The Genesis G70 is a credible challenger to German sport sedans like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is engaging to drive, well-equipped, and nicely finished. But it falls short on a few measurements that cause it to rank midpack among its direct competitors. From the first mile, the G70 comes across as well-tuned, with a welcomed balance of performance, ride, and handling.
Genesis G70 Road Test

The Genesis G70 is a credible challenger to German sport sedans like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is engaging to drive, well-equipped, and nicely finished. But it falls short on a few measurements that cause it to rank midpack among its direct competitors.

From the first mile, the G70 comes across as well-tuned, with a welcomed balance of performance, ride, and handling. The 252-hp four-cylinder engine has a willingness to rev, and it delivers power without delay. However, once we dug deeper, we found that it’s neither as quick nor as fuel efficient as its peers, and its stopping distances are a bit long.

On the street and our test track, the car is nimble, with an even-keel attitude through sharp turns and a good amount of steering feedback. Like many of its competitors, the G70 comes in rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations.

Best Version to Get
With either engine choice, rear or all-wheel-drive, the Elite trim represents the best balance of luxury and price point. As such, it brings a sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and LED headlights.
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