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2020 Genesis G70

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Pros

  • Sporty and fun to drive, especially with the V6
  • Upscale design touches and quality materials
  • Lots of standard features compared to German competitors

Cons

  • Cramped back seat and trunk
  • Infotainment screen borrowed from a Hyundai
  • Manual transmission is less engaging to drive than it should be

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 25 highway, 20 combined

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The 2020 Genesis G70 combines luxury and fun

The Genesis brand is gaining recognition but still lacks the cachet of German and Japanese rivals. But if you can look beyond the badge on the 2020 Genesis G70, you’ll find a genuine luxury sedan with lots of sporty potential. Especially in higher trims, the G70’s cabin is dressed up with top-notch materials and luxurious design touches. If you opt for the V6 engine, you’ll find a car that’s as fun and engaging to drive as any of its competitors. Even better, the Genesis doesn’t rely on a massive options list, so it’s easier to track down the features you want by trim level.

The 2020 G70 has a few weaknesses. The rear legroom is small for the class and the trunk borders on tiny. Also, while much of the interior lives up to the G70’s luxury aspirations, the touchscreen infotainment and driver aid technology are borrowed from Hyundai–they’re very easy to use. Still, they lack the wow factor and depth of features of German rivals.

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What is new for the 2020 Genesis G70?

  • The G70 is available in a new trim called the Base.
  • The Advanced, Design, Dynamic, Elite, and Prestige trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • G70 trims have been upgraded with Power Hatch/Deck Lid, Rear Spoiler, and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Remote Start features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Genesis G70 trims

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Base:

  • 252-hp, 260-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • 365-hp, 376-lb-ft of torque 3.3L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Smart Key
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
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2.0T:

Sport:

  • Includes all features available on the 2.0T
  • 255-hp, 260-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Head Up Display
  • A/C Seats
  • Rear Spoiler

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Genesis G70

What We Like

Sporty sedan: The G70 offers the kind of straightforward fun that’s been harder to find in entry-level luxury cars in recent years. Opt for the V6 to get the most out of the G70’s handling and performance upgrades.

Upscale design: Depending on how it’s optioned, the G70 can make quite an impression, with soft-touch materials, textured plastic, and upgrades like available quilted leather seats. There are a few cheap-feeling plastics around, but they’re unobtrusive.

Simple feature menu: Where German competitors offer long lists of individual options and packages that can make finding the features you want unpredictable, the G70 comes with a handful of trims that bundle lots of upgrades together.

What Needs Improvement

Interior space: The back seat and trunk of the G70 are tight, even by compact-sedan standards. Think more “weekend trip for two” than “grand tour.” Most competitors offer more rear-seat space and more room for cargo.

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Genesis G70 features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lexicon Audio
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Remote Start
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

252

Torque (ft-lbs)

260

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.8

Wheelbase

111.6"

Overall length

184.4"

Width

72.8"

Height

55.1"

Leg room

F 42.6"/R 34.8"

Head room

F 39.7"/R 36.9"

Front tires

P225/45WR18

Rear tires

P225/45WR18

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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