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2018 INFINITI Q70 VS. 2018 LEXUS ES | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 Lexus ES has been praised for its spacious, comfortable and quiet interior, while the 2018 INFINITI Q70 excels due to its potent V6 engine, formidable appearance, and advanced gadgets and infotainment. Therefore, these two vehicles must be compared to determine which of them is king.

Design & Style

The Q70 is one of the best-looking luxury sedans to be released by INFINITI in recent years. At first glance, it is clear that it shares many design characteristics with its predecessors, yet its exterior curves are breathtaking and distinct, as is the interior, which is an ultra-high end. The Lexus ES is a hybrid model that is larger than it looks and which also has a beautiful interior and exterior, so design-wise these two are closely matched.

Technology & Safety

The Lexus ES has an advantage in fuel economy, at 21 mpg versus only 18 mpg for the Q70. Both vehicles are packed with high tech infotainment features and neither surpasses the other here. In regards to safety, both vehicles scored 4 stars for the crash tests of their frontal barriers, and they also both scored 4 stars for their rollover tests, so the Lexus ES and INFINITI Q70 provide the same level of safety. Both seat a total of five passengers, and they are evenly matched when it comes to the space passengers will be allotted.


The INFINITI Q70 weighs slightly more than the Lexus ES at 3,876 pounds versus 3,571 pounds. While the Lexus ES opts for a V6 Unleaded Regular engine, the INFINITI Q70 comes equipped with a V6 Unleaded Premium. The INFINITI Q70 has the substantially greater horsepower, however, at 330 hp at 7000 rpm, while the Lexus ES is limited to just 268 horsepower at 6200 rpm. This difference in engine power is considerable. Both vehicles utilize aluminum wheels, yet the INFINITI Q70 has greater alternator capacity, at 150 amps versus only 130 amps for the Lexus.

The Bottom Line

While these two vehicles are quite similar in a number of key areas, the one where they are not is performance. And this is significant, as performance is a metric which greatly influences buying decisions, particularly for sedans. The INFINITI Q70 costs more but this is because it does more. Its engine with its greater horsepower will give passengers a superior driving experience that will not be duplicated by the Lexus ES. So for those looking for the complete package, which includes a lovely interior/exterior, infotainment, comfort, and maximum performance, they should buy the INFINITI Q70.

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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