Infiniti QX70 Interior
The 2014 Infiniti QX70 earns praise for its sporty interior design, premium materials and easy-to-use tech features. However, some reviewers note that the QX70 has a cramped back seat and less cargo room than most SUVs in the class.
- "Step up and into the 5-passenger QX70 SUV, and it feels more like a sports sedan, from the curved dash to the oblong analog clock. Flowing lines help the Infiniti stand out from hard-angled surfaces of other more rugged SUVs. In the FX, 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, this is about as luxurious as you'll find in the segment." -- Edmunds (2013)
- "FX's interior is well finished. The cabin makes good use of leather surfaces. The supplementary wood and metal trim impart an upscale, classy feel. It's a shame that the wood is now only offered as part of a pricey option package." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
The QX70 seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats. Options include upgraded leather and heated and cooled front seats. Test drivers say the front seats are comfortable and have plenty of head- and legroom. However, they think that rearward visibility could be better. Some reviewers report that the back seats have adequate space, though others write that the sloping roofline limits headroom for taller passengers.
- "From the front seats forward, there is almost nothing bad to say about the QX70's cockpit. The seats are wide and supportive, not too firm yet far from squishy and covered in high-quality leather in black, beige or java brown." -- 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 front seats are quite comfortable and are aided by ample head- and legroom, but because of the FX's sloping roof line, the rear seats can be a tight fit for taller passengers." -- Edmunds (2013)
- "The front seats hold fast to the notion that this is a G37 that hasn't quite realized it's lugging around a serious derrière, and the back bench serves up adequate space for hopping to the next town over. Leg space can be a bit cramped for anyone approaching six feet tall, and that attractive, sloping roof line will introduce lofty hairstyles to the headliner with a quickness, but the space is a perfect place for kids and older teens to spend time." -- Autoblog (2013)
Standard features on the 2014 Infiniti QX70 include an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a backup camera and dual-zone automatic climate control. Options include Bluetooth audio streaming, navigation and Infiniti’s Around View Monitor system, which uses multiple cameras to provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle while parking.
Most reviewers report that the QX70's audio and climate systems are easy to control, and they write that the navigation system is simple to use. Some test drivers find the Around View Monitor is helpful when driving in close quarters, but others think that the images provided by the cameras should be clearer. Some reviewers mention that compact cars that cost far less have more advanced infotainment systems and nicer displays.
- "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 require a short learning curve, using both virtual and tactile inputs, but operating them soon becomes impressively simple and intuitive. The optional 360-degree camera provides a top-down view of the FX in relation to its surroundings -- helpful when negotiating tight spaces." -- Edmunds (2013)
- "We couldn't help but feel age wearing on the tech inside the FX37, however. 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)
- "Optional Around View Monitoring System displays four views of the vehicle on the navigation screen. Testers are divided on its usefulness: Some find it helpful in close quarters, others find the display blurry and hard to decipher." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
The QX70 offers 24.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 62 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, which isn’t much space for a luxury midsize SUV. One critic notes that the QX70's cargo space is comparable to what the Ford Focus hatchback offers, while others like that the rear seats fold forward to accommodate longer cargo.
- "Cargo space is compromised for the sake of style: the FX37'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. Fold down the rear seats, and storage space swells to a more useful 62 cubic feet." -- Left Lane News
- "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
- "There isn't a preponderance of space behind the back seats, with just 24.8 cubic feet available with the rear bench in place. For comparison, the figure is just one cube more than what's available in the diminutive Ford Focus five-door." -- Autoblog (2013)
- "The FX's sleek profile also compromises cargo space, offering 25 cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats. Folding the seats offers total volume of just 62 cubes -- well short of what most competitors offer." -- Edmunds (2013)