Infiniti Q70 gets good rating on frontal crash test
In a small overlap front test for large luxury cars, the Infiniti Q70 received a good rating, the Lincoln MKS earned a not so good rating and the BMW 5 series only a marginal.
The good rating applies to the 2014 and 2015 Q70 and the 2013 Infiniti M, as the car was previously called. With good ratings in the Instituteês four other crashworthiness evaluations and an available front crash prevention system, the Q70 qualifies for the 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.
IIHS introduced the small overlap evaluation in 2012. In the test, which is more challenging than either the head-on crashes conducted by the government or the Instituteês moderate overlap test, 25 percent of a vehicleês front end on the driver side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph. The crash replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or a utility pole.Download Bulletin PDF