Because they have a parent company in common, you might wonder whether there’s actually much of a difference between the Genesis G70 and Hyundai Sonata. And, if there is a big difference, which model is better for your daily drive? Our comparison guide is here to demystify both of these four-door sedans.
Interior Luxury: Genesis G70
As a luxury sedan, the G70 offers a more luxurious ride. Choose this Genesis model for a refined cruise and extra cabin comfort. Inside, you’ll find standard power-adjustable front seats and upgrades like heated seats and driver memory settings.
The Hyundai Sonata is a little more basic. If you upgrade to higher trim levels, you can enjoy upscale features like leather seating and a panoramic sunroof. However, the Sonata never quite reaches the same level of luxury as the G70.
Premium Performance: Genesis G70
If it’s speed you’re after, head straight to the Genesis G70. This luxury cruiser offers two powerful engine options, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (252 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque) and a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine (365 hp, 376 lb-ft).
The Sonata also offers a couple of engine options, but they’re more fuel-efficient than fast. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (180 hp, 195 lb-ft). The new performance-based Sonata N-Line is quicker, thanks to a turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (290 hp, 311 lb-ft), but it’s not as swift as the upgraded G70 powertrain.
Tech-Savvy Cruising: It’s a Tie!
Because they share an automotive parent company, these two models also share many of the same tech features. Not only that, but much of these models’ cutting-edge tech features are standard equipment. For example, both come standard with an infotainment system that features an 8-inch touch screen and smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
And both sedans also feature a list of standard safety aids, including lane keeping assist and forward collision mitigation. The G70 also comes standard with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, safety technology that’s optional for the Sonata.
Lowest Price: Hyundai Sonata
You could probably guess that the non-luxury Sonata comes at a lower price than the luxurious G70. And you’d be correct! The Sonata is accessible to most budgets, with a starting MSRP of $23,950. And the Genesis G70 is a little more exclusive, with luxury models starting at $36,000.
The Hyundai Sonata has a lot going for it, and you get it all at a very budget-friendly price. However, if it’s luxury you’re after, you’re going to want to check out the Genesis G70. It bests luxury competitors in terms of pricing, and it delivers everything from a high-end cabin to a premium performance.