2015 Infiniti Q70L 5.6

Movement That Inspires Commitment for the Journey
March 22, 2015 Updated: March 22, 2015

You notice the richness instantly in your touch. It is a transformation of refinement. The Infiniti Q is the flagship of luxury that elevates the power and dynamics sought in a fine quality vehicle.

Infiniti offers a hard drive navigation system (8-inch WVGA color touch-screen display) that gives a 3D view and simple interface for increased ease and confidence. It is always easy to find your location and plot your destination regardless of whether you are traveling in a rural or urban area.

Around View Monitor complements the navigation system and allows you to see your surroundings as if you are personally looking through the tinted moonroof atop the vehicle. The monitor with moving object detection adds to the safety.

Q70L is impressive on the outside

Luxury features like heated and cooled leather front seats and Bose sounds envelop you, creating a depth and ambient sound that appears to immerse you in “thrilling moments of intimacy.”

This Bose audio system has 10 speakers that are custom tuned for Infiniti. Some speakers are mounted in the shoulders of the front seats, giving an example to creativity that presents a rich and realistic sound.

A variety of media sources including satellite radio, your personal media player, and wireless streaming with a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device are all standard features. All this great technology is surrounded by a Japanese ash wood trim.

There is excellent headroom (39.1-inch front/37.7-inch rear) and hip room (54.3-inch front/53.5-inch rear) for all passengers. Even the roof and rain-sensitive windshield pillars are shaped to give a more open feeling.

Each front seat is 8-way power adjustable (44.4-inch legroom) and strongly supportive, while the even taller rear seats (41.8 inches) make passengers comfortable as well.

There is a wide trunk opening that is easily accessible, giving access to a spacious luggage compartment featuring emergency inside trunk release.

The Q70L has the comfort of a royal coach and the speed of a comet. The 5.6 L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine delivers 416 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque, while hitting 24 highway mpg. The 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode with downshift ensures each transition through the gears. The Q70L has Drive Mode Selector independent front rear stability bars.

Q70L is impressive on the outside as well, resting assuredly on 18-inch aluminum wheels and all-season tires. Power-folding, auto-dim outside mirrors with LED turn signals and reverse tilt down features make a safer and more visible driving experience.

The L in the Q70L stands for added space and refinement. The length that has been added to the wheelbase helps maintain its poise and delivers an exceptionally smooth ride as well as maintaining the sharp responsiveness that makes driving fun, while doing so in a state of comfort. The six inches of added legroom and spaciousness makes the L in the Q70L all the more important.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail base price is $64,550. Quite frankly, I was surprised at the price, which didn’t include some items like, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention, and Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Intervention. These features along with Distant Control Assist and Active Trace Control are part of a Deluxe Technology Package that cost an additional $7,200.

4-yr/60,000-mile Basic Coverage Warranty
6-yr/70,000-mile Powertrain Warranty
7-yr/Unlimited mileage Corrosion Coverage Warranty
24-hour Roadside Assistance

Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this paper or dcaussey@sbcglobal.net