are not found in the 2017 QX80.

The best just gets better. INFINITI took the already excellent QX80 and made it even better for the 2018 model year. The 2018 INFINITI QX80 is a stunning blend of performance, luxury, and technology. Its good looks and solid platform are sure to impress. Contact your local dealer to schedule a test drive of this fantastic vehicle today!

* Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.