2017 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid Sedan

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2017 MODEL

$56,200

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Detailed Review

The 2017 Q70 hybrid is the latest model of the Q70 lineup without anything latest, the thing is that they had made changes but you can’t see them. But worry not because it has a lot to show. The Sedan comprises of a 360 hp hybrid engine with a dual clutch 7-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive, a very classy looking luxurious interiors, a lot of space and fun to drive experience.


8.5/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

The 2017 Q70 hybrid is the latest model of the Q70 lineup without anything latest, the thing is that they had made changes but you can’t see them. But worry not because it has a lot to show. The Sedan comprises of a 360 hp hybrid engine with a dual clutch 7-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive, a very classy looking luxurious interiors, a lot of space and fun to drive experience.

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Features

8.5/10

The Q70 lineup has 3 trim levels with two power options, but the Q70 hybrid only features one powerhouse, even the packages available on the hybrid is less than the ones on the standard model. Despite being a bit outdated the Q70 series comes loaded with tones of the interior, exterior, and safety features and has the best in class luxury level.  

For a $56,200 price tag you get a fully loaded, high-quality leather interiors, power seats, with fully loaded Infinity’s infotainment system with navigation featuring 8-inch touch screen, voice recognition, SiriusXM radio, lane guidance, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Infinity’s connection along with standard infotainment features, with LED fog and brake lights.

Trim

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

MSRP

$56,200

Key

Features

LED rear brake lights and center high-mounted stoplight (CHMSL)

LED front fog lights

INFINITI Connection, including 6-month subscription for all security and convenience services

INFINITI Navigation System with 8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display, Lane Guidance and 3-D building graphics

INFINITI Voice Recognition for audio, navigation and vehicle-information systems

Streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology

USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

6-speaker audio system, AM/FM/CD with MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and speed sensitive volume

We recommend

Well, there is no other trim levels so there is no recommendation but Infinity does offer some packages like the premium package, technology package, and the Deluxe touring package. I would highly recommend choosing technology package as for an extra $3,069 you get every single high-end safety system available today along with Echo pedal and adaptive lighting system.

As for the recommendation go for the Chestnut Bronze exterior color with Graphite interior and silver powdered White Ash trim with a technology package. You can also go for the Deluxe package as it adds a Bose surround system, 16-speakers, and several other features to enhance luxury. 

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Engine

7.8/10

The 2017 Q70 hybrid features Infinity’s direct response hybrid system that includes a 302 hp 3.5L V6 engine combined with a 50kwh electric motor which sums up to be a 360hp powerhouse paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission and a rear wheel drivetrain, sounds exciting.

Models

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

Lexus GS 450h 4dr

Acura RLX Sport w/Technology package

MSRP

$56,200

$63,635

$59,950

Engine

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Transmission

7 Speed automatic

Continuously Variable Automatic

7 Speed manual

Horsepower

360 [email protected]

338 [email protected]

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Torque

258 [email protected]

257 [email protected]

341 [email protected]

The different powerhouse is fitted in such a way that either both can operate simultaneously or one at a time to save fuel, well that is how the hybrid works. Even after producing a 360hp power output, the Q70 is not the most powerful in the class as the Acura features a 377hp engine at 341 ft.-lbs of torque leading the competition while the Lexus offers a 338 hp hybrid engine.

Acceleration

The Q70 hybrid featuring a 360hp hybrid powerhouse races from 0-60mph in just 5.2 sec and hits the quarter mile margin at 13.7 sec. As for the competition the Acura RLX takes the lead with 0-60 in just 4.9 sec putting the low powered Lexus 450h at last.

Well, I could have said that for a 360hp hybrid engine the Q70 is a bit slow, but the Q70 features a large body for good cabin space and is loaded with tones of feature for luxury, safety, and convenience that makes it pretty heavy as well and so its performance is surprisingly good.

Models

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

Lexus GS 450h 4dr

Acura RLX Sport w/Technology Package

0-60 MPH

5.2 sec

6 sec

4.9 sec

Quarter mile

13.7 sec

14.4 sec

13.5 sec

Engine

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

5.9

5.7

6.1

Handling and steering

When it comes to handling a 4134 lbs. massive sedan it can be really frustrating and so Infinity designed the Q70 in such a way that driving it feels like driving a hatchback with long tail not to mention all the other added features in the technology package to make it more convenient. The hybrid powerhouse mostly works on electric power alone is so well designed that you will never notice the change.

