With its plenty of standard features, and its breathtaking edgy design, the new 2017 Infiniti QX70 will definitely be in a league of itself. However, the vehicle lacks the versatility that other SUVs offer, and you could be better off opting for other SUVs in the segment. Some of the defining attributes for the 2017 QX70 include a distinctive style, an easy-to-use technology interface, abundant standard features, and s sporty performance. Its release date should be expected probably towards the end of 2016.
The luxury crossover Sports Utility Vehicle segment has been on an exponential growth trend and offers a plethora of different vehicles.
Despite this, the new QX70 still remains a notable standout from the rest of them. The most captivating thing is how the 2017 Infiniti QX70 is able to combine the character of both the SUV and that of the sports car.
Apart from the looks, the vehicle offers a sporty driving, and a responsive handling and steering manners. Interior wise, it comes with a premium feature galore and tons of fit and finish materials. Also, the technology interface remains easy to use although it’s far from being trendy.
Nevertheless, the QX70 disappoints on certain fronts including a firm ride, a restrictive optional package list, and a modest cargo and passenger space. Hopefully, the segment offers lots of alternatives which you could check out. They include the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 Volvo XC90, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Coupe, and the 2017 Acura MDX.
Available Trims – Infiniti QX70
The sport-luxury 2017 Infiniti QX70 SUV is offered in a single trim level offered with a choice of either a RWD or an all-wheel-drive.
Interior Review & Exterior Redesign – Infiniti QX70
Standard equipment available for the new 2017 Infiniti QX70 include keyless entry and ignition, foglights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a leather upholstery, a sunroof, power-folding heated mirrors, heated eight-way power front seats, a power liftgate, a 60/40-split reclining and folding rear seats, and auto-diming rearview mirror.
Some of the electronic features available include USB audio interface, a CD player, satellite and HD radio. Bose surround sound audio system, a 7” color display, a rearview camera, and a Bluetooth phone connectivity.
Options available are grouped into packages. For example, the Premium package bundles a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, aluminum roof rails, driver memory settings, voice controls, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, Bluetooth streaming, driver memory settings, a navigations system, and an 8” infotainment system.
The Deluxe package tacks in maple wood trim and cargo cover, perforated front seats, quilted leather upholstery, and 20” wheels.
The Technology package as well as the Touring version of the Deluxe package ropes in a lane-departure warning and prevention system, forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, and xenon headlights.
Lastly, the Sport package bundles a contrasting stitching on the cabin, manually adjustable thigh support, paddle shifters, dark-tinted exterior trim, adaptive xenon headlights, and 21” alloy wheels.
2017 Infiniti QX70 Engine Specs
Generating 325 hp and 267 pounds of torque is a 3.7L V6 engine which comes under the hood of the new 2017 Infiniti QX70. The only transmission system available is a seven-speed automatic that also comes with a manual shift feature.
The RWD is the default drive system, while the available AWD is optionally provided.
During our own test drive, the V6-equipped all-wheel-drive QX70 was able to dash from 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds. The all-wheel-drive version’s maximum towing capacity stands at an impressive 2,000 pounds.
As for the EPA fuel economy ratings, expect the RWD QX70 to return 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined. For the AWD, expect 16/22/18 mpg.
Available safety features include full-length side curtain, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, an around-view monitoring system, front seat side airbag, lane departure warning, automatic braking, forward collision mitigation system, and traction and stability control.
2017 Infiniti QX70 Price & Release Date
Expect the redesigned 2017 Infiniti QX70 to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $45,850, as for the release date, expect the vehicle during the end of 2016.