2017 Infiniti Q70

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2017 MODEL

$50,100 - $67,400

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Detailed Review

The 2017 Infinity Q70 is a luxury sedan by core. Infiniti totally focused in the comfort and convenience this car can offer instead of focusing on performance and power.


7.8/10
Features

 

8.2/10
Engine

 

6.9/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.7/10
Interior

 

7.6/10
Exterior

 

7.3/10
Safety

 
 
 

The Q70 has a standard price tag of $50,100. This 4-door sedan is equipped with a 330-hp powerhouse. It has a rear-wheel drive drivetrain with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Q70 is all about comfort and luxury but it does have an even powerful V8 engine variant. It is not much different in power, look and performance than its older models but Infiniti has made some insane changes.

2017 Infiniti Q70 Features

7.8/10

The Infiniti Q70 has a standard variant the Q70 3.7 and a more powerful variant Q70 5.6 version. There is not much difference in looks and styling, even the price gap is not much. The Q70 5.6 features a 5.6L V8 which produces 420 bhp. It has the same 7-speed automatic transmission. Both the variants have rear-wheel drive drivetrain while the all-wheel drive is optional.

The main difference between the 3.7and 5.6 Q70 is their power and features, other than that everything is the same. The 5.6 features better infotainment system and comfort levels than the 3.6. Unlike other brands, the Infiniti Q70 5.6 doesn't actually feature the standard features of the 3.6 version.

Trim 3.7 5.6
MSRP $50,100 $63,150
Key

 

Features

  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Bose 2-Channel 10-Speaker Premium Audio System
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation

We Recommend

The Infiniti Q70 3.7 and 5.6 have their own specialties and they have their own flaws and simply comparing them won't be fair as well. The 3.7 and 5.6 have the same body and styling. The 3.7 is a well-balanced sedan and its luxury is top notch. In case, you can put a little extra cash, go for the 5.7 because it's simply better than the 3.6 in every single aspect.

2017 Infiniti Q70 Engine

8.2/10

"Equipped with the optional 416-hp V-8 engine (a 330-hp 3.7-liter V-6 is standard) and all-wheel drive—plus the additional wheelbase—our Q70L test car weighed more than two tons: 4174 pounds. That’s substantial, but an Audi A6 with a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and all-wheel drive is even heavier."-CarandDriver

Engine and Transmission

The Infiniti Q70 3.7 features a 3.7L V6 engine coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Q70 3.7s 330 hp powerhouse produces 270 lb.-ft. of torque. It has rear-wheel drive drivetrain but you can go for an optional all-wheel drive. For a 330 hp powerhouse, the torque offered is way too low which affects its performance.

The Q70 is the most powerful car in the whole class followed by Audi and BMW. Compared to the Q70 all its competitors features way less powerful engines but has almost the same torque which means that they are equals in performance.

Models Infiniti Q70 3.7 Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i
MSRP $50,100 $47,600 $52,150 $51,200
Engine 3.7L DOHC 24-Valve V6 w/VVEL 2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 2.0L Inline 4 Turbo 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
Transmission 7-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic 9 Speed Automatic 8 Speed Automatic
Horsepower 330 hp 252 hp 241 hp 248 hp
Torque 270 lb-ft 273 lb-ft 273 lb-ft 258 lb-ft

Acceleration

The Q70 featuring a 330 hp V6 and RWD drivetrain races from 0-60 mph in just 6.0 sec with the quarter mile margin of 14.6 sec. Unlike other car manufacturers like BMW or Mercedes, the Infiniti focus their cars on one aspect as they made the Q70 as luxurious as they could instead of focusing on performance or power output.

Moving up to its competitors the BMW, Mercedes, and Audi show some insane acceleration which was totally obvious. Compared to the 0-60mph acceleration the Q70 and others gets slow at the quarter-mile margin. Overall BMW 530i leads the segment like a boss.

Models Infiniti Q70 3.7 Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i
0-60 MPH 6.0 sec 6.7 sec 6.2 sec 6.0 sec
Quarter mile 14.6 sec 14.7 sec 14.3 sec 13.5 sec

Handling and Steering

The Infiniti Q70 sure gets outshined in acceleration but it's totally opposite out here. The Q70 features a 3-spoke multifunction power steering and it has front double wishbone and rear Multi-link suspension. Unlike other V6 or V8 cars, the Q70 doesn't has a noisy brash sounding exhaust system.

It is fun to drive the Q70 due to its smooth accelerations, precise control, and responsive steering but the real fun is sitting in the back row enjoying your champagne as you will hardly feel any vibration due to its effective suspension system, it is way stable thanks to its longer wheelbase and way silent thanks to the impressive sound isolation.

