Comparing the Genesis G80 to the Genesis G70 in Rockville MD

Our team at Genesis of Rockville invites drivers all throughout Virginia and Washington DC to check out our latest Genesis inventory in Rockville, MD. This new luxury brand dominates the competitors thanks to its stylish and tech-savvy rides and many strong safety features. However, you might wonder which among them has what you need? Let us put your mind at ease by comparing two of the more iconic sedans of the Genesis lineup: the Genesis G80 that started it all and the Genesis G70 which currently tops the charts in luxury and performance. After you read on, we encourage you to schedule a test drive and come see us at Genesis of Rockville, located on Rockville Pike in North Bethesda and less than a 45-minute drive outside of Washington DC.

A Genesis G70 vs G80: Performance & Price

  • When it comes to the power underneath the hood, the Genesis G80 stands at an advantage with its base trim level engine: a 311-horsepower TwinPower Turbo V6. The standard engine of the G70 features a 252-horsepower turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I4) engine, thought the 311-horsepower V6 comes available.
  • The V6 of the G80 also kicks up more torque at 293 overall pound-feet, which you feel immediately upon acceleration. The G70's base I4 engine generates 260 pound-feet.
  • However, for racecar enthusiasts out there, it might interest you to know that the base trims of the G70 come available with a five-speed manual transmission. Whereas, all trims of the G80 simply offer eight-speed manually-interactive automatic transmission.
  • Overall, the G70 also begins at a lower starting price than its G80 predecessor. The G70 starts out at an MSRP over $7,000 less than the G80.

Which Car Offers the Better Interior?

  • Overall, the G80 luxury sedan provides the more spacious interior with a passenger volume of up to 108 cubic feet, giving this sedan more leg room for your backseat passengers on the drive through Baltimore. The standard passenger volume of the G70 measures 94 cubic feet.
  • The G80 also provides the more spacious trunk area, with 15 cubic feet of trunk space. The cargo bay area of the G70 measures up to 10 cubic feet, making this luxury sedan less preferable for grocery runs in Arlington, VA.
  • However, the Genesis G70 offers a few extra conveniences in its interior, including a second-row folding seat for easy access to the cargo area and freeing up more trunk space overall.
  • Both of these sedans provide a luxurious assortment of features on all trim levels, including dual-zone climate control, a universal garage door opener, outside temperature gauge and courtesy lights.



Which Sedan has More Technology?

  • While both of these luxury sedans offer a wide selection of features on all trim levels, some conveniences might only come available on the base trims of the G70. However, these trims will come standard on the base G80 models.
  • Said standard features include memory settings for the steering column/front seating positions, a navigation system, heated front seats.
  • Some features standard on the G80 might not come available on the base trim of the G70 entirely, including a compass, power rear sunshade, and an automatic tilt-away steering column.

What is the Verdict?

The right Genesis luxury sedan, out of these two choices, all depends on your own tastes and needs. The G70 might not offer as many of the same standard bells and whistles, but it provides all of the right driver-assistive and comfort features a driver might want in their daily commute. By contrast, the new G80 might appear tech-savvy and fully-loaded, but you might wish to enjoy a lower starting price. Above all, both of these midsize luxury sedans come backed by outstanding warranty coverage in addition to the comprehensive benefits of the Genesis Ownership Experience, so you never feel like you missed out on the most important items!

Test Drive a Genesis Car at Genesis of Rockville

We invite drivers all throughout the area to check out our current Genesis selection and see if the Genesis G70 or G80 luxury sedans have everything you need in your next daily driver! When you want to begin, schedule a test drive and come see us at Genesis of Rockville in North Bethesda, MD. Customers will find us less than 40 minutes outside of Alexandria, see you soon!

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