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post #1 of 2 Old 01-27-2016, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Considering buying the Infiniti QX70? Well, Jalopnik has published their Buyer's Guide that'll give you the information you need to know and recommend the right QX70 variant for you.

First off, what exactly is the QX70?

It is a slightly bigger version of the QX50 for the most part. The two vehicles are built on the same Infiniti FM platform; they share the same powertrain, suspension, brakes and steering too. The QX70 is 5" longer and wider than the QX50, and a few inches taller, and that is after the QX50 was stretched about 4.5" for the 2016 model year.

Jalopnik called the QX50 a "decent-handling wagon version of an old G35 that offers good value for the segment and loves to drink fuel." Much of that description transfers to the QX70 seamlessly. Of course one major difference between the two is price -- the QX70 costs $10,000 more than the QX50.

The QX70 has seen a number of changes over the years, including its name changing from FX to QX70.

Let's just focus on what's available now in the 2016 QX70.

There is just one trim option with the QX70, other than that you are able to choose between an AWD version and a RWD version. Both models come with hydraulic power steering, double wishbone front suspension, a multilink rear suspension design, 12.6-inch vented disc brakes in the front and 12.1-inch vented rotors out back.

The 5.0-litre V8 was eliminated in 2014, so now there is just one engine option, a 3.7-litre V6, seven-speed automatic that produces 325 horsepower. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic HID bi-functionalxenon headlamps, dual-zone automatic temperature control, rearview monitor, Infiniti Intelligent Key, Bose 11-speaker premium Audio System, leather seats, 10-way power driver's seat, eight-way power passenger seat, Bluetooth, Electric lift gate closure assist, and seven-inch vehicle information display.

Jalopnik recommends the AWD version that costs $1,450 for a total cost of $48,295. That is much cheaper than a comparable BMW X5, but still more expensive than a better-equipped AWD Lexus RX. Infinitis tend to be available with generous incentives or on the used market.
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Anyone looking to get rid of it a few years down the road and are mindful of resale value, the AWD version will hold up far better on the used car market, a big perk since just paying $1,450 for AWD is already good enough for me.
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