Braking

The 2017 Infiniti Q70 is a big sedan so it does need some big brakes and insane braking power is it was heavy as well. But the Q70 despite being a big luxury sedan only has a curb weight of 3878 lbs. which actually makes it lighter compared to its body size. It features 12.6/12.1 inch four-wheel disc brakes with the anti-lock braking system. The Q70 has a braking distance of 113 ft. which is satisfactory.

Model Infiniti Q70 3.7 Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i
Brake Front (in.) 12.6 13.6 12.7 11.6
Brake Rear (in.) 12.1 13.0 11.8 11.7
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3876 3858 3792 3746
60-0 MPH (ft.) 113 117 106 106

The Q70 also features electronic stability controls and traction controls for effective and safer braking. The BMW and Mercedes have better stopping distance due to their smaller and lighter body.

2017 Infiniti Q70 Fuel Economy

6.9/10

The Infiniti Q70 sedan is pretty fuel efficient for a sedan featuring a 330hp powerhouse. It has an average mileage of 18/25 mpg in city/highway and a combined mileage of 21 mpg. Well, unfortunately the Q70 is the least fuel efficient vehicle in the class. The Audi A6 leads the segment followed by BMW 530i and Mercedes-Benz E300.

Model Infiniti Q70 3.7 Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Mercedes-Benz \xa0E300 Sport BMW 530i
MPG (city) 18 24 22 24
MPG (highway) 25 34 30 34
MPG (combined) 21 28 25 27

2017 Infiniti Q70 Interior

7.7/10

"The Q70's cabin has very good ergonomics overall, including a curved central control stack that falls readily to hand."-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Infinity Q70 sedan is a 4-door 5 seater sedan. It has very spacious classy looking, luxurious interiors and a bit old-school infotainment system. The Q70 is all about comfort and so it features leather-trimmed bucket front seats with 8-way power adjustment, adjustable lumbar and multi-level heating and ventilated rear seats with multi-level heating and center armrest (folding).

Model Infiniti Q70 3.7 Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.1/58.4/44.0 37.2/57.5/41.3 37.9/57.8/41.3 38.8/57.5/41.4
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 37.7/56.7/36.2 37.8/56.3/37.4 38.2/56.9/35.8 37.5/55.9/36.5

The interiors are equipped with several luxurious features. It has a multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise controls on it. The seat and mirror control is mounted on the door while other control can be accessed using the old-school buttons. The Q70 also comes with several packages and options for better and more comfortable interiors.

Interior Features

  • Dual-zone Climate control
  • Key less
  • Overhead console with storage
  • One-touch power window
  • Cruise control
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Interior Air filtration
  • Tilt/Telescopic steering wheel
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Universal remote Transmitter

Infotainment System

Just like its exteriors, the Q70 has very classy looking interiors with some old-school features and button. It features 8.0-inch infotainment display and has several buttons for stereo, radio, volume controls.

Infotainment Features

  • Android Auto
  • Apple carPlay
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Speed Sensitive Volume control
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Satellite Radio
  • USB connection
  • 6-speaker
  • 160 watt Stereo Output

Cargo Volume

The Q70 Sedan features a 14.9 cubic foot of cargo space. For a big sedan like this, the cargo space offered by it is a bit disappointing but it is not surprising at all since it is a luxury sedan. The cargo space cannot be increased as it features non-folding rear seats. The BMW 530i has best in class cargo volume followed by Q70 and Audi A6.

Model Infiniti Q70 3.7 Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 14.9 14.1 13.1 18.7

2017 Infiniti Q70 Exterior

7.6/10

Dimension and weight

The Q70 is a big sedan. It has a classy, simple looking aerodynamic body complimented with chrome. The standard look or body design of the Q70 is pretty same as its older 2015 model but the wheelbase has been increased to 114.2-inch for improved stability and little extra touching are added to the exteriors.

Model Infiniti Q70 3.7 Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i
Curb weight (lbs.) 3876 3858 3792 3746
Length(in) 194.7 194.2 193.8 194.6
Width(in) 72.6 73.8 73.7 73.5
Height(in) 59.1 57.8 57.8 58.2
Ground clearance (in) 6.0 6.6 5.5 6.2
Wheelbase (in) 114.2 114.6 115.7 117.1
Track width (in) F/R 62.2/61.8 64.1/63.7 63.6/63.7 63.0/63.9

It has 194.7 inch of body length and 72.6 inch of breadth which creates space for its big engine and spacious cabin. The 6.0 ground clearance helps it suit all kind of roads while the 59.1 inch of body height crates lots of headroom. Well, compared to its body size the Q70 only weighs 3876 lbs.

