Last year, Infiniti’s sporty two-row crossover dumped its FX prefix for a QX, and thus the FX37 became the QX70. Now, for the 2015 model year, the QX70 has dropped its low-selling 5.0-liter V-8 engine offering, opting instead just to go with the more popular 3.7-liter V-6.
We last tested the QX70 more than a year ago when it went by the different moniker, though some of our complaints about legroom, Latch anchors and tether anchors feel the same. Still, the luxury crossover’s letter grades generally went unchanged, and in the case of the rear-facing convertible seat even improved from a C to an A. Find out how well it made the grade below.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The rear seats recline, but don’t slide, and the head restraints are removable. There are two sets of Latch anchors in the outboard seats, accessible through slits in the seats.
- Our rear-facing convertible seat installed with ease and didn’t require moving the front passenger seat forward to fit it.
- The forward-facing convertible seat fit well once we removed the head restraint, likewise for our booster seat, which installed easily thanks to stable bases on the outboard seat belt buckles.
- Our high-back booster seat fit well in the QX. The outboard seat belt buckles are on stable bases, which make it easier for young ones to buckle up independently.
What We Don’t
- The Latch anchors are set deep — like 2 inches-deep — in the seat bight, while tether anchors are flush against the seatback and required multiple attempts to hook the tether connector to it.
- Our infant seat required moving the front passenger seat forward to accommodate it and, while it left just enough legroom and knee room, space was tight.
- Installing the forward-facing seat posed some difficulty due to the tether-anchor issue, and required several attempts to get the tether connector’s hook between the anchor and seatback.