Compare 2019 Genesis G70 vs 2020 Lexus IS

2019 Genesis G70
2020 Lexus IS
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2.0T Advanced AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G70 2.0T Advanced AWD 21 28 $35,273 $36,900
G70 2.0T Advanced RWD 22 30 $33,384 $34,900
G70 2.0T Sport RWD 18 28 $36,217 $37,900
G70 3.3T Advanced AWD 17 25 $43,630 $45,750
G70 3.3T Advanced RWD 17 26 $41,742 $43,750
G70 3.3T Design AWD 17 25 $48,352 $50,750
G70 3.3T Design RWD 17 26 $46,464 $48,750
G70 3.3T Dynamic AWD 17 25 $49,769 $52,250
G70 3.3T Dynamic RWD 17 26 $47,880 $50,250
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 18 24 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 300 RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,273
$38,139
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,900
$41,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$684 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Genesis G70 is a performance bargain that improves upon the dynamics of ts Kia Stinger cousin but lacks its space. The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 32.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 90.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 61
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 184.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 10.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3673 3737
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
740 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1400 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 6200 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.96 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.47 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Genesis G70 Lexus IS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2019 Genesis G70
  • 2019 Genesis G70s available; 2020s arriving
  • Cash: $1,000 loyalty/conquest bonus + event cash
  • Finance: 0.0% APR for 60 months on 2019s
  • Lease: From $329 for 36 months on 2020s
2020 Lexus IS
  • 2020 Lexus IS available; 2021s expected soon
  • Bonus: $4,000 Cash on 2020s
  • Financing: 0% for 60 months + $1,000
  • Leases: From $299 per month for 36 months
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