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2016 INFINITI QX80 vs 2016 Cadillac Escalade near Sacramento, CA

The Luxury SUV Face-Off: Who Will Win?

For a luxurious SUV, the 2016 QX80 is at the top of the game. This vehicle is outfitted with superior capability and commodious amenities found inside and out. To see how it stands up against its competition, we at INFINITI of Elk Grove threw it in the ring. The 2016 INFINITI QX80 vs 2016 Cadillac Escalade near Sacramento, CA, is the luxury SUV matchup that helps shine light onto which vehicle is better outfitted  the INFINITI or the Cadillac?

When you want to spend a warm day leisurely floating along the American River, the QX80 is the SUV that is able to easily accommodate everything you need to bring along. The rear cargo space is rated at 16.1 cubic ft. of room1, which is more than what the Escalade has to offer with its 15.2 cubic ft. of space1. Fold all rows flat, and you’re looking at 95.1 cubic ft.1 in the QX80 and only 94.2 cubic ft. of space1 in the Escalade.

Not only is the INFINITI QX80 more spacious than the Cadillac Escalade, it’s also more capable. For weekend getaways at Folsom Lake, bringing along a camper-trailer is easier than ever in the QX80. This SUV boasts an 8,500-lb. towing capacity2, which means your days of making two trips are over. However, if you’re behind the wheel of the Escalade, you’ll only have an 8,100-lb. towing capacility3 at your disposal – a whole 300-lb. less than what the INFINITI offers.  

That’s not all for this comparison between the 2016 INFINITI QX80 vs 2016 Cadillac Escalade near Sacramento, CA. Continuing with the interior, the QX80 offers an available Theater Package. Included in this is dual 7-inch monitors, two sets of wireless headphones, a wireless remote control, auxiliary input jacks, a 120-volt outlet4, heated second-row outboard seats, and a remote tip-up second-row seat function for optimal comfort and versatility. The Escalade, on the other hand, only offers one fold-down screen, a non-wireless remote control, non-wireless headphones, auxilary jacks, and only a second screen in the third-row on the ESV trim. What’s more, the third-row in the QX80 is even able to recline backwards for prime movie-watching pleasure – a feature not found in the Escalade.

In this comparison, the safety features on the 2016 QX80 prove to outweigh those on the 2016 Escalade. For optimal visibility in inclement weather conditions, LED fog lights come standard on the QX80. LED fog lights are only found in top trims of the Escalade. While the Escalade is equipped with a rearview camera, the QX80 takes it a step further with its Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Front and Rear Sonar System5. This standard feature provides an extra set of eyes in the back and front, which makes for seamless reversing, parallel parking, and the like, every time you get behind the wheel. By the use of sonar, an audible warning will sound if it detects an object in the front or rear of the vehicle. This kind of system is not standard on the Escalade.

When it comes to the 2016 INFINITI QX80 vs 2016 Cadillac Escalade near Sacramento, CA, all signs point to the QX80. In terms of capability and innovation, the QX80 hits it out of the park. Visit INFINITI of Elk Grove to learn more about this stunning SUV and even take it out for a test drive!


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1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

2. When towing at or near Maximum Trailer Weight, the allowable vehicle cargo and/or number of passengers is reduced because it is necessary to stay below the Gross Combined Weight Rating and the Gross Axle Weight Rating. If the vehicle has cargo and passengers, the allowable Maximum Trailer Weight is reduced. See your INFINITI Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for proper use.

3. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering , carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

4. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. If you have to use the connected device while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.

5. AVM with MOD cannot completely eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. MOD operates at vehicles speeds below 5 mph. Always check surroundings before moving vehicle. Not a substitute for proper backing procedures. Always turn to check what is behind you before backing up. The Front and Rear Sonar System is a convenience, but not a substitute for proper parking procedures and/or backing procedures. Always check that it is safe to do so before moving forward or backing up. May not detect every object in front of or behind you.

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