2023 Genesis G70

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Starting MSRP 

$41,370

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Key Spec of 2023 Genesis G70
fuel economy

21/24/31

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

252 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

5yr./ 60,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Luxurious interiors

Below average MPG

No significant changes are expected

Value for money

Cramped rear seat

Road-worthy presence

Small trunk space

Class-leading warranty

Numerous standard features

2023 Genesis G70 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 9, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Genesis G70 is a remarkable luxury compact sedan. The car has an aggressive road presence with a low front grille, flanked by curved lines. It has sharp body lines considerably improving aerodynamics. The dual LED headlights add to the overall look of the car. Though the design has not changed compared to the previous year's model, we feel it continues to grab people’s attention. The G70 starts at MSRP $39,150 for the standard 2L, rear-wheel drive option and goes all the way up to $ 55,350 for the 3.3L AWD with Sports Prestige package. No significant changes are expected for the 2023 model

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#4 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$41,370 Est. onwards


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Colors and Styles

2023 Genesis G70 in Alfa White color
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The car is offered in two engines, namely the 2 liter and 3.3 lire, with all-wheel drive and front-wheel drivetrain options. The interior of the Genesis G70 is fabulous and is loaded with features and the company spares no room for any complaints. Overall the car is positioning itself as a high-performance luxury sedan competing against the likes of the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4, and the Lexus IS 300.


Features

The Genesis G70 is available in a total of 4 trims with two engine configurations and a similar number of drivetrain options. The smaller engine with a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine and a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine. Both the engines have the option of either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive options. The base trim with a 2L engine and RWD option starts at an MSRP of $39,150 and goes all the way up to $46,750 for the 3.3 V6 AWD trim. This can further be enhanced by opting for the additional package. The package available for the smaller engine configuration is the “Sports Prestige” and is priced at $ 4,200. The bigger engine gets an option of two packages “Sports Advance” at $ 4,300 and “Sports Prestige” at $ 8,700. We can either opt out by choosing the standard on both configurations. A fully loaded G70 will set you back by $ 55,350.

Trim

Standard

Sports Advanced

Sports Prestige

Genesis G70 2.0T RWD MSRP 

$ 39,150

N/A

$ 43,350

Genesis G70 2.0T AWD MSRP

$ 41,250

N/A

$ 45,450

Genesis G70 3.3T RWD MSRP

$ 44,650

$ 48,950

$ 53,350

Genesis G70 3.3T AWD  MSRP

$ 46,750

$ 51,050

$ 55,350

Key Features

19inch alloy wheel

Adds to existing features of the previous package

Adds to existing features of the previous package

 

Power-folding outside mirrors

19-inch alloy sports wheel

Nappa leather seating

 

8inch digital + Cluster analog

Wide sunroof

Microfiber suede headliner

 

Apple car play / android auto 

Dark chrome grille and daylight opening trim

Heads up display

 

Aluminium trim

Sport aluminum Trim

Surround view monitor

 

Navigation System

Power driver seat bolster and cushion extension

Blinspot view monitor

 

Most of the safety and driver assistance 

Wireless device charging

Brembo braking

   

Lexicon premium audio

Limited slip differential

   

Genesis digital key

Electronically controlled suspension

   

Power trunk

 
   

Parking distance warning forward and reverse

 
   

Variable exhaust valve

 

Genesis offers a lot of safety features on the standard package at no additional cost, which is a significant point to consider as most of the brands offer these features as additional. The standard package only misses out on forward and reverse parking distance warning and rain-sensing wipers. The Sports Prestige package on the 3.3T has a lot of desirable features like the Nappa leather seats and Brembo brakes amongst others, which can allure any car enthusiast. The car is available in 12 exterior colors and 2 or 3 interior themes based on the choice of your exterior colors.

We Recommend

We would definitely recommend going for the fully loaded G70, which is the 3.3L turbocharged V6 engine with the AWD drivetrain. Top it up with the Sports Prestige package and what you have is a luxury performance car, but be sure to take a beating in the fuel efficiency front.

Release Date

While writing this review, the 2023 Genesis G70 is available on their website but the stocks are limited, and getting your hands on one would be difficult at the moment. The company has already switched to producing the 2023 iterations, so we can expect the deliveries to start soon.

Engine and Performance

Performance is one of the aspects where the Genesis G70 puts up a show. It fairs well among the competition. The base trim engine is a 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline 4 cylinder which produces a power of 252 horsepower and a torque of 260 lb-ft. The bigger 3.3-liter Twin Turbocharged V6 engine kills the competition with a power output of 365 horsepower and a torque of 376 lb.-ft. Both engine variants are available in two drivetrain options the RWD and the AWD. The 3.3 engine powerhouse can accelerate from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds and pull a quarter mile in 13.1 seconds, making it almost a second and a half quicker than the base variant. The top speed is estimated at 145 MPH.

