2019 Genesis G70

Rating8.0

Ranked #5 in Compact Sedan

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$34,900 - $52,250

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Key Spec of 2019 Genesis G70
fuel economy

22/25/30

fuel type

Premium Unleaded (required)

horsepower

252 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Design touches are excellent 

Not-so comfortable rear seats

The 2019 Genesis G70 is the first model year for the sedan 

Stellar warranty coverage

Infotainment screen doesn't feel good

Perfect tech and features, for the price you pay

Potent powertrains on offer

Rare 6-speed MT on offer

2019 Genesis G70 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 13, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2019 Genesis G70 is all-new, as it marks the brand's first and rather impressive attempt at the midsize luxury segment. The 2019 Genesis G70 is simply the best luxury car out of its particular class considering that it boasts strong engines, sharp handling, an opulent and comfortable interior with outstanding safety, and good reliability ratings. For sale in over 5 trim configurations, the 2019 Genesis G70 goes up against the likes of similarly priced midsize luxury cars, such as the Kia Stinger, Jaguar XE, and Lexus IS 300.

2019 Genesis G70 For Sale

The 2019 Genesis G70 is priced at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,900 for the base 2.0T Advanced variant, whereas the G70 3.3T Advanced variant with the V6 engine on offer is priced at an also competitive $43,750. AWD variants for all trim levels will set you back by an additional $2000 on top of the base price. The Used car list price for the 2019 G70 ranges from somewhere around $15,000 - $28,500. Also, the five-year cost to own the 2019 Genesis G70 is projected to be around $37,100.

2019 Genesis G70 Buying Advice

The mighty 3.3T Advanced trim, with the 365 hp V6 engine at the helm seems to be the obvious choice for the masses, at a competitive price of MSRP $43,750. Since the 2019 MY marks the beginning of the Genesis G70 as a midsize luxury sedan, it seems viable enough to opt for the 2019 G70, rather than the 2020 G70, which practically brought about no changes to the lineup whatsoever, apart from the hike in price.

The Genesis G70 also promises a great variety of powertrains to exclusive packages. On the specs front, the 2019 G70 is powered by a 255 hp 2.0L turbo-four engine, while the higher 3.3T trims are powered by a much more potent 365 hp V6 engine. This when partnered with the 8-speed automatic transmission, allows the 3.3T G70 to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds. Moreover, the G70 Sport trim can also be opted with the rare 6-speed manual transmission.

2019 Genesis G70 Latest Updates

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Trims

Advanced$34,900 onwards

  • 18-Inch wheels
  • Hands-Free trunklid opener
  • Power-Adjustable front seats
  • Proximity entry w/ push-button start
  • Simulated leather upholstery

Sport$37,900 onwards

  • 19-Inch wheels
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Led headlights

Design$48,750 onwards

  • 19-Inch alloy wheels
  • Cream leather upholstery
  • Premium cabin air filter

Dynamic$50,250 onwards

  • 19-Inch alloy wheels
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Performance tires
  • Upgraded brake pads

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Used 2019 Genesis G70 For Sale

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2020 Genesis G70Home Delivery
25
Price Drop, $359
Previous Price: $3104409 Sep 2021

2020 Genesis G70

4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$30,685
Est. $416/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,069 Below market
RMV: $34,754
West Palm Beach, FL
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2019 Genesis G70
17
Price Drop, $1619
Previous Price: $2953126 Jul 2022

2019 Genesis G70 Sport

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

$27,912
Est. $378/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,634 Below market
RMV: $31,546
North Brunswick, NJ
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2019 Genesis G70
23
Price Drop, $811
Previous Price: $3280010 Jun 2022

2019 Genesis G70 Advanced

Advanced 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$31,989
Est. $434/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,873 Below market
RMV: $35,862
Garden Grove, CA
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2019 Genesis G70 Advanced

Advanced 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$31,064
Est. $421/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,669 Below market
RMV: $34,733
Ridgeland, MS
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2019 Genesis G70Home Delivery
9
Price Drop, $685
Previous Price: $3140015 Jul 2022

2019 Genesis G70 Advanced

Advanced 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$30,715
Est. $417/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,603 Below market
RMV: $34,318
West Palm Beach, FL
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2020 Genesis G70Home Delivery
25
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $3750026 Jul 2022

2020 Genesis G70

4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$37,000
Est. $502/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,267 Below market
RMV: $41,267
Springfield, VA
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2020 Genesis G70Home Delivery
20
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $3250524 Jun 2022

2020 Genesis G70

4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$31,505
Est. $427/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,610 Below market
RMV: $35,115
Elizabeth, NJ
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2019 Genesis G70 Advanced Sedan

