Genesis G70 vs Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis
2015 Hyundai Genesis
$38,000MSRP
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2024 Genesis G70
2024 Genesis G70
$41,500MSRP
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2015 Hyundai Genesis
$38,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Genesis G70
$41,500MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview

MSRP

$38,000

MSRP

$41,500

Average price

$12,546

Average price

$32,321

Listings

628

Listings

3621
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.5 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Great handling
  • Impressive standard safety features
Cons
  • Small trunk
  • Limited interior storage
  • No wireless smartphone mirroring

Reviews Summary

Have you ever seen a sports or action movie in which the protagonist makes a first attempt at a goal early in the movie, fails, then embarks on a training montage, only to succeed in the end? The lesson is that sometimes the first attempt isn’t the best, but if the desire is there, it will eventually lead to victory—but only after addressing one’s shortcomings. That is the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

In 2007, Hyundai brought a concept for the Genesis to the New York International Auto Show and stunned onlookers, not for the car’s design (though it was attractive), but because of the car’s stated goal: Hyundai was getting into the luxury game. The Korean bargain brand? Building a luxury car? The automaker was building highly competent products, but it still came as a shock.

Fast-forward to 2014, and the shock has worn off. The Genesis was joined by the Equus, an even higher-end product. But in this time, the Genesis started to feel dated compared to its more aggressively styled siblings. By 2014 the Genesis was feeling almost anonymous. And that all changed for the 2015 model year.

Reviews Summary

While the Germans have long dominated the sport-luxury sedan segment, they face mounting pressure from the Koreans. Case in point, Genesis has been on a tear lately, gaining market share and impressing critics and consumers alike with fresh aesthetics and excellent chassis design. The Hyundai luxury brand’s compact G70 is such an animal, coming on to the scene for the 2024 model year with only a few styling tweaks and a brand-new engine option

Verdict: A new, more powerful base engine arrives for this model year and, paired with the car’s excellent handling, great build quality, and impressive safety tech, makes even the least-expensive 2024 Genesis G70 a compelling choice. The G70 is a bit more snug than a BMW 3 Series–particularly in the trunk–but if you can live with a little less cargo space, it’s more than worth a look.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.8L 311 hp V6

Engine

2.5L 300 hp I4

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

311 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

MPG City

18

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

29

MPG Highway

29
2015 Hyundai Genesis
2015 Hyundai Genesis
$38,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Genesis G70
2024 Genesis G70
$41,500MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2015 Hyundai Genesis
$38,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Genesis G70
$41,500MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$38,000
$41,500
Average price
$12,546
$32,321
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.6
Expert reviews

8.5 out of 10

Read full review

8.7 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Great handling
  • Impressive standard safety features
Cons
  • Small trunk
  • Limited interior storage
  • No wireless smartphone mirroring
Summary

Have you ever seen a sports or action movie in which the protagonist makes a first attempt at a goal early in the movie, fails, then embarks on a training montage, only to succeed in the end? The lesson is that sometimes the first attempt isn’t the best, but if the desire is there, it will eventually lead to victory—but only after addressing one’s shortcomings. That is the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

In 2007, Hyundai brought a concept for the Genesis to the New York International Auto Show and stunned onlookers, not for the car’s design (though it was attractive), but because of the car’s stated goal: Hyundai was getting into the luxury game. The Korean bargain brand? Building a luxury car? The automaker was building highly competent products, but it still came as a shock.

Fast-forward to 2014, and the shock has worn off. The Genesis was joined by the Equus, an even higher-end product. But in this time, the Genesis started to feel dated compared to its more aggressively styled siblings. By 2014 the Genesis was feeling almost anonymous. And that all changed for the 2015 model year.

While the Germans have long dominated the sport-luxury sedan segment, they face mounting pressure from the Koreans. Case in point, Genesis has been on a tear lately, gaining market share and impressing critics and consumers alike with fresh aesthetics and excellent chassis design. The Hyundai luxury brand’s compact G70 is such an animal, coming on to the scene for the 2024 model year with only a few styling tweaks and a brand-new engine option

Verdict: A new, more powerful base engine arrives for this model year and, paired with the car’s excellent handling, great build quality, and impressive safety tech, makes even the least-expensive 2024 Genesis G70 a compelling choice. The G70 is a bit more snug than a BMW 3 Series–particularly in the trunk–but if you can live with a little less cargo space, it’s more than worth a look.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.8L 311 hp V6
2.5L 300 hp I4
Drive Train
RWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
311 hp @ 6000 rpm
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG City
18
21
MPG Highway
29
29
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