2019 Genesis G70 vs. Its Competition

2019 Genesis G70
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Most competitors in the class are sized within inches of each other and margins for individuality are razor-thin.

The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class have the longest pedigree and helped define the class.

The 3-Series is relatively old and due for an update, but features a compelling turbo-6 in 340i guise that’s an athlete on back roads.

The C-Class is more refined, with a stately shape, and sports a fire-breathing V-8 in top models.

The Audi A4 is the technophile of the crowd and offers a compelling turbo-4 and automatic transmission that blends quietly into the background.

The ATS is the wild child and overdue for a newer version.

It’s angular and expressive, but lacks the polish of the others.

The Infiniti Q50 is an outlier and offers a finicky infotainment setup that we don’t much like.

It’s the alternative to the alternative.

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2019 BMW 3-Series (330i M Sport)2019 BMW 3-Series
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2019 Cadillac ATS-V2019 Cadillac ATS
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Genesis G70 is a performance bargain that improves upon the dynamics of ts Kia Stinger cousin but lacks its space.
The 2019 Audi A4 is hiding in plain sight as one of the automaker’s most complete and well-rounded cars.
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
The 2019 Cadillac ATS pares down to only a two-door coupe this year as it heads toward the sunset as Cadillac's sporty compact.
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompactCompact Cars
Style Name    
2.0T Advanced RWDPremium 40 TFSI330i Sedan2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWDC 300 Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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