2017 Infiniti QX70: Great Looks, Amazing Performance
When it comes to the luxury SUV market there’s a premium on the sport part of the equation. Many of the luxury automakers have chosen to focus on great driving manner and powerful engines to give us the precision and effective driving we want to have on the road. The Infiniti QX70 is the sport model in the Infiniti lineup to give the brand a great SUV for us to admire and drive. This SUV competes with the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6 to be a vehicle that shows more for the ride than these two, but at a price that’s a lot easier to afford.
This is the SUV you want if you’re looking for an SUV that has the size you need and will behave more like a sports sedan on the road. This is the vehicle that gives you room for five people to ride and plenty of cargo space to ensure you will have the ability to take the whole crew along and bring their stuff as well. The interior is comfortable and refined to give you quality materials and a great place to enjoy the ride in this awesome vehicle.
For 2017 the QX70 offers only a few updates. These include a new grill design, two new colors (Hagane Blue and Majestic White), and a Limited Package which now replaced the Deluxe Touring Package. One of the greatest benefits you’ll find in this SUV is the balance of weight. Not often do you have an SUV that offers nearly 50/50 weight distribution, but this one does. Add the low ride height and the independent suspension and you have a vehicle that’s easy to enjoy on the road because it gives you the sporty performance you’re looking for in a vehicle that has the space you need.
Even at the base price this SUV comes dressed to impress. You will enjoy the leather upholstery, power tailgate, power operated and heated front seats, dual zone climate controls, the eleven-speaker Bose audio system with a USB port, a rearview camera, a seven-inch color center display and much more. Looking to the options list will add a lot more to the QX70 for you. This list includes four packages. The Premium Package offers you a navigation system, the Around View bird’s eye camera, Bluetooth audio streaming, a power adjustable steering wheel and roof rails. The Sport Package adds paddle shifters, interior accents, 21-inch wheels and climate controlled front seats. The Limited Package allows you to enjoy dark exterior finishes, a different front bumper and wood interior accents. The Technology package brings in adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention.
There is only one engine offered on the QX70 and it’s a 3.7-liter V6 that is able to give you 325 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. This makes the QX70 lighter than it was before while still bringing you good power. This engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission that has a manual shift mode and Adaptive Shift Control to give you the right shift patterns for your driving habits. This SUV is setup in RWD to give you 17 city/24 hwy mpg but also offers AWD which returns 16 city/22 hwy mpg.
Starting out at a little less than $47,000 you can have the QX70 in RWD. Moving up to the AWD will add an additional $1,800 to the price and a fully loaded model will come at you in the $60,000 range. Nearly every competitor that has similar equipment will cost you thousands of dollars more than the QX70.
If you had to choose two of the features that stand out the most on this SUV they would have to be the Around View Monitor and the performance of the vehicle. The monitor gives you a full 360-degree look at what’s happening around your QX70 so that you can make parking and driving much easier. The performance is just amazing on this SUV to give you the ride you want to enjoy with a seating position that puts you up above the road. If you’re shopping in this class of vehicle, the QX70 makes a great choice as the SUV you want to drive.