2016 Infiniti Q70

2016 Infiniti Q70
2016 Infiniti Q70

2016 Infiniti Q70


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 24 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.7 L Premium Unleaded V-6, 330 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Q70 strikes an unusual mix of luxury, economy and sportiness that's unmatched in this class, with strong powertrains, nimble handling and a quiet, refined interior. Its styling looks at once traditional yet flamboyant, and some will prefer the straightforward interior design to the screen-based systems in other luxury vehicles. The Q70 hybrid model provides gobs of power and torque all while delivering the fuel economy of a smaller car. The Q70 lineup features a wide range of tech gadgetry, including Blind Spot Intervention, setting the Q70 sedan apart from other cars in its class. A base V6-powered Q70 starts below $50,000-- well below the opening price of a BMW 7-series or Audi A8.

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What's New For 2016

For 2016 a new trim level has been added. The Premium Select Edition can be recognized by its dark chrome trim, sportier rear bumper and 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Premium Select Edition gets contrasting seat piping, a suede look and feel headliner and unique laser etched aluminum trim.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Infiniti Q70

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Playback Capability -inc: 6-speaker audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and USB port for iPod integration
  • Exterior Features
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Front License Plate Bracket
    • Chrome Grille
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Aluminum Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Tires: 245/50R18 V-Rated AS
    • Wheels: 18" Aluminum Alloy
  • Interior Features
    • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power front seats and driver's memory settings
    • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome Interior Accents and Metal-Look Overhead Console Insert
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather Gear Shift Knob
    • Leatherette Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and Audio
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
    • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.7L DOHC 24-Valve V6 w/VVEL
    • Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic -inc: manual shift mode w/Downshift Rev-Matching
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
    • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
    • 3.36 Axle Ratio
    • 90-Amp/Hr 720CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • 5137# Gvwr
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 20 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.1
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 720
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.7 L/226
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 330 @ 7000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 270 @ 5200
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 114.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 194.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.6
    • Height, Overall (in) - 59.6
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.6
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.8
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 20
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 103.6
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.1
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 44
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.4
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.3
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.7
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.2
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.7
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 53.5
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 24
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - INFINITI Q70
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P245/50VR18
    • Front Tire Size - P245/40WR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/50VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/40WR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 7
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.78
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.10
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.98
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.37
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.87
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.86
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.36
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.78
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4063
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 9
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 9
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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The Infiniti Q70 luxury sedan, the brand’s top model, stands apart for its elegant bodywork and extensive standard equipment. It serves as a distinctive substitute for conservatively styled German-brand luxury sedans, particularly in extended-length Q70L form, and competes against long-wheelbase versions of the Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS.

The long-wheelbase Q70L joined the lineup for the 2015 model year. For 2016, a Premium Select option has been added, featuring a darkened lower rear section, dark chrome trim, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and unique 20-inch wheels.

Blending traditional and contemporary themes, the Q70 melds comfort with performance. By establishing its own course, the Infiniti Q70 rivals the other luxury sedans. It’s an authentic original.

Three distinct powertrains are offered. The Q70 3.7 gets a 3.7-liter V6 engine that makes 330 horsepower. In the Q70 5.6, a 5.6-liter V8 generates 420 horsepower (416 hp in the Q70L). Both models are available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The Q70 Hybrid combines a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery, for a combined rating of 350 horsepower. Only rear-wheel drive is offered.

Every Q70 uses a 7-speed automatic transmission that incorporates rev-matching downshifts and a manual-shifting mode. Paddle shifters are optional.

Performance is strong with the V6 engine and even more authoritative with the V8. However, the Hybrid model is short on finesse. Handling is accurate and responsive, without detracting from ride comfort.

Crash-test ratings are impressive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Q70 five stars overall, but four stars for frontal-impact and rollover. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety declares it a Top Safety Pick+, rated Good in each category. Frontal-crash testing is rated Superior if active-safety features are installed.

Available safety features include adaptive headlights, dynamic cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and a surround-view camera.

Formerly optional, the Premium package is standard on 2016 Infiniti Q70 5.6 models. The available Sport Package includes four-wheel steering, enhanced cooling, and 20-inch wheels. Infiniti’s Technology Package provides an extensive suite of active-safety features, as well as an active Eco pedal, and Active Trace Control for selective braking of individual wheels.


