So, what’s the deal with the INFINITI Q70 and the Lexus GS? They’re both midsize sedans built by luxury brands. They are also great cars worth your attention if you’re looking for a new midsize sedan. But how do they compare? Let’s take a look at some of their key features:
Design & Style
The Q70 is a handsome car; there’s no doubt about that. The front end has a distinct look with its signature grille and headlights, while the sides are sleek and elegant with lines that flow into the rear fenders. The rear taillights have an LED light bar integrated into them, making for an attractive-looking design element at night.
The GS features an arguably more traditional five-pointed star badge on the front, but it still looks good enough to set itself apart from most other luxury cars on the road today. Like its competitor in this comparison test, it has smooth lines throughout its body with flowing curves leading to sharp angles at important points along its profile: namely around back where the window line angles up sharply towards the rear glass before diving down towards those lovely haunches—and then up again for another crest over each wheel well before heading off into infinity (or back around towards where it started).
The interior of the Q70 is more spacious, with a larger trunk and more rear legroom. However, both cars have similar interior designs and features. The Q70 has standard leather seating and LED ambient lighting for the gauges, doors, and center console. A power-folding third-row seat is optional on all trim levels except the Red Sport model. 3D A-pillar logo projection technology is standard on all trims save for the base trim level.
The Lexus GS has a standard panoramic view sunroof that opens up to add extra light to your cabin as well as enhance your driving experience by offering views of the sky above you. At the same time, you drive down the road at night or during inclement weather conditions, such as rain showers or snow storms.
Technology & Safety
The INFINITI Q70 has an optional Pilot Assist system that can take over the steering and acceleration functions at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. The Lexus GS has no similar driver-assist features.
The 2023 INFINITI Q70 has alerts for forward collision warning, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. The 2023 Lexus GS does not have a forward collision warning system, but it does have lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
The 2023 INFINITI Q70 has a 3.7-liter V6 engine with an output of 330 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. It comes mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission that enables it to go from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds, which is fast enough for any daily driver or weekend cruiser. The Lexus GS features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 310 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling it to get up to 60 mph in 7 seconds flat—not exactly slow by any means!
The 2023 INFINITI Q70 gives you the option between rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; its front axle features double wishbone suspension, while the rear axle uses an independent multi-link suspension system (IMLS). On the other hand, the Lexus GS offers front-wheel drive only; however, its IMLS is designed differently than that on INFINITI Q70—it’s made up of five links instead of seven!
The Bottom Line
Based on the information we have, the 2023 INFINITI Q70 wins. The Lexus GS is a good car, but it doesn’t have very much in the way of features or performance compared to its competition. You’ll get more bang for your buck with the Q70.
Ready To Schedule An INFINITI Q70 Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2023 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.