The Infiniti QX70 isn’t new, although the name might have you thinking otherwise. It’s still the sporty, five passenger crossover that first came ashore in 2003 and had its last major redesign in 2009. But amid the brands lineup-wide renaming shakeup this year, the QX has taken over where last year’s FX 35/FX50 left off.
Keeping the same overall idea as the original 2003 FX35, the 2014 QX70 represents the brands focus on continuous improvement. Over the last decade, Nissan USA has vastly improved in almost every area of its product line. Engines are more powerful and use less fuel, interior fit and finish has improved , and technological advancements have been heavy. Growing sales numbers continue to show Nissan’s hard work and attention to detail.
Being an Infiniti, the QX70 forgoes trying to be an all-in-one sports car/luxury sedan/off-road champ and simply dumps the latter, leaving rocks and mud to Land Rover . What the QX70 does, it does well. And that is providing an exhilarating yet smooth ride to five people in a luxury cabin surrounded by a sporty wrapper that neither goes unnoticed nor screams ostentatiously in other motorists’ faces.
Updated 05/21/2014: Infiniti today announced prices for the 2015 QX70 crossover which remains mostly unchanged. The only "additions" is a new Sport Package that will make the QX70 look sportier. Prices for 2015 will start from $45,850.
Click past the jump for our full review of the 2014 Infiniti QX70
The QX70 borrows heavily from its Infiniti brotherhood in the exterior styling department. The front clip features the large Infiniti grille that flows into the hood and
"the vehicle’s side profile reminiscent of a shoe. A classy shoe, no doubt, but a shoe nonetheless."
finders, and then up the A-pillars and straight across the QX’s beltline. Its rear-shifted greenhouse and long nose make the vehicle’s side profile reminiscent of a shoe. A classy shoe, no doubt, but a shoe nonetheless. It also lends itself to a sporting feel when looking over the long hood and bulging fenders from behind the steering wheel.
Functional heat extractors behind the front wheels help keep underhood temperatures in check, while reducing front-end lift. High intensity discharge, bi-functional xenon headlights and fog lights are standard equipment.
The QX70 rides on Nissan’s FM (Front Midship) platform architecture giving it a stable ride over broken pavement and sharp handling around the bends. Front-to-rear weight distribution is nearly balanced, helped in part by aluminum doors and hood.
|Overall height (without / with roof rails)||66.1|
|Front track width||64.4|
|Rear track width||64.6|
|Minimum ground clearance||7.36|
|Angle of approach (degrees)||28.8|
|Angle of departure (degrees)||20.9|
|Coefficient of Drag (Cd)||0.36|
2014 Infiniti QX70 - Standard Exterior Features
- Flush-mounted High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional projector headlights (high/low beam), automatic on-off
- Chrome door handles, side window moldings
- Rear center high-mount LED stoplight (CHMSL)
- Body-color front and rear bumpers
- Front fog lights
- UV-reducing solar glass on front windows, privacy glass on rear windows and liftgate glass
- Power-folding, heated outside mirrors with courtesy lights
- Dark Chrome front grille
- One-touch auto open/close power glass tilt/slide moonroof w/ auto reverse and sliding shade
- Electric liftgate closure assist
- Power rear liftgate
- Aluminum doors and hood
New For 2015
- dark finish exterior accents
- 21-inch dark finish aluminum-alloy wheels
- Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
- climate-controlled front sport seats
The interior of the QX70 is stuffed with tech and the large center stack infotainment system is host to a large portion of it. The Hard Drive Navigation System, NavTraffic, NavWeather, and best of all, Infiniti ’s Around View Monitor that displays an aerial view of the vehicle for tight maneuvering like parallel parking – all work together to give occupants an opulent ride while wrapped in the arms of convenience and safety. Bluetooth and SiriusXM are also standard equipment, as is the Zagat Survey restaurant guide.
Yet another convenience feature we’d probably get spoiled to is Infiniti’s automatic driving position system. It moves the steering wheel and outside mirrors adaptively to correspond to the driver’s power seat, keeping the same mirror relationship and viewpoint no matter where the driver’s seat moves. Of course, manual adjustments can be made to account for different drivers.
A premium Bose audio system that was acoustically engineered to the QX is standard fair and includes 11 speakers, AM/FM/CD, USB connections, and Bluetooth. Redundant steering wheel controls keep audio options at a fingertip’s reach.
