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Infiniti Q70 Hybrid reliability & safety

We’ve little data to go on, but Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quality is high, the dealers are excellent and safety equipment is plentiful on the top trim level

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

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Infiniti is a small operation in the UK, which means there’s little in the way of reliability data and customer satisfaction reports to go on, but the Q70 Hybrid is a well built car and dealers go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer service. Opt for the Premium Tech model and the level of safety equipment is comprehensive.

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid reliability & problems

Too few Infiniti owners participated in our 2018 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey for the company – or its cars – to give us a clear indication of how satisfied Infiniti Q70 Hybrid drivers are with their choice.

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That’s not to say there are any doubts over the Q70 Hybrid’s reliability or build quality. As Nissan’s luxury brand, the materials used feel robust and the car feels well assembled. We have little reason to suggest that the Q70 Hybrid should prove to be an unreliable car.

It’s also worth pointing out that Infiniti dealers are known for their excellent customer service and attention to detail. There are six Infiniti Centres in the UK, along with a small number of service centres. This is very much a niche operation in the UK and you can expect a better standard of service than you would in a mainstream dealer.

Safety

The Infiniti Q70 hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP and, given the length of time it has been on sale, it’s unlikely it will be before the next-generation version becomes available.

All Q70 models come with six airbags, active front headrests, pre-crash seat belts, rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, around view monitor and Isofix mounting points in the rear seats.

Unique to the Q70 Hybrid is the so-called ‘Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians’ (VSP), a system that alerts pedestrians to the presence of the vehicle when it is being driven at low speeds in electric mode.

Upgrading to the Premium Tech adds the Safety Shield pack, comprising adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and prevention, blind spot monitor, forward emergency braking, predictive forward collision warning system, distance control assist and reversing collision intervention.

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