Model

2023 Genesis G70

2022 BMW 330i

2022 Audi A4

2022 Lexus IS 300

MSRP

$ 39,150

$ 42,300

$ 39, 900

$ 40,200

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

252 hp @ 6,200 RPM 

255 hp @ 5,000 RPM

201 hp @ 4,200 RPM

241 hp @ 6,600 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm)

260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

294 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM

236 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,650–4,400

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.2 seconds

5.6 seconds

7.1 seconds

6.6 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

14.9 seconds

15.7 seconds

14 seconds

15.1 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

145 MPH

131 MPH

126 MPH

143 MPH

Overall in our performance comparison the BMW 330i leads in the power output and the 0-60 mark. The G70 leads in the top speed segment registering a top speed of 145 MPH. The Audi A4 leads at the quarter-mile mark with a time of 14 seconds. Overall, the performance of the G70’s smaller engine challenges the competition but the BMW secures the top spot in our comparison.

2023 Genesis G70 Ride and Handling

The ride quality on the G70 is up to the mark when compared to its competitors. The steering feels responsive and the experience of driving down a twisty road is quite thrilling. The chassis sits well on the road offering a good amount of stability and less body roll. The suspension can be electronically adjusted based on the driving conditions, which also adds to the overall handling of the car. However, we feel that the BMW 330i offers a much more refined and polished driving experience.

2023 Genesis G70 Braking Performance

The Genesis G70 is equipped with a 12.6-inch rotor at the front and 12.4-inch rotor at the rear, which provide the driver a good amount of confidence in its stopping abilities. It also includes additional driver assistance braking systems like forward collision warnings. In the bigger engine sibling, the Brembo braking system is also available if you opt for the Sports Prestige package.

Model

2023 Genesis G70

2022 BMW 330i

2022 Audi A4

2022 Lexus IS 300

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

12.6

12.3

12.4

13.1

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

12.4

11.8

11.8

11.7

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,915

3,560

3,682

3,847

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Genesis G70 is on the heavier side of the competition with a curb weight of 3915 lbs followed by the Lexus IS 300, Audi A4, and the BMW 330I. The Lexus has the bigger rotors at the front at 13.1-inch followed by the G70, the Audi A4, and the BMW 330i. When it comes to the rear rotors, G70 has the biggest with 12.4-inch followed by the BMW 330i and Audi A4 at 11.8-inch and Lexus IS 300 at 11.7-inch. We feel all the cars perform well in terms of braking.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy front is where the Genesis G70 takes a hit. The smaller 2-liter engine with the RWD variant offers MPG in the city of 21 miles and 31 on the highway. This further drops with the 3.0 liter AWD variant to an MPG of 18 miles in the city and 27 miles on the highway. The competition in this respect overshadows the fuel efficiency of the G70. The G70 is capable of achieving an overall combined range of 398 miles.

Model

2023 Genesis G70

2022 BMW 330i

2022 Audi A4

2022 Lexus IS 300

MPG (city)

21

26

26

19

MPG (highway)

31

36

34

26

MPG (combined)

25

30

29

22

Fuel capacity (gallons)

15.9-gallons

15.6-gallons

15.3-gallons

17.4-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

334/493/398

406/ 562/ 468

398/520/444

331/452/383

We would say that the Genesis G70 is not the better performer in terms of fuel economy and lags behind the competition. BMW 330i performs well in its segment registering an MPG of 26/36/30 on city, highways, and combined making it better by a few miles than the Audi A4, which comes as a close second. The Lexus IS 300 is the least competitive compact sedan in terms of fuel economy offering less MPG than the G70.

Interior

The G70 is loaded with interior features and at the price at which it is available, it feels slightly better than the competitors as these features are mostly available as standard for the G70. The rear seats on the G70 are a bit cramped compared to the competition. The quality of material used on the G70 also is highly appreciable. The Sports Prestige package comes equipped with Nappa leather seats and aluminum sports-themed trim. The standard variant also uses good quality materials and overall we are very happy with the fit and finish of the interior. The cargo space, however, is a bit disappointing with a meager 10.5 cubic feet.

Model

2023 Genesis G70

2022 BMW 330i

2022 Audi A4

2022 Lexus IS 300

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.7/ 56.3/ 42.6

38.7/ 56.0/ 42.0

37.3/55.9/41.3

38.2/ 55.9/ 44.8

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

36.9/ 54.6/ 34.8

37.6/ 54.6/ 35.2

37.4/54.5/35.7

36.9/ 53.4/ 32.2

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

10.5 cu.-ft

13.0 cu.-ft

12.0 cu.-ft

10.8 cu.-ft

The BMW 330I offers the best space in terms of the front and rear seats followed by the Audi A4. The IS 300 and G70 have almost comparable interior dimensions. G70 offers slightly better front seat and rear seat space and falls behind the Lexus slightly in terms of trunk space at 10.8 cubic feet which is the least in the segment. The BMW 330I offers the most spacious trunk at 13 cubic feet.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Genesis G70 standard package include:

  • 8inch digital + analog display
  • Heated front seats
  • 4-way power driver seat
  • Leatherette seating surfaces.
  • Leatherette wrapped lower instrument panel
  • 10.25-inch Navigation system.

