There's nothing like hopping behind the wheel of a luxurious full-sized SUV and taking on the streets of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, Virginia. When you're looking for something with advanced technology, safety, and performance features, there's a good chance you're considering a Lincoln Aviator or an INFINITI QX80. But ultimately, which one is going to be the right choice for your lifestyle?

Here at Cavalier Lincoln, we're dedicated to helping our drivers every single step of the way through their car-buying journeys, and we know that starts right here with the research process. To make it as simple as possible for you, we created this handy breakdown of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 INFINITI QX80. Now, let's see how these two stack up against one another!

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Performance Features and Engine Specs

To get started, we'll take a look at the heart of each of these SUVs, the engine.

With the Lincoln Aviator, you're going to get a standard twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine that puts out 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque capability. In the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring trim level, this engine is paired with the Lincoln electric powertrain, and the combination of the gas and electric systems is going to get you a whopping 494 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque capability.

With the INFINITI QX80, the standard 5.6-liter V8 engine falls short, delivering only 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque capability across all three trim levels.

Innovative Safety Features

With all that power, you're also going to need a plethora of innovative safety features to keep you and your passengers secure.

The Lincoln Aviator offers an available Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ Plus system that includes a plethora of driver-assistant systems designed to act as a second set of eyes on the road ahead. The features included are:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist
    This feature is ideal for highway commuters. It will automatically speed up or slow down your vehicle depending on the flow of traffic. The Speed Sign Recognition helps you stay within the speed limit, so you don't have to worry about getting pulled over for going too fast.
  • Evasive Steering Assist
    This feature monitors the front of your vehicle and applies braking pressure if it senses an accident, so you can avoid or mitigate a collision.
  • Reverse Brake Assist
    This feature helps you back up and parallel park with confidence. It will automatically apply braking pressure if it senses a potential rear collision.
  • Active Park Assist Plus
    With this feature you won't have to worry about not fitting into tight parking spots. The system controls the acceleration, braking, turning, and shifting to get you securely in your spot.

The INFINITI QX80 does offer some driver-assistant safety systems as well, but it lacks many of these advanced features you'll find in the Lincoln Aviator.

The Verdict: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs INFINITI QX80

While both these vehicles may be decent choices for your commutes around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, Virginia, the Lincoln Aviator outperforms the INFINITI QX80 in crucial categories like performance and safety.

Here at Cavalier Lincoln, we're dedicated to providing you with a fun and informative car buying experience. For more information or to schedule your 2020 Lincoln Aviator test drive, contact us or stop by today!

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