2014 Infiniti Q70 | new car review

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 by
2014 Infiniti Q70
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  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 155,000 - 194,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 95%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 95%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Formerly referred to as the , the Q70 is a mid-size luxury sedan that has been around since the 1990’s and is definitely at its peak as of now. Competing against the likes of the BMW 5-Series and Lexus ES, the brand’s flagship sedan is definitely a stunner.

Pros

The Q70 is one of the most stunning mid size sedans out there

Cons

The price for the top of the line Sport variant is a bit steep

Looks

The 2014 Infiniti Q70 is refreshingly curvy; right from the carefully sculpted downward sloping hood, to the creases that run the length of the body, the bodacious curves of the Q70 take pride in making the Merceds-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series look dull and uninspiring.

2014 Infiniti Q70 side

Feels

More than just a dressed up Nissan Maxima, the Q70 houses supple leather on the seats, an analogue clock on the dashboard and wood veneer on the door panels. With materials of the highest grade and features like Bose speakers integrated into the seats, there aren’t many other mid-size luxury sedans that encompass luxury quite the same way.

2014 Infiniti Q70 interior

Engineering

In a luxury sedan, isolating sounds from outside the cabin is of utmost importance; the technical boffins at Infiniti are aware of this and thus have created something they like to call Active Noise Control. Ideally, it utilizes a microphone in the ceiling to identify undesirable low-frequency engine sounds and neutralizes them with sound waves of the opposite phase. The result, is simply a quieter cabin that offers a more peaceful driving experience.

2014 Infiniti Q70 front - 2

What’s on offer?

Under the hood, the Infiniti Q70 is either available with a 328 horsepower generating 3.7 litre V6 unit, or a more potent 5.6 litre V8 that churns out 402 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. Mated to a 7 speed automatic transmission with downshift rev match, both engines put the power to the road through the rear wheels and seem like heaps of fun to drive.

2014 Infiniti Q70 front side

Summing it…

You could get your hands on a BMW 5-Series for AED 190,000 and blend in with everyone on the road, or, you spend AED 155,000 on a Lexus ES and walk away smiling you bagged a bargain. But when you could spend AED 155,000 and get your hands on a striking vehicle that is bound to make you stand out, it’s an obvious choice, it’s the 2014 Infiniti Q70 you’d want.

2014 Infiniti Q70 front

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