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As any BMW 3-Series alternative should, the 2019 Genesis G70 comes available in a range of configurations that pick from 5 trims, 5 packages, 8 colors, 2 turbocharged engines, RWD or AWD, a manual or automatic transmission and more, allowing for a reasonable level of customization.

Starting from $34,900 you get a standard 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with power sent out back. Inside some highly sought after features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, hands-free smart trunk, class-leading advanced active safety technology, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 7-inch multi-information display up front, leatherette surfaces and 3 USB ports (2 up front, 1 rear).

Simply put, its a level of bang-for-your-buck rarely seen in the performance luxury compact sedan segment.

If that wasn't enough, for $2000 more you can get AWD or $1,000 on top of that or a 6-speed manual that only comes RWD. Alternatively, you can sacrifice the manual for more power and take a big leap in price to $43,750. Here you get the twin-turbocharged 3.3L V6 with 8-speed auto, producing over 100 more ponies than the 2.0T, now at 365-hp and 376 lb.-ft of torque.

At its peak, the 3.3.T Sport Package with AWD or RWD is what you want. $49,500 might be a tough starting price to accept but its well equipped with 3-series rivaling features like an adaptive suspension and 255/35R19 wide summer tires on the rear drive wheels to complement the power output Continue reading...
 

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Even though it is not itself a "luxury" car, G70 represents a compelling value proposition against its competitors from the recognized luxury brands. It will be interesting to see if Genesis will be able to leverage those advantages against potential three row crossover competitors with the upcoming GV80. The GV80 should be on offer by the end of 2019 and looks like it will be positioned as a "premium vehicle" and direct competitor to the MDX.
 
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