Snappy manual shifts may be summoned via the shift lever or, on Sport package–equipped models, column-mounted magnesium shift paddles. The destination is north toward upstate New York, but pockmarked highways demand my attention before the smooth back-road pavement arrives. If you're considering it, pull the trigger and you will not have any regrets. I am a HUGE fan of this car which we purchased almost 2 years ago. The surprisingly quick 2016 Audi A6 3.0T with all-wheel drive hits 60 in 4.7 seconds but carries a much higher base price than the Q70L 3.7. Also praiseworthy are the sport model’s brakes—four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers grabbing huge 14-inch front and 13.8-inch rear discs—which haul the Q70 down from speed quickly with a beautifully linear pedal feel. With the Q70, Infiniti has demonstrated a willingness to take action on past criticisms and make improvements. How Much?The Infiniti Q70 starts at $49,850 for the 3.7 trim that comes with a 330-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine and $52,000 for the all-wheel-drive version. The Q70 should have this feature as well. The city fades into the rear-view mirror as I crawl in traffic off the island and into New Jersey. You could compare this car with the Mercedes S Class, or a BMW 7-Series, or a Jaguar XJ. PCMag, and PC Magazine are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. This is the best luxury car sold in America. I was grateful for the car. 2015 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 First Drive Review. For instance that backup camera that shows the exact wheel alignment along the curb is among the best I’ve seen. Added to this on our test car is the $7,200 Deluxe Technology Package that provides an entire suite of driver assists, as well as luxury accoutrements such as adaptive headlights, genuine silver accents, a power rear sunshade, an Eco Pedal feature, and 16-speaker Bose Studio Surround audio system. 11 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Have a confidential tip for our reporters? Your sheer distance from the driver heightens the chauffeur-like experience, particularly when you're swaddled in the available semi-aniline leather and fine ash trim. The 2015 Q70's enormous advantage over better-selling competitors is the long-wheelbase model's rear-seat space. Did you? 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Good luck on your car search! There are some options to hold out for, if you feel like it.

2. Source: Infiniti via Bloomberg. The two cars we drove came from opposite ends of the Q70 spectrum: a rear-drive Q70L 3.7 and an all-wheel-drive Q70 5.6 with the $4500 Sport package.

Inexplicably, the Q70 doesn't have the Infiniti InTouch infotainment system, which means it also doesn't have any type of cloud-connected infotainment or apps. On the way out of Manhattan we passed four accidents. That one gets 416 horsepower on an intelligent (read: self-adjusting and anticipatory) all wheel drive; it has a seven-speed automatic transmission that gets 16 miles to the gallon in the city and 23 on the highway. I also enjoy the fact that the car hasn’t sold in high numbers, which makes mine stand out even more. Our Q70L featured Infiniti's Drive Mode Selector, with Standard, Eco, Sport, and Snow settings that alter the transmission and throttle sensitivity.