See How the Latest Genesis G70 Compares to the Genesis G80 in Rockville, MD

Each year, Genesis continues to seek new, innovative ways to improve and expand its lineup, including sedans like the G70 and G80. Both of these sedans offer a compelling performance and lots of great technology on all their trim levels. Both also offer a lot of luxurious comfort and rich designs crafted from high-quality materials as well, all for a lower price than most luxury sedans. So, which is the right car for you? Let us take a look at some of the differences between the Genesis G70 and G80, so you can decide.

You will find both of these luxury cars here at Genesis of Rockville, located less than 40 minutes outside of Washington, DC.

Genesis G70 vs G80: Technology

  • The latest G80 sedan offers dual, body-colored, power-adjustable heated outside mirrors with electro chromatic signaling and two-position memory settings. While this feature might be offered on future G70 models the current version of this sedan does not have electrochromic signaling or memory settings for its outside mirrors, though they are also heated and power-adjustable.
  • The G80 also features new dual-positioning "quad lamp" headlights and taillights, which are exclusive to Genesis and provide precise illumination of dark roads in Alexandria, CA. These lights will appear on future G70 models, but are absent from the current edition of this sedan.
  • As an aesthetic bonus, the G70 does have a sleek rear spoiler, which is absent from the G80 sedan. The G70 also has speed-sensitive volume control built into its sound system, while the G80 does not.
  • The G80 offers several standard features that are absent from the base trim level of the G780, including rain-sensing windshield wipers, steering column memory settings, a navigation system, and front power-adjustable heated front seats.

Genesis G70 vs G80: Interior

  • The G80 offers a more spacious interior overall as a mid-size sedan, with up to 104 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to the 94 cubic feet of the G70, which is classified as a compact sedan.
  • The G80 also contains 13 cubic feet of trunk space, compared to the 10 cubic feet provided by the G70.
  • The G70 does offer a bit more legroom up front for you and your copilot to enjoy, with 42.6 inches, compared to the 42.5 inches of legroom in the G80.
  • As a compact sedan, the G70 is the more lightweight sedan overall, with a curb weight of 3,516 lbs., while the G80 weighs in at 4,195 lbs. The more lightweight sedan is usually the more adept at handling on the city streets in Baltimore, MD.



Genesis G70 vs G80: Performance and Fuel Economy

  • The G80's standard turbocharged engine generates 300-horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, whereas the G70's standard performance generates 252-horsepower and 260 pound-feet. However, the 300-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available on the G70.
  • The G70 is more lightweight with a lower turning ratio and final drive ratio, meaning that it handles much better on tighter corners and on winding highways. However, both of these sedans' performances are aided by adaptable coil-spring suspensions.
  • The G80 is a bit more fuel efficient, traveling an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highways outside Arlington, VA. The G70 travels up to 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
  • The G80 can also carry more fuel, with a tank capacity of up to 17.2 gallons, versus the 15.8-gallon capacity of the G70. However, since the G70 is the more lightweight of the two sedans, they are both well-matched in terms of long-term fuel efficiency.

Test Drive a Genesis Car at Genesis of Rockville

It seems that the current upgrades made to the G80 will soon come standard on the G70, though both of these sedans ultimately share most of the same features currently, whether they come standard or available on other trims. Both sedans offer similar performances and, while the G80 is more fuel efficient, the G70 seems like a better choice where handling is concerned. Fortunately, both come from the Genesis brand, so drivers who choose either will enjoy the same ownership benefits and the same duration of warranty coverage to make short-term maintenance much easier.

No matter which of these sedans you choose, you really cannot go wrong when you choose Genesis. Stop by Genesis of Rockville today to learn more about the Genesis G80 and G70 sedans. You can visit us here on Rockville Pike, near Bethesda, to take one for a test drive. We hope to see you soon!

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