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2017 Infiniti QX70 Review

The 2017 Infiniti QX70 sits in the top third of our luxury midsize SUV rankings. It delivers sharp handling and a powerful standard V6. However, it has less cargo space than most rivals and a cramped rear seat.

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful engine
  • Engaging handling
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Below-average cargo capacity
  • Cramped rear seats




Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 7.7
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.1
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2017 Infiniti QX70 Overview

Is the 2017 Infiniti QX70 a Good Used SUV?

The 2017 Infiniti QX70 is a good SUV that sports lower total ownership costs than most vehicles in the luxury midsize SUV segment. This is a sporty vehicle with a potent base engine and a streamlined look that is distinct from its boxier competitors. Inside, there’s a user-friendly infotainment system, but there isn’t a lot of room for passengers and their belongings.

Why You Can Trust Us

We do not base our used car rankings and reviews on our personal opinions. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total cost of ownership estimates, and the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 51 professional evaluations for this 2017 Infiniti QX70 review to help you make an informed buying decision.

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How Much Is the 2017 Infiniti QX70?

Based on 455 listings for this vehicle on our site, you can expect to pay between $27,000 and $44,800 for a used 2017 Infiniti QX70. The average list price is $33,300. Prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2017 Infiniti QX70 Cost to Own?

Five-year costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs for the 2017 QX70 are estimated to be $30,047. That’s below average for the luxury midsize SUV segment.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New QX70?

The 2017 Infiniti QX70 was the final year of production for this luxury midsize SUV.

To purchase a new 2018 SUV for around the same average price as a used 2017 QX70, you will need to look at luxury subcompact SUVs. The 2018 BMW X1 is a great place to start. It starts at $33,300 and is closely matched to the 2017 QX70 in total passenger space. The BMW also has more rear legroom and more cargo space behind the second row (24.8 cubic feet). The QX70 does have a substantially more powerful standard V6 engine, but the X1’s acceleration is quick thanks to its lower curb weight. Throw in much better fuel economy ratings, and the 2018 BMW X1 is the better choice.

If you’re not wedded to a luxury brand, consider an affordable midsize SUV. The 2018 Kia Sorento, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot all start for less than $31,000.

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Which Model Year of the Infiniti QX70 Is Best?

You may want to consider an earlier version of the QX70 to save money, especially because there were few interior or exterior changes between the final few model years. This means the 2014 and 2015 QX70 are very similar to the 2017 model. Choosing one of these will get you all the 2017’s features at a fraction of the cost. Notably, the 2014 Infiniti QX70 was last year this vehicle came with an available V8 engine. It’s also the first year that the model carried the QX70 name; before this, it was called the FX.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Infiniti QX70?

The 2017 Infiniti QX70 has a predicted reliability rating of three out of five from J.D. Power. That’s considered average for the industry as a whole.

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2017 Infiniti QX70 Recalls

As of this writing, the 2017 Infiniti QX70 has no open recalls. Before you purchase a used 2017 QX70, check to see if any recalls have been added.

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Which Used Infiniti QX70 Model Is Right for Me?

This Infiniti comes in only one trim, but a number of packages were made available when the SUV was new. The base model is well-equipped with Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch display, and the Infiniti Controller, which uses a knob to adjust audio and climate settings.

The Technology package features adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning. The Sport package includes sport seats with added support and heated and ventilated front seats. The Premium package has navigation, Bluetooth streaming audio, and a 360-degree camera system. The Limited package mostly adds styling upgrades. A QX70 with the Technology package makes the most sense, due to its focus on active safety features.

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What Does Infiniti's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Infiniti offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 70,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. The Infiniti certified pre-owned warranty has three levels of coverage based on the vehicle’s age and mileage.

Vehicles with less than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/75,000-mile warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Vehicles less than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/unlimited-mileage warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Finally, vehicles more than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a two-year/unlimited-mileage warranty good from the CPO purchase date. Infiniti CPO vehicles must pass a 167-point inspection. Infiniti CPO vehicles also receive free maintenance for one year. Additional benefits like towing, roadside assistance, and trip interruption coverage may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully.

Infiniti has one of the better CPO programs in the industry, according to our analysis. Lexus, Tesla, and Jaguar are among the very few that are better.

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How Safe Is the QX70?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2017 QX70 a score of Good, the highest rating, in the moderate overlap front and rear crash tests.

The QX70 comes standard with a rearview camera. Available active safety features include lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, parallel parking assist, and 360-degree camera.

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2017 Infiniti QX70 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti QX70 or 2017 Acura MDX?

The 2017 Acura MDX is a better choice than the QX70. The Acura delivers plenty of standard active safety features, has better fuel economy, combines horsepower and handling in an agreeable performance package, and can seat up to seven people across three rows. The only real concern with the MDX is its predicted reliability rating, which is below-average for the industry.

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti QX70 or 2017 BMW X5?

The 2017 BMW X5 and the QX70 are closely ranked rivals, but only because the BMW has significantly higher total ownership costs. Otherwise, the BMW is the better choice. All five of its engines have ample horsepower, and the X5 provides supple handling that borrows from the brand’s sports car DNA. The BMW also has a comfortable interior with abundant cargo space.

Which Is Better: 2017 Infiniti QX70 or 2017 Infiniti QX60?

The 2017 Infiniti QX60 is a better choice than its corporate sibling if you want a luxury midsize SUV with a third row. You will also get better fuel economy with the QX60. However, its floaty, pillow-like ride can’t compete with the QX70’s more athletic handling.

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2017 QX70 Performance

How Does the 2017 Infiniti QX70 Drive?

The rear-wheel-drive QX70 is engaging to drive. There’s not much body lean as the QX70 corners, and a stiff suspension helps handling, too. A 325-horsepower V6 engine mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission powers the QX70. The engine serves up ample power and acceleration in most driving situations. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.

Does the 2017 Infiniti QX70 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The QX70 has EPA-estimated fuel economy numbers that are below the segment average. The rear-wheel-drive QX70 is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive model’s numbers drop to 16/22 mpg city/highway.

2017 Infiniti QX70 Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the QX70 all-wheel-drive model has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The rear-wheel-drive QX70 has no tow rating.

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2017 QX70 Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 QX70 Seat?

The 2017 Infiniti QX70 seats five in two rows on leather upholstery. The front seats deliver all-day support, but taller adults will find the second-row legroom tight. Cooled front seats, sport seats with added bolstering, and quilted leather upholstery are available in some models.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Infiniti QX70?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety scored the QX70’s LATCH child-seat system as Marginal, the second-lowest rating. The IIHS determined it is difficult to maneuver around other hardware, and the passenger side rear seat’s anchor is buried too deep in the cushion for easy access.

2017 Infiniti QX70 Features

The QX70 comes standard with Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch display, and the Infiniti Controller to adjust audio and climate settings. The laudable infotainment system is easy to use. Available features include Bluetooth streaming audio and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with navigation.

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2017 Infiniti QX70 Dimensions

Infiniti QX70 Cargo Space

Cargo space for the 2017 QX70 is 24.8 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 62 cubic feet when the seats are folded. That’s below the capacity of most segment rivals.

2017 QX70 Length and Weight

The 2017 QX70 is 15.9 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 4,209 pounds for the rear-wheel-drive model up to 4,321 pounds for the all-wheel-drive QX70. The rear-wheel-drive QX70 has a gross vehicle weight rating of 5,301 pounds, while the all-wheel-drive model has a GVWR of 5,519 pounds.

Where Was the 2017 Infiniti QX70 Built?

Infiniti built the 2017 QX70 in Japan.

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