2015 INFINITI Q70 vs. Its Competition

2015 Infiniti Q70
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 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.

And with the introduction of the new Q70L model this year, the Q70 might at last be considered a rival to the step-up models like the BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJR, and possibly even the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or Lexus LS.

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
With a new long-wheelbase model, the 2015 Infiniti Q70 sedan range isn't just fast, fun to drive, and ahead of the tech curve--it's a real alternative to the German elbow-throwers.
8.4
The 2015 Audi A6 may look a little sedate, but it's a brilliant performer–thanks to its diesel-driven TDI, the supercharged A6, or turbocharged S6 versions.
8.8
The A7 is handsome no matter how you slice it, but it's the brawn S7 and brutish RS7 that really gets our blood flowing.
8.2
Whether it's more of a classic sport sedan or a technology-packed tourer you seek, the 2015 BMW 5-Series fills both roles admirably.
8.2
The 2015 Jaguar XF covers a broad range of needs, from the efficient 2.0-liter turbo model, to the over-the-top XFR-S performance sedan.
MSRP From    
$49,850$44,800$65,900$49,950$50,175
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 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-4
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan I4 T Premium RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanFrontTrak Sedanquattro SportbackSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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