The 2018 INFINITI Q70, the brand's flagship performance luxury sedan, offers the looks, comfort, and drive that rivals Europe's finest.
What's New for 2018
Light changes accompany the 2018 INFINITI Q70, including adding the Luxe badge to all trims. Other changes include updates to package content and naming.
Choosing Your INFINITI Q70
The 2018 INFINITI Q70 comes with two engine choices: a 3.7-liter V6 or a 5.6-liter V8. The base 3.7-liter V6 is no slouch, delivering a robust 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The 5.7-liter V8 makes 420 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. Both engines send power to the rear wheels by means of a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Q70 makes an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with the V6 engine (18/24 mpg with all-wheel drive). Models powered by the V8 engine earn an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway (16/23 mpg with all-wheel drive).
Options are many for the Q70. A Sport Package ($4,900) adds a sport-tuned suspension, sport brakes, 20-inch wheels, sport seats, and solid magnesium paddle shifters. Check out the ProActive Package ($3,300) for a healthy dose of active safety systems, including: blind-spot monitoring and intervention, adaptive cruise control, predictive forward collision warning, lane departure warning and prevention, forward automatic emergency braking, backup collision intervention, and auto-level headlights. INFINITI also offers a pair of Premium Select Edition Packages for $3,300 on 3.7 models only: Graphite and Stone. These packages add special exterior trim, a rear decklid spoiler, illuminated kickplates, a suede-like interior, sport brakes, special wheels, and additional trim embellishments.
Individual upgrades include a rear decklid spoiler ($505), illuminated kick plates ($465), and upgraded 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels ($1,525). Seven color choices are available; add $500 for Obsidian White.
The 2018 model is available in Q70 3.7 Luxe, Q70 3.7 Luxe AWD, Q70 5.6 Luxe, and Q70 5.6 Luxe AWD grades.
Decisions, decisions! Should buyers go with the V6 or the V8 engine? The V6 offers excellent power and will satisfy most, but the V8 has its own following. In any case, we think most people will be happy with rear-wheel drive. Upgrading to the Sport Package is a must for anyone who places an emphasis on performance.