2018 Infiniti QX70 – For 2018, the new and improved 2018 Infiniti QX70 is set to come with several highlights including a distinctive style, easy-to-use technology styling, sporty performance, and tons of standard features and technologies. Expect its release date sometime next year.
The vehicle returns mostly unchanged for this model year. The luxury SUV segment continues to grow steadily every passing year, however, for 2018, Infiniti have undoubtedly created something stylish. The vehicle has blended the features of a sports car and those of a convectional Sports Utility Vehicle.
The vehicle returns with plenty of performance specs including sporty driving manners, responsive handling, and upscale features. The technology interface, in particular is far from trendy but remains the easiest to use so far. However, the vehicle has given up its versatility prowess in favor of sportiness.
It also scores poorly in terms of the cargo volume offered as result of the roof line that cuts into the cargo volume dimensions and rear passenger seat. In overall, the segment offers a slew of alternatives including Acura MDX, BMW X3, 2018 Porsche Macan, and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.
Exterior Redesign Images & Interior Spy Photos – 2018 Infiniti QX70
The sport-luxury crossover Sports Utility Vehicle comes in just a single trim configuration. The variant will come with a choice of either RWD or an all-wheel-drive system.
Standard equipment to expect from the vehicle includes foglights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, keyless entry, 18” alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen display, USB audio interface, power folding rear seats, bi-xenon headlights, 11-speaker audio system, a sunroof/moonroof, auto-dimming rearview camera, keyless ignition, a power liftgate, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, leather upholstery, 60/40-split folding and reclining aft seats, a power liftgate, heated eight-way driver’s seat, and a CD player.
The options provided are grouped into several packages including the Premium package, which comes equipped with a 360-degree Around View Monitor, aluminum rails, front and rear parking sensors, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a navigation system, driver memory settings, Bluetooth streaming, and moving object detection system.
Other packages to expect include Deluxe Touring, Technology, and the Sport packages. The Deluxe Touring package comes bundled with perforated front seats, 20” wheels, maple wood trim, a cargo cover, and quilted leather upholstery.
The Technology package comes bundled with forward-collision mitigation system, adaptive xenon headlights, lane prevention system, automatic wipers, and cruise control.
Lastly, the Sport Authority package comes with adaptive xenon headlights, manually adjustable thigh support, dark-tinted exterior trim, perforated front sports seats, 21” wheels, contrasting stitching, and paddle shifters.
Its designers have placed a lot of emphasis on the interior design and performance. The vehicle comes with a stylish cabin that comes chock full of upscale technologies and features including a genuine wood and metal trim, and a leather upholstery.
Unlike most of its direct competitors, the vehicle comes with a long list of options including a single top down view of the vehicle’s environs, and an intuitive touchscreen interface. The vehicle also comes with sporty seats that offer a measure of desirable support needed particularly for aggressive styling.
Engine Specs – 2018 Infiniti QX70
Inspiring the 2018 Infiniti QX70 is a 3.7L V6 capable of producing 325 hp and 267 pounds of torque. The sole transmission system provided is the 7-speed auto that comes mated with a manual shift feature.
During our own performance testing of the V6-powered 2018 Infiniti QX70, it accelerated from 0-60 mph in just 6.2 seconds, which is impressive in the mid-size segment.
The towing capacity for the vehicle stands at a modest 2,000 pounds, which is lackluster in comparison to other vehicles in its class.
As per the EPA ratings, expect the vehicle to return 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the rear-wheel-drive system, and 16/22/18 mpg for the all-wheel-drive system.
Some of the standard safety equipment to expect from the vehicle include full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, around-view monitoring, active head restraints, stability control, lane departure warning system, additional color palette, automatic braking, forward collision warning system, and anti-lock disc brakes.
Furthermore, IIHS (Insurance Institute Highway Safety) granted the vehicle the top most score in terms of frontal-offset test. Also, the same institute gave a “Good” score in terms of the whiplash protection for rear impacts.
2018 Infiniti QX70 Price & Date Of Release
Expect the updated 2018 Infiniti QX70 to set you back by an MSRP starting from $45,850. Also, expect its release date sometime next year, as already indicated at the top of the review.