2014 INFINITI Q70 vs. Its Competition

2014 Infiniti Q70 3.7
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The 2014 Infiniti Q70 3.7 and Q70 5.6 sedans might not set a new benchmark for their class, but they do compete as true equals with the best of the German and Japanese alternatives.

The Audi A6 is fresh and well-equipped, with its own conservative take on style and a plush, detail-focused interior.

The Audi A7 ups the exterior styling ante while matching the A6's quality interior.

Both Audis offer compelling powertrain options, most notably a fun and efficient supercharged V-6.

The Jaguar XF is another good choice, with its rocket-quick 510-horsepower XFR version, or its more affordable, yet well-finished and uniquely styled trims--but it is a bit short on rear seat space.

The Lexus GS isn't as performance-oriented as the Infiniti Q70, but it is well-equipped and tastefully finished.

BMW's 5-Series matches or exceeds the Q70's handling, while offering even more available safety technology; Mercedes-Benz's E Class is perhaps the more formal option, though still sporty in its own right, too, and offering plenty of upgrades and equipment.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan range is fast, fun-to-drive, better to look at, and comfortable--a world-class combination.
8.6
Brilliance takes many forms in the Audi A6: the diesel-driven TDI, the supercharged A6, or the turbocharged S6 all stand out in ways the sedate body doesn't quite match.
8.8
The basic 2014 Audi A7 is gorgeous, yes--but you'll swoon from the heady mix of raw sex appeal and torrid performance in the S7 and RS 7.
8.2
The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer.
8.2
With backseat space as the one caveat, the 2014 Jaguar XF lineup can at once be refined, nimble, and a scorcher of a performer in XFR or exclusive XFR-S guise.
8.2
The 2014 Lexus GS has more distinction and better handling to match improved connectivity; even so, it's still playing catch-up.
MSRP From     
$49,600$43,100$64,500$49,500$46,975$47,700
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan I4 T RWD4-Door Sedan RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanFrontTrak Sedanquattro SportbackSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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