2017 Infiniti QX70 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Infiniti QX70 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.7

The 2017 Infiniti QX70 is getting on in years, and its interior design doesn't have the same cutting-edge feel found in some rivals. That said, the QX70 still features a well-appointed cabin that’s designed with the driver in mind. The driver’s seat remains comfortable even on long drives, and all of the dash controls are within easy reach. The rear seats don’t offer the same level of space or comfort that you’ll find up front, however, and they are best left for children. Like the rear seats, the cargo hold isn’t overly spacious; the QX70 has a lower maximum cargo capacity than many class rivals.

Luxury features like a power moonroof and a Bose audio system are standard in the QX70, and the available touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use. The QX70 offers a range of driver assistance features as well.

  • "Step into the 2016 QX70 luxury-performance crossover 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." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "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 (2016)
  • "Just because the 2015 Infiniti QX70 places a heavy emphasis on performance doesn't mean designers skimped on the interior. On the contrary, the passenger cabin is a stylish space done up in high-quality materials including soft leather upholstery accented with genuine wood and brushed metal trim." -- Edmunds (2015)

Seating

Leather upholstery is standard in the five-seat QX70. Heated and power-adjustable front seats are also standard. Though some competitors have more spacious seats, you’ll find no reason to complain about comfort in the QX70. The front seats provide all-day support, making this a great road trip vehicle. There are optional features that further improve comfort as well, including ventilated front seats, sport seats with added bolstering, and quilted leather upholstery.

The rear seats have the same kind of cushy support, but you will probably have reason to complain about space in the back. There’s limited head- and legroom, so the back seat is really only suitable for children. On the bright side, there are LATCH connectors in the rear seats, making it easier to install a car seat if you have small children. However, note that the connection points can be difficult to reach because they are set deep in the seat.

  • In terms of comfort, the QX70's standard front seats are pleasant for long road trips, especially with the optional cooling function. The available sport seats enhance this with power-adjustable side bolsters to keep you firmly anchored in place when cornering. Its rear seats, on the other hand, are limited by a lack of head- and legroom, making them more suitable for smaller passengers." -- Edmunds
  • Drivers will appreciate a cockpit that focuses on the one behind the wheel, though both front seats are roomy and comfortable. Watch out for blind spots created by the QX70's stylishly swept roof." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • The cushy cabin is also a strong point, although there's less space inside than many competitors." -- Left Lane News (2016)

Interior Features

The QX70 comes standard with a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a power moonroof, a 7-inch display, and the Infiniti Controller to adjust audio and climate settings. Optional features include a 360-degree camera system, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, Bluetooth streaming audio, and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with navigation.

An infotainment system with hard-to-reach controls can be just as frustrating to use as one with a cumbersome interface. In the QX70, you’ll have no such issues. The dashboard controls are easily reachable from the driver’s seat, and they’re smartly organized, so it’s easy to find the switches you need. There are plenty of physical buttons too, but you may not need them because the available touch screen is intuitive and responsive. While it's easy to use, you can't help but notice that the system is showing its age, as the graphics aren't quite as sharp as those in rival systems.

The QX70 has plenty of features beyond the infotainment system, including several driver assistance features. Like many luxury vehicles, a rearview camera is standard in the QX70. With available features like a 360-degree camera system and front and rear parking sensors, getting in and out of any parking space a cakewalk.

Forward collision warning with automatic braking may help you avoid low-speed crashes, and active safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist make it easier to navigate heavy traffic on the highway.

See 2017 Infiniti QX70 specs and trims »

  • Conventional buttons abound … which may be a good or bad thing depending on personal preferences." -- Left Lane News (2016)
  • "When it comes to desirable technology, the QX70 offers a long list of options, including an Around View Monitor that knits together the images from four different cameras to produce a single top-down view of the vehicle's surroundings that can be invaluable in situations like squeezing through tight openings in traffic. Unlike some of its competitors, all controls are refreshingly straightforward and easy to use, including the intuitive touchscreen interface that's supported by a useful controller knob and button array." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "It is filled with all manner of tactile and electronic luxury touches and a host of sophisticated driver's aids that practically drive the car for you." -- AutoTrader (2015)

Cargo

The QX70 is certainly not an expansive cargo hauler. It provides 24.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 62 cubic feet with them folded down. Those totals are below the capacities of many class rivals, such as the Lincoln MKX. The QX70 even has less cargo space than compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V.

In addition to having less space than many competitors, the QX70’s space has reduced usability because of the vehicle’s sloping roofline. However, a power liftgate is standard, letting you open the hatch with the touch of a button.

  • "Cargo room is also compromised because of the QX70's swooping rear roof, which also creates blind spots. Thankfully, the rear seats fold for increased capacity." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "Cargo space is compromised for the sake of style: the QX70'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." -- Left Lane News (2016)
  • "Even though it offers a decent 25 cubic feet behind the rear seats, there are just 62 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. That's about what you'd expect from a compact crossover, and its midsize competitors offer more." -- Edmunds (2015)

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