2019 INFINITI QX80 vs 2019 Honda Pilot Comparison

2019 INFINITI QX80 vs 2019 Honda Pilot
2019 INFINITI QX80 2019 Honda Pilot
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2019 INFINITI QX80 vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Serving Troy, MI

Debuting within the first half of the 2000s, the INFINITI QX80 and the Honda Pilot are huge SUVs that are not only spacious but are also propelled by top-notch performance specs. For the 2019 model year, the QX80 gets a few more standard safety features as it continues its second production cycle. Meanwhile, the Pilot receives a facelift as it reaches the midpoint of its third production cycle. Although the QX80 and the Pilot are among the top vehicles in their respective classes, you should go with the former over the latter. Here’s why.

Standard Features

First, the 2019 INFINITI QX80 is what the 2019 Honda Pilot is not: a luxury-branded vehicle. Consequently, automobiles like the QX80 have more features or standard advanced amenities that are either available on the higher-level trims of non-luxury vehicles or omitted entirely. For instance, the Pilot starts off with features like cruise control, remote keyless entry, push-button engine start, Bluetooth® wireless technology, seven-speaker audio, AM/FM radio, and a 5-inch color LCD screen. Bluetooth, cruise control, AM/FM radio and push-button engine start also appear on the base-level QX80. However, remote keyless entry is enhanced by a smart key system and remote engine start, and seven speakers give way to a 13-speaker Bose premium sound system. Also standard on the INFINITI SUV are leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, front heated seats with power adjustability (driver 10-way, passenger 8-way) and 2-way power lumbar support, tri-zone automatic climate control, wireless remote control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a single in-dash CD/DVD player with MP3 playback capability, a subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio service, a navigation system with lane guidance and 3D building graphics (as well as four-year complimentary subscriptions to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link), voice recognition technology, and 8-inch widescreen and VGA LCD color touchscreen displays.

Amount of Interior Space

Then there’s the matter of interior space. Both the 2019 INFINITI QX80 and the 2019 Honda Pilot offer three rows of seats. However, the 2019 INFINITI QX80 is made and classified as a large, full-size SUV, and the 2019 Honda Pilot is made and classified as a smaller, midsize one. Even though the Pilot provides more interior space than most midsize SUVs, the most standard cargo capacity (i.e., the space between the third-row seat and the liftgate) available on the vehicle is 16.5 cubic feet. On the QX80, it’s 16.6 cubic feet. Indeed, on the top-level Elite trim, the Pilot’s standard cargo capacity shrinks to 16 cubic feet. The gap widens with the expansion of the cargo capacity into the cabin; the maximum cargo space on the INFINITI vehicle (i.e., both second- and third-row seats folded) is measured at 95.1 cubic feet, while the most you can get out of the Honda is 83.9 cubic feet.

Engine Output

Finally, as larger vehicles, the 2019 INFINITI QX80 and the 2019 Honda Pilot need all the power they can get to merge into traffic or quickly switch lanes. The QX80 gets a muscular 5.6-liter V8 engine, which outputs 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot gets a smaller, 3.5-liter V6, which produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. That’s 120 less horsepower and 151 less lb-ft of torque than what the QX80 provides.

For more on the 2019 INFINITI QX80, rather than the 2019 Honda Pilot, call us today at our dealership in Troy, Michigan. In addition to being part of the #1 volume dealer group in the state, we have a great team of INFINITI specialists ready to assist you with your new vehicle purchase. Schedule an appointment with us and stop by for a test drive.