2017 Infiniti Q70 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Infiniti Q70 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.0

Those looking for the latest in technology and style may be a little disappointed when they climb into the 2017 Infiniti Q70. The cabin is well-built and has plenty of soft-touch materials, but its design hasn't exactly kept up with the times. The infotainment system elicits a similar complaint; it lacks the newest features available in class rivals, although it is easy to use.

The front and rear seats are comfortable and roomy, but the rear seats do not offer any of the conveniences that you'll find in some competitors. When it comes to cargo space, the Q70 offers less than some rivals, and the trunk is shallow, making it tough to fit some larger items.

  • "The 2017 Q70's interior is open and inviting, and passengers won't have any issues getting comfortable." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "For the most part, the Infiniti Q70's cabin benefits from high-quality materials and solid craftsmanship." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "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 (2015)

Seating

Inside the five-seat 2017 Infiniti Q70, space is plentiful in both the front and back. The front seats maintain their comfort on long drives, and their power adjustments make finding the right seating position easy.

The standard Q70 has plenty of room, but the rear seat of the Q70L (the long-wheelbase model) offers rear-seat legroom usually found in super luxury cars like the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That’s where the back-seat luxury ends, however. No extra features, like climate or audio controls or a rear-seat entertainment system, are offered.

Heated and power-adjustable front seats and leatherette upholstery come standard in the Q70. Available features include leather upholstery and ventilated front seats. A heated steering wheel is also available.

  • "The 2017 Q70's interior is open and inviting, and passengers won't have any issues getting comfortable. We particularly like the Q70's driver's seat and positioning." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The standard-wheelbase Q70 provides a goodly amount of head- and legroom in all seats, allowing for adult-sized rear passengers. The Q70L stretches the car out and increases rear legroom by 5.9 inches, but the absence of typical long-wheelbase options makes it feel oddly barren. There are no rear controls for climate or audio, for example, nor are there amenities like massaging seats, footrests or a rear entertainment system." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "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 (2015)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2017 Infiniti Q70 include dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a moonroof, a rearview camera, navigation, a Bose audio system, voice recognition, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera system.

Options include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, forward emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, blind spot intervention, and an 8-inch touch screen.

Features like forward collision warning and forward emergency braking can help you avoid accidents if something darts in front of the vehicle or if the car in front of you stops short.

A mix of physical buttons and the optional touch screen control the infotainment system. While the controls are intuitive, the system doesn't have the modern touches found in rival setups. The screen itself looks antiquated, and features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are found in many competitors, are not available.

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  • "Inside, the Q70 wraps its occupants in traditional Infiniti luxury amenities, including a long list of standard items that cost extra in many of the Q70's competitors. A backup camera, Intelligent Key keyless entry and starting, and heated front seats can be found in even the most basic model, with several attractive option packages further helping to flush out the Q70's features." -- Autotrader (2016)
  • "The infotainment system may lack the eye-catching modernity of its rivals, but its mix of physical buttons, a 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. They'll also be disappointed by the absence of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "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 (2015)

Cargo

Both the Q70 and Q70L have 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space, which is a bit above average for the class. The Q70 Hybrid has 11.3 cubic feet of trunk space, which is fairly typical when compared with rivals like the Lexus GS Hybrid.

In addition, the trunk can make life difficult when it comes to loading and arranging items because it isn't especially deep and gets smaller toward the back.

  • "Trunk capacity for the Q70 and Q70 L tops out at 14.9 cubic feet, which is about average for midsize luxury sedans. The Q70 Hybrid's 11.3-cubic-foot trunk is smaller to make room for the batteries." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "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)

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