2017 INFINITI QX70 VS 2017 Lexus RX 350
|2017 INFINITI QX70||vs.||2017 Lexus RX 350|
|3.7-liter V6||Engine||3.5-liter V6|
|325 hp||Horsepower||295 hp|
|267 lb-ft||Torque||268 lb-ft|
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No matter how you slice it – luxury, performance, features or technology – the 2017 INFINITI QX70 stands tall against the 2017 Lexus RX 350. The two rivals go head to head in this quick review.
Buying an SUV, drivers should ask themselves if it will have enough horsepower to make them feel confident in busy traffic. In this area, the QX70 definitely has a significant advantage over its rival. The Lexus RX 350 has a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 295 horsepower and 268 lb.-ft. of torque. The QX70 lets you pick up 30 more horses. Its V6 engine generates the same level of torque as the RX, but it kicks out 325 horsepower for better acceleration and cruising. It’s also worth noting that the standard Lexus has front-wheel drive unlike the INFINITI QX70 which gives you the fun of racy rear-wheel drive. Both offer all-wheel drive as well. To accentuate racier handling, the INFINITI was constructed with a nearly 50/50 weight distribution. This 52/48 percent balance is unusual among SUVs, and it gives the QX70 driver an advantage over the RX 350 driver.
The INFINITI interior is decidedly more upscale than the Lexus. For starters, Lexus has leatherette upholstery while the INFINITI has leather seats and other elegant trim elements. In addition to the power liftgate, there are a number of INFINITI standards that cost extra on the Lexus RX 350. For winter, QX70 drivers will appreciate their heated seats. On nicer days, the sunroof will be a real favorite. Surrounding the passengers with sound, there are 11 speakers, two more than on the Lexus. Both have push button start, automatic climate controls, and power seats. The INFINITI QX70 also has reclining rear seats and rear air vents. The two models come with full infotainment suites including a touchscreen and Bluetooth streaming audio.
The two models have good safety records. Both have a standard rearview camera and offer similar crash avoidance systems. Forward collision warnings are backed up by an automated braking system. A lane watch is backed up by an automated assist. The Lexus has self-regulating high beams. The INFINITI goes a bit further by offering auto-leveling headlights, giving you the best view of the road ahead. Only INFINITI offers the Bird’s Eye camera. This 360-degree camera system has exclusive moving object detection. Other INFINITI exclusives include standard power-folding defrosting side mirrors and available tilt-down mirrors for safer reverse maneuvers.
*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.