The 2018 INFINITI Q70 has exceptional curves inside and out, with an infotainment system that is unspoiled and upgrades which are free of charge. However, it faces off against the Volvo S90, an impressive vehicle rich in Scandinavian style, substantial safety features, and a highly efficient fuel economy. Which of them should be in your garage?
Design & Style
The S90 has the proportions of a coupe, with an interior that is serene. The hood is extensive, with a vertical fascia which is graceful and yet brief. Its grille has a concave shape with head lights that are gently swept back. The LED lights are also distinctive in their presentation. The interior is airy, with tones that are soft and contrasting. The leather features French stitching which is elegant. The INFINITI Q70 is distinctive for the haunches in its rear, along with its graceful interior, with an arrangement that maximizes comfort for drivers as well as passengers. Surfaces are covered in either ash wood or brushed metal trim, with cup holders that are positioned in such a way where they do not interfere with gear shit.
Technology & Safety
Previous editions of the Q70 have an excellent safety track record, which is continued in the latest incarnation. The IIHS has given it the coveted Top Safety Pick award, and drivers can expect adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, adaptive headlights and monitoring for blind spots. Other amenities include support for Bluetooth, eight inch touchscreens, leather upholstery, front seats which can be heated and power adjusted, with a camera in the rearview.
The Volvo S90 has been praised for its many collision avoiding mechanisms. In fact this particular automaker is known for the safety of its vehicles, with many of the countermeasures being design by Ph.Ds. The S90 is constructed with premium quality aluminum and steel and has an array of airbags. Also included is a panoramic sunroof, memorized powered seats, leather upholstery, LED lights and nine inch infotainment screens that support both Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.
The standard Volvo S90 houses an inline 4, 2 liter engine that is turbocharged with an automatic transmission that is eight speed. This allows it to produce 250 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque. The standard INFINITI Q70 houses a V6, 3.7 liter engine that can produce a maximum of 330 horsepower.
The Bottom Line
Both the INFINITI Q70 and Volvo S90 are world class vehicles designed by manufacturers who understand the automotive business and what consumers demand from it. Unfortunately, the engine of the S90 lacks the refinement of the INFINITI, so the Q70 wins due to its greater performance and comparable price.
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.