The 2016 Infiniti Q70 is available in nine trim levels:

Q70 3.7 ($49,850) includes the V6 engine, leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free phone, ash wood trim, six-speaker audio, rearview camera and a long list of premium features. Q70 3.7 AWD ($52,000) adds all-wheel drive. Q70L 3.7 ($51,350) is the extended-wheelbase version of Q70 3.7. Q70L 3.7 AWD ($53,500) adds all-wheel drive to extended-length V6 model.

Q70 5.6 ($62,850) gets the 420-horsepower V8 engine, along with leather upholstery, navigation, Bose 10-speaker audio, and an Around View monitor. Q70 5.6 AWD ($65,350) is all-wheel drive. Q70L 5.6 ($64,550) is the long-wheelbase version. Q70L 5.6 AWD ($67,050) adds all-wheel drive to extended-length V8 model.

Q70 Hybrid ($55,900) includes a 3.5-liter V6, electric motor, and lithium-ion battery. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.


Expressive, even voluptuous, in shape, the Q70 looks even more enticing in long-wheelbase form. Designers clearly followed a distinctive path, leading to a charming and contemporary result.

Luxury-car cues can be seen throughout the elegant exterior, from the assertive grille to the abbreviated decklid. Sheetmetal is crisp and curvaceous, with flowing lines and complex surfaces. Infiniti’s top sedan exhibits a warmth that’s absent from German sports sedans. Though it sits a bit tall, that merely enhances the Q70’s assertive stance.

Extended-wheelbase Q70L models have bigger back doors, and can be equipped with an automatic-closing feature. In addition to nearly 6 extra inches of legroom, Q70L models include heated rear seats and extra reading lamps.


Occupants are surrounded by contemporary themes, complemented by a group of striking, yet traditional, luxury-car materials and fine detail work. Interior surfaces convey a personality seldom seen in European models. The dashboard features a two-tone, multi-layered effect. On the center stack, a large LCD display sits above carefully organized buttons and controls.

Front seats are exceptionally comfortable, with good head, leg, and shoulder space. Knees of taller adults might be bothered by the wide center console.

Back seats are contoured to fit adults, at least in outboard positions, but legroom could be a bit tight for tall folks. The relatively high beltline can bring about a somewhat closed-in sensation. As expected, space is abundant in the rear of Q70L models. Each version promises a plush motoring experience.

Driving Impressions

Ranking as a capable competitor to German-made luxury sedans, the Q70 has a considerably different personality, leaning toward sportiness over luxury. Acceleration is brisk with any version, and V6 engines are a bit less coarse than they used to be. Crisp gear changes, prompt and unobtrusive, emanate from the 7-speed automatic transmission.

For a luxury sedan of this nature, the V8 engine seems most appropriate, though actual acceleration isn’t so much swifter. Still, a big-displacement V8 cranks out a stirring amount of torque, accompanied by an invigorating engine note.

Each Q70 handles more precisely than most big sedans, helped by quick and responsive steering that’s nicely weighted. On the road, the sedan feels quite athletic. The suspension isn’t excessively firm, but the ride is taut. If larger wheels are mounted, expect ride comfort to deteriorate.

Four settings help the Q70 cope with specific road conditions: Sport, Normal, Eco, and Snow. A Q70 isn’t especially quiet, especially in terms of engine sounds. Brakes are big and powerful.

Although the Q70 Hybrid performs acceptably well, operation of the hybrid system makes it feel less refined than other Q70 sedans. Fuel economy is a plus, though, EPA-rated at 28/34 mpg City/Highway, or 31 mpg Combined.

With rear-wheel drive, Q70 3.7 is EPA-rated at 18/26 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined, while the V8 drops the estimate to 16/24 mpg, or 19 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive drops the figures by 1-2 mpg. Though AWD doesn’t dampen the Q70’s balanced handling significantly, it’s meant for all-weather traction rather than improved performance.


Compared to some posh brands, the Infiniti Q70 might fall a bit short on the luxury scale, but it comes with quite a list of standard features and two energetic gas-engine choices. Not many luxury sedans catch the eye so effectively, while behaving admirably. Optional technical features raise the price significantly, though the extended-wheelbase Q70L adds as little as $1,500 to total cost.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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