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Infiniti Q70 Interior

Most test drivers agree that the 2015 Infiniti Q70's cabin is luxurious and crafted with first-rate materials. However, a few critics note that it feels a bit outdated compared to some of its more recently updated rivals, especially in terms of tech features. Still, they note that the navigation and audio controls are user-friendly. Auto journalists are impressed with the Q70's rear-seat legroom, but are disappointed that there aren't any additional audio or climate controls in the Q70L's rear seats.

  • "For the most part, the Infiniti Q70's cabin benefits from high-quality materials and solid craftsmanship." -- Edmunds
  • "When fully loaded, the Q70's interior can go toe-to-toe with the best of them, thanks to a 16-speaker Bose Surround Sound system, semi-aniline leather, White Ash silver-powdered wood trim, and stitching on the instrument cluster hood." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Unfortunately the Q70's styling updates are limited to the exterior of the car, leaving the interior mostly unchanged. Now approaching its 5th birthday, the interior of the Q70 is starting to feel a little long in the tooth, soldiering on with very little in the way of storage and a center stack that is overly cluttered with buttons." -- Left Lane News

Seating

The Infiniti Q70 seats five and comes standard with leatherette seating and front seats that are heated and power-adjustable. Leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a power rear sunshade are available. The Q70L comes standard with heated rear seats. Auto journalists find the front seats in both models offer ample support. They note that the Q70 has plenty of rear-seat legroom, and the long-wheelbase Q70L has impressively sized rear seats. Still, a few critics are disappointed in the lack of features in the Q70L's rear quarters, noting that this reduces the luxury-car experience for rear-seat passengers.

  • "The 2015 Infiniti Q70L enjoys an additional 5.9 inches of rear-seat knee room and 5.6 inches of rear legroom, and the added volume makes the interior feel more spacious than most New York studio apartments. Your sheer distance from the driver heightens the chauffeur-like experience, particularly when you're swaddled in the available semi-aniline leather and fine ash trim." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "The Q70 provides a good amount of head- and legroom in all seats, allowing for adult-sized rear passengers. New for 2015 is the long-wheelbase Q70L model that further increases rear legroom, but the absence of typical long-wheelbase options make it feel oddly barren. There are no rear controls for climate or audio, nor are there amenities like heated and ventilated seats, footrests, a rear entertainment system or extra USB ports." -- Edmunds
  • "The Q70's front buckets proved comfortable and supportive during our-day long test drive, but the real story is the rear quarters of the Q70L. Thanks to nearly six inches of added wheelbase, the Q70L offers rear seat legroom rivaling that of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8L. But while we were impressed with the Q70L's rear seat space, we were let down by its lack of amenities." -- Left Lane News
  • "Any fully grown adult not playing in the NBA will have legroom to spare (and then some) when sitting in the back of a Q70L." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

The 2015 Q70 comes standard with a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone compatibility, a rearview camera, proximity key and dual-zone automatic climate control. Optional features include lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth audio streaming, a 10- or 16-speaker Bose audio system, Infiniti's Around View 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control and navigation with an 8-inch touch screen.

Test drivers comment that the Q70's tech features aren't as up-to-date as those found in rivals. A few critics think this may be disappointing to some shoppers, but most note that the audio and navigation controls are easy to use. Other test drivers comment that the display screen in the gauge cluster looks out-of-date.

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  • "The LCD screen nestled between the Q70's gauges is almost laughably outdated, especially considering this is Infiniti's flagship luxury sedan." -- Left Lane News
  • "The infotainment system may lack the eye-catching modernity of its rivals but its mix of physical buttons, touchscreen and a multipurpose control knob is at least intuitive and easy to operate. We like it, but tech-savvy folks might find it a little antiquated." -- Edmunds
  • "In terms of being a pure luxury car, it's lacking its German rivals' wowza onboard technology -- no Google maps like Audi, no killer iDrive (which if you haven't been paying attention is excellent these days). The Q70's navigation system is carryover and steadfastly average." -- Motor Trend

Cargo

The 2015 Q70 and Q70L have 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space, which is fairly low for the class. The Q70 Hybrid has 11.3 cubic feet of trunk space. According to some test drivers, the Q70's trunk is small toward the bumper and fairly shallow, which may limit your ability to haul bulky items. However, they are pleased with the spacious center console.

  • "The trunk is wide at the back but quite narrow at the front and not particularly deep." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
  • "The center console is pragmatically tiered to keep snacks, lip gloss and diapers organized; the trunk pass-through is great for skis and other long, thin gear; and the trunk offered lots of storage space for strollers, groceries or your third child (kidding)." -- Mother Proof (2011)
Review Last Updated: 4/30/15

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