When you're shopping for a capable and luxurious SUV, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery and the 2018 Infiniti QX80 should be at the top of your list of vehicles to test drive. Each offers three rows of seating and plenty of upscale features for the discerning buyer.


Beneath the hood of the Discovery is a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, producing 332 pound-feet of torque and 340 horsepower. A turbocharged diesel-powered V-6 is an option, which produces 443 pound-feet of torque and 254 horsepower. Both pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is standard across all trim levels. The QX80 comes with only one engine option, a 5.6-liter V-8 unit that pumps out 413 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower. This works with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can choose between rear-wheel and four-wheel drive.

Luxury & Convenience 

Even the base trim of the Land Rover Discovery comes with leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-inch touch screen with navigation, a hands-free lift gate, and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. As you move up through the trim levels, standard equipment includes tri-zone climate control, wood interior trim, second-row USB ports, premium upholstery, an upgraded surround sound audio system, heated front and second-row seats, and massaging functionality in the front row seats. 

The Infiniti QX80 comes in a single trim level, equipped with heated front seats, an 8-inch touch screen, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, and leather upholstery. Available upgrades include upgraded upholstery, a 15-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.

Safety & Security

Standard safety equipment on both SUVs includes a rearview camera, anti-lock brakes, and plenty of advanced air bags throughout the three rows of seating. The Discovery also comes with forward collision mitigation with automatic braking. Packages are available on both models with options like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure intervention, and adaptive cruise control. Additional features in packages for the Discovery include reverse traffic detection, a speed limiter, a drowsy driver warning system, auto-dimming side mirrors, and a traffic sign reader. 


The base price of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery comes in about $12,000 lower than the base price of the 2018 Infiniti QX80. If budget is a primary consideration, the Discovery is a better buy. 

Fuel Economy

The Discovery also beats the QX80 when it comes to fuel efficiency. EPA estimates for the Infiniti SUV come in at 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. For the Discovery, the estimates are slightly higher at 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.


Every new Infiniti QX80 comes with a four-year/60,000-mile basic warranty with additional coverage on emission control, powertrain, seat belts, and corrosion. With a new Discovery, the warranty includes four years/50,000 miles of basic and powertrain coverage, as well as a six-year warranty against corrosion. 

Take the 2018 Discovery for a test drive at Hennessy Land Rover Gwinnett to experience these appealing features and compare how they stack up against the 2018 QX80.

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    Duluth, GA 30096

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