7.9

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 7.6
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.3
Safety: N/A
Reliability:
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2014 Infiniti QX70 Review

The 2014 Infiniti QX70 has a sporty flair, with athletic road manners and a driver-friendly cabin. Still, its sleek exterior design cuts into rear-seat and cargo room. 

Pros & Cons

  • Athletic handling
  • Potent optional V8
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Limited rearward visibility
  • Small rear seat and cargo area

2014 Infiniti QX70 Overview

Is the 2014 Infiniti QX70 a Good Used SUV?

If you’re getting an SUV for its practicality, the Infiniti QX70 might not have enough space for you. But if you prize nimble handling and a powerful engine, this Infiniti is worth a closer look.

The QX70 comes with either a 3.7-liter V6 engine that makes 325 horsepower or a 5.0-liter V8 that puts out 390 horses. Each uses a seven-speed automatic transmission, which shifts quickly and smoothly. Rear-wheel drive comes with the base trim, but other models have standard all-wheel drive. The V6 provides ample power for everyday driving, but it doesn’t feel as spry with all-wheel drive. Go for the V8 if you want ample power to all wheels. The QX70 takes premium fuel and gets 14-17 mpg in the city and 20-24 mpg on the highway. Handling responses are quick, with only a small amount of body lean. The ride is firm, which may be uncomfortable for some.

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The Infiniti QX70 seats five. It has a high-end interior, complete with standard leather upholstery and front seats that are heated and power adjustable. The front seats are comfortable, but rearward visibility is poor. A sloping roofline cuts into back-seat headroom. There are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the rear outboard seats and a tether-only connection in the middle seat.

All models come with dual-zone climate control, a proximity key, push-button start, and a rearview camera. You also get an 11-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth for phone calls, a USB port, and satellite radio. The QX70 5.0 AWD model comes with a navigation system that is easy to use, but its display screen can be hard to read. Cargo space falls short of competitors, though a power liftgate comes standard.

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Used 2014 Infiniti QX70 Prices

Used 2014 QX70 base models range in price from about $27,500 to $36,800, depending on features, condition, and mileage.

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How Reliable Is the 2014 Infiniti QX70?

J.D. Power and Associates gives the 2014 Infiniti QX70 a reliability rating of 3.5 out of five, which is above average compared to other luxury midsize SUVs.

How Safe Is the QX70?

The 2014 Infiniti QX70 earned the highest score of Good in two crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, a comparison with other vehicles is difficult with only two test results.

The QX70 comes standard with a rearview camera, and models with the Technology package add adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. The 5.0 AWD comes with a 360-degree parking camera.

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Should I Consider Another Used QX70?

The QX70 was called the FX until the 2014 model year. The 2014 QX70 is part of the vehicle’s second generation, which began in 2009 and includes the 2017 model year. The 2013 Infiniti FX is essentially the same SUV as the 2014 model, but it costs a little less on average. Infiniti does not offer the V8 engine in the 2015 QX70.

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Which Used Infiniti QX70 Is Right for Me?

The 2014 Infiniti QX70 crossover SUV comes in three trims: 3.7, 3.7 AWD, and 5.0 AWD. If you’re looking for a daily driver, the base 3.7 is the best choice. It comes with a spry V6 engine, rear-wheel drive, and a good amount of tech features. For some extra zip and all-wheel drive, go for the 5.0 AWD with its livelier powertrain. It comes with navigation with voice recognition, and Bluetooth for streaming audio. You’ll also get a 360-degree camera, which helps with the QX70’s poor rearward visibility.

You might consider a certified pre-owned QX70. 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. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully.

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2014 Infiniti QX70 and Other SUVs to Consider

Which Is Better: 2014 Infiniti QX70 or 2014 Acura MDX?

The Acura MDX delivers a roomier interior, better fuel economy, and a smoother ride than its Infiniti counterpart does. However, it doesn’t have an optional engine for more power. Inside, you’ll get more rear-seat space with the MDX, including a third row of seats. Unfortunately, the second row of seats is too low for optimal comfort, and the third row is cramped. The MDX offers a larger cargo hold than the QX70, with enough extra space for a large suitcase. Recommending the Acura MDX is difficult because of its awful reliability rating, which is worse than most luxury midsize SUVs.

Which Is Better: 2014 Infiniti QX70 or 2014 Infiniti QX80?

If you’re looking for a roomier SUV with loads of cargo space and three rows of seating, the Infiniti QX80 is worth considering over the QX70. It delivers a good blend of ride comfort and handling ability. A standard V8 engine offers brisk acceleration with quick throttle responses. The QX80 has comfortable seating in the first two rows. The QX80 has a third row of seats, unlike the smaller Infiniti. However, there's only enough room for children back there. It also comes standard with navigation and a 360-degree parking camera, the latter of which helps alleviate the SUV’s poor rearward visibility. However, the QX80’s heftier price tag can be a hard pill to swallow.

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