Keeping passengers breathing easily is Infiniti’s Advanced Climate Control System. It uses a Grape Polyphenol and Plasmacluster air purifier to reduce interior pollutants, keeping the air free of allergens. It even features a “Clean Mode” which uses ionization to further cleanse the air. Making everything smell good is its “Ion Mode” which is said to create a “high concentration of negative ions to impart a freshness and crispness to the air.”
Overall, the interior of the Qx70 is a nice place to be. The leather seats look and feel rich, especially the optional quilted leather on the Sport seats. Controls are well laid out and ergonomics are generally good. Fit and finish is on par with other Infiniti products yet still contains a few hard plastics that cheapen the experience. We also have concerns about long-term durability on a few surfaces.
Rear cargo room is generous enough at 62 cubic feet with the rear 60/40-split seats folded flat. Push-button folding makes loading the QX easier and numerous tie-down points offer further usability.
|Head room (with moonroof)||39.3||38.5|
2014 Infiniti QX70 - Standard Interior Features
- Infiniti Intelligent Key
- Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
- Leather-appointed seats
- Quilted leather-appointed seats
- 60/40-spiltfolding and reclining rear seat with fold-down center armrest
- Aluminum pedal accents
- Maple interior accents
- Black lacquer interior trim
- Carpeted trunk and cargo area
- Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
- Driver and passenger seat back pockets
- Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and sliding extensions
- Bose 11-speaker Premium Audio sound system, including AM/FM/CD with MP3 playback capability, steering wheel audio controls, Radio Data System (RDS) and speed-sensitive volume control
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
- Roof-mounted and rear window in-glass diversity antennas
- USB Connection Port iPod® Interface and other compatible devices
Two engines are offered in the QX70: an all-aluminum 3.7-liter V-6 making 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque; and a 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 390 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both feature VVEL, or Variable Valve Event & Lift control, which not only adjusts valve timing, but valve lift amounts. A seven-speed automatic transmission backs both engines and includes a manual shift mode and rev matching system. Magnesium paddle shifters (5.0 AWD Sport Technology package only) give the driver more control.
To make sure drivers of the 3.7-liter didn’t feel cheated, Infiniti built the engine with a silent timing chain, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and resin-coated lightweight pistons. The V-6 breathes through a dual exhaust with equal length manifolds and decreased backpressure for increased horsepower.
All-wheel-drive models get Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system that is rear-wheel biased. During normal driving, 100 percent of power is directed rearward, but when slipping is detected, up to 50 percent of the power can be directed to the front wheels. That 50:50 split will surely make the QX70 a competent wintertime warrior.
Fuel economy ranges from decently good to marginally acceptable. Rear-wheel-drive V-6 models are rated at 17 city and 24 highway mpg while AWD V-6 models get 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. Bringing up the rear is the AWD V-8 achieving only 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.
|Engine||QX70 5.0 AWD||QX70 3.7|
|Type||VK50VE DOHC 32-valve with Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL)||VQ37VHR DOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL)|
|Cylinders / configuration||V8||V6|
|Block / head composition||Aluminum / aluminum||Aluminum / aluminum|
|Displacement||5.0 liters||3.7 liters|
|Horsepower||390 @ 6,500 rpm||325 @ 7,000 rpm|
|Torque||369 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm||267 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm|
|Bore x stroke (mm)||95.5 x 87.7||95.5 x 86.0|
|Compression ratio (:1)||10.9||11.0|
|Maximum engine speed (rpm)||6,800 rpm||7,500 rpm|
|Valvetrain||4 valves per cylinder with continuous variable valve timing control||4 valves per cylinder with continuous variable valve timing control|
|Required fuel||Premium unleaded||Premium unleaded|
Suspension and Brakes
The four-wheel independent suspension is constructed from a double-wishbone design in the front and a multi-link setup out back. Thick stabilizer bars keep the QX from acting top heavy in cornering and Infiniti’s Continuous Damping Control suspension is available. It allows the driver to switch from “Auto” mode to “Sport” mode and tighten up the suspension for a firmer, more competitive ride.
