Wapcar Automotive News – At first, the comparison between the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the Infiniti QX80 (2004 DO8) might seem unfair. My Grand Wagoneer trial started at $94,845 - $109,025 with all options - compared to the QX80's starting MSRP of $84,850, $87,985 download. As Sidney Greenstreet said in "The Maltese Falcon," "It's hard to be fair, sir."
However, the smaller, cheaper QX80 still stands up against the more glamorous and better-equipped Grand Wagoneer, based on a week-long test of each. Here is my conclusion after careful evaluation, notes, and review of the photos I have taken. Infiniti Malaysia has gained great reputation on the market.
It's not a contest. The Grand Wagoneer is suitable for a king, a head of state or a movie star. He shouted "Whole class!" "Style !" and "Swank!" from every pore. It actually has more in common with Cadillac's Escalade than it does with the glamorous but not-so-great QX80.
Given that luxury generosity is indeed the goal of the Grand Wagoneer, you can't really go wrong in that respect. However, the QX80 is the leader of the two, and in the real world, it's also easier to maneuver, handle, park, and get in and out, although the Grand Wagoneer's automatic step-up/down did is a welcome assistant. The QX80 is also slightly shorter.
It's also important to note that these tests took place in two cities - Yonkers and New York - and under these conditions, Lean was better. If you live in the country, this may not be a problem for you, but even people in the country frequent the parking lots of Walmart, Walgreens, and Applebees.
As noted above, there's a $9,995 difference between the two rides, with the QX80 being the cheaper choice. I can think of a few things I could do with $9,995 that I would save by choosing the QX80.
QX80 and Jeep Grand Wagoneer both report mileage at an intense 15 MPG city/highway combined.
Ride comfort: QX80
We were thoroughly pampered in the Grand Wagoneer's large, sumptuous interior, but two of my passengers complained about rough rides on busy roads. Yonkers county and the potholes of 9th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For over $100,000, the ride will be as smooth as glass. That said, the tall and tall among us will be welcome in the Wagoneer, with wider seats and more headroom.
Handling - Grand Wagoneer
There was a surprising find. The QX80 has a (slightly) larger turning radius, so its ability to turn around or get into tight spots isn't as strong as the Wagoneers, despite being the smallest of them all. Other than that, each car handles pretty well - just as good. You can't push cars like this across the streets and highways without an instant response from the steering wheel. It's nice to feel good control of both vehicles when moving around.
Engine: The Grand Wagoneer
QX80 has a lightweight 5.6-liter V8 with 300 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, while the Grand Wagoneer has a 6.4-liter V8 with 471 hp. mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive as standard. (There are, however, a limited number of models available with the 510-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six.)
Infotainment and Technology:
Both systems worked well quickly without having to consult the owner's manual, thank goodness. But the Grand Wagoneer goes ahead with rich, vibrant colors, and the center console offers a 12.0-inch center touchscreen that sits atop a 10.3-inch touchscreen, with controls for the system. your HVAC.
On the Series II option, passengers have their own 10.3 touchscreens. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and USB ports are offered in all three rows, and second-row passengers get another 10.3-inch touchscreen between the captain's seats; The rear entertainment system option adds a pair of 10.1-inch touchscreens.
Safety and Driver Assistance Features - Tie
Both vehicles have the necessary safety equipment to keep you safe on the road, including but not limited to adaptive cruise control, function self parking and night vision with pedestrian and animal detection. The Grand Wagoneer has a digital rearview mirror that some people love, but I don't have, so I switched it back to the good old analog.
Conclusion: The Grand Wagoneer will suit those looking to impress their neighbors and business partners, but the QX80 is also more powerful and less expensive.