Influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports today announced in its Annual Auto Reliability Survey that, among all brands, Infiniti made the biggest gain, climbing 16 spots and became the eighth most reliable brand in the survey. Additionally, the Q70 ranked as the third most reliable car, just below the Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h. The QX50 and Q70 also achieved top scores.
“The entire Infiniti team should be very proud of this result,” said Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti. “We engineer vehicles with the customer in mind and they should remain front and centre in every aspect of our business – from design, engineering, manufacturing, sales and service. This is great recognition of the hard work of the team around the world, and it reminds us that we should continue to improve every day, in every function and in every region. Well done.”
The survey gathered information from Consumer Reports subscribers who collectively owned or leased over half a million vehicles, covering more than 300 models from model years 2000 to 2016, plus a few early 2017s. A full report will be published in the Consumer Reports December 2016 issue.
“The Q70 sedan is very quick, with a lively 330-hp V6 and a smooth seven-speed automatic that returned 21 mpg overall in our tests. A V8 and a V6 hybrid are also available. Handling is quite agile, with communicative steering. The ride is firm and absorbs bumps well. Very good interior quality, a roomy rear seat, and easy-to-use controls are positives. Although it’s beginning to show its age, the Q70 is still competitive and typically commands lower prices than the competition,” stated Consumer Reports.
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