- New Car Test Drive
In the cabin, being a driver’s car, the dramatic details of the QX70 surpass those of family crossovers. It’s warm and inviting, the soft leather quilted with tasteful tinted stitching, and the rich wood embedded with flakes of aluminum, with the Limited package. Other interior options are piano black lacquer or old-world wood. The overall fit and finish is well above average.
The twin-cowl instrument panel is less elegant, with many buttons, which we’ll take for their efficiency over touchscreen menus any day. The QX70 doesn’t use INFINITI’s latest infotainment system.
The firm front seats are delightful, with broad adjustability and enveloping support for the driver and passenger. Long hours in the saddle will be enjoyable. The seat height is somewhere between a sedan and an SUV (like the rest of the car), a satisfying balance between forward visibility and ease of entrance.
Too bad the rear is so squeezed, with acceptable headroom and legroom limited to passengers no taller than about five-foot-seven. And the racy roofline requires dipping your head to climb in back.
Cargo space is slim, too, good only for a couple of roll-on bags. It’s the nature of the design, with the roofline and high floor. You’ll find yourself folding the rear seats a lot. The power liftgate is convenient, though.
The cabin isn’t so quiet. The road rumbles and the engine growls, perpetually.