2020 INFINITI QX80 vs 2020 Cadillac Escalade

2020 INFINITI QX80 vs 2020 Cadillac Escalade
2020 INFINITI QX80 2020 Cadillac Escalade
Starting MSRP
  $66,750 $75,195
  Standard Available on other styles
Third Row Leg Room
  28.8 in. 24.8 in.

2020 INFINITI QX80 vs 2020 Cadillac Escalade

Serving Troy, MI

In the class of luxury SUVs, the 2020 INFINITI QX80 is a shining star. The QX80 gets some notable features that distinguish it from the competition this year, including a new infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and the option for getting a special Edition 30 package that celebrates the 30-year INFINITI history of production in the US. The INFINITI outdoes competitors, including the Cadillac Escalade, with its superior power and performance thanks to a body-on-frame construction and a V8 engine. While it can tow impressive loads and provide plenty of power on the highway, the INFINITI also offers a smoother ride and more precise steering than the Cadillac Escalade. The Cadillac Escalade also has less comfortable seating than the INFINITI, and the INFINITI QX80 has a more extensive and roomier cabin overall. The INFINITI pulls ahead in many areas, including its elegant exterior style, performance and handling, and exceptional amenities.


While many SUVs claim to be in the “luxury” category, the QX80 has the looks to prove it. Elegance begins on the front end with the QX80, which has decorative chrome accents around its front grille. The QX80 comes standard with LED headlights starting with the entry-level trim. It also gets a power-operated liftgate. The INFINITI can be further customized through different packages, such as the ProActive package that adds custom badges and dark-chrome grille accents. The Cadillac gets some of the same standard features as the QX80, including LED lights, but you don’t have the option of customizing the exterior through add-on features and packages for any higher-end trim levels. There are also fewer color options available for the Cadillac Escalade than the INFINITI.


The two QX80 trims have the same gasoline-powered engine, which is a V8 with a 5.6L capacity. The INFINITI’s engine creates 400 horsepower and over 400 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed transmission is standard, but you can choose to get either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with specific trims. Four-wheel drive is standard on the Limited. The Cadillac also offers one engine, but it does not come standard with four-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain on all Escalade trims.


A Bose sound system, parking sensors, heated steering wheel, and infotainment system with navigation get the QX80 off to a good start. Successive trims add on dual eight-inch monitors and excellent quilted seats with premium leather. Heated seats extend to the back. The Cadillac Escalade only has one infotainment display. Its rear seats are less spacious, and it does not provide the option of quilted leather seats.

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