Advanced

$31,998
Est. $434/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,588 Below market
RMV: $35,586
Lilburn, GA
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2019 Genesis G70
25
Price Drop, $800
Previous Price: $3423924 Jul 2022

2019 Genesis G70 Advanced

Advanced 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$33,439
Est. $453/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,769 Below market
RMV: $37,208
Cary, NC
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Colors and Styles

2019 Genesis G70 in Admiral Blue color
Admiral Blue

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Genesis G70 promises all the goods one should have in a Sedan; be it being used by a family or for revheads. The 2019 Genesis G70 is the most complete compact Sedan of its particular class. Though as a whole brand, Genesis doesn’t have much to offer with the variety and options whatever it does offer marks to be splendid.


Buying Advice

The midsize sedan class has a lot more variety of trims and models to offer, all ranging from the basic to advanced. While the base 2.0T Advanced with an AWD setup is a more economical approach along with getting all the latest features. Although we would recommend the mighty 365-hp twin-turbo engine which is also worth the money as well when its performance characteristics are taken into account.

So as per that, the recommended choice should be the G70 3.3T Advance trim level as it comes standard with most of the features of the 2.0T. It also has upgraded Brembo brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, and 19-inch wheels with performance tires. However, opting for an AWD setup switches back to 18-inch wheels and also adds a heated steering wheel.

Features

The simplest of them all, the Genesis G70 lineup can be represented under two models only: 2.0T and 3.3T. However, the lineup offers five trim levels ranging from $34,900 to $52,250 comprising both types of engines and nine different configurations to opt from. 

Though the base 2.0T model is quite engaging and sporty to drive, the Genesis has made things even more interesting with their 2.0T Sport model that allows a more conventional six-speed manual transmission; a forever fan favorite. Some significant features of the car include lane keep assistance, power seats, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, alloy wheels, high beam assistance, and more. 

If you get the optional package, be it the sports package or the elite package, you get multiple upgrades such as ventilated and heated seats, a power sunroof, LED headlights, and enhanced audio.

Trim

2.0T Advanced

2.0T Sport

3.3T Advanced

3.3T Design

3.3T Dynamic

MSRP (RWD)

$34,900

$37,900

$43,750

$48,750

$50,250

MSRP (AWD)

$36,900

N/A

$45,750

$50,750

$52,250

Key Features

18-inch Alloy Wheels

19-inch Alloy Wheels

Sport Suspension

Parking Assist

Performance Tires

 

12-way Power Adjustable Seats

Heated & Power Adjustable Mirror

Brembo Brakes

Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

Blind Spot Detection

 

Dual-zone Automatic Air-Conditioner

Auto-Open Trunk

Leather Seats

Nappa Leather Seats

Smart Device Remote Engine Start

 

Auto-dimming Rear View Mirror

Heated Sports Steering Wheel

Rev-matching

Premium Cabin Air Filter

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

 

Lane Keep Assist

Navigation System

Leather Seats

Exclusive Forest Green Paint

Upgraded Suspension Tuning

 

Driver Lumbar Support

Driver Seat Memory Setting

     
 

Simulated Leather Upholstery

LED Headlights

     

Considering the variety of powertrain options, specifically, the manual 2.0T Sport and even more performance-oriented 3.3T trims add more spunk to the Genesis G70 lineup.

Which trim should you buy?.

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

The 2019 Genesis G70 offers two different engine options depending upon the trim levels. The 2.0T trims come equipped with a 2.0L Inline-4 engine and the 3.3T trims are equipped with a powerful 3.3L Twin Turbo V6 engine. While the 2.0L engine churns out a decent power output of 252 horses, the 3.3L engine produces 365 horses. 

Except for the 2.0T Sport trim level, which comes with a six-speed manual transmission unit. The power is governed by an eight-speed automatic transmission system that channels the power to either a standard rear-wheel-drive setup or an available all-wheel-drive setup (except for the 2.0T Sport trim level).

Models

2019 Genesis G70

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Jaguar XE

2019 Lexus IS 300

MSRP

$34,900

$32,990

$36,995

$38,560

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

252 hp @ 6,200 RPM

255 hp @ 6,200 RPM

247 hp @ 5,500 RPM

241 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque

260 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

269 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,650 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.0

6.0

6.3

6.9

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

14.6

14.6

15.0

15.0

Top-Speed (MPH)

150

167

120

130

While the base engine allows the Genesis G70 to scoot from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.0 seconds, the beastly 3.3L engine does the same in just 4.5 seconds. The car is provided with five drive mode settings to choose from: Sport, Comfort, Eco, Smart, and Custom that tailors the overall driving experience as per the driver’s need. 

