Mechanically unchanged, the 2021 Genesis G70 has seen a slight price increase, while available packages have come down in cost. The Sport package has been dropped from models with the 2.0-liter engine, while the Elite pack's options have been made standard on all 3.3-liter models.
Choosing Your Genesis G70
The Genesis G70 is offered in two trims: 2.0T and 3.3T. Prices start at $37,025 including destination for the base 2.0T, while the 3.3T begins at $47,225.
As the trim names indicate, there are two engines available for the G70. 2.0T models get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while 3.3T trims feature a larger 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||252 hp||260 lb-ft||25 mpg|
|3.3L Twin-Turbo V6||365 hp||376 lb-ft||20 mpg|
Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, but the 2.0-liter can be had with a six-speed manual for an extra $2,600. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive a $2,000 upgrade on either trim, but it's only available with the automatic transmission.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Genesis G70 is a five-seat compact luxury sedan. There's 10.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity in the trunk.
Every G70 comes with an extensive roster of safety aids, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and a driver attention monitor. 3.3T models also get front and rear parking sensors.
A surround-view monitor is available through the Prestige Package.
An 8-inch touchscreen display dominates the G70’s dash, powering an array of online services including voice-powered destination search. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard, with three USB ports and satellite and HD radio.
Moving up to the 3.3T adds navigation, wireless charging, and a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system to the list of standard equipment. These features are available on 2.0T models through the Elite and Prestige packages.
A head-up display is part of the Prestige pack for both models.
Even the most affordable G70 is comprehensively equipped. Keyless entry with dual-zone climate control underpins a cabin with power front seats, vinyl upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. AWD models also get heated front seats. The outside features a sunroof, 18-inch wheels, and LED headlights.
Upgrades are available in the Elite ($4,150) and Prestige ($8,000) packages. The former brings leather seating, navigation, parking sensors, a power steering column, heated front seats, a larger sunroof, and more. The Prestige builds on that and adds a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a surround-view camera system, wireless charging, a head-up display, and more.
In addition to the twin-turbo V6, the 3.3T model brings mechanical improvements like a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, dual exhaust, and a limited-slip differential. Other standard features include 19-inch wheels and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
A heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, alloy pedals, and a wireless charging pad improve the cabin. Memory functionality is added to the driver's seat, steering wheel, and side mirrors.
Here, the Prestige package costs $2,850 and adds quilted Nappa leather seating, heated rear seats, a power trunk, a suede headliner, a head-up display, and a surround-view monitor. The newly-available Sport package ($4,150) includes all that plus an electronically controlled suspension, a dark chrome grille, dark tint taillight covers, and copper headlight bezel accents.
If performance is a priority, 2021 Genesis G70 3.3T makes a strong case with its twin-turbocharged engine and available Sport package. For buyers on a tighter budget, the 2.0T model fitted with the Elite package does a good job of combining affordability and technology.