New Infiniti Q70 Review

Quirky large executive car with lots of tech

This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car
  • Bold styling
  • A very rare sight
  • Lots of equipment
  • Expensive hybrid option
  • Not as fun to drive as rivals
  • Noisy diesel engine

£33,605 - £48,110 Price range

5 Seats

26 - 58 MPG


The Infiniti Q70 is a large executive car that rivals the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E Class and Audi A6. It’s a rare sight on British roads, and its real selling point is the amount of standard equipment and high-tech gadgets it comes with.

It’s available with quiet 3.7-litre petrol engines, or a slightly too-loud 2.2-litre diesel engine. There’s also a hybrid version, which combines a 3.5-litre petrol engine with electric motors to rocket the Q70 from 0 to 60mph in just 5.3 seconds.

The diesel engine is the most frugal engine choice for the Q70, thanks to fuel economy of 57.6mpg and CO2 emissions of just 129g/km. The hybrid version sits in the middle of the engine range for efficiency, thanks to figures of 45.6mpg and 145g/km of CO2. The petrol engine is a bit of a thirsty choice, however – it’ll get just 27.7mpg and put out 235g/km of CO2, which will make it expensive to tax.

Critics say the interior of the Q70 doesn’t quite match the car’s price – there are too many obvious cheap parts borrowed from Nissan, although you’ll find sat-nav, all-round parking sensors, ventilated leather seats and a reversing camera on all versions of the Q70.

There’s enough space in the rear for two adults to sit comfortably, and the boot space of 450 litres (500 if you go for a petrol version) is about on par for cars of this size. The hybrid’s boot space is a tiny 350 litres, which is smaller than what you’ll get in the much smaller Volkswagen Golf.

It’s not as fun to drive as rivals either – it has real competition from the outstanding BMW 5 Series and the Infiniti just can’t compete.