How intuitive is the 2023 Genesis G70’s infotainment system?

The infotainment system on the G70 is at par with its competitors. It has been developed keeping in mind the drivers to create a customized experience. It offers most of the standard offerings currently available with other brands. It also packs a built-in cam which when enabled allows a user to check the vehicles surrounding remotely. The company also offers a digital key app that permits the user to control some basic functionality like starting the car, pre heating the seats, etc

Some of the most notable infotainment features available are 

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Voice commands
  • Wireless charging
  • Lexicon Audio System
  • Valetmode
  • OTA updates
Exterior

We feel the exterior design of the Genesis G70 is the best in its segment, the dual headlight, the crest grille inspired by the Genesis logo provide an unmatched elegance to the car’s design. The quad lambs on the rear provide a distinct appearance to the G70. The car design accolades its athletic characters. The G70 weighs in as the heaviest with 3,915 lbs and has a total length of 184.4 inches making it the shortest in terms of length. The Genesis has a wider body at 72.8 inches. In terms of height also, it is the shortest in the segment.

Model

2023 Genesis G70

2022 BMW 330i

2022 Audi A4

2022 Lexus IS 300

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,915

3,560

3,682

3,847

Length (in.)

184.4

185.7

187.5

185.4

Width (in.)

72.8

71.9

72.7

72.4

Height (in.)

55.1

57.0

56.2

56.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.5

5.4

5.2

5.5

Wheelbase (in.)

111.6

112.2

111.0

110.2

Each of the cars in this segment has an individualistic design but the models have aged and the G70 stands out among its competitors in terms of exterior looks. The G70 is the heaviest in this segment with a curb weight of 3,915 lbs followed by the Lexus IS 300, the Audi A4, and the BMW 330I. The Audi A4 is the longest at 187.5 inches and has the lowest ground clearance in the segment.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • Crest Grille
  • Quad Led Headlights
  • Quad rear Led Lights
  • Rear Diffuser
  • Dual rear exhaust
  • 19inch Alloy wheels
Safety

The NHTSA has not rated the 2023 Genesis G70, but we believe it to perform well in crash test ratings. It offers a lot of safety features as standard, which we are impressed with as the other models in this segment offer it as an additional package. The competition mostly comes equipped with 8 airbags whereas the G70 is equipped with 10 making it better in the safety department as compared to the competition.

Other standout safety features for the standard package include:

  • Forward collision avoidance assist
  • Lane following assist
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist
  • Highway driving assist
  • Smart cruise control
  • Driver attention warning
  • High beam assist
  • Rear cross-traffic collision alert
  • Rear occuapant alert
  • Safe exit warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Rearview camera guidelines
  • TPMS
Competition

2023 Genesis G70 vs 2022 BMW 330i

The G70 challenges the reign of the BMW 330I. It has proven to be a tough competitor against the BMW in all aspects The BMW 330i scores well in the performance and interior space category. The G70 offers slightly less performance and comfort as compared to the BMW 330i. In terms of the value for money proposition, we strongly believe that Genesis G70 would be the winner among the two.

2023 Genesis G70 vs 2022 Audi A4

The Genesis G70 is way ahead of the Audi A4 in terms of performance, price, interior features, etc. Hence we would recommend the G70 over the Audi A4. The Audi A4 design has remained the same for a long time now and we feel it is outdated. With very little information available about the 2023 A4 model, we would suggest the G70 over it.

2023 Genesis G70 vs 2022 Lexus IS 300

The Lexus IS 300 and G70 fall into a similar situation when it comes to fuel economy. In terms of performance, the Koreans have surpassed the Japs. The G70 performs exceptionally better than the Lexus. With Lexus being offered at a much higher price than the G70, the Genesis sedan proves to be the better value for money proposition. Hence, we would suggest the G70 over the Lexus IS 300.

Final Verdict

The Genesis G70 has left a mark and is challenging the German-dominated luxury performance segment since its launch. The car looks exceptionally well with its athletic and aggressive design. The company has focused its resources on building a value-for-money car in this segment. The G70 is an apt example of the company’s commitments. The G70 offers very good performance and a standard set of features that rivals the BMW, Audi, and Lexus. It also offers comparatively better warranty covers and the after-sales experience also is something that requires appreciation. The G70 challenges the BMW 330I's reign on the segment and to some extent, it has traded blows with the BMW but has failed to defeat the reigns of the BMW. However, We would highly recommend the Genesis G70 to our car's enthusiastic readers and the only aspect that we feel it is lacking is the fuel efficiency front, which we believe shouldn’t be a decisive factor while looking to purchase in this segment.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$41370

body style

dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

252 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive

dimensions
length

184.4 in

wheelbase

111.6 in

width

72.8 in

curb weight

3516 lbs

Height

55.1 in

Ground Clearance

5.5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/31 mpg

highway range

489.80 mi

warranty
basic warranty

5yr./ 60,000 mi.


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