The 2019 Genesis G70 will join the full-size G90 and middle-child G80 as Genesis’s smallest, most driver-focused sedan. It debuts with solid credentials, including more power than competitors like the Audi S4, BMW 340i and Mercedes-Benz C300. The G70 completes Genesis’s sedan lineup, and while the fledgling luxury brand still has some significant holes to fill, a successful compact could take it a long way.
On Sale: Spring, 2018
Base Price: $33,000-$41,000 (projection)
Drivetrain: 2.0 turbocharged I4, 3.3-liter turbocharged V6, six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, rear- or all-wheel drive
Output: 255 hp, 260 lb-ft (I4, est); 365 hp, 376 lb-ft (V6, est)
Curb Weight: 3400-3850 lbs (est)
0-60 MPH: 4.7 sec (V6 awd, manufacturer)
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg (2.0 rwd, converted from Korean govt rating); 23 mpg (3.3 awd)
Pros: More horsepower than competitors in a well-finished compact sedan, more stuff for the money, fantastic warranty
Cons: The things that go with a fledgling luxury brand: lack of heritage, unproven resale value, evolving customer experience.