2021 Genesis G70 3.3T in addition to being the smallest sedan offered by the nascent luxury automaker, the 2021 Genesis G70 3.3T is the sportiest of the bunch. Distantly related to the Kia Stinger, the G70 uses similar powertrains. Both South Korean makes fall under the banner of parent company Hyundai Motors.
Fitted with a stiffer suspension, the four-door G70 features a sharper ride and tauter handling, dispensed with a luxurious undertone. Introduced as a 2010 model, the G70 has changed little for the 2021 model year.
The two trim levels are based upon engine type. The 2.0T model packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 252 horsepower. An-8-speed automatic transmission is standard, but rear-wheel-drive 2.0T sedans can substitute a 6-speed manual transmission ? a rarely seen configuration in contemporary four-doors. With the manual, engine output rises to 255 hp.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph with manual takes less than seven seconds. All-wheel drive isn’t available with the manual transmission, which costs more than automatic and is likely to be difficult to find at a Genesis dealership, but it is available on automatic-equipped models.
Considerably more costly than a four-cylinder sedan, 3.3T models step up to a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 that develops 365 hp. This configuration shrinks 0-60 mph acceleration to a mere 4.5 seconds, and the manual gearbox is unavailable. Rear-wheel-drive 3.3T sedans include a limited-slip differential.
Largely fuel-efficient, the G70 is comparable to other luxury compact sedans. With the turbo-4 engine and RWD, it’s EPA-rated at 22 mpg city, 30 highway, and 25 combined with the automatic transmission and 18/28/22 mpg with the manual. With all-wheel drive and the automatic, the G70 achieves 20/27/23 mpg. Moving to V-6 power shrinks fuel economy to 17/26/20 mpg with RWD or 17/25/20 mpg with AWD.
2021 Genesis G70 3.3T
Additional or Replacing Features:
- 3.3L V-6 Engine
- 365 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower
- 376 @ 1,300 rpm Torque
- 1st-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof
- 19″ silver aluminum Wheels
- Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats
- Windshield wipers – rain sensing
- Leather Seat trim
- Driver and passenger Lumbar support
- Navigation system
- Parking Distance Warning Parking assist
- 8-spd auto w/OD Transmission
- Rear-wheel Drive type
- ABS and driveline Traction control
- Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic
- SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
- 2 – 1st row LCD monitor
- Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
- Heated mirrors