As any BMW 3-Series alternative should, the 2019 Genesis G70 comes available in a range of configurations that pick from 5 trims, 5 packages, 8 colors, 2 turbocharged engines, RWD or AWD, a manual or automatic transmission and more, allowing for a reasonable level of customization.
Starting from $34,900 you get a standard 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with power sent out back. Inside some highly sought after features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, hands-free smart trunk, class-leading advanced active safety technology, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 7-inch multi-information display up front, leatherette surfaces and 3 USB ports (2 up front, 1 rear).
Simply put, its a level of bang-for-your-buck rarely seen in the performance luxury compact sedan segment.
If that wasn't enough, for $2000 more you can get AWD or $1,000 on top of that or a 6-speed manual that only comes RWD. Alternatively, you can sacrifice the manual for more power and take a big leap in price to $43,750. Here you get the twin-turbocharged 3.3L V6 with 8-speed auto, producing over 100 more ponies than the 2.0T, now at 365-hp and 376 lb.-ft of torque.
At its peak, the 3.3.T Sport Package with AWD or RWD is what you want. $49,500 might be a tough starting price to accept but its well equipped with 3-series rivaling features like an adaptive suspension and 255/35R19 wide summer tires on the rear drive wheels to complement the power output Continue reading...