Four wheel vented discs with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake force Distribution pull everything to a stop. The 14-inch rotors up front are squeezed by four-piston calipers while the rear 13.8-inch rotors are capped by two-piston units.
|Front suspension||Aluminum independent double-wishbone w/stabilizer bar|
|Rear suspension||Aluminum and steel independent multi-link w/stabilizer bar|
|Steering type||Power-assisted vehicle speed variable assist rack-and-pinion|
|Front brakes||Vented disc|
|Rear brakes||Vented disc|
|Wheels||18-inch 10-spoke aluminum-alloy (8.0Jx18)|
|Tires||265/60R18 109V all-season tires|
The QX70 comes in three trim levels that correspond to engine and drivetrain options: QX70 3.7; QX70 3.7 AWD; QX70 5.0 AWD. Base price for the QX70 3.7 is $45,750 while an up-optioned QX70 5.0 AWD will set you back a cool $73,000.
If it were our money, we’d go for the AWD V-6. It has plenty of power for cruising city streets and moderately high-speed interstate jaunts, plus more efficiency to pass by more gas stations. The AWD adds versatility and a level of safety when the weather turns wet or snowy, but doesn’t ruin the summertime fun. Finally, adding the $4,300 Premium Package nets some classy features without blowing up the price. Total damages: $52,495.
|QX70 3.7||$45,750||3.7L V6||7-spd auto w/ manual shift mode|
|QX70 3.7 AWD||$47,200||3.7L V6||7-spd auto w/ manual shift mode|
|QX70 5.0 AWD||$62,300||5.0L V8||7-spd auto w/ manual shift mode|
|Deluxe Touring Package||$3,300|
|Sport Technology Package||$6,250|
|Roof Rail Crossbars||$335|
|Rear Bumper Protector||$270|
|Dual DVD Headrest Restraint Monitors||$1,535|
|Cargo Area Organizer and Protector||$240|
|Illuminated Kick Plates||$305|
|Cargo Net and First Aid Kit||$90|
|First Aid Kit||$35|
|QX70||3.7-liter V6 / RWD||$45,850 USD|
|QX70 AWD||3.7-liter V6 / AWD||$47,300 USD|
The Range Rover Sport is perhaps a more well-rounded SUV. It still has that über-luxury feel with sporting capabilities on the road. What the QX70 lacks, the Range Rover Sport makes up for in spades: off-roadability. Granted, the largest percentage of luxury crossover and SUV buyers will never take their vehicles on so much as wet grass, the option to raise the suspension, lock the differential, and gear down into low range makes the Range Rover Sport a tough competitor. Starting price for the Rover is a touch over $64,000, but can quickly build to the $100,000 mark with an up-optioned Supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 model.
The standard Range Rover Sport features a 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 340 horsepower. The big V-8 cranks out 510 horsepower and will scoot the SUV from 0-60 in under 5 seconds.
Gallery Land Rover Range Rover Sport
On the lower side of the pricing scale, the Acura MDX offers a solid choice for those looking for refinement, room, and AWD. Touted as one of the best AWD systems on the market, the SH-AWD system works well in both foul weather conditions and in road-holding duties. Powered by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 that produces 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. It does a decent job of moving the MDX around, but is certainly outclassed by the Range Rover and QX70.
On the up side, the MDX offers three rows of seating with the ability to carry seven passengers. Starting price for an Acura MDX is $42,290 and can raise to upwards of $56,000.
Gallery Acura MDX
The Audi Q7 is yet another refined choice in the game of luxury SUVs and crossovers. Available in three trims: 3.0T, TDI, and S-Line, the Audi Q7 has a wide range of options to please any buyer looking for large amounts of room and on- and off-road capability. The base Q7 is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 producing 280 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Jump up a trim line and you’ll get the stump-pulling power of Audi’s 3.0-liter TurboDiesel that makes 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Topping out the model range is the S-Line. Its 3.0-liter V-6 cranks out 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.
Pricing for the Q7 starts roughly at $47,000 and grows to over $64,000. The Audi does represent a good bargain, however, with its three-row seating, AWD, and Audi heritage behind it.
The QX70 represents a moderately sporty crossover with high tech features that aim to keep occupants happy. A healthy list of features and drivetrain options let buyers pick where and how to spend their money. There are definitely other options in the five seater, sporty crossover game, but the Infinity QX70 represents a solid stab at the market for the Japanese brand.
