Elegant styling; lovely interior design; lots of high-tech features; good fuel economy in hybrid models
High prices and poor fuel economy in V8 models; narrow front seats; lack of vivid color choices
The 2019 Q70 carries over with no changes of note. The content from last year's complimentary Essentials package is made standard on every 3.7 LUXE model.
Driving purists with big bank accounts will likely insist on the Q70 5.6 LUXE with the Sport and ProACTIVE package, and who could blame them? For the rest of us who are looking for good performance in an elegant package that spoils its owner, we'd go for the Q70 Hybrid LUXE. The hybrid has all the comforts of the stock Q70, sacrificing only some trunk space for the battery pack, and with the hybrid, you get the same performance as with the gasoline-only V6, plus better fuel economy.
There are nine trims in the 2019 Q70 lineup: The Q70 3.7 LUXE, the Q70 3.7 LUXE AWD, the Q70 5.6 LUXE, the Q70 5.6 LUXE AWD, the Q70 LUXE Hybrid and the four stretched Q70L LUXE trims.
The Q70 3.7 LUXE ($51,295) and the Q70L 3.7 LUXE ($52,795) bring 18-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights, a power glass moonroof, front fog lights, Intelligent Key with push-button start and remote window control, power-folding heated side mirrors with a tilt-down feature, rain-sensing wipers, an automatic trunk closer, 10-way power driver and passenger seats, premium Bose audio, the Around View Monitor, climate-controlled front seats, a heated steering wheel, a rear sonar system, Active Noise Control, Bluetooth, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control and rear console-mounted heat vents.
The Q70 3.7 LUXE AWD ($53,445) and the Q70L 3.7 LUXE AWD ($54,945) have the same features as the 3.7, plus Infiniti's Intelligent AWD.
The Q70 Hybrid LUXE ($57,395) adds a hybrid electric/gasoline engine and the same standard content as the 3.7, plus RWD, regenerative braking and the Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians System.
The Q70 5.6 LUXE ($64,345) and the Q70L 5.6 LUXE ($65,755) include climate-controlled front seats, leather seats, voice-activated navigation, a Bose 10-speaker audio system, Infiniti Connection telematics, Infiniti's Around View Monitor, a rear sonar system and a heated steering wheel.
The Q70 5.6 LUXE AWD ($66,895) and the Q70L 5.6 LUXE AWD ($68,595) have the same content as the 5.6, plus Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
The Sport package adds 20-in wheels, upgraded suspension and brakes, sport seats, magnesium paddle shifters, a 16-speaker Bose Studio Surround System and a power rear sunshade. The Sport package is not available on the L trims.
Available on all trims is the ProACTIVE package, which brings a blind spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning and prevention, adaptive cruise control, distance-control assist, forward-collision warning, Active Trace Control, backup-collision intervention and adaptive front lighting. The Premium Select Edition brings a dark chrome exterior trim, a rear decklid spoiler, a suedelike headliner, 20-in aluminum alloy wheels and unique color semi-aniline leather seating.
|Basic||4 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2019 Audi A6 -- The A6 is all-new this year, with a more modern interior and instrument cluster, and it may be the only car with a more elegant interior than the Q70. The standard V6 offers only about 10 more horses than the Q70's V6, but provides nearly 100 more lb-ft of torque.
2019 BMW 5 Series -- The 6-cylinder 5 Series costs a bit more than the V6-powered Q70, but it's not as roomy. We also like the Q70's interior design and layout more than that of the 5 Series. Like the Q70, the 5 Series also offers the option of powerful V8 and hybrid models.
2019 Genesis G80 -- The G80 is the surprise player here. Although it doesn't carry the lofty brand image portrayed by Infiniti, it does have similar pound-for-pound power and fuel economy, more passenger and cargo volume (in the standard wheelbase) and a better standard warranty. A new Sport trim features a twin-turbo V6 good for 365 hp.
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- A 2012-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class can cost about the same or less than a well-equipped Q70. It also offers a more prestigious name, as well as diesel-powered and high-performance AMG models.