The Q70 features a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with power steering, 7-speed automatic transmission with cruise control and a rear wheel drivetrain to make it fun. The sedan can easily cruise at 62 mph on electric power alone and can also do 1.2 miles on electricity, go hard on the pedal and you will hear a roaring V6 as the rear wheel spins at 5000 rpm.

 Braking

The Infinity Q70 is a long and heavy sedan, but since it’s not designed for performance it features small 12.6/12.1 inch front and rear ventilated disc brakes. In order to enhance the braking, the Q70 sedan also features 4-wheel abs system with stability control, traction control and emergency brake assist.

Model

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

Lexus GS 450h 4dr

Acura RLX Sport w/Technology package

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

13.1

13

Brake Rear (in.)

12.1

12.2

12.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4134

4112

4312

60-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

118

120

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Fuel economy and less pollution are one of the reasons the hybrid cars have made such a huge impact on today’s car market and it also save us some government taxes. As for the Q70 hybrid, it offers an average mileage of 28/33 mpg in city/highway with a combined mileage of 30mpg. The Q70 hybrid also has the regenerative braking system that charges its lithium-ion battery packs.

As for the competition, the Lexus GS 450h has the best in class fuel economy followed but the Q70 and the RLX sports forget the numbers and the fuel economy is pretty much the same.  

Model

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

Lexus GS 450h 4dr

Acura RLX Sport w/Technology Package

MPG (city)

28

29

29

MPG (highway)

33

34

30

MPG (combined)

30

31

29

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Interior

8.5/10
"The 2017 Q70's interior is open and inviting, and passengers won't have any issues getting comfortable. We particularly like the Q70's driver's seat and positioning."- Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

The Q70 is a 4-door sedan that can accommodate 5 people. Being a long sedan spares a lot of legroom and headroom, but what really makes it stand out is the way its interior is designed. No doubt that it is the most luxurious car in the class but, the modern tech blend with classy styling is what really makes it stand out. It has 8-way power front seats with adjustable height and multilevel heating.

The rear has a center armrest with ventilation ducts, and leather rear seats. It has a multifunction steering wheel and the center console is quite loaded with retro style controls for stereo, climate control, infotainment system, drive modes, and others while the driver side door is also mounted with windows and trunk control.

Model

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

Lexus GS 450h 4dr

Acura RLX Sport w/Technology Package

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.1/58.4/44.4

38.0/57.3/42.3

37.6/59.6/42.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.7/56.7/36.2

37.8/55.7/36.8

36.9/57.0/38.8

Interior Features

  • One-touch power windows
  • Power seats
  • Power steering
  • Leather Steering wheel
  • Tilt/Telescopic steering wheels
  • Hands-Free Entry
  • Key-less Ignition
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Cruise Control
  • Climate control
  • Rear-view camera
  • Universal Remote Transmitter
  • Dual Illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Electro-chromatic inside rear view mirror
  • Interior Air Filtration

Infotainment system

The Q70 has a bit outdated infotainment system in terms of technology but somehow it works and suits perfectly to its classy interiors. The standard infotainment system of Q70 features an 8-inch color infinity display along with lane guidance and voice recognition, it also features Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

It also comes standard 6-speaker audio system, AM/FM/CD with MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and speed sensitive volume control. The standard infotainment system offered by Infinity cannot be upgraded any further, so like it or not you are stuck with it.

Cargo capacity

The Q70 is a luxury sedan so cargo space is one of the last concern but it matters when you are fighting to be the best. But being a hybrid it doesn’t only need space for its engine but the battery pack as well and so it chucks up quite some space. And so the Q70 hybrid offers 11.3 cubic foot of cargo volume.

As for the competition the Lexus wins with its small but big 13.2 cubic foot trunk volume while the infinity stays at last.  

Model

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

Lexus GS 450h 4dr

Acura RLX Sport w/Technology Package

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

11.3

13.2

11.6

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Exterior

7.8/10

The Q70 hybrid has a very bold looking exterior. It has a long bonnet, a curvy hood, and maintains a sleek side profile that gives it a very classy look. But there are no big changes in the body designing at all, compared to the standard Q70 model, no difference, compared to the old model, no difference at all and the Q70 will pretty much look the same in the future as well.

