The 2019 Genesis G70 delivers luxury in a compact sedan that has an exceptional warranty, great on-road dynamics, and a powerful engine. The Genesis G70 comes in multiple configurations, including two engines and five trim levels, ensuring that everyone will be able to find a model that fits their needs.
The 2019 Genesis G70 starts at $35895 and lets you choose from either the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or the 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine, which produce 252 and 365 horsepower, respectively. Either engine lets you enjoy an eight-speed automatic transmission that includes paddle shifters or a six-speed manual transmission. The inclusion of a manual transmission is a very nice touch, as many competitors do not offer one. The only caveat is that you will only find the manual offered with the four-cylinder turbo. Either engine lets you upgrade to all-wheel drive, and launch control is always standard.
For those who want to get a better feel for what the G70 can do, the turbo-4 takes about 6.5 seconds to reach 60 mph, while the V6 takes 4.5 seconds. Opting for the 2.0T Sports configuration gives you a limited-slip differential to improve control and cornering as well as the option of uprated Brembo brakes. Regardless of the configuration, the 2019 G70 gets a rear multi-link suspension and front struts. The turbo-4 can get up to 25 mpg combined, while the V6 can get up to 21 mpg combined.
The latest G70 borrows styling elements from the G80, creating a luxurious and sporty appearance. You will notice a lower bumper that is aggressively shaped to match the front fenders and nose. There is also a six-sided mesh grille surrounded by strakes and gaping intakes. The front overhang on the 2019 G70 is short, while the creased hood draws your eye to the Genesis badge. The tail of the G70 tapers in the direction of the trunk lid, which turns up to enhance sportiness.
The interior of the Genesis G70 has horizontal lines and diamond-quilted leather on the dashboard with a sporty setup for the center stack. Admire the knurled dials and diamond-tufted leather upholstery along with the small-diameter steering wheel.
Comfort and Features
The front seats are nicely bolstered and sporty for all-day comfort. Adults will find the rear seats tolerable, although taller adults will want to sit in front. The trunk is definitely a bit small at just 10.5 cubic feet. To make up for this, the rear seats of the G70 fold down. Regardless of the Genesis G70 you choose, you will get at least eight-way power adjustment for the front passenger, 12-way power adjustment with four-way power-lumbar for the driver, a 60/40 rear seat, leather on the steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch display for the instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen with HD radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Genesis Connected Services telematics, and more.
As a luxury model, the 2019 Genesis G70 has plenty of active safety features. These include adaptive cruise control, active lane control, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic warning. All of those features are standard, along with seven airbags and a rearview camera. You can also get rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights, and a surround-view monitor.