2018 INFINITI Q70 vs. Its Competition

2018 Infiniti Q70
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2018 BMW 5-Series are neck-and-neck atop the class, scored identically.

They each have their strong suits: BMW has nifty infotainment possibilities, Benz has powertrains nailed.

We like both, and both can be hugely expensive in top trims.

The Audi A6 hasn’t changed in awhile, like the Infiniti, but can be a sharp sedan in most trims.

We like the Jaguar XF’s shape, but not much else.

Its interior isn’t up to speed with the rest of them.

The Lexus GS is relatively old, and its turbo-4 doesn’t seem to be up to the task of motivating its mass.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2018 Infiniti Q70 stands alone as a warm take on luxury that others have left behind. It’s not as luxurious as the others—but it’s not as expensive as those, either.
7.0
The 2018 Audi S6 stands with an impressive hand: quality interior, great performance, functional shape. It's possible to find better examples from other cars, but they all cost significantly more.
7.8
The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8.
7.2
The 2018 Jaguar XF lives its best life in Sportbrake form; the turbo-4 emerges here in untested form.
7.2
The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.
8.3
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.
MSRP From     
$50,300$49,700$52,650$47,775$46,510$52,950
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
3.7 LUXE RWD2.0 TFSI Premium FWD530e iPerformance Plug-In HybridSedan 25t RWDGS 300 RWDE 300 RWD Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 INFINITI Q70 vs. 2018 Audi A62018 INFINITI Q70 vs. 2018 BMW 5-Series2018 INFINITI Q70 vs. 2018 Jaguar XF2018 INFINITI Q70 vs. 2018 Lexus GS2018 INFINITI Q70 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class