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MSRP: $45,850 - $47,300
Invoice: $42,641 - $43,989
MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
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Infiniti QX70 Interior

Critics agree that the 2015 Infiniti QX70’s cabin features a driver-oriented design that’s filled with premium materials, including plush leather upholstery and aluminum and wood trim. The 2015 QX70 also pleases critics with its straightforward tech features, though many note that it lacks the passenger and cargo space that’s available in competing luxury midsize SUVs.

  • "Flowing lines help the Infiniti stand out from hard-angled surfaces of other more rugged SUVs. In the QX70, a driver-centric cockpit with a pronounced center-stack confirms the message that this luxury vehicle is for driving first." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Step inside, and one will find a sybaritic cabin marked by premium materials like soft leather, brushed aluminum and genuine wood trim. Nary a cheap touch is to be found." -- Left Lane News
  • "With supple leathers, rich wood trim, brushed metal accents, cool ambient lighting and soft-touch materials covering nearly every surface, the QX70's interior is about as luxurious as it gets in the segment." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "The interior is well built with nice materials, but it feels cramped." -- AutoWeek (2014)

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Seating

The 2015 Infiniti QX70 seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats. Heated and ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and quilted leather seats are available. Test drivers report that the QX70 feels less roomy inside than many competing luxury midsize SUVs, and that the rear seat offers limited headroom. Still, some praise the QX70’s supportive and comfortable front seats, as well as the rich, quilted leather upholstery that’s available with the Deluxe Touring package.

  • "The seats are wide and supportive, not too firm yet far from squishy, and covered in high-quality black, beige or java-brown leather. With the Deluxe Touring package, a set of climate-controlled seats replaces the stock set and come complete with lovely quilted stitching that adds even more flair to an already stylish setting." -- AutoTrader
  • "The front seats are roomy and comfortable, but the 3-passenger rear bench is surprisingly stingy, more comparable to a compact car." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "The cushy cabin is also a strong point, although there's less space inside than many competitors." -- Left Lane News
  • "The standard front seats are quite comfortable and offer ample head- and legroom. ... The rear seats can be a tight fit for taller passengers, however, on account of the FX's sloping roof line." -- Edmunds (2014)

Interior Features

The QX70 comes standard with an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a sunroof, proximity key, push-button start and dual-zone automatic climate control. Available features include front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and a voice-activated navigation system that adds Bluetooth audio streaming and an 8-inch touch-screen display. Infiniti’s Around View Monitor system is also available, which uses multiple cameras to provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle while parking.

While a handful of reviewers say that the 2015 QX70’s tech features are starting to look a bit dated, others praise its user-friendly audio and navigation controls, as well as the available Around View Monitor, which they say makes the QX70 easier to maneuver in small spaces. A few critics point out that the QX70’s tech features, which are controlled by traditional buttons rather than a central control knob, may be appealing to some buyers, but less preferable to others.

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  • "It is filled with all manner of tactile and electronic luxury touches and a host of sophisticated driver's aids that practically drive the car for you." -- AutoTrader
  • "Conventional buttons abound due to the lack of an iDrive-style infotainment controller, which may be a good or bad thing depending on personal preferences." -- Left Lane News
  • "The audio and navigation systems use the same impressively simple and intuitive interface found in a variety of Infiniti products. We also like the optional 360-degree camera that provides a top-down view of the QX70 in relation to its surroundings -- it's a boon when negotiating tight spaces." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "With a small, single-color LCD screen nestled between the speedometer and the tachometer and the same old inelegant graphic interface on the eight-inch touchscreen positioned mid-dash, Infiniti has suddenly found itself behind the curve. We live in a time where Dodge Dart buyers can enjoy nicer tech, and that's an issue for a pricey luxury SUV." -- Autoblog (2013)

Cargo

The 2015 Infiniti QX70 comes with a power liftgate and has 24.8 cubic feet of cargo space, which expands to 62 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Critics note that the QX70’s sloping roofline limits the usefulness of the cargo hold. Some report that many luxury crossovers offer more maximum cargo space, while others comment that some affordable compact SUVs offer more space with all seats in use.

  • "Cargo room is also compromised because of the QX70's swooping rear roof, which also creates blind spots. Thankfully, the rear seats fold to haul larger items." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "Cargo space is compromised for the sake of style: the QX70's short rear overhang and sloping rear window translate to just 24 cubic feet of trunk room, less than what is offered by some ‘compact’ crossovers like the Honda CR-V." -- Left Lane News
  • "That sleek profile also compromises cargo space -- while the 25 cubic feet behind the rear seats isn't bad, folding the rear seatbacks down reveals just 62 cubes of total volume, well short of what most two-row luxury crossovers provide." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "After the back seat, the roof just dips to the floor, leaving only a few feet of depth. Surely you can fold down the back row, but if I'm buying an SUV, or CUV, I want room for four and some cargo." -- AutoWeek (2014)
Review Last Updated: 8/14/14

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