2021 INFINITI QX80 vs 2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 INFINITI QX80 Comparison

2021 INFINITI QX80 vs. 2021 Cadillac Escalade

The pinnacle of luxury in a versatile SUV body style, the 2021 INFINITI QX80 is a premier option for the discerning Denver Metro driver. A classy exterior is coupled with an interior filled with premium comfort and infotainment components to create an elegant ride. For cruising around Denver in style or making a statement on the highway, the INFINITI QX80 is the SUV option for families who want to experience the finer way of life during their adventures. The QX80 is also capable of competing favorably with similar luxury SUVs, such as the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.


The standard engine in the base model of the 2021 QX80 is a 5.6L V8. This powerful engine provides 400 horsepower of appreciable acceleration and overall performance that passengers will be sure to get excited over. The automatic seven-speed transmission has Adaptive Shift Control to make gear changes not only effortless but also diversifies the performance capabilities of the SUV. The transmission also has special shift modes for both snow driving and when towing larger loads. As for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, the SUV is equipped at base level with a 6.2L V8 engine. Sporting 420 horsepower and accompanied by a 10-speed automatic transmission, the SUV is comparable to the QX80.

Interior Features

Fitting of their luxury moniker, both the INFINITI QX80 and the Cadillac Escalade are fitted with premium interior features. With automatic tri-zone climate control systems, everyone in both SUVs will be cruising with their ideal temperature in the cabin. The QX80 has a microfilter included in its climate control system for optimal air quality as well, while the Escalade is fitted with a Cabin Air Ionizer. Infotainment capabilities are extensive at the base level for both luxury SUVs. Among the suite of applications available, passengers will adore SiriusXM® radio, both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for applicable smartphones, and Bluetooth® technology. Standard navigation programs are also found in both the QX80 and the Escalade.

Safety Features

An area where the 2021 QX80 shines over its competitor is the array of driver-assistance technology the SUV comes with at base level. Features such as Lane Departure Prevention and Blind Spot Intervention® technology are found on the base trim of the INFINITI, whereas they are absent from the base Escalade trim level. Other than these, both luxury SUVs have useful systems in place to add handling capabilities for the driver to take advantage of. Improved stability in challenging driving conditions is made possible with Vehicle Dynamic Control in the QX80 and the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system in the Escalade. Both systems are enhanced with Traction Control for handling that the driver can trust when the roads get slippery or difficult.

Get the 2021 INFINITI QX80 at Mike Ward INFINITI

If you are a driver looking to add some much-needed luxury to your family’s daily drive, the 2021 INFINITI QX80 is a fantastic option for you. Sporting plenty of performance and a whole host of standard driver-assistance technology, the QX80 is ideal for driving around Denver and the Rocky Mountains with ease. Mike Ward INFINITI is the go-to destination for drivers who desire luxury with an added sense of customer satisfaction found nowhere else. Visit our Highlands Ranch, CO dealership to speak with a Sales Department representative about how to purchase or lease a stunning QX80 today.


2021 INFINITI QX80 2021 Cadillac Escalade
Base MSRP $69,150 $77,890
Horsepower 400 HP 420 HP
City Estimated MPG: 14 MPG 15 MPG
Highway Estimated MPG: 20 MPG 20 MPG