As for the vehicle dimension, it is 196.1 inches long and 72.6 inches wide and has a height of 59.1 inches which makes it a massive sedan with a big cabin and so it has 6-inch of ground clearance and 114.2 inches of wheelbase to keep it balanced and well planted. Well, compared to the infinity the GS 450h is rather small while the Acura RLX is pretty much the same in size. 

Model

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 4dr

Lexus GS 450h 4dr

Acura RLX Sport w/Technology Package

Curb weight (lbs.)

4134

4112

4312

Length(in)

196.1

192.1

196.1

Width(in)

72.6

72.4

74.4

Height(in)

59.1

57.3

57.7

Ground clearance (in)

6.0

5.1

4.5

Wheelbase (in)

114.2

112.2

112.2

Track width (in) F/R

62/61.8

62/62.6

64.3/64.2

Exterior Features

  • LED Fog lights
  • LED Brake Lights
  • 18x8.0 alloy wheels
  • P245/50R All season tires
  • Power glass sunroof
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Body color side mirrors
  • Chrome Door Handles

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Safety

8.0/10

As for the standards, it offers LED/Dusk sensing headlamps, front rear head airbag with dual front side mounted airbags, post-collision safety system, stability control, traction control, emergency braking assist, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, remote anti-theft alarm system, tire pressure monitor, and rear door child safety locks.   

  • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Front-seat Active Head Restraints (AHR)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Forward Emergency Braking
  • Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP)
  • Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) System

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Competition

Infiniti Q70 hybrid VS Lexus GS 450-h

The Lexus GS 450-h is also a luxury sedan designed to offers the best in class ride experience. Just like the Infiniti, the GS450-h is not a driver focused car. The GS 450h offers a 338 hp V6 with CVT transmission. It is not only slower, or weaker but also smaller than the Q70 but has a bigger price tag of $63,635. On head-on comparison, the Infinity Q70 is the undeniable winner.

But when it comes to fulfilling the purpose that is providing the best in class luxury the GS 450-h is not the car to underestimate. As the Lexus 450-h is equipped with every possible luxury feature and looks more decent as well as classy than the Q70 and is way modern than it as well.

Infiniti Q70 hybrid VS Acura RLX sport

The Acura RLX sport is also a luxury sedan and is actually the most stunning looking car in the whole class, but compared to the Q70 and the 450-h the Acura is more powerful, offer better performance and is more of a driver-focused car than the others. Moving to the interiors the Acura looks modern and has fancier interior than others.

On head-on comparison, the Acura overpowers the Infiniti and Lexus in power, performance, functionality and fuel economy as well, along with the technology package the Acura RLX sport has no match.  

2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Final Verdict

The Infiniti Q70 is a modern luxury sedan with a hint of retro styling. It is no different than its predecessor when it comes to styling or the interiors as Infinity like to keep it less fancy and sturdier. It has a massive body with a bold front and sleek side profile and compared to other competitors it is way less attractive but is more affordable, functional and reliable.

The Q70 is specially designed for professional use but can be used as a luxury family sedan. Well, its fuel economy makes it more likely for the daily commute but small boot space negates that and it is a bit outdated but its ride quality and comfort makes up for it. It is suitable for long rides, handling business meeting or daily driving all for the price of $56,200.   

Pros

Luxurious Interior

Powerful and efficient hybrid engine

Ample features

Good handling

Cons

Outdated Designing

Stiff ride

Limited cargo space

What's New?

Refreshed body

Upgraded infotainment system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$56200

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

213

horsepower

360 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

258 lb.- @ 5000 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.1 ventilated disc brakes/12.6 ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

114.2 in.

length

194.7 in.

width

72.6 in.

height

59.1 in.

curb weight

4134 lbs.

ground clearance

5.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

11.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

178 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/30/33 mpg

highway range

610.5 mi.

highway range (evs/hybrids)

610.5 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan in Hagane Blue color  2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan in Majestic White color  2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan in Graphite Shadow color  2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan in Chestnut Bronze color  2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan in Black Obsidian color
Hagane Blue

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Safety

8.0

Exterior

7.8

Engine

7.8

Interior

8.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Features

8.5

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan Hybrid

Hybrid

power
360 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
30 combined

$56,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Hybrid 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7A) Starting at $56,200 MSRP (22/30/33) 360 hp @ 6800 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA