Genesis G70 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Costs & verdict

Genesis G70 2021 climate controls
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  • Genesis G70 2021 front
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  • Genesis G70 2021 dashboard
  • Genesis G70 2021 rear seats
  • Genesis G70 2021 climate controls
  • Genesis G70 2021 side
  • Genesis G70 2021 headlight
  • Genesis G70 2021 boot
  • Genesis G70 2021 touchscreen
  • Genesis G70 2021 gear selector
  • Genesis G70 2021 interior driver display
  • Genesis G70 2021 interior front seats detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

As a cash buy, the entry-level Premium Line trim makes the Genesis G70 slightly more expensive than an equivalent Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series but cheaper than a Mercedes C-Class

The G70 doesn’t fare particularly well when it comes to fuel economy either, with the official WLTP figures saying that even the diesel will average only 44mpg. For comparison, the C300d version of the C-Class averages 53mpg. 

We don't have any reliability data for Genesis but every car is backed up by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. What's more, parent company Hyundai did very well in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, which bodes well for its premium car division.

The G70 was awarded five stars out of five for safety by the independent experts at Euro NCAP, and all versions come with lane-keeping assistance and automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection.

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Genesis G70 2021 climate controls

Overview

If you’re after an executive saloon that comes with lots of toys and stands out from the crowd, the Genesis G70 delivers. However, in most other respects it's well off the pace, with the majority of rivals quieter, better to drive, more practical and cheaper to run, whether you're a private buyer or a company car driver.

  • User-friendly interior
  • Well equipped
  • Five-star safety rating
  • Horribly unrefined diesel
  • Tight rear space and boot
  • Disappointing fuel economy
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