The Q70 sedan is very quick, with a lively 330-hp V6 and a smooth seven-speed automatic. In our tests it returned 21 mpg overall. A V8 and a V6 hybrid are also available. But we found that the transition between electric and gas mode in the hybrid is too abrupt. Handling is quite agile, with communicative steering. The ride is firm and absorbs bumps well, but trails the German competitors in plushness, quietness, and interior ambiance. A roomy rear seat and easy-to-use conventional controls are positives, as are the readily-available discounts, which make the extended-length L version a particularly good deal. Blind-spot intervention, with which pro-actively prevent you from crossing a lane if there is an adjacent car, is optional.