2021 Genesis G70 vs. Its Competition

2021 Genesis G70
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Genesis G70 is a small luxury sedan that competes with rivals that have more established identities and names, even if sales in the class have slowed.

The Audi A4 is updated this year with a new look, but it’s the conservative pick of the bunch.

The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C Class are stalwarts and still the benchmark that others are measured against.

Each have similar powertrains to the G70, but deliver their goods in different ways—BMW edges toward performance, Benz is a little more graceful.

The Lexus IS is the most aged of the bunch, discounts should be available for it.

The Cadillac CT4 is new this year, but it can seem anonymous in this cluster of excellence.

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Quick Specs
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The 2021 Genesis G70 has the footwork of a contender; it’s a jab or two from landing a knockout punch on its German rivals.
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The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors.
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The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs.
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The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is well-equipped and fun to drive, making it a good small sedan choice.
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The 2021 Lexus IS doesn’t gain any ground on the more performance-oriented compact sedans, but it’s priced right.
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Svelte, sporty, and somewhat understated, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be at the top of your compact luxury sedan shopping list.
MSRP From     
$36,000$39,100$41,250$33,395$39,000$41,600
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
2.0T RWDPremium 40 TFSI quattro330i Sedan4-Door Sedan LuxuryIS 300 RWDC 300 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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