2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Design Edition Review: Land Of Hopes And Dreams

Verdict 7.0 / 10

Don’t sleep on Genesis. Like its parent brand, Hyundai, the marque is continually making strides to establish itself as a bonafide premium automotive juggernaut, and the 2019 Genesis G70 is the latest proof of this.

Offered with either a 252-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four or a 365-hp twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine (the latter tested here), the rear-drive G70 (all-wheel-drive is a $2,000 option) packs enough power to take on competitors from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

While the Genesis name lacks the panache of its European rivals’, the brand makes up for this by way of the G70’s stylish exterior, comfortable cabin, and its long list of standard luxury and convenience features. If the latest Genesis model is anything to go by, then it won’t be long until the Korean brand is as synonymous with luxury vehicles as Kleenex is to tissues.

Pricing 8/10

With its 365-hp twin-turbocharged V6 underhood, the Genesis G70 3.3T packs enough power to challenge the likes of the 354-hp Audi S4 and 362-hp Mercedes-AMG C43 for a fraction of the price. At $43,750, the rear-drive G70 3.3T costs thousands less than both $50,000-plus, all-wheel-drive Germans.

The six-cylinder G70 is no stripper, either, and it comes standard with niceties such as heated and ventilated power front seats, a power ...