Either with the standard or the available powertrain options, the Genesis G70 offers both performance and practicality. And if you compare it with the rivals, then the G70 performs comparatively better in terms of performance as well as driving experience. 

How well does the 2019 Genesis G70 handle?

When it comes to ride and handling, Genesis G70 does not compromise even a bit on the suspension or the steering. Powertrain configurations are at par, providing you with an expert balance while on the ride. Smooth suspension evens out the surfaces for you and even on a thrift corner, the Sedan remains composed. 

The 3.3T allows you to avail yourself of adaptive dampers that keep your drive butter-smooth. And the best part is that the 2019 Genesis G70 leaves it to the driver; it’s your steering and you have to drive it right. But it will provide you with the prerequisite information. 

The steering is overall pleasant and simple. You can switch through the drive modes and make your work even easier. The Sports Package will allow you to get an athletic experience because it would give you better tire quality. 

When measuring the car’s road-holding ability, the Genesis G70 got 0.95 g which is an amazing number. The 3.3T comes fitted with Brembo brakes that let your car halt from 70 MPH within 164 feet. If the normal brakes are in use, the pedal is firm enough and the braking inputs are progressive. 

Braking Performance

Hyundai knows how to make a ride balanced such that it accelerates in a linear manner but should also put on a halt in an evenly effective fashion. 

The 2019 Genesis G70 is as good with its braking capacity as it is with its powerful engines and sharp handling. The overall braking mechanism is supported with ABS and driveline traction control and electronic stability control and if that is not enough. 

Models

2019 Genesis G70

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Jaguar XE

2019 Lexus IS 300

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.6

12.6

12.8

13.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.4

12.4

12.8

12.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,516

3,611

3,385

3,583

60-0 MPH (feet)

109

140

104

128

The upper trim levels are equipped with Brembo brakes that add much more effectiveness to the Genesis G70’s overall braking efficiency. And to testify the same, the G70 takes 109 feet to come upon a complete halt if brakes are being applied to 60 MPH. 

The Jaguar XE is even more effective with its braking mechanism than any of the small Sedan class cars here. However, with the Brembo brakes mechanism, the Genesis G70 offers an even more effective braking efficiency than any other competitor in the group.

Fuel Economy
6.0/10

With multiple powertrain and configuration options, the 2019 Genesis G70 reflects different MPG numbers depending upon which configuration has been opted in. Even after that, the EPA has rated the car for all kinds of configurations. 

Let us also stick to the basics as the 2.0T Advance model has earned a decent score under EPA and comes out with 22 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on the highway, and 25 MPG as combined. 

Models

2019 Genesis G70

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Jaguar XE

2019 Lexus IS 300

MPG (City)

22

22

25

21

MPG (Highway)

30

29

34

30

MPG (Combined)

25

25

28

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.8

15.9

16.6

17.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

348/474/410

350/461/405

415/564/490

365/522/445

The score is very much doable for the class. However, the same cannot be said for the 3.3T trim levels as they have comparatively fewer figures on the same chart. The overall fuel tank capacity is particularly low which is 15.8 gallons that barely helps the G70 to cruise for a combined mileage of 410 miles.

Even after offering a comparatively lower fuel tank capacity, the Genesis G70 does fine with its overall fuel economy. But when opting for the performance models, one has to compensate with the efficiency. 

Interior
8.5/10

Need an opulent experience inside your car? Well, the 2019 Genesis G70 gives you a perfect cabin layout, top-notch materials, straightforward controls, and a driver-centric layout.

Genesis does not give you plaster faux carbon fiber inside and also don't expect the steering wheel being flat bottom. Your passengers will feel comfortable in the Nappa leather upholstered seats, but in the rear seat, the legroom has been compromised a bit.

The front seats give you excellent headroom, legroom as well as shoulder room. The rear seat is a bit tight if you are tall. Only normal-sized adults can sit comfortably.

Adjustments are done generously, be it the steering wheel telescope or the height of the seat. Plus, get the sports package for a better driving feel. There is a low front glass that will keep you comfortable if you like to sit high.

The Genesis G70 offers an impressive build quality with its interior. Each bit of the car has been handled with care, be it the textures inside or the switchgear. Some areas inside might be made of cheaper plastics like the cup holder, mirror-chromed hollow plastic, etc. But all in all, you get a luxurious experience when you move inside the Genesis G70.

Standout interior features include:

  • Nappa leather seats
  • Driver seat memory function with 12-way power adjustability
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone climate control

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The entire lineup of the 2019 Genesis G70 comes equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, which is user-friendly with fairly intuitive ergonomics just like any other Hyundai car. 