- Aggressive exterior speaks of its intent
- AWD and strong engines make it capable and powerful
- Technology abounds inside and out
- Fuel economy leaves much to be desired
- Can get pricy with options
- Name change may confuse potential buyers
As Infiniti Motor Company moves into the 2014 model year with a new vehicle nomenclature and the arrival of the dramatic all-new Infiniti Q50 sports sedan, the future is being built on a foundation of premium design and craftsmanship, relevant performance, innovative technology and unrivalled Japanese hospitality. Perhaps no vehicle in the current Infiniti lineup embraces these values more than the 2014 Infiniti QX70. Known in previous years as the Infiniti FX, Infiniti’s iconic performance crossover continues to prove that luxury doesn’t have to be dull – in look, interior indulgences or the driving experience.
The 2014 Infiniti QX70 lineup is led by the QX70 5.0 AWD model, which features a standard 390-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 with VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) and Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Also offered are the QX70 3.7 AWD and QX70 3.7, both powered by a 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 with VVEL. All three models include a standard 7-speed automatic transmission.
Aggressive Style Backed by Pure Performance
Since the original 2003 Infiniti FX first drew a line in the sand for crossover styling, the aggressive design has been continuously refined, yet not softened. The 2014 QX70’s aggressive styling again serves notice of its performance underpinnings with its long hood, stretched wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs. The design’s distinctive side air vents, located behind the front wheels, allow air to flow through the engine compartment and out the side of the vehicle, reducing front-end lift. The bold front grille and fascia design are framed by signature High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights and standard fog lights.
The QX70’s aggressive silhouette is highlighted by a strong front-to-rear shoulder line, tight greenhouse, kicked-back roofline and integrated rear spoiler, while its large LED taillights extend beyond the body, helping create aerodynamic downforce. Large dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers cap the action-ready appearance.
The 2014 Infiniti QX70 is offered in eight exterior colors: Graphite Shadow, Malbec Black, Umbria Twilight, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Midnight Mocha, Moonlight White and Iridium Blue.
Under the polished, assertive exterior is an equally advanced body structure, offering room for five adults and the capacity to hold four full-size golf bags. QX70 utilizes the rigid FM (for Front Midship) platform architecture, with a balanced front-to-rear weight distribution to help provide exceptional handling performance. Weight reduction and body strengthening efforts include the use of aluminum doors and hood.
The Infiniti QX70’s interior includes a command center-style cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience. The standard leather-appointed front seats offer 10-way driver’s side (including power lumbar)/8-way passenger side power adjustments and are available with a heating and cooling function for maximum comfort in any season. Heated front seats are standard on all models. The available driver’s sport seat adds power-adjustable side bolsters and a manual thigh extension, allowing the driver to tailor the fit for comfort and driving support. The high-tech interior design includes an Infiniti signature double-wave instrument panel and Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges.
Also available is an automatic driving position system, which moves the steering wheel and outside mirrors adaptively into the correct position when the seat is adjusted – allowing the driver to change the seat position and keep the same mirror viewpoint and relationship between the steering column and driver’s shoulder position. The interior’s array of comfort and convenience equipment ranges from a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob to dual front and rear cupholders, four 12-volt power outlets, power windows with front one-touch auto-up/down function, power door locks and available tonneau cover and aluminum pedal accents.
Hospitality features include the Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and Sequential Welcome Lighting Illuminated Entry system that starts with turning on the outside mirror courtesy lights as the driver approaches the vehicle and continues to light key areas as driver and passengers settle into the interior. Three available interior colors are offered: Wheat, Graphite and Java.
Standard on QX70 5.0 AWD is the Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with auto-recirculation, Grape Polyphenol and Plasmacluster® air purifier that helps reduce interior airborne contaminants. The system includes a "Clean Mode," which uses ionization to reduce unwanted airborne particles. An "Ion Mode" creates a high concentration of negative ions to impart a freshness and crispness to the air, similar to what people experience after a thunderstorm or near a waterfall.
This system utilizes a filter using fiber impregnated with natural grape seed polyphenol, which has the ability to reduce allergens that conventional filters cannot remove due to their incredibly small size.
Every QX70 comes equipped with an advanced Bose® Premium Audio system, acoustically engineered to optimize sound within the interior. The system features 11-speakers, an AM/FM/CD player and USB connection port for iPod® Interface and other compatible devices.
Also standard are SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), diversity antenna and steering wheel-mounted remote audio controls.
