Hyundai’s relatively new luxury brand Genesis made waves when it introduced the G70 sport sedan, which is an all-new model for 2019. Genesis is ambitiously going toe-to-toe with well-established German luxury cars like the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Audi A4 and blew everyone away by how well it matches or even beats those more expensive competitors.
Here are five reasons to buy the 2019 Genesis G70.
The G70 is available with two engines: a good one and a great one. The base engine is a strong 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four making 252 horsepower and you can upgrade to a stellar 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 making 365 hp. The V6-equipped G70 hustles from 0-to-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional and in all configurations, the G70 is a thrill to drive with sharp handling and brisk acceleration with both engines.
Not only does the G70 serve up sporty performance, but it doesn’t forget that it’s also a luxury car. The ride quality is smooth and quiet and the interior is comfortable and well-appointed. Genesis uses high-quality materials and the meticulous attention to detail shines through in the well-crafted interior. Back seat legroom is a little tight for adults, but about average for this class and the front seats are roomy and well-cushioned. When you get into the higher trims, you get luxuries like Nappa quilted leather seats, a suede headliner, a head-up display, and much more. See the 2019 Genesis G70 models for sale near you.
When you compare the price of a G70 to a similarly equipped German sport sedan, the value of this Genesis becomes apparent. It has a starting MSRP of $34,900 and you can get one with the V6 for $43,750. For reference, you can’t get a 3 Series or a C-Class for less than $40,000. A fully-loaded G70 with the V6, AWD, and the Sport package comes in at the low-$50k mark, which is still a bargain considering the performance, technology and luxury that is packed into this car. The G70 is simply one of the best values in luxury cars today.
Sure, the offerings from the likes of Mercedes-Benz and BMW are great cars, but they’re also a dime a dozen. Driving around in a Genesis is likely to get more attention and turn more heads since is a car that you just don’t see every day. The G70 is something totally new that’s shaking up an old segment with a bold and classy look inside and out and the performance to back up its sporty aesthetic. If you don’t mind people asking you about your car at gas stations, the G70 is a good way to get the right kind of attention.
Top Safety Pick
As of this writing, the G70 hasn’t been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it has received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is the highest award that the organization gives out. It got a Good score in every crashworthiness category and a Superior score for front crash prevention. The headlights also get a Good score, but only the LED projector headlights, which are standard equipment on every model except the base 2.0T model with the automatic transmission. Standard safety tech in the G70 includes forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic alert, and driver attention monitoring.
Whether you’re shopping for your first luxury car or you’re used to driving sports sedans from a more established brand, the G70 is definitely worth a test drive. Its exciting performance, luxurious interior and excellent safety scores are just part of what makes this Genesis an outstanding value in compact luxury cars and we can’t wait to see what else the Genesis brand has in store for the future. Find a 2019 Genesis G70 for sale
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