2019 Infiniti Q70 Review, Release Dates, Prices

The Q70 performance luxury sedan embodies the essence of all things INFINITI – style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology. The 2019 INFINITI Q70 is offered in four models – Q70 3.7 LUXE, Q70 3.7 LUXE AWD, Q70 5.6 LUXE and Q70 5.6 LUXE AWD.

For 2019, all Q70 3.7 LUXE content from the previously complimentary Essential package is now standard. The new standard features include valuable technology such as:

  • INFINITI InTouch Navigation with InTouch Services
  • Bose Premium Audio System with 10-speakers
  • Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection
  • Front and Rear sonar system
  • Leather appointed seats
  • Climate-controlled front seats
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel

EXTERIOR

The 2019 INFINITI Q70 dramatic exterior design combines balanced, rear-wheel drive proportions and stance with a long, low hood and high rear deck to create an efficient, aerodynamic shape while also providing a roomy cabin.

The multi-layered, sporty appearance is highlighted by the deep body shape of the fenders and doors, which gives it a powerful look unlike anything on the road. The wave-style doors are constructed from aluminum for lighter weight, despite the material’s difficult formability. Every model features standard LED headlights; INFINITI’s signature double-arch grille with high-quality waved mesh finish and chrome surround; and integrated LED fog lights. The rear features LED combination lights and chrome rear finisher.

INFINITI Q70 models equipped with the optional Sport Package also feature a unique front fascia with dark finish grille and dark headlight housings. Other standard Q70 exterior features include a power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close; dual exhaust with polished tips; power-folding heated outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature and integrated LED turn signals; rain-sensing variable intermittent front windshield wipers; and illuminated welcome lighting built into the outside door handles. An Adaptive Front Lighting System with auto-leveling headlights is available as part of the ProACTIVE Package.

The 2019 INFINITI Q70 is available in seven exterior colors: Hagane Blue, Hermosa Blue, Chestnut Bronze, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow, Black Obsidian and Majestic White (with premium pearl finish).

INTERIOR

Inside, the focus of the interior design is centered around driver-centric and passenger-minded philosophy. The interior presents an elegant-yet-functional design that combines artistry with precision, comfort with innovation – all in support of enhancing driving performance and passenger enjoyment.

The instrument panel features a Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges, gear-like rings on the instrument cluster meters, an 8.0-inch color vehicle information display on the center stack and an INFINITI analog clock. Leather-appointed, climate-controlled, 10-way power driver and front passenger’s seats—including 2-way power lumbar support—are standard, along with a dual-occupant memory system for the driver’s seat, steering column and outside mirrors that can be linked to the individual Intelligent Keys.

Also standard on all 2019 INFINITI Q70 models is Active Noise Control, which generates noise-canceling sound from four door speakers and subwoofer to reduce unpleasant engine harmonics. The cabin noise levels are monitored by two microphones located in the Q70’s ceiling, with no action needed from the driver and passengers except to enjoy the quiet, comfortable cabin.

The Premium Select Edition combines unique exterior and interior finishes with sporty style and modern luxury content. The Premium Select Edition includes a choice of two exclusive semi-aniline leather colors, Stone and Graphite, along with contrasting seat piping, suede-like headliner, exclusive laser-etched aluminum trim, illuminated kick plates, unique floor mats with contrasting piping and aluminum badging.

Two interior colors are offered – Graphite and Wheat, while the Sport Package-equipped models offer a Stone Sport color treatment with high-contrast carpet and headliner, along with unique front seat designs, sport steering wheel and shift knob stitching, and aluminum pedal accents.

POWERTRAINS

Two engines are available for the 2019 INFINITI Q70. The 3.7 LUXE model has 3.7-liter Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL), 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 is rated at 330 hp @ 7,000 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. The engine also features rigid ladder frame construction, large crank journal and pin diameters, asymmetric piston skirts, twin knock sensors, molybdenum coated lightweight pistons, Iridium spark plugs and a symmetric twin air intake system.

The Q70 5.6 LUXE model get 5.6-liter VVEL, 32-valve, DOHC, Direct Injection Gasoline aluminum-alloy V8 is rated at 420 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. The Direct Injection Gasoline system provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (compared to a non-direct injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering more precise injection control.

Both engines feature the advanced VVEL system, which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response. Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve, rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with the throttle valve. The VVEL system also offers improved emissions and fuel efficiency (over non-VVEL designs) by substantially reducing the intake resistance that occurs when the engine’s throttle valve opening is narrowed and output is low.

All 2019 INFINITI Q70 models come standard with a refined 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching, which allows for sportier shifts during spirited driving. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are also included in the Sport Package.

Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway for the Q70 3.7 LUXE and 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway for the Q70 3.7 LUXE AWD. The Q70 5.6 LUXE is rated at 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway, while the Q70 5.6 LUXE AWD achieves fuel economy of 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

A unique feature of the Q70 is the INFINITI Drive Mode Selector, an integrated control system that allows drivers to select from four driving modes, depending on mood or driving conditions, with a dial switch located on the center console. Each mode, Standard, Eco, Sport or Snow, adjusts throttle sensitivity and transmission mapping to help optimize performance.

For drivers seeking the enhanced performance of all-wheel drive, the Q70 3.7 LUXE AWD and Q70 5.6 LUXE AWD models feature INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The system uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 rear-bias, or up to 50:50 front to rear) according to road and driving conditions.

TRIM LEVELS & PRICING

The 2019 Infiniti Q70 is a performance luxury sedan available in two main trim levels: 3.7 Luxe and 5.6 Luxe. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.

The base Q70 3.7 Luxe come standard with a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and power-adjustable and heated front seats. A no-cost Essential package further adds a heated steering wheel, parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, a top-down parking camera system, leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system.

The optional Premium Select Edition package for the 3.7 Luxe adds dark exterior trim, a rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, a suedelike headliner and premium leather upholstery.

The 5.6 Luxe badge pack a 5.6-liter V8 and include all the items of the 3.7 Luxe.

For both trims, the ProActive package adds advanced safety features including forward collision warning, front and rear collision mitigation with automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring and intervention, lane departure warning and intervention, and adaptive cruise control. The Sport package adds 20-inch wheels, a different fascia, upgraded brakes, a firmer suspension, a 16-speaker Bose stereo, a power rear sunshade and magnesium paddle shifters.

MODEL

MSRP

3.7 LUXE

$50,400

3.7 LUXE AWD

$52,550

5.6 LUXE

$63,450

5.6 LUXE AWD

$66,000

Sport Package (RWD models)

$4,900

Sport Package (AWD models)

$4,900

ProACTIVE Package

$3,300

Premium Select Edition - Graphite interior

$3,300

Premium Select Edition - Stone interior

$3,300

Premium Paint

$500

Illuminated Kick Plates

$465

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