2016 Infiniti QX70

Pros: Sporty handling with limited body lean and a very quick and direct steering feel; classy cabin materials; strong acceleration

Cons: One of the stiffest-riding SUVs around; radical styling hurts rear visibility; few standalone options—many desirable features are available only in expensive packages

CG Says: For 2016, there are no significant changes to the Infiniti QX70. The QX70 has the zip and dynamic chops to stand comparison with German alternatives such as the 6-cylinder BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne. However, it lacks the overall polish and brand image of those Teutonic foes, and the swoopy styling and ill-advised suspension tuning create major compromises in ride, visibility, and utility. QX70 high points include solid assembly, a handsome interior, and a relatively strong features-per-dollar ratio for the class despite the expensive option packages. And good or bad, it looks like nothing else on the road—the QX70 appeals most to those who just have to be different.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Infiniti
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices 2WD Base: $45,850
AWD Base: $47,300

Base Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
325
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-24

2015 Infiniti QX70
2016 Infiniti QX70