Used Infiniti QX70 in Ottawa
Even though it was discontinued, its innovation and versatility remain. This iconic vehicle set the bar high in luxury and performance in the SUV segment. For those who love this timeless model, there are still several Used Infiniti QX70s in Ottawa available to their greatest satisfaction.
The Infiniti QX70 Driving Experience
With an engine producing 325 horsepower, the 3.7-litre V-6 is shared with other Infinitis. While it is not as smooth as the V-6 engines in other crossovers, it has an acceleration time of fewer than seven seconds to 60 mph. There is a sport mode on the 7-speed automatic transmission, which shifts smoothly and quickly.
With a near 50/50 weight distribution, independent suspension, and a lower ride height, it's natural to conclude the QX70 was designed more for on-road performance than the rugged utility or off-road adventures. The Infiniti has plenty of grip and is a blast to drive vigorously; something SUVs lack in abundance. When needed, the AWD system can divert up to 50 percent of its power to the front wheels, making it more than capable of coping with a Canadian winter.
Comfort, Interior, and Cargo
The QX70 is available in two-row and five-passenger configurations. In a surprising twist, the larger QX70 now has lesser rear legroom than its more modestly sized sibling. However, with the rear seats folded, the QX70 offers more cargo space in the back.
The cockpit focuses on the driver, but both front seats are spacious and comfortable. A high mount infotainment screen controlled by a large dial sits atop crisp and bright instruments in purple and white that climb vertically up the centre stack.
Its small monochromatic trip computer is unlikely to win anyone over who has ever used any sort of smartphone. There is a classic two-dial gauge package to the left of the driver. The backlit electroluminescent meters make the package look crisp and elegant. On the centre stack, the infotainment system is comparatively well done, with attractive graphics and good crisp definition, deep colours and contrast, and good functionality.
A backup camera with dynamic guidelines for visible parking assistance is included with navigation. It splits the screen into a rearward view on the left and an overhead view on the right. This should suffice for most infotainment needs, although some features are missing, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The controls just below are nicely laid out with large quick-access buttons and a metal-edged rotating controller in the centre.
The standard features of the 2016 QX70 luxury crossover are heated front seats, leather seating, Bluetooth, a moonroof, high-intensity discharge headlights, a rearview camera, a power tailgate, and a Bose sound system with 11-speakers. Power-folding heated side mirrors, intelligent keyless entry and start, dual-zone automatic climate control, manual steering wheel tilt/telescoping, and cruise control are also standard.
With such simplicity and its uncommon design, the QX70 is incredibly popular among owners. While it appears like a sports car, it's an SUV.