The advanced Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System – standard on QX70 5.0 AWD, available on QX70 3.7 models – features NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather with Real-Time Weather Information (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Zagat Survey® restaurant guide and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, along with an Infiniti Voice Recognition system for navigation and audio systems.
Two Advanced VVEL Engines
The Infiniti QX70 5.0 AWD features a standard 5.0-liter V8 engine design rated at 390 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
It utilizes Infiniti’s Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) valve control technology, which continuously adjusts valve timing and lift amounts, enabling higher fuel efficiency with higher torque and improved emissions over conventional variable valve designs. The VVEL intake camshafts, which feature continuously variable lift control teamed with a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), allow for a 6,800-rpm redline.
Infiniti QX70 3.7 models offer Infiniti’s advanced 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with VVEL. The engine includes an aluminum block and heads and electronically controlled throttle system and has been tuned specifically for use in the QX70. The engine is rated at 325-horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Along with VVEL, the advanced V6 engine design also features a silent timing chain for quiet operation, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and resin-coated lightweight pistons, a dual exhaust system with equal length exhaust manifolds and low muffler exhaust pressure to help improve engine breathing.
Only one transmission is offered – a refined 7-speed transmission that features a wide ratio of coverage and wide lock-up area, as well as a manual shift mode, Downshift Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). The standard ASC system adapts the transmission’s shift timing depending on driving style. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are available with the QX70 5.0 AWD Sport Technology Package, while Infiniti’s advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system with Traction Control System (TCS) is standard on all models.
QX70 5.0 AWD and QX70 3.7 AWD models are equipped with Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 up to 50:50 front to rear) according to road and driving conditions.
An independent suspension is utilized at all four corners, with a double-wishbone suspension design in front and a multi-link design in the rear. Large-diameter stabilizer bars are found front and rear. The suspension system also incorporates special Dual Flow Path® shock absorber technology with rebound springs for responsive yet comfortable ride and firm, tight handling.
For drivers seeking a higher level of handling adjustability, an available Continuous Damping Control (CDC®) suspension system allows the driver to choose between "Auto" and "Sport" settings. The system will automatically tighten or soften the suspension while cornering or cruising and can be manually set to the sport mode through use of special electronically controlled shock absorbers. Using input from a variety of sensors, the system continuously alters the damping of the shocks to provide optimal ride and handling.
The QX70 5.0 AWD is also available with an advanced Rear Active Steer system, which can actively turn the rear wheels for sharper turn-in. The system uses precise, electronic motor-driven control to turn the rear wheels up to one degree, helping generate a nimble steering response at low speeds and enhance handling feel at high speeds.
Braking is provided by 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD). The QX70 5.0 AWD includes 4-piston front/2-piston rear opposed-piston brake calipers and large brake rotors (14.0-inch front/13.8-inch rear).
QX70 3.7 models come standard with 18-inch 10-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels mounted with 265/60R18 all-season tires, while the QX70 5.0 AWD features six-spoke 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/45R21 all-season tires. Unique five-spoke 20-inch wheels are offered as part of the Deluxe Touring Package on the QX70 3.7.
Advanced Technology and Safety Systems
Along with its distinctive appearance, luxurious interior and stellar performance credentials, the 2014 QX70 offers a unique perspective on the world with its Around View® Monitor with Moving Objection Detection (MOD) – one of many available QX70 advanced technologies. It is standard on the QX70 5.0 AWD and available on QX70 3.7 models.
The Around View® Monitor system utilizes four small superwide-angle cameras – mounted on the front, sides and rear of the QX70 – to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, helping the driver see to maneuver it in tight spots. The system uses advanced image processing to combine the images from the four cameras and provide a unique "Bird’s Eye View" of the vehicle’s surroundings.
Moving Object Detection builds on the capabilities of the AVM system, helping enhance the driver’s situational awareness by providing visual and audible warnings (front or back range object detection) if the system detects moving objects (such as another vehicle) within the displayed image in situations such as when pulling out of a parking space. Using sophisticated image processing technology, the system detects moving objects within the "top view" (when the vehicle is in Park). When starting off or backing up, it detects moving objects crossing within the front or rear views.
