A luxury performance sedan with substance and style.
Hyundai's upscale Genesis brand has shaken up the luxury performance sedan segment with the 2019 Genesis G70
If you've been looking for a sporty four-door with potent engine power, athletic handling, and a plush cabin experience, the G70 is a great place to start. The 2019 model offers driver-focused performance, premium indulgence with incredible features, and advanced technologies, but at an attractive entry-level price.
Not too familiar with Genesis' latest addition? This 2019 G70 review covers it all, including:
Key Specs & Features
- The 2019 G70 2.0T features a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder making 252 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission (a six-speed manual transmission is available on the 2019 2.0T Sport M/T trim with 255 horsepower).
- A turbocharged 3.3L V6 (365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft.) with an eight-speed automatic transmission is found on 2019 G70 3.3T models.
- The 2019 G70 2.0T comes standard with rear-wheel drive (except the 2.0T Prestige trim, which is all-wheel drive only); AWD is optional (except on the 2.0T Sport M/T trim, which is RWD only).
- All 2019 G70 3.3T trims offer RWD or AWD.
- All 2019 G70s come standard with an eight-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® capabilities.
5 Reasons to Buy
1. EXPRESSIVE DESIGN
The 2019 G70 wears an elegant yet athletic design with a long hood and short overhangs that complement the sedan's dynamic roofline and high beltline. As your G70 prowls through the streets, you'll attract attention from on-lookers who are curious about its sleek profile and sculpted curves. A vast signature Genesis Crest Grille leads the way on all 2019 models with distinctive linear LED daytime-running lights flanking either side. For a moodier appearance, you can opt for the 2019 G70 Sport trim, which boasts shadowy chrome bezels and copper accents, along with a dark chrome-finished grille with 19-inch gunmetal alloy wheels.
2. LUXE INTERIOR
As soon as you slip inside the 2019 Genesis G70, you'll feel enveloped by premium materials with detailed construction in this indulgent sedan. Nappa leather upholstery with luxurious quilting covers the seating surfaces in 2.0T Prestige, 3.3T Prestige, and 3.3T Design trims, while the door panels include quilted inserts for a touch of comfort where you least expect it. Genuine brushed aluminum surfaces and stainless-steel speaker grilles accent the soft-touch surfaces throughout the cabin. 2019 2.0T Elite, 2.0T Sport M/T, and 3.3T Advanced trims also come standard with a Lexicon® 15-speaker audio system with Quantum Logic® Surround & Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration, which fills the G70 sedan with crisp, vibrant sound.
3. EXHILARATING POWERTRAINS
Craving pure, unbridled on-road fun? The 2019 G70 offers two powertrain configurations to quench your thirst for performance. The first is a 252-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder with 260 lb.-ft. of torque or you can opt for a 365-horsepower 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 with 376 lb.-ft. of twist. The four-cylinder and V6 engines come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission but if you want to engage with each rev, the 2019 2.0T Sport M/T trim boasts a six-speed manual transmission that pays homage to the segment's sporting roots. All automatic 2019 G70 models also come standard with a launch control system for greater acceleration right off the line.
4. DYNAMIC HANDLING
The 2019 G70's low center of gravity sets the stage for its dynamic handling. All 2019 models ride on a MacPherson multi-link front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension, delivering optimal wheel control and balanced comfort. 2019 G70 2.0T and 3.3T models with the Dynamic package also benefit from a mechanical limited-slip differential that improves traction by balancing torque distribution across the rear axle when wheelspin occurs. For even more agility, 2019 G70 3.3T models use variable gear ratio steering for nimbler directional responses, while 2019 3.3T Sport models boast an electronically controlled suspension allowing you to further customize the sedan's handling.
5. CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES
Want to feel in sync with your car? The G70's technologies have the intelligent functionality you need. Every 2019 model features Genesis Connected Services, which is your digital concierge when you are inside or away from the vehicle. Using the Genesis Connected Services app on your smartphone, you can remotely lock or unlock the 2019 G70, start the engine and adjust the climate controls, or pin the car's exact location in a crowded parking garage. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities on all 2019 trims while the 2.0T Prestige trim boasts wireless device charging and a Heads-up Display. This feature projects speed, navigation, and other alerts onto the windshield designed for you to stay focused during your drive.
What You Need to Know
2019 Genesis G70 Trim Configurations
The 2019 Genesis G70 is available in 2.0T or 3.3T models with an array of trim packages, including:
2.0T Advanced – The 2.0T Advanced trim includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, a hands-free smart trunk, proximity entry with push-button start, a 12-way power-adjustable driver seat, and more.
2.0T Elite – The 2.0T Elite trim adds full LED headlights, a navigation system, parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and more.
2.0T Prestige – The 2.0T Prestige trim includes AWD only, a heads-up display, wireless device charging, a surround-view monitor, Nappa leather upholstery with luxury quilting, and more.
2.0T Dynamic – The 2.0T Dynamic trim features 19-inch alloy wheels, performance tires, a limited-slip differential (RWD only), heated rear seats, power driver seat cushion extension, and more.
2.0T Sport – The 2.0T Sport trim adds 19-inch sport alloy wheels, performance tires, alloy pedals, Nappa leather upholstery with sport quilting, copper headlight bezel accents, and more.
2.0T Sport M/T – The 2.0T Sport M/T trim features a six-speed manual transmission, full LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, a Brembo braking system, a sport exhaust system, and more.
3.3T Advanced – The 3.3T Advanced trim includes a dual exhaust, a sport-tuned suspension, an integrated navigation system, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and more.
3.3T Elite – The 3.3T Elite trim features low beam assist, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, a wide sunroof, wireless device charging, and more.
3.3T Prestige – The 3.3T Prestige trim adds a heads-up display, a surround-view monitor, Nappa leather upholstery with luxury quilting, heated rear seats, a microfiber suede headliner, and more.
3.3T Sport – The 3.3T Sport trim features an electronically controlled suspension, 19-inch sport alloy wheels, performance tires, Nappa leather upholstery with sport quilting, copper headlight bezel accents, and more.
2019 Genesis G70 Interior
The 2019 Genesis G70 is a compact luxury performance sedan that seats five passengers and offers 10.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. A 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a hands-free trunk lid are standard on all 2019 models.
2019 Genesis G70 Available Colors
The 2019 Genesis G70 is available in eight exterior colors, including:
- Adriatic Blue
- Casablanca White
- Havana Red
- Himalayan Gray
- Mallorca Blue
- Santiago Silver
- Siberian Ice
- Victoria Black
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The Bottom Line
The Genesis G70 is a small luxury sedan with a boisterous fun-to-drive personality and sporty character. If you're looking for an upscale vehicle with a high-end design, luxurious features, and technology to match, this model delivers it in spades.
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