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2017 INFINITI Q70 VS. 2017 AUDI A7 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2017 INFINITI Q70 VS. 2017 AUDI A7

If you are looking for luxury cars, then INFINITI models should be the go-to choice. Auto buyers in St. James New York are often divided between the 2017 INFINITI Q70 and the 2017 Audi A7, as both cars offer excellent value. However, our COMPETITION INFINITI comparison guide will show why the Q70 is heads above its German rival.

Design & Style

What you first notice about INFINITI’s mid-sizer is that it looks bigger than it actually is. This is down to its curves and large shoulders, while the rear of the car looks sporty with its LED daytime running lights. Inside the cabin, the Q70 excels, with its 10-way power adjustable seats, complete with lumbar support. The seats are climate controlled, in that cool or warm air is pushed through them, while there is dual-zone climate control in the cabin. A premium Bose 16-speaker sound system has engine harmonic cancellation technology, so you can appreciate your music. There is an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Behind the famous badge that sits prominently on the Audi grille is a stylish looking car, with its sweeping roofline and muscular looks. Inside the cabin, there is ambient LED lighting, leather upholstery, eight-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support, four-zone automatic climate control, and a 10-speaker sound system. Audi’s Multi-Media Interface (MMI) is also standard, which includes Google maps.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to safety it is always best to do your research, to see what is standard and what you have to pay for, as it can become quite costly. The A7 is fitted out with the normal array of safety features, that includes a full complement of airbags and stability control. There are rear and front parking sensors and a rearview camera. An upgrade will get you a night vision system, that can detect hazards such as people, animals, and cyclists. The Driver Assistance Plus package adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and forward collision warning.

Like the A7, the Q70 also has the same set of standard safety features, while it also has a rearview camera, surround-view camera system, blind spot monitors, active lane control, distance control assist, forward collision warnings and adaptive cruise control for an upgrade.


The Q70 has a 3.7-liter V.6 engine that pulls 330 hp with 270 lb-ft of torque; the V8 version has 420 horsepower. Both are driven by seven-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. The A7 has a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that pulls 333 hp with 325 lb-ft of torque, that is driven by eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Bottom Line

It is obvious that when you compare both cars, overall the Q70 is the better vehicle, with its comfort and technology. It only just misses out on the performance factor, yet the INFINITI’s handling is far superior to the Audi.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q70 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2017 INFINITI Q70 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York and proudly serves car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q70 test drive appointment.

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