2017 Infiniti Q70

The vehicle falls well short of the standard set by its rivals. However, the 2017 Infiniti Q70 offers solid crash-test scores, fuel economy ratings at least for the Hybrid model, and numerous high-tech safety features. Its release date should be expected in August this year according online reports.

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Despite undergoing several refreshments and even changing its nameplate a while back, the Infiniti Q70 seems to be ageing pretty fast. And while it may seem to be falling from a past glory, the sedan still has something to offer including a long-wheelbase trim that offers popular brands a run for their money with its rock-bottom price.

The Q70L, as the long-wheelbase version is known, adds copious rear legroom amount to about 5.9”. Many people might it an easy alternative to executive, luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series, but sadly the Q70 misses the mark here as it lacks the basic techs and features to match those of the 5 Series which makes the seatback entertaining and exciting. Basically, the only difference between the Q70 and the other executive sedans in its segment is the space which the Q70 offers unreservedly.

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Under the hood, the vehicle comes with a stout engine that cranks out an impressive 330 hp. however, it’s only good on paper as the 3.7L V6 engine doesn’t feel and drive as energetic as a vehicle with such output should.

Luckily, buyers shopping in the segment have quite a bit of alternatives worth looking at. They include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class which comes with a fuel-sipping diesel engine with better fuel economy ratings and boasts of superior cabin that comes feature-laden with latest features. Others include the crisp, elegant 2017 Audi A6, the 2017 Cadillac CT6, and the well-appointed 2017 BMW 5 Series.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q70

The midsize luxury 2017 Infiniti Q70 sedan is offered with a seating capacity of five passengers and is available in only two trim levels: the 3.7 (V6) and the 5.6 (V8). The 2017 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Interior Redesign & Exterior Changes – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Standard features available for the 3.7 and the Hybrid trim include a sunroof, LED foglights and headlights, 18” wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, driver memory settings, wood interior trim, a USB port, a rearview camera, premium vinyl upholstery, cruise control, a soft-close trunk lid, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, an eight-way power adjustable heated front seats, a six-speaker sound system, front seat power lumbar, CD player, satellite audio, and 7” infotainment display.

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Upgrading to the 5.6 trim gets you a leather upholstery, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth streaming audio, an 8” display, cooled front seats, a navigation system, a surround-view parking camera, leather upholstery, voice controls, and Infiniti Connection telematics.

The optional Deluxe Touring package available for the two trims includes a simulated suede headliner, 16-speaker Bose surround system, an upgraded gauge hood, silver powdered wood trim, leather upholstery with exposed stitching and seat bolstering, a power rear sunshade, and a unique exterior accents.

The Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, lane-change assist, adaptive headlights, Active Trace Control system, a blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning system, adaptive headlights, and automatic emergency braking.

Next up is the Performance Tire and Wheel package that gets you upgraded brakes, aluminum pedals, sports seats, 20” wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, a sport steering wheel, exterior styling, a leather-stitched gauge pod, and paddle shifters.

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The Premium Select Edition package gets you different 20”wheels, illuminated door sills, aluminum interior trim, upgraded brakes, and a darker rear bumper.

Specifications

  • Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.2 in. (114.2 in.)
  • Length: 16 ft. 4.1 in. (196.1 in.)
  • Width: 6 ft. 0.6 in. (72.6 in.)
  • Passenger volume: 118.5 cu.ft.
  • Cargo volume: 15 cu.ft.
  • Curb weight: 4195 lb
  • Top Speed: 150 mph
  • 0-60: 5.6 sec
  • MPG: 18/26 mpg
  • Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Hermosa Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black…
  • Towing Capacity: N/A

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Producing 330 hp and 270 lbs. of torque is a 3.7L V6 engine that comes equipped on the base 2017 Infiniti Q70. The power is transmitted to the rear wheel drive via the seven-speed automatic transmission system.

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On the other hand, the 5.6 trim employs a 5.6L V8 engine rated at 420 hp and 417 lbs. of torque. With the engine, the model offered an average 0-60 mph acceleration performance that clocked 5.2 seconds.

Price & 2017 Infiniti Q70 Date Of Release

The redesigned vehicle should be expected this August. According to the online Infiniti price catalogue, the 2017 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid will cost you an MSRP beginning at $55,900, while the sedan will set you back by $49,850.

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