The list of desirable features adds Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, HD Radio, and three USB ports. The available options include navigation and wireless charging for smartphones. The 7-inch digital screen in the instrument cluster is also there which shows all the vital information about the car. 

For music and entertainment, the base models of Genesis G70 come standard with a 6-speakers sound system including a subwoofer and six-channel internal amplifier; which can be upgraded in the upper models with 15-high-efficiency speakers including two subwoofers.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation System
  • SiriusXM 
  • 15-speaker premium sound system

Models

2019 Genesis G70

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Jaguar XE

2019 Lexus IS 300

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.7/56.3/42.6

38.3/56.4/42.6

N/A

38.2/55.9/44.8

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

36.9/54.6/34.8

36.4/54.8/36.4

N/A

36.9/53.4/32.2

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

10.5

23.3

14.7

10.8

 

Exterior
9.0/10

In terms of exterior looks, the 2019 Genesis G70 is certainly impressive. It has been given a fresh design unlike its sister brand Kia, which appeals to most buyers. However, you might see some impressions of other cars like the C-class; wherein the rear tail lamps look like it. The Kia Stinger’s front bumper seems to be copied to an extent. The sidelines might remind you of the character lines of the Alfa Romeo Guilia. The bumper at the front has sharp creases in places and some sharp cuts but with the LED fog lamps, it looks distinct. The headlamps also have LED units. The front fascia stays lowered in front of the large hexagonal grille.

Observe the two character lines running down the car along with the fake front fender vent. The mild diffuser, dual chrome exhaust tips, bulging boot lid and LED tail lamps like the C-Class on the rear further add character to the car. The 2019 Genesis G70 has dimensions of a typical sedan that are familiar to some of the other cars in the segment, yet at the same time distinctive. However, the Kia Stinger also shares the same dimensions but the G70 has the highest ground clearance when compared to any other competitors in the same group.

Models

2019 Genesis G70

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Jaguar XE

2019 Lexus IS 300

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,516

3,611

3,385

3,583

Length (inches)

184.4

190.2

183.9

184.3

Width (inches)

72.8

73.6

77.4

71.3

Height (inches)

55.1

55.1

55.8

56.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.5

5.2

4.3

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

111.6

114.4

111.6

110.2

.Highlights of the 2019 Genesis G70 exterior are:

  • Heated outer rear view mirrors
  • LED Headlights
  • Sports exhaust system
  • Hands-free trunk opener
  • Brembo brakes
  • 18” or 19” alloys
Safety
8.0/10

The 2019 Genesis G70 is brilliant in terms of its safety quotient as well. The G70 has been crowned with Top Safety Pick+ title by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, which is the highest award the independent crash-test agency can honor a car with. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Administration hasn’t evaluated the 2019 G70 under its crashworthiness parameters. Despite that, the 2019 Genesis G70 is absolutely safe, it boasts the most advanced safety features as standard only.

Some of the noteworthy safety features of the 2019 G70 are as follows:

  • Forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Surround-view camera parking system
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
Competition
7.0/10

2019 Genesis G70 vs 2019 Kia Stinger

Belonging to sister brands, the Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger are closely matched. While there are some differences in performance, the variations are only diminutive. Both midsize sedans look impressively well and like their striking fascia, both braking and acceleration performances are sharp. Even fuel efficiencies are eerily similar due to the mechanical builds. So, when it comes to choosing a winner, the decision is painstaking. However, considering that Kia’s vehicle suffers from jittery ride quality and restricted outward visibility, it is best to opt for Genesis in comparison.

2019 Genesis G70 vs 2019 Jaguar XE

The British sedan, the Jaguar XE, has not been the most popular choice in its class. With the introduction of the Genesis G70, it falls further in the pegging order. Compared to the Korean brand, the XE fails to establish itself as a viable contender due to its cramped rear seats, inferior quality of materials, and substandard electronic performance. While it does manage to excel in braking and fuel economy, Genesis’s lively nature and proven reliability make it worth its price. So, when pitted against Jaguar, the G70 makes for a sensible and effortless choice.

Final Verdict

Should you buy it? Yes, most definitely. The variety of powertrains and configuration options are many. Sharp handling with good performance attributes and splendid braking efficiency are add ons. Performance credentials are confirmed, plus premium interiors are yours for a nominal price of below $40,000, with the 2019 Genesis G70. The new sports sedan on the block promptly leaps rivals.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$43750

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

204 cu in

horse power

365 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

376 lb.-ft. @ 1300 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

dimensions
length

184 in

wheelbase

112 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3774 lbs

Height

55 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

38.2 cu ft

cargo volume

10.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

17/20/26 mpg

highway range

410.80 mi

warranty
basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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