Infiniti's biggest SUV on offer provides quite the cushy ride, but it doesn't scrimp on capability.
The 2021 Infiniti QX80 is a fundamentally good three-row luxury SUV.
However, context is always important, and when viewed through the same lens as its newer competitors -- including a call that's coming from inside the house, so to speak -- all its shiny bits may not be as bright.
The 2021 Infiniti QX80 has some stellar competition, which puts it in a tricky spot.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and BMW X7 are far more luxurious, and both are also more rewarding to drive.
The Lincoln Navigator can be optioned out in wild ways, offering unique interior styling cues that even the Germans have trouble matching.
But in all honesty, the QX80's biggest competitor is the 2021 Nissan Armada, which offers the same driving experience and cabin space with better technology and, in my opinion, better looks.
In a bubble, there's a lot to like about the 2021 QX80.
It's a big boy that offers ample interior space and leather-lined comfort on the road, and it's capable of towing a good amount of stuff thanks to a V8 that loves to move.
But when placed against the context of its closest competitors, it begins to lose some of that luster.
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