2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class VS 2019 Infiniti Q70

There’s a class of luxury midsize cars that caters to the demands of a loyal fan base and the models of both Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti deliver. We’re honing our razor sharp focus on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2019 Infiniti Q70, to task ourselves with the impossible chore of picking a winner between the two. Sure it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it and we’re up for the challenge. Enjoy this comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2019 Infiniti Q70. We’ll get started by approaching the performance of the Mercedes-Benz and the Infiniti side-by-side.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2019 Infiniti Q70: Performance

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class can still bring the noise. The standard engines in the sedan and coupe feel quick, and the two performance-oriented models can really hustle. The ride is cushioned, and the E-Class lets you take corners with confidence. The Mercedes-Benz E 300 sedan is powered by a 241-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A nine-speed automatic transmission comes standard. Some base engines aren’t worth your time, but that’s not the case here. It has plenty of power for driving around town or on the highway, and it feels relatively quick from the driver’s seat. The E-Class provides sharp steering and has the chops for confident cornering. There’s little body lean, and the ride is smooth. You can also choose between five driving modes that tune the ride more for comfort or performance, depending on your preference.

The 2019 Infiniti Q70 gives you a choice between two powertrains, both of which deliver ample power and acceleration for most driving situations. Gas mileage is low for the class. The Q70 generally handles well, but its ride quality gets mixed reviews. The Q70’s base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that puts out 330 horsepower. It’s mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. This engine delivers plenty of power for driving around town and on the highway, and it provides quick acceleration. The transmission, however, sometimes hesitates to downshift when passing or merging. The Q70 isn’t a sports car, but several reviewers note that it handles well for a midsize sedan. The steering is sharp, and the car handles turns without complaint. Still, some think the ride is on the firm side, while others counter that the Q70 feels more oriented toward comfort than anything else.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2019 Infiniti Q70: Feature Comparison

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is absolutely top-notch inside. You’ll love the stylish design, and the quality of materials is second to none. The well-shaped front seats provide all-day support and comfort, it’s a terrific place to spend time. There are more tech features than you’ll know what to do with, including more than a dozen active safety features. Standard features in the E-Class include a power sunroof (except in convertible models), dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, remote start, driver drowsiness monitoring, crosswind assist, and active brake assist. Mercedes-Benz COMMAND® infotainment system, which is standard, features a 12.3-inch display, voice controls, steering wheel-mounted controls, navigation, *Bluetooth®, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and two USB ports. The COMMAND® infotainment system is easy to use and the displays are easy to see from the driver’s seat. The E-Class’ litany of active safety features – including driver drowsiness monitoring and crosswind assist – aren’t found in many rivals.

The 2019 Infiniti Q70’s interior is, in a word, old. The car hasn’t been redesigned in nearly a decade, so the inside looks stale relative to the competition. It’s still nice, though, thanks to the high-quality materials and the roomy, supportive seats. Standard features in the Q70 include a moonroof, an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, navigation,
*Bluetooth®, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 360-degree camera. The Q70’s features list isn’t as long as some competitors’, and you may not love some of the features you get. The infotainment system lacks smartphone connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are increasingly common even in nonluxury vehicles, and the touch screen is outdated and leaves a lot of room for improvement. The graphics aren’t sharp, and the control knob that accompanies the touch screen isn’t as intuitive as those in competitors.

*Bluetooth® is a registered mark Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2019 Infiniti Q70: Overall Comparison

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the highest-rated luxury midsize cars. It has a lineup of powerful turbocharged engines, poised handling, and a comfortable ride quality. You can also argue that it has the nicest interior in the class. There are few features and technologies that the E-Class doesn’t offer, and the seats provide all-day comfort. Because of its wealth of amenities, perfect safety scores, and general praise from automotive critics, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class qualifies as an excellent car. It’s worth a look for every luxury midsize car shopper.

The 2019 Infiniti Q70 delivers decent performance and has a spacious cabin. It has two powerful engine options, and most reviewers think it has solid handling ability. Inside, you’ll find roomy and supportive seats. But there are some notable downsides with this Infiniti as well. Its gas mileage ratings trail most rivals’, and the ride isn’t always smooth. The interior and the infotainment system are showing their age, and many rivals simply look and feel more modern. That’s why it finishes near the bottom of the luxury midsize car rankings.

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