The 2016 Infiniti QX70 AWD put an accent on handling and steering during a one-week test drive. Front and rear passengers adored the supportive/comfortable seats, but the exterior body’s dramatic slants had most adult riders needing to bend-over to get into this luxury four-door. The crossover’s handling relies on an independent aluminum double wishbone front suspension and an aluminum/steel independent multi-link rear suspension. Both the front and rear suspension systems employ a stabilizer bar. The QX70 AWD is essentially unchanged from the 2015 model.
Powering the QX70 AWD is 3.7-liter V6 that releases 325 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 267 pounds-feet of torque at 5200 rpm. Engine mates to a 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with adaptive shift control and manual shift mode. The 113.6-inch wheelbase crossover has 24.8 cubic feet of stow space with rear seat upright and 62 cubic feet with rear seat down. Standard fittings include 18-inch/10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires and four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution technology. MSRP of the QX70 AWD is $47,300. The vehicle collects estimated mpg of 16 city/22 highway.