The Ford Expedition and the Infiniti QX80 are two of the most popular SUVs on the market. They’re both big, they’re both comfortable, and they’re both loaded with features. But which one is better? Well, that depends on what you want in an SUV. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about these two vehicles so that you can decide for yourself.
Design & Style
Now, let’s talk about exterior design. The 2023 Ford Expedition will have a more aggressive front fascia with angular headlights that look like they are meant to cut through steel. Its grille is also more aggressive than before, with horizontal bars instead of vertical ones. The hood has character lines over it and two vents behind the front wheels.
The back end of the 2023 Ford Expedition has LED taillights and a spoiler on top of its upper trim levels. The lower trims get a different style of rear lamps. They all look great and give off an air of quality, no matter what trim you choose!
The 2023 Infiniti QX80 doesn’t stand out much from its competitors in terms of exterior design; it looks very similar to several luxury SUVs out there…and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing!
The interior is another stand-out feature of the 2023 Ford Expedition. It’s spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed for both driver and passengers. The seats have ample legroom, even for taller drivers. The steering wheel tilts and telescopes, which makes it easy to find a comfortable driving position. The infotainment system features a large touchscreen display with intuitive controls that are easy to use while driving or in traffic jams. Plus, it comes with a 12-speaker audio system by B&O Play tuned by John Legend himself—a real treat!
What about the 2023 Infiniti QX80? That model is also spacious inside, but its interior design doesn’t match up to that of its rival from Ford—it just feels more dated than modern compared to what you’ll find in an Expedition. The QX80 comes standard with only three rows of seats; if you want four rows (or five), they’ll cost extra on top of the sticker price—something we wish would be included at no extra charge on any car these days! Another drawback: this SUV has cloth upholstery instead of leather or suede-like many other SUVs do nowadays; plus, there aren’t any options for upgrading your seating materials either…so don’t expect too much comfort here unless someone else is paying for their own upgrade package upfront.
Technology & Safety
If you’re looking for a true luxury SUV, the 2023 Ford Expedition is your best bet. The standard features of the Expedition include touchscreen navigation and Apple CarPlay. The 2023 Infiniti QX80 has no such tech standard, but it does come with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can be expanded to 10.2 inches if you opt for the optional Nav package.
With more tech comes more safety features: both SUVs have lane guidance and blind spot monitoring systems standard on every trim level of both vehicles (the 2023 QX80 also offers active cruise control). Both SUVs offer adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking packages and forward collision warning systems with pedestrian detection technology when equipped with driver assist packages.
The 2023 Ford Expedition and the 2023 Infiniti QX80 both have powerful engines, which means they can get you where you need to go quickly. The only difference is that one of these vehicles has more horsepower than the other.
The 2023 Ford Expedition comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This model also offers a 10-speed automatic transmission, which helps to improve its fuel economy by 14 miles per gallon on average compared to other SUVs in this segment (at 16 mpg overall).
The 2023 Infiniti QX80 comes with Toyota’s 5.6L 3UR-FE V8 engine under its hood and 8-speed automatic transmission for improved performance and efficiency over its competition (19/25 mpg city/highway).
The Bottom Line
It’s a tough call, but we’re giving the win to Ford. The Expedition is an older model with fewer features than its competitor, but it still has the same amenities you’d expect in a modern SUV. It may not be as technologically advanced as the QX80 or other newer SUVs, but it offers plenty of space and comfort at a reasonable price.
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