When it comes to luxury vehicles, there’s nothing better than one built for winter. With these kinds of cars, you can do more than ride in style – you can also travel safely through potentially hazardous winter weather conditions. It’s the best of both worlds – you don’t have to sacrifice the car’s look and feel for having increased traction.
Enter the Genesis G70, a car that blends modern luxury with practicality for all seasons. Let’s take a closer look at this car’s eclectic blend that pairs style, safety, and comfort all in one.
Pairs sporty performance with solid traction
Whether you’re looking for a sports car or a car that can move freely in the snow, ice, or rain, the G70 has you covered. According to U.S. News and World Report, this car has the same platform as the Stinger GT. Its status as a car that combines luxury with performance features rivals that of a Kia sedan. Whether you’re looking to test the car’s mettle by driving it fast or simply make it from Point A to Point B in challenging weather, it’s a great car.
U.S. News and World Report referred to the cabin of the Genesis as “high quality” and lauded its “long list of standard features.” In the magazine’s full review of the vehicle, the publication provided a rundown of the model’s pros and cons. First, the good aspects of the car:
- It handles remarkably well.
- Its cabin materials are high quality.
- As noted above, it has a comprehensive, long list of standard features.
- It grades well from a safety perspective – a critical component for any sports car. Looking sleek is great, but if a car isn’t safe, it’s going to be harder to justify driving it.
Of course, it isn’t without its drawbacks. Some of the negative aspects of the vehicle include:
- Less than stellar fuel economy.
- Not an ideal amount of space for the rear seats.
- Less trunk space than average.
The car received an 8.6 out of 10 rating overall.
The performance specs for the G70
The G70 has a powerful 252-hp baseline engine and an available 365 horsepower, twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Both engines send their power through the vehicle’s automatic transmission. If you’re looking for rear-wheel and all-wheel drive capability, you’re in luck. Both G70 model options come with these features available.
So, what’s the bottom line? This car is built for optimal performance. Along with its better-than-average acceleration ability, the G70 has adaptive suspension, which enables the vehicle’s software systems to adjust its suspension based on what’s needed at the moment. Additionally, it also comes with high-powered Brembo brakes. You shouldn’t have any performance issues with this vehicle, no matter how you’d like to drive it.
The G70’s pricing is competitive
For a vehicle with such an intriguing combo of solid features and safety considerations, you’d think it would cost a pretty penny. However, the G70 matches up quite nicely compared to other luxury cars in its class.
According to MSN, the 3.3T Standard AWD has an MSRP of $48,200. Compare that to an Audi S4, which can go as high as $59,200, or a Cadillac CT5, which can go all the way to $49,795. When viewed under that lens, the G70 doesn’t look too bad from a pricing perspective. When it comes to luxury small cars, the G70 appears to be in the same price point neighborhood as other cars in its class.
What’s the final verdict on the G70? There are likely cheaper cars you can find, but few will combine the elegance and toughness quite like this one.