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2016 Infiniti Q70
Select a Different Model (8 Available): 3.7 AWD Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 25822
MPG (EPA) 18 CTY /24 HWY
Safety (NHTSA) 5 Stars
Horsepower 330@7000
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2016 Infiniti Q70 MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

A new variant called the Premium Select Edition has been added to the 2016 Infiniti Q70 lineup. This model comes standard with a rear spoiler, unique exterior design accents, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The Premium Select Edition models are only available in the gas-only Q70s.

Vehicle Summary

Formerly known as the Infiniti M37, M56, and M35h, the 2016 Infiniti Q70 is a midsize luxury sedan that's available in rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations and with a choice of gas or hybrid powertrains. Standard and long wheel base models are also offered on the gas-powered Q70s.

Overview

Three engines are available in the 2016 Q70 a 3.7-liter V-6 with 330 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, a 5.6-liter V-8 with 420 hp and 417 lb-ft, and a hybrid powertrain that pairs a 3.5-liter V-6 with an electric motor for a combined output of 360 hp. All three available powertrains are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Trunk capacity is class competitive at 14.9 cubic feet in gas-powered Q70s. Due to the hybrid powertrain's extra components, the Q70 Hybrid has less cargo space at 11.3 cubic feet. Split-folding rear seats are not available in any variant of the Q70. Fuel economy is slightly below class average at 18/26 mpg city/highway with the V-6 and 16/24 mpg with the V-8. Opting for all-wheel drive drops those numbers down to 18/24 mpg in the V-6 and 16/23 mpg in the V-8. The Q70 Hybrid is the most fuel efficient at 29/34 mpg.

Safety

Standard safety features include dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags. Additional driver assistance and safety features including blind spot warning, forward collision warning, intelligent brake assist, forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, backup collision intervention, and lane departure warning, are available as part of Technology package.

Trims, Packages, and What's Standard

Standard features include automatic on/off LED headlights, a moonroof, leather upholstery, 10-way adjustable front seats, heated front and rear seats, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control and a rearview camera. Navigation, the Around View monitor, and a Bose audio system are standard on the Q70 5.6 and optional on the Q70 3.7 and Q70 Hybrid.

What We Think

In a comparison test that also included the Lexus GS 350, BMW 535i and Audi A6, the Infiniti Q70 (then known as the M37) placed fourth due to its touchy throttle, overly heavy steering, stubborn transmission and overly aggressive electronic nannies. As a result, the car proved to be a handful on twisty roads while on the road, its cabin became too noisy. Exterior styling, on the other hand, is attractive despite its age and the interior is a well-built, pleasant place to spend time in. Since that comparison, however, Infiniti has improved the car's dynamics a bit, and for better or for worse, Q70 buyers should still expect to hear the engine more than they might from behind the wheel of some competitive models.

The Q70 Hybrid also proved to be a good choice if cabin space is of primary concern thanks to its spacious seating. However, in a comparison test that also included the Lexus GS 450h and Porsche Panamera Hybrid, the Q70 Hybrid (then known as the M35h), placed third because its powertrain lacked refinement and didn't have a smooth interplay between the V-6 and electric motor due to poorly made engine software.

You'll Like:

  • Unique-to-the-class long-wheelbase option
  • Good fuel economy on the Q70 Hybrid
  • Attractive exterior design

You Won't Like:

  • Noisy engine
  • Hybrid powertrain is unrefined

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 INFINITI Q70 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.7 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) 7 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
3.7 AWD Sedan
Class
Luxury Passenger Car
Horsepower
330@7000
Standard MPG
18/24
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Technology Package

INCLUDES: Brake Assist With Preview; Collision Warning System, Predictive Forward Collision Warning; Cornering Brake Control; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Distance Control Assist; ECO Pedal; Headlight Control, Active Headlights; Lane Departure Warning System; Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Opt $3300

Deluxe Touring Package

INCLUDES: Air Conditioning; Blinds, Power Rear; Forest Air® System W/Auto Recirculation, Breeze Mode, Plasmacluster™ Air Purifier and Grape Polyphenol Filter; Headliner Upholstery, Synthetic Suede; Premium Silver Powdered White Ash Wood Accents; Premium Stitched Meter Hood; Semi-Aniline Leather Seating with Unique Quilted Seat Pattern and Additional Seat Bolstering; Speakers, 16 Upgraded Bose®; Ventilation System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior; [R01] Sport Package
Opt $3900

Sport Touring Package

INCLUDES: Blinds, Power Rear; Speakers, 16 Upgraded Bose®
Opt $2000

Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior

INCLUDES: Dark Chrome Exterior Trim, Aluminum Interior Trim; Darkened Lower Rear Bumper Finisher; Floor Mats with Contrast Piping; Headliner Upholstery, Synthetic Suede; [N10] Illuminated Kick Plates; [R92] Rear Deck Lid Spoiler (PIO); Seat Upholstery, Leather; Sport Brakes; Tires, P245/40R20 Performance All Season BSW; Wheels, 20" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [W01] 20-Inch Performance Tire & Wheel Package; [K01] Deluxe Touring Package; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior; [G] Seat Upholstery, Graphite Leather; [P] Seat Upholstery, Java Leather; [W] Seat Upholstery, Stone Leather; [Z] Seat Upholstery, Stone Sport Leather; [C] Seat Upholstery, Wheat Leather; [R01] Sport Package; [H01] Technology Package
Opt $3300

Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior

INCLUDES: Dark Chrome Exterior Trim, Aluminum Interior Trim; Darkened Lower Rear Bumper Finisher; Floor Mats with Contrast Piping; Headliner Upholstery, Synthetic Suede; [N10] Illuminated Kick Plates; [R92] Rear Deck Lid Spoiler (PIO); Seat Upholstery, Leather; Sport Brakes; Tires, P245/40R20 Performance All Season BSW; Wheels, 20" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [W01] 20-Inch Performance Tire & Wheel Package; [K01] Deluxe Touring Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [G] Seat Upholstery, Graphite Leather; [P] Seat Upholstery, Java Leather; [W] Seat Upholstery, Stone Leather; [Z] Seat Upholstery, Stone Sport Leather; [C] Seat Upholstery, Wheat Leather; [R01] Sport Package; [H01] Technology Package
Opt $3300

Sport Package

INCLUDES: Alternate Suspension; Driver Seat, Sports; Passenger Seat, Sports; Pedals, Sports; Premium Stitched Meter Hood; Sport Brakes; Sport Front Fascia and Grille; Sport Shift Knob; Steering Wheel Gear Shift Paddles; Steering Wheel, Sports; Tires, P245/40R20 All Season BSW; Wheels, 20" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Opt $2500

Premium Package

INCLUDES: Audio System; Bluetooth®; Compass; Cross-Traffic Alert; Driver Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen; Internal HD; Multi-Function Display Screen; Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info; NavTraffic W/Real-Time Traffic Info; Parking Camera, 360 Degrees; Parking Distance Sensors, Front Around View® Monitor Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Around View® Monitor Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Side Around View® Monitor Camera; Passenger Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled; Seat Upholstery, Leather; Speakers, 10 Upgraded Bose®; Steering Wheel, Heated; Telematics; Voice Activating System, Infiniti Voice Recognition, with Radio Settings, Navigation System; Zagat Restaurant Guide NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [G] Seat Upholstery, Graphite Leather; [C] Seat Upholstery, Wheat Leather
N/C N/C

20-Inch Performance Tire & Wheel Package

INCLUDES: Sport Brakes; Tires, P245/40R20 All Season BSW; Wheels, 20" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Opt $1150

Engine: V6 3.7 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) 7 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Hermosa Blue

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Chestnut Bronze

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Graphite Shadow

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Black Obsidian

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Majestic White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Hagane Blue

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Malbec Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Liquid Platinum

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brake Assist With Preview

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Cornering Brake Control

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Sport Brakes

CONTAINED IN: [W01] 20-Inch Performance Tire & Wheel Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior; [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Air Conditioning

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package
Pkg Pkg

Bluetooth®

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Distance Control Assist

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Forest Air® System W/Auto Recirculation, Breeze Mode, Plasmacluster™ Air Purifier and Grape Polyphenol Filter

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package
Pkg Pkg

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Trunk Mat, Trunk Net & First Aid Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: First Aid Kit; Floor Covering; Load Restraint
Opt $205

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [L92] Trunk Mat, Trunk Net & First Aid Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

NavTraffic W/Real-Time Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Telematics

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package
Std Std

Voice Activating System, Infiniti Voice Recognition, with Phone

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Infiniti Voice Recognition, with Radio Settings, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Zagat Restaurant Guide

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.357

Std Std

Compass

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

ECO Pedal

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 20.0 Gallon

Std Std

Steering Wheel Gear Shift Paddles

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Intelligent All-Wheel Drive Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection

Std Std

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
Opt $205

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Dark Chrome Exterior Trim, Aluminum Interior Trim

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Pkg Pkg

Darkened Lower Rear Bumper Finisher

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Pkg Pkg

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [B92] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear Deck Lid Spoiler (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Opt $505

Sport Front Fascia and Grille

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cigar Lighter

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [L92] Trunk Mat, Trunk Net & First Aid Kit (PIO)
Std Std

Floor Mats with Contrast Piping

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Pkg Pkg

Floor Mats

Std Std

Headliner Upholstery, Synthetic Suede

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Pedals, Sports

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Premium Silver Powdered White Ash Wood Accents

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package
Pkg Pkg

Premium Stitched Meter Hood

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package; [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Sport Shift Knob

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel, Sports

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Blinds, Power Rear

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package; [K02] Sport Touring Package
Pkg Pkg

LED Lights

Std Std

Illuminated Kick Plates

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Opt $440

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Pearl Paint

Opt $500

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Predictive Forward Collision Warning

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Cross-Traffic Alert

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

First Aid Kit

CONTAINED IN: [L92] Trunk Mat, Trunk Net & First Aid Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Active Headlights

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [H01] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Around View® Monitor Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Around View® Monitor Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rearview Monitor Camera

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Side Around View® Monitor Camera

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Dynamic Control (Vdc)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Windshield, Zone Tinted

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Wheat Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [U01] Premium Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
N/C N/C

Driver Seat, Sports

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Graphite Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [U01] Premium Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
N/C N/C

Passenger Seat, Sports

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Seat, Ventilated Climate Controlled

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Java Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Semi-Aniline Leather Seating with Unique Quilted Seat Pattern and Additional Seat Bolstering

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Stone Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Stone Sport Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
N/C N/C

Antenna

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio

Std Std

Audio System

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Speakers, 10 Upgraded Bose®

CONTAINED IN: [U01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Speakers, 16 Upgraded Bose®

CONTAINED IN: [K01] Deluxe Touring Package; [K02] Sport Touring Package
Pkg Pkg

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Suspension, Front Wishbone/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P245/40R20 All Season BSW

CONTAINED IN: [W01] 20-Inch Performance Tire & Wheel Package; [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Tires, P245/40R20 Performance All Season BSW

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior
Pkg Pkg

Tires, P245/50VR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [W01] 20-Inch Performance Tire & Wheel Package; [P01] Premium Select Edition - Graphite Interior; [P02] Premium Select Edition - Stone Interior; [R01] Sport Package
Pkg Pkg
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
84
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
60000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4