Genesis G70 RWD
Genesis G70 RWD
model. 2020 Genesis G70 RWD
price. $36,445 (incl $995 dest)
as tested. $44,895 (incl dest)
seating/style. 5-passenger sport sedan
powertrain. 2.0L 4-cylinder with 252 hp
transmission. 8-speed automatic
driveline. RWD tested; AWD available
fuel economy. 22/30/25 city/highway/combined (AWD)
words. Rebecca Lindland
visuals. Rebecca Lindland
Genesis continues to build its brand reputation, so I’m especially interested in this week’s ride, a 2020 Genesis G70 RWD sport sedan. Admiring the sleek exterior, I climb inside and immediately notice the high-end diamond-quilted leather, soft-touch materials, and a general feeling of well-being in the roomy cabin. I rev up the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and tool out, appreciating the enthusiasm from the 252 horses and the graceful 8-speed automatic transmission. There is a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 available for even more power.
I value a quiet cabin and a sporty but refined ride. I want to feel the road, but not every single pothole and the G70 delivers such an experience. There are thoughtful touches, like passenger seat power adjuster buttons accessible to the driver, a handy spot for my phone with USB ports, and an easy dial to switch drive modes on the fly.
But even more important than the details are the engagement, satisfaction, and emphasis of “sport” in the ride, handling, and steering of this sedan, particularly in sport mode. Genesis is working hard to make a name for itself, and this feature-packed $45,000 sedan effectively moves that story along.