Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80 Comparison

Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80

Find out how the three-row flagship Volvo SUV towers above INFINITI's competitor with our Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80 head-to-head comparison guide. Read on, and you'll see the Volvo XC90 SUV's competitive, luxury-lined price in action, its efficient power taking it further, and its spacious yet agile size handling every drive with uncompromising versatility.

This is all just a taste of what a new Volvo XC90 can offer; visit us at Principle Volvo Cars to discover the rest with an expert-guided tour and test drive.

Compare Volvo XC90 and INFINITI QX80 Pricing

To start the Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80 comparison, let's see where their prices start.

The base-trim 2023 Volvo XC90 Core B5 AWD comes to life with a starting price of $56,000 MSRP.1 The base-model INFINITI QX80 Luxe RWD has a starting price of $71,950 MSRP.2 Even the top-trim 2023 Volvo XC90 Ultimate B6 AWD has a still-lower starting price of $69,200 MSRP.1

Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80 standard features see Volvo XC90 Core exceed the INFINITI QX80 Luxe with four-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, and the semi-autonomous Volvo Pilot Assist driving capabilities. The QX80 has standard three-zone climate control and lacks a fully-digital instrument cluster and equivalent semi-autonomous driving capabilities.

Many Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80 standard features are a tie. Still, comparing the top-trim Volvo XC90 Ultimate to the more-expensive INFINITI QX80 Luxe reveals an even larger gap that the INFINITI needs to conquer. As a small taste, this top Volvo XC90 provides standard ventilated Nappa leather upholstery (not available in a QX80) and 21-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (QX80 has standard 20-inch wheels).

INFINITI QX80 vs. Volvo XC90 Power & Performance

If you compare horsepower alone, the Volvo XC90 specs may appear to offer less. Appear is the key word here. The 5.6-liter V-8 engine in an INFINITI QX80 makes 400 horsepower, and the standard Volvo XC90 B5 AWD powertrain's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes 247 horsepower.

However, the QX80 has a whopping 5,678-pound base curb weight, while the 2023 Volvo XC90 B5 AWD has a significantly-lower 4,589-pound base curb weight.

Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80 power sees the Volvo XC90 B6 AWD kick things up to 295 horsepower. The Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD leaves every QX80 behind with 455 horsepower; the QX80 also lacks plug-in hybrid capabilities.

More importantly for your daily drive, every powertrain in the Volvo XC90 SUV's arsenal can deliver far-higher MPGs than the INFINITI QX80.

For a QX80 with RWD, you're looking at an EPA-estimated 14/20 MPG (city/highway).3 Choose a 4WD 2022 INFINITI QX80 for an EPA-estimated 13/19 MPG (city/highway).3

Volvo XC90 vs. QX80 efficiency begins with the 2023 Volvo XC90 B5 AWD delivering an EPA-estimated 22/28 MPG (city/highway).4 Upgrading to a 2023 Volvo XC90 B6 AWD provides a 6.5-second 0-60 mph time and an EPA-estimated 20/26 MPG (city/highway).4 Choosing the plug-in hybrid 2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD gives you an anticipated EPA-estimated 58 MPGe combined.5

Compare The INFINITI QX80 and Volvo XC90 Dimensions & Spaciousness

As you'll notice when you compare the Volvo XC90 and Lexus RX 350, this three-row Volvo SUV is a champion of both agility and space

Specifically, the 2023 Volvo XC90 is 195 inches long, 75.7 inches wide without mirrors, and 69.9 inches tall. The 2022 INFINITI QX80 is 210.2 inches long, 79.9 inches wide without mirrors, and 75.8 inches tall.

Despite the significant length difference between Volvo XC90 vs. INFINITI QX80 dimensions, the Volvo XC90 offers more front legroom (40.9 inches vs. QX80's 39.6 inches) and greater third-row legroom (31.9 inches vs. the QX80's 28.8 inches).

The INFINITI QX80 does have 95.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo room (Volvo XC90 has 85.7 cubic feet). But remember, you'll need to drive a 15.2-inch longer, 4.2-inch wider, and typically 1,000 pound heavier vehicle to get that extra cargo room.

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Volvo XC90

Drivetrain: AWD
Transmission: 8-speed A/T
Combined MPG:1 23
Seats: Up to 7
Length: 197"
Width: 75.71"
Interior Benefits:
  • 10-speaker high performance audio system
  • 9" Sensus®touchscreen
  • Sensus® navigation pro
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • SiriusXM®
  • 2 USB-A ports and 2 USB-C ports
Standard Safety Features:
  • Collision mitigation
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Back-up camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control w/ Volvo Pilot Assist
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Drivetrain: RWD
Transmission: 7-speed A/T
Combined MPG:1 16
Seats: Up to 7
Length: 210.2"
Width: 79.9"
Interior Benefits:
  • INFINITI InTouch interactive display
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Siri® Eyes Free
Standard Safety Features:
  • Blind spot intervention
  • Collision mitigation
  • Lane departure prevention
  • Around View Monitor
  • Adaptive cruise control

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is bigger, the Volvo XC90 or the INFINITI QX80?

The INFINITI QX80 is a massive vehicle, measuring 15.2-inches longer, 4.2-inches wider, 5.9-inches taller, and around 1,000 pounds heavier than the Volvo XC90. However, despite its far more agile stature, the Volvo XC90 offers an extra 1.3-inches of front legroom and 3.1-inches of third-row legroom when compared to a QX80.

How do the Volvo XC90 safety features compare to the INFINITI QX80?

The Volvo XC90 is a leader in standard safety features. It offers exclusive benefits that outpace competing three-row SUVs like the INFINITI QX80, including the semi-autonomous driving capabilities of the standard Volvo Pilot Assist. The Volvo XC90 also offers standard front/rear parking assistance and a lane-keeping aid, which the QX80 does not have as standard.

Which has more cargo space: INFINITI QX80 vs. Volvo XC90?

The INFINITI QX80 has an extra 9.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo room compared to the Volvo XC90, but this comes at a price. The QX80 is a significantly less-agile vehicle, and even with the QX80's larger size and heavier curb weight, the Volvo XC90 offers 1.3-inches more front legroom and 3.1-inches extra third-row legroom.

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2Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excluding destination charge, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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