In a world where Sport Utility Vehicles, All-Wheel Drive, and safety suites are much more prominent by the minute, one class of car is beginning to fade away: the Rear Wheel Drive sedan. If you look further, RWD performance sedans are being replaced by All-Wheel Drive cruisers. As a matter of fact, the RWD, manual transmission sedan is near extinct, with just 2 automakers supplying that mix in 2019. Fortunately, Genesis is dedicated to providing you the possibility to manually row through the gears in a RWD four-door sports sedan, the new Genesis G70. Today we're contrasting the 2019 Genesis G70 to the new Kia Stinger, its mechanical twin.

genesis g70 vs kia stinger 2019 comparison

Design Highlights

While mechanically they are virtually the same, the style of the all-new Genesis G70 and the brand-new Stinger couldn't be any more different. The 2019 G70 is angular, ripped and maintains the legacy of the Genesis brand name. It resembles its vehicle brother & sisters, just in a smaller sized, more small kind. While Genesis is the luxury brand, Kia often tends to skew in the direction of a more youthful market and the Stinger mirrors that. Where the G70 is a conventional 4-door, the Stinger is a fastback which reveals a titanic, functional hatchback. The hatch gives very easy accessibility to the trunk area and gives the Stinger a bit more 2nd-row passenger space. The cabins mimic the same trend, wherein the G70 interior is angular & more refined. On the other hand, the Stinger cabin looks rounded & sport minded. Ultimately, style choice is purely personal but the G70 most definitely is the high end version.

Performance Highlights

Seeing that both automakers are subsidiaries of Hyundai it would not be a shock to figure out that they are virtually identical, mechanically. The base engine on both versions is the reliable 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine generating over 250 horsepower. The optional engine is a brand-new, acclaimed 3.3L Twin-Turbocharged V6 that creates 365 horsepower & 375 lb.ft of torque.That power in a smaller sized car makes these duplicates much faster than several of their German competitors, and at a portion of the expense. The only difference between these two cars (mechanically) is that the Genesis G70 can be bought with a manual transmission. The manual transmission is currently only available on the 4-cylinder model, though.

Technology Highlights

Like the drivetrain, the tech alternatives are additionally almost the same. The primary difference is that the G70 tends to have more of the modern technology options already included, where the Stinger has them available as an added cost alternative. As an example, the base version G70 provides an 8-inch information and entertainment system, adaptive cruise, forward-collision caution (with pedestrian detection), automated emergency situation braking, lane-keeping assist as well as much more on the conventional setup. To get every one of those choices on the Stinger you would certainly be required to invest more money & move up to the Premium trim.

2019 Genesis G702019 Kia Stinger
Available Engine2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder (Standard)
3.3L Twin-Turbo V6 (Available)
2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder (Standard)
3.3L Twin-Turbo V6 (Available)
Transmissions8-speed Automatic w/STEPTRONIC (Standard)
6-speed Manual (2.0T Only)
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
252hp / 260 lbs. ft. torque (4cyl)
365hp / 376 lbs. ft. torque (6cyl)
255hp / 260 lbs. ft. torque (4cyl)
365hp / 376 lbs. ft. torque (6cyl)
Exterior LightingProjection-beam halogen headlights (Standard)
Full LED headlights (Available)
Single-Lens Projector Beam Headlights (Standard)
Dual-Lens Full LED Headlights (Available)
Wheels18-inch alloys (Standard)
19-inch alloys (Available)
18-inch alloys (Standard)
19-inch alloys (Available)
SunroofSunroof (Available)Sunroof (Available)
Infotainment8-inch touch-screen (Standard)
Navigation (Available)
UVO eServices w/ 7-inch Touch-Screen (Standard)
UVO eServices w/ 8-inch Touch-Screen
with Navigation (Available)
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Parking CameraRear-view Camera (Standard)
Multi-View Camera System (Available)
Rear-Camera (Standard)
Surround View Monitor (Available)

Discover the Dominance of the 2019 Genesis G70

It's not a surprise that this battle has come down to a razor-thin margin. While both cars are very good-looking, the G70 looks a little more polished, has more basic options, and offers an honest to goodness manual transmission alternative. The brand-new Genesis G70 silences the Stinger.

Contact Genesis of Southwest Houston online, in-person, or give us a call at (855) 429-6252 to schedule a Genesis G70 test drive.

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