We are looking for the best 7 seater SUV on the market. We have $ 80,000 in budget. We watched for the Infiniti QX80. Very beautiful model. Is this a logical choice?
Hello. In the full-size sport utility segment, the QX80 is certainly the least expensive. Virtually all of his competitors start at $ 90,000. The Infiniti QX80 is almost a bargain.
Partially renewed last year, the QX80 asserts itself with a strong design that leaves no doubt about its refinement and its capabilities. Although it is massive, it is derived from the Armada itself, which comes from the Nissan Patrol, a vehicle known for its robustness and off-road skills. Like its Armada cousin, it comes with a 5.6-liter V8 that delivers 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
As you might expect, it consumes a lot of fuel. Without too much effort, you will reach the 15 to 20 liters / 100 km in urban driving and without passengers. Of course, if you use its towing capacity of 3,856 kg, each full will cost you one arm.
The QX80 offers a high level of luxury and comfort. Its finish is one of the best in the Infiniti range. The first two rows offer a lot of comfort, but the last in the trunk is more difficult for long trips. Good news: in general, reliability is at the rendezvous with the QX80.
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If you want to make a good savings of about $ 10,000, you can fall back on the Nissan Armada. With the exception of the partially different exterior style, they are identical. This is a particular strategy at Nissan / Infiniti. Note that the roots of both products date back to 2011, and although manufacturers have improved the range, these utilities are among the oldest vehicles on the market today.
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For more modernity, I suggest you take a look at the Ford Expedition. Fully re-examined last year, he impressed us particularly in his comparison match against the GMC Yukon XL. We had the Platinum MAX version, but most of our comments apply to the entire range. Mechanically, it offers plenty of power from its 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 of 375 or 400 horsepower – depending on the version. As it is a smaller displacement, you will have a more reasonable fuel consumption than with the QX80 V8. The interior layout is also more functional for the family. At the moment, it offers an interesting reliability, which allows us to recommend it. It does not have a logo as prestigious as that of Infiniti, but there is a good chance that it will serve you better, especially as you aim for a family use.
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The Ford Expedition 2018 Face-to-Face Competition c. GMC Yukon 2018