2016 INFINITI Q70 vs. Its Competition

2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Q70 3.7 and Q70 5.6 are distinctly different than most other flagship luxury sedans from Germany, the U.S., England, or Japan.

With the long-wheelbase Q70L, the lineup is no longer a step behind some of these rivals in interior space and comfort.

The Jaguar XF is another good choice, with its rocket-quick 510-horsepower XFR version, or the more affordable, yet well-finished and uniquely styled trims—although this model 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.

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

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

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

The BMW 5-Series matches or exceeds the Q70's handling, while offering even more available safety technology; The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is perhaps the more formal option, though still somewhat sporty in its own right, too—especially if you consider the performance-focused AMG variants.

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The 2016 Infiniti Q70—especially in its long-wheelbase form—poses an interesting alternative to conservative German luxury sedans.
The 2016 Audi A6 builds on an already impressive set of features, abilities, and styling to yield a safe, fun, high-tech luxury sedan.
The 2016 Audi S7 is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today, plus it packs serious performance and abundant high-tech equipment.
The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore.
The 2016 Jaguar XF may be made of aluminum, but it's no lightweight anymore in rear-seat space or nimble handling.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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