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What cars compete closely with the QX70? I find that the QX70 is a bit unique in the industry with its handling and performance. I view it as a sport SUV.
QX70s main competitors are the BMW X5, Mercedes ML, Audi Q7 and the Nissan Murano although your right its style certainly does put it in a class of its own, a sporty sports utility vehicle as you put it. Although the X5 will give the QX70 a run for its money performance wise, the Q7 is a Volkswagen Touraeg, the Merc is a brick and the Murano is QX70s brand brother..
Clearly the Murano wins in price comparisons but the Nissan is clearly not luxury, just an option if you want a comparable package without all the wizard gizmos QX70 brings.
I can't decide if I think a QX70 Hybrid would sell that well or not. I find it odd to put hybrid technology in larger vehicles that are really not focused on fuel economy at all. A hybrid version would be a bit better to the environment, but it would not be a "green" vehicle. Maybe there is more of a market for hybrids suvs than I know of though...