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2018 Infiniti QX80 looks better, but is the same under the skin

While the outside got a much needed makeover for 2018, the engine and technology remain the same full-size SUV.

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Emme Hall

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The Infiniti QX80 full-size SUV got a makeover for 2018.

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The front fascia is much better looking, with LED headlights that are much more in line with the rest of Infiniti's models.

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The QX80 might be large, but the ride is comfortable and quiet. 

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Under the hood is the same powerplant as last year: a 5.6-liter V8, putting out 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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New for this year is a digital rear view camera mirror. 

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The QX80 is loaded with driver's aids, including Distance Control Assist, which can help drivers mitigate any tailgating.

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The QX80 is available in rear-wheel or four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case. 

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The InTouch infotainment system is outdated and does not feature Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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The 2018 QX80 starts at $64,750 for a rear-wheel drive model.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the Blue Behemoth.  

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