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2020 Genesis G70

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3.4 (Good)

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2020 2.0T 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $35,450
2020 2.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,450
2020 2.0T Sport 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,500
2020 3.3T 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,650
2020 3.3T 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,650


What's New

Returning for its second year, the 2020 Genesis G70 features upgraded brakes with the 2.0T Sport and minor equipment changes elsewhere. With an upscale interior and a fun-to-drive nature, the G70 remains a strong value in the compact luxury sports sedan segment.

Choosing Your Genesis G70

Genesis offers the G70 in two trims: 2.0T and 3.3T. Each are also available in Elite, Prestige, and Sport sub-trims. Pricing starts at $36,445 including destination for the 2.0T and climbs to $45,645 for the 3.3T.

Engine Choices

Genesis offers two engines: the 2.0T gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, while the 3.3T has a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder252 hp260 lb-ft25 mpg
3.3L Twin-Turbo V6365 hp376 lb-ft20 mpg

An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on both engines, but the 2.0T is also available with a six-speed manual. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available on automatic-equipped models for $2,000.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The compact G70 seats five, although it's better suited for four. The trunk measures just 10.5 cubic feet, which is well below average for the segment. In comparison, the segment-leading BMW 3-Series has a 17-cubic-foot trunk.

Genesis G70

Safety Features

Genesis supplies a long list of standard driver assist safety features for the G70. These include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and a driver attention warning system.

The Elite sub-trim adds parking sensors, while the Prestige is equipped with a surround-view camera system.


The G70 has an 8-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker audio system. Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, HD radio, satellite radio, and connected services are included.

The 3.3T gets standard navigation and a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system. These features can be gotten on the 2.0T through the Elite sub-trim. A head-up display and wireless device charging come via the Prestige.

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2.0T - From $36,445

The 2.0T has LED lights front and back, alloy wheels, heated and power side mirrors, and a hands-free smart trunk. Keyless entry with push-button start, dual-zone climate control, imitation leather upholstery, and power front seats are included.

The Elite ($4,600) adds a sunroof, heated front seats, memory functionality, and more. The Prestige ($8,450) builds on the elite and adds ventilated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Sport ($10,000) spices things up with performance brakes, a limited-slip differential, a dark chrome grille, and alloy pedals.

3.3T - From $45,645

Choosing the 3.3T supplies the G70 with the V6 engine and several exterior enhancements, including automatic leveling headlights, an air diffuser, dual chrome outlets, and a limited-slip differential. Brembo brakes and a sport-tuned suspension are also included.

Inside, the seats are covered in leather. Other upgrades include heated and ventilated front seats, the sunroof, alloy pedals, the 15-speaker audio system, and navigation.

Here, the Elite ($1,450), Prestige ($4,300), and Sport ($5,600) all cost less because of the additional standard equipment.

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CarsDirect Tip

Aggressive looks, exceptional on-road dynamics, and strong value are among the hallmarks of the 2020 Genesis G70. The potent V6 is for anyone who values performance, but only the four-cylinder engine is available with the six-speed manual transmission.

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  • Big value
  • Incredible performance
  • Stunning looks inside and out
  • $10,000 V6 option
  • Small trunk
  • Stiff suspension
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

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Ready for the big leagues. When Hyundai spun off the Genesis nameplate into its own brand, it was hard to take it seriously. Today, Genesis has a lineup of sedans that can go toe-to-toe with the best in their respective classes and an upcoming crossover lineup that’s sure to do the same.

The 2020 Genesis G70, the smallest of the sedans, has an uphill battle against legends like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But with its powerful engines, good looks, and available manual transmission, it's here to compete.

Lots of sportiness, but compromise required. There's no denying the Genesis G70 is a legit contender among compact luxury sedans. Being a player in this space involves performance credentials to go with luxurious amenities.

Its base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine injects 252 to 255 horsepower and launches the G70 to 60 mph in under seven seconds. This aligns it well with the big boys from Mercedes and BMW, but where the four-cylinder G70 sets itself apart is its available six-speed manual transmission. Yes, a row-your-own option in a luxury sedan.

For even more performance, you can opt for the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers 365 hp and drops the 0-60 mph sprint to just 4.5 seconds. That’s right in line with the BMW M340i and the Mercedes AMG C 43. The big downside to this potent V6 is its $10,000 entry fee.

The G70 also delivers impressive handling, but unlike its more refined German competition, the G70’s ride is stiff or stiffer. No drive mode offers that luxurious ride the 3-Series and C-Class do.

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Style inside and out. The G70 also delivers in style with a unique-looking exterior that carefully combines sportiness and style. There isn't a boring angle on this luxury sedan, and its sporty proportions rival BMW and Mercedes well.

Inside, the G70 delivers the goods in the luxury department with its available quilted-leather seats and visually widening horizontal lines. The cabin's also angled toward the driver slightly, giving it the sporty, driver-focused feel to match its exterior.

With 34.8 inches of rear legroom, the G70’s rear seats are tighter than the 3-Series (35.2 inches) and A4 (35.7 inches). These seats do, however, beat the super-tight rear-seat legroom in the Cadillac CT4 (33.4 inches) and the C-Class (32 inches).

Compounding its limited interior space is the G70’s 10.5-cubic-foot trunk, which is larger than only the C-Class (8.8 cubic feet). The most glaring trunk-space gap comes in the 3-Series, which has a midsize-like 17-cubic-foot trunk.

Plenty of features. Though it’s limited on space, the G70 is far from limited in standard features. It comes with power-adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and three USB ports.

The 3-Series comes standard with only Apple CarPlay, leaving Android device owners on the outside. While the A4 and C-Class boast larger standard touchscreens at 10.1 inches and 10.3 inches, respectively, these sedans come at significant premiums relative to the G70. The G70 starts at $36,445, while the A4 is priced from $38,395 and the C-Class costs $42,395.

Final thoughts. It’s easy to look at pricing and say the 2020 Genesis G70 is a great buy just on its low starting price. That would be a disservice, as the G70 is a legit competitor in the compact luxury sedan class.

Sure, value is what will draw buyers in, but its performance and style will make any BMW or Mercedes shopper take a second look. It may even be enough to overcome its relatively unknown nameplate.

Buyers who need a sedan with more space will find the trunk and rear legroom they need in the 3-Series. Shoppers who crave blistering performance – a 0-60 mph time under four seconds – will have no choice but to head to the local Mercedes or BMW showroom to pick up an M or AMG model.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc / Mando 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
15.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
94 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
184.4 "
Exterior Width
72.8 "
Exterior Height
55.1 "
Front Headroom
39.7 " / 39.4 "
Rear Headroom
36.9 "
Front Legroom
42.6 "
Rear Legroom
34.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,516 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Dark Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leatherette / Leather / Nappa Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
6 / 15 Lexicon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Low Beam Assist-dynamic (lba-d) Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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