The 2019 INFINITI Q70 harks to a former world where buttons ruled the interior landscape and a large, naturally-aspirated V8 with rear-wheel drive was an essential component to being a luxury sedan. The market has flipped since the original large sedan debuted its current design, but the Q70's good bones means it remains a viable alternative to its high-tech competitors.
What's New for 2019
There are no significant updates for the 2019 model year.
Choosing Your INFINITI Q70
The INFINITI Q70 is available in four trims: 3.7 Luxe, 3.7 Luxe AWD, 5.6 Luxe, and 5.6 Luxe AWD.
Having debuted its current body style in 2011 and then refreshed and renamed the Q70 in 2014, INFINITI’s large sedan has aged gracefully with its dynamic styling, updated feature content, and powertrain options.
The base 3.7-liter V6 generates peak figures of 330 horsepower (at 7,000 rpm) and 270 pound-feet of torque. This power is routed through a seven-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. As one might expect, the 5.6 Luxe trim is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 with direct injection that’s good for 420 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. This engine also uses a seven-speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear wheels. Both engines can be had with all-wheel drive, though it's $2,150 more on 3.7 Luxe trims and a $2,550 upcharge on 5.6 Luxe models.
In rear-wheel-drive configuration, the EPA fuel economy estimates for the V6 are 18 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 combined. Commendably, the added friction and weight of the AWD system reduces these figures by just one point on the highway and combined EPA cycles. The V8 achieves 16/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined) with rear-wheel drive, while the AWD powertrain sees a similar reduction to 16/23/18 mpg.
The 2019 INFINITI Q70 5.6 Luxe is a powerful and rare specimen in today’s world of sports sedans. However, simply obtaining the active safety features requires too significant a jump in price. The 3.7 Luxe with the ProActive package brings plenty of sport and features for a better price.