If you’re looking for a premium pleasure cruise, the Genesis G70 and Lexus IS are both appealing options. It’s easy to see why you might hesitate to choose between them. But our comparison guide is here to help you figure out which luxury sedan has more to offer.
Friendliest Price: Genesis G70
Both luxury sedans give you a great deal on an upscale commute. However, its the Genesis G70 that gives you the best price on a high-end cruise, with a starting MSRP of $36,000. The Lexus IS, on the other hand, has a higher MSRP, starting at $39,050.
Roomy Comfort: Genesis G70
Here, the G70 also takes the lead. This Genesis sedan lives up to its reputation for luxury, with a cabin full of high-end materials and classy design. And both rows of seating offer hours of comfort, making the G70 an excellent family road trip sedan.
Inside the Lexus IS, you’ll also find a lot to love. Like the G70, the IS keeps you cozy with heated front seats and available leather upholstery. The backseat is a little tight, so keep that in mind if you’ve got passengers to ferry around.
Sporty Driving: Genesis G70
In terms of pure horsepower, the Genesis G70 scores an easy win. But it’s also the better all-around performer, thanks to its responsive powertrains, balanced steering, and available all-wheel drive.
The Lexus IS offers two powertrain options, a turbo four-cylinder engine with rear-wheel drive and a more powerful turbo four-cylinder with all-wheel drive. We like its quick, responsive performance, even if the IS isn’t as quick as the G70.
Maximum Luxury: It’s a Tie!
The Lexus IS might cost more, but it doesn’t actually give you a whole lot more for your money. Both luxury sedans appeal to the senses with their high-end cabin materials. And both come standard with all the infotainment features you could ever need, from fast-acting touch screens to smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Moreover, both the G70 and IS have lots of premium options in store. Climb these sedans’ trim models for more to love, like a wireless smartphone charging pad, a sunroof, and rich leather upholstery.
The Lexus IS is certainly a sleek modern luxury sedan. However, its the Genesis G70 is also a sleek modern luxury sedan, and it happens to have a lot more going for it, from its friendly price to its sporty powertrain.