2024 Genesis G70 Is Quality Sport Sedan

The “Vatna Gray” paint is a subtle light gray on the G70 test car driven this week.   Driving this $49,050 Genesis is a real pleasure and experiencing the 2.5L in-line turbo GDI engine that produces 300 horsepower.  It is amazing that auto engineers have been able to increase horsepower so far from the gas thirsty traditional V8 engines of old. Part of the power-drive success has been the evolution of eight-speed versatile transmissions that work so well with optional gears and paddle wheel steering wheel shifting.  This all-gas G70 fuel consumption ranges from 23 city to 28 highway mileage.  I certainly favor the gasoline engines and welcome the hybrid components in models that deliver outstanding economy, but with short ranges.

The G70 price range is attractive; I’m surprised that this “sport prestige” model is priced at mid-range with the many luxury features, design, and “Obsidian” black and red leather interior seats.   This is truly an attractive car with conservative sport’s sedan appearance.

The 300-horsepower turbo power delivers a freeway punch that is incredibly fast and can exceed speed limits in seconds.  The visual warning with speed signs, school zones, and vocal warnings of stop light enforcement are  vital for good driving. 

Great appearance, power, and comfort with 4-way power seats with lumbar support, heated steering wheel, seats, and outside mirrors.  The dash has an 8” digital cluster and analog  gauges.  When approaching the car, outside mirrors and doors unlock automatically with key recognition. When departing,  the car plays soft music bidding  adieu, very nice feature.

Some of the driving features are top-rated Brembo brakes with visible red calipers able to quickly shut down high speeds safely.

The G70 rides on 19” alloy wheels with racing brand McPherson front struts and multi-link rear suspension.

Safety features include lane assist where the G70 tracks in the center of the highway, intelligent speed limit assist, blind spot and forward collision warning and collision braking.  A multitude of the latest safety features including driver’s attention warning,  if the car senses a sleepy driver at the wheel.

This is a sports model, so there is an option sport package that include Genesis logo puddle lamps, an integrated memory system, Lexicon sound system, a wide sunroof, and other features that are options included in the pricing.

Final assembly is in Ulsan, Korea with Korean engine, and transmission.   Under Genesis experience, the brand offers 3 yr. complimentary maintenance and service vale,  a five-year / 60-000- mile new car warranty and a 10-year/100,000 miles power-train warranty. 

If you’re looking for style and sporting performance, this G70 has it all and then some.  It was a pleasure to drive and test this sedan.