Exterior Feature

  • LED Headlamp
  • Sunroof
  • Chrome Door handles
  • Chrome Grille
  • 18x8 inch. Alloy Wheels
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Turn Signal Mirrors

2017 Infiniti Q70 Safety

7.3/10

The Infiniti Q70 sedan is well equipped with several safety features standard in luxury cars. Unlike its classy design, the Infiniti Q70 equipped Infiniti's latest safety system called the Safety Shield Concept. Forward Emergency Braking, Brake assist, Blind spot warning, Lane departure warning, Distance Control assist and advanced Cruise control are some of the hi-end features which comes standard in the Q70.

The Q70 is also equipped with the well-known standard features like Anti-lock braking system, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and Forward Collision Warning. The Q70 has also been rated by both NHTSA and IIHS and has a remarkable performance.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

NHTSA Rating

Overall frontal barrier crash rating 4 star
Frontal barrier crash rating driver 5 star
Rollover rating 4 star
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger 4 star

IIHS Rating

Small overlap front driver side Good
Small overlap front passenger side Not rated
Moderate overlap front Good
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Front crash prevention Superior
Headlights Acceptable
Child seats anchors (LATCH) Poor

2017 Infiniti Q70 Competition

Audi A6 Premium vs Infiniti Q70

The Audi A6 Premium is a $47,600 luxury sedan. It features a less powerful 252 hp engine with 7-speed automatic transmission. The Audi A6 is less powerful that Q70 but offers same performance and has no flaws compared to the Q70. It has almost same dimension as the Q70 and offers best in class fuel efficiency.

The Only reason the Q70 is costly than the Audi A6 is the extra power, apart from that the A6 stands on same ground as the Q70.

BMW 530i vs Infiniti Q70

The BMW 530i has the best in class performance and is more fuel efficient and space efficient than the Q70. This $51,200 sedan features a 252hp powerhouse coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission and produces 248 lb.-ft. of torque. It outclasses the Q70 in performance and efficiency but lacks a little interior spacing.

2017 Infiniti Q70 Final Verdict

The 2017 Infiniti Q70 is a luxury sedan by the core. Infiniti totally focused on the comfort and convenience this car can offer instead of focusing on performance and power. The 5.6 variant of Q70 is remarkable as well. For the performance enthusiast, Infiniti has also offered a sports package. The Q70 is less fuel efficient, slow acceleration, less interior storage space and have some minor flaws.

But there is no denying that it is the most luxurious and the safest vehicle you can get. You might go for the Mercedes or BMW or Audi but unlike Infiniti, they are more performance focused cars. Either for a family or professional use, the Q70 is a perfect choice at this range.

Pros

Good cabin space with comfortable seats

Better driving position

Good acceration in V8 powered trims

Cons

Optional driver assistance features

Limited storage inside cabin

Dated infotainment interface

What's New?

Only minor package suffle otherwise no major Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

226 cu. in.

horsepower

330 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

270 lb.-ft. @ 5200 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.1 in. ventilated disc brakes/12.6 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

114.2 in.

length

194.7 in.

width

72.6 in.

height

59.1 in.

curb weight

3867 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

8500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/25 mpg

highway range

500 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/60000 miles

drivetrain warranty

6 years/70000 miles

corrosion warranty

7 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Infiniti Q70 in Liquid Platinum color  2017 Infiniti Q70 in Majestic White color  2017 Infiniti Q70 in Hermosa Blue color  2017 Infiniti Q70 in Hagane Blue color  2017 Infiniti Q70 in Graphite Shadow color  2017 Infiniti Q70 in Chestnut Bronze color  2017 Infiniti Q70 in Black Obsidian color
Liquid Platinum

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Ratings

Features

7.8

Engine

8.2

Fuel Economy

6.9

Interior

7.7

Exterior

7.6

Safety

7.3

Driving

7.9

Comfort

7.4

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Infiniti Q70 4dr Sedan

4dr Sedan

power
420 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$50,100 - $63,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $50,100 MSRP (18/21/25) 330 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
4dr Sedan (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $63,150 MSRP (16/19/24) 420 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5.6 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Infiniti Q70 L

L

power
416 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$51,600 - $67,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $51,600 MSRP (18/21/25) 330 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
L 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $53,750 MSRP (18/20/24) 330 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA
L 4dr Sedan (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $64,850 MSRP (16/19/24) 416 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5.6 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA
L 4dr Sedan AWD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $67,400 MSRP (16/18/23) 416 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5.6 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Infiniti Q70 4dr Sedan AWD

4dr Sedan AWD

power
420 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$52,250 - $65,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $52,250 MSRP (18/20/24) 330 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA
4dr Sedan AWD (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $65,700 MSRP (16/18/23) 420 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5.6 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Infiniti Q70 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 (28/30/33) 360 hp @ 6800 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA