Both INFINITI and Jaguar are household names when it comes to luxury automobiles in the market today. This is why so many are excited about the 2018 INFINITI Q70 and 2018 Jaguar XJ since both automobiles bring a lot to the table. But which of the two is the king of the hill?

Design & Style

The INFINITI Q70 has an exterior and interior which are rich in curves, with an infotainment system that is a dream come true. Its overall design isn’t radically different from previous versions, but since this car is in a class of its own, the designers felt there was no need to make heavy changes in the newest edition. The Jaguar XJ also has a style which is well refined, with lots of room up front. However, space in the rear was sacrificed a bit to accommodate the roofline, with its sleek and long edge. However, the semi-aniline leather seats and authentic wood veneer makes up for it.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI Q70 is equipped with multiple luxury features, most of which come as standard, such as the touch screen, air circulation which is dual zone, front seats which are heated, and of course, a lovely moonroof. It also has a stereo system from Bose and power doors, windows and virtually everything else an auto buyer will be happy with. The Jaguar XJ has some pretty impressive features of its own, like automatic parking, Meridian sound units, camera system with surround view, seats that massage passenger, and touch screens. So when it comes to tech and gadgets, these two cars are tightly matched.


The INFINITI Q70 is potent on the road, thanks to its V8 5.6-liter engine, which provides 420 horsepower that gives it the ability to go from zero to sixty in about 5 seconds. It also uses the all-wheel drive, a powertrain which has been wedded to the seven-speed automatic transmission, and the option of switching to a less powerful but more eco-friendly electric hybrid. The Jaguar XJ comes with a standard V6 engine, with the option of upgrading to a V8 which is popular but costly. It lacks efficiency when it comes to fuel economy, but makes up for it with the ability to go from zero to sixty in about 6 seconds (losing out to the Q70). Its V6 engine provides 340 horsepower with an automatic transmission of eight-speed, meaning buyers would have to upgrade to a V8 to match the Q70.

The Bottom Line

The INFINITI Q70 and Jaguar XJ are extremely close when it comes to style, technology and performance. But when it comes down to everything else, the INFINITI surpasses it in raw performance and handling. This is a problem for the Jaguar, because its cost is much higher than the INFINITI, even though there isn’t much reason to justify buying a Jaguar over an INFINITI. Therefore the INFINITI Q70 wins in this comparison.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q70 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 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 serve 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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