The Genesis G70 is the Korean luxury brand’s entry-level model, a compact sedan designed to appeal to fans of traditional – which is to say, mostly European – sport sedans. The G70’s primary draw is strong value for money coupled with sharp looks and good performance.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
There are no changes to the G70 for 2023 following a significant refresh for last year’s model.
Genesis offers the G70 in Select, Advanced, Prestige, and Sport trims. The first three start with a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine; a 3.3L turbo V6 is optional in Advanced, and standard in Sport. Regardless of engine, the G70 uses an eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive.
Select trim comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, passive keyless entry, and a sunroof. Inside, you’ll find a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming mirror with garage door remote, 8.0-inch driver info display, dual-zone A/C, leatherette upholstery, heated/power-adjustable front seats, navigation, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, and six-speaker audio.
Standard safety kit includes rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane follow/keeping assist, forward collision mitigation, highway driving assist, safe exit warning, and driver attention alert.
Advanced trim adds power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, electric steering wheel adjustments, aluminum dash trim, front parking sensors, wireless phone charging, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a 15-speaker stereo. Optioning a G70 Advanced with the V6 adds an electronically controlled suspension, and a driver’s seat with power side bolsters and cushion extension.
Prestige configuration brings 19-inch wheels, surround-view cameras, a head-up display, Nappa leather, and front-passenger lumbar.
Finally, Sport trim gets Brembo brakes, a variable exhaust system, dark chrome exterior finish, a suede headliner, and alloy pedals.
Genesis estimates the G70’s fuel consumption at 11.4/8.2 L/100 km (city/highway) for 2.0L models, and 13.5/9.1 L/100 km for V6-powered versions.
The good-looking G70 goes head-to-head with some of the industry’s most desirable compact sport sedans, like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Acura TLX, Cadillac CT5, and Infiniti Q50.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed