Photography by ©2020 Toni Avery
There’s a first time for everything, as they say. In this case, this is my first time reviewing a car from the Genesis brand. I have reviewed Hyundai vehicles in the past but this is a first from Genesis specific lineup. I, of course, wanted to try out what looks to be the sportiest vehicle in the lineup.
This Genesis is equipped with a 3.3 L twin-turbo V6 engine producing 365 HP and 376 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission powering the rear wheels with stopping power provided by Brembo brakes.
Having tested the Kia Stinger, I was surprised to feel and experience how different the two cars are. “Kia and Genesis are both part of the Hyundai Motor Group. The two cars are built on the same platform. They share the same engines and transmissions and countless other bits and bobbles,” according to MotorTrend, would leave you to believe that the two would feel the same or at least very similar. But, turns out they have their own attributes.
I noticed that the G70 felt quicker than the Stinger. This could be due to the weight difference between the two. While I could feel the difference in acceleration, braking power felt the same thanks to the Brembo brakes.
And while the transmission, gear ratio and final drive is the same in both cars, I felt that I enjoyed the G70’s more than the Stinger. Launch control was a bit of a dud, but a nice novelty to have for some occasional fun.
This G70 is finished in Havana Red and sits on 19” alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Summer tires.
I’m mixed about my opinions on the exterior of the G70. I like the front end more than the Stinger but I prefer the Stinger’s rear over the G70. Overall, the G70 is a nice looking luxury sports sedan.
Inside of the G70 is finished in Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces with Luxury Quilting in black.
The interior is really wherethe car sets itself apart from the Stinger. The inside looks very much like an Audi and features all the nice creature comforts you could want such as heated rear seats and Apple Car Play. It’s also just really nice to look at. The interior matches the price point well. The ride is quiet and comfortable whether you are commuting or driving to the local store.
So the question you might have been asking this whole story is, which would I choose? Based on the most important things being performance, aesthetics and ride quality I’d choose the Genesis G70.
2020 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Prestige:
Base Price: $44,650
Elite Package (Low Beam Assist, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Parking DIstance
Warning, Heated Front Seats, Ventilated Front Seats, Wireless Charging
Pad – $1,450), Prestige Package (Head-up Display, Surround View Monitor,
Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces w/ Luxury Quilting,
Heated Rear Seats, Power Trunk, Microfiber Suede Headliner – $2,850)
Destination Charge: $995
Total Price: $49,945
Fuel Economy: 17 City, 26 Highway, 20 Combined
GirlsDriveFastToo gives the 2020 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Prestige an overall rating of (out of 5 total):