If You Want More Sport Than Utility
February 12, 2018
My wife wanted to buy a bigger replacement for her G25x. Typical SUV styling is efficient, but boxy. Having driven the G sedan for 6 years, she was used to its performance image and its great reliability. She wanted sporty styling, good power, adequate ground clearance for snow country, seating for 5 and moderate cargo capacity. She also wanted a luxurious interior. The QX70 has all of those attributes and we paid quite a bit less than the sporty performance Euro-SUVs that are out there.
Auto media people are critical of the FX-35/QX70s because they've been around for so many years and changed little. Those with a capacity-bias, say that it's cargo area is compromised because of the swoopy styling.
I say: If it ain't broke -- why fix it? The car stayed essentially the same because the package worked for those looking for more sport than utility in an SUV. We are pretty happy with this car.