The 2014 QX70 is also available with Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses the laser sensor unit from the Intelligent Cruise Control’s (ICC) system and continuously monitors and analyzes closing speeds to a vehicle ahead. IBA will warn the driver if it determines a frontal collision is imminent. If the driver does not respond to the warning and the collision can no longer be avoided, IBA will automatically engage the brakes to help reduce the impact speed and thus help mitigate the consequences of the accident.
In addition, an available Distance Control Assist (DCA) system helps the driver maintain a distance to the vehicle ahead in traffic conditions that require frequent braking. Whereas Intelligent Brake Assist is on by default, Distance Control Assist is available at the touch of a button. DCA utilizes the accelerator pedal to provide feedback to the driver. If the distance falls below a certain threshold when approaching the preceding vehicle from behind, when the driver releases the accelerator pedal the vehicle will automatically apply the brakes to help maintain distance to the preceding vehicle.
If the driver is on the throttle and the system determines that braking may be necessary, DCA will signal to the driver that the throttle should be released by "pushing back" via the accelerator pedal.
Initially a subtle push can be felt by the driver as a gentle reminder to maintain a more appropriate distance. If the driver continues closing in on the vehicle ahead, a more insistent double impulse from the pedal plus an audible signal will urge the driver to release the throttle.
Upon release of the throttle, DCA will automatically engage the brakes. If necessary, the driver can override the system at any time by depressing the accelerator pedal.
The available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range) brings the benefit of cruise control to another level, helping to maintain a preset distance to the vehicle ahead whether in heavy traffic or on open freeways. The ICC system operates across a wide speed range and helps the driver manage speed and distance down to a complete stop. This allows the QX70 to flow with traffic even at "crawling" speeds and then resume the desired cruising speed once the road opens up again.
Also available on all 2014 QX70 models is the Infiniti Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system, which takes Infiniti’s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system one step further. If the system senses that the vehicle has drifted toward the edge of its lane, LDP utilizes the QX70’s Vehicle Dynamic Control system to gently apply the brakes on the wheels on the opposite side, assisting the driver in returning the vehicle back towards the center of the current lane.
Standard QX70 safety features include a seat belt reminder system; standard Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) including dual-stage front supplemental air bags with occupant classification and seat belt sensors; seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags; and roof-mounted curtain side-impact sand rollover supplemental air bags for enhanced outboard seat occupant head protection.
Also standard are 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, ALR/ELR seat belts in all passenger seating positions (driver’s side ELR only), adjustable upper anchors, front seat Active Head Restraints, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display. In addition, the front seat belts also have a function that automatically self-adjusts the seat belt when buckled to help provide a more comfortable and relaxed fit. The QX70 also includes available Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts. Utilizing patented technology, the system automatically retracts some seat belt webbing if the system detects emergency braking or an emergency handling situation.
A Personal Connection, Three Well-Equipped Models
The 2014 QX70, like all Infiniti new model purchases, also offers the Infiniti Personal AssistantTM, Infiniti’s personal concierge service with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants. The Infiniti Personal Assistant benefit, which is offered free-of-charge for the first four years, allows owners to make reservations, get directions, find points of interest, make dinner reservations, access gift services, answer trivia questions, and receive a wide variety of other services at the touch of a button from inside the vehicle or through the owner’s mobile or home phone.
The 2014 QX70 is offered in three engine/drive configurations: the V8-powered QX70 5.0 AWD, the V6-powered QX70 3.7 AWD and QX70 3.7.
Four option packages are available, offering an extended range of features and technology over the well-equipped standard equipment.
The QX70 3.7 is available with the Premium Package (equipment standard on QX70 5.0 AWD model), with climate-controlled front seats, dual-occupant memory system, entry/exit assist system for driver’s seat and steering wheel, aluminum roof rails, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, 8-inch color touch-screen display, Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and more.
The QX70 3.7’s Deluxe Touring Package includes 20-inch wheels and tires, aluminum pedal accents, Maple interior accents, quilted leather-appointed seating, Climate controlled front seats and tonneau cover.
The Technology Package (QX70 3.7 models) includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full Speed Range), Distance Control Assist, Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts, rain-sensing windshield wipers and Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights. Finally, the Sport Technology Package (QX70 5.0 AWD only) builds on the Technology Package equipment and adds sport-style front seats, solid magnesium paddle shifters, dark-tinted side air vents, lower door trim and headlight housings, Continuous Damping Control (CDC®) and Rear Active Steer.