Whoever thought that true luxury couldn’t be affordable need only look so far as the 2021 Genesis G70 to be convinced. With its premium amenities, high-end comfort, and upscale yet sporty appearance, you’d be surprised to learn that its base MSRP is below $40,000. The objective of the Genesis brand is to make luxurious vehicles accessible to a wider range of drivers, and the 2021 G70 is a great place to start. This model year, the 3.3T trim offers even more value, since some amenities that were previously optional are now standard features. Just as before, all G70s get the same industry-leading warranty coverage (led by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty) and 3-year/36,000-mile complimentary maintenance plan covering routine services like oil changes and tire rotations.
Trim Levels and Mechanical Components The G70 is sold in 2.0T and 3.3T trim levels. The 2.0T offers Standard, Elite, and Prestige packages; the 3.3T offers Standard, Prestige, and Sport. They’re both eligible for either rear- or all-wheel drive, and each trim name denotes the engine size. The 2.0T gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 252 hp and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission (there are steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters as well). While a six-speed manual transmission is available for a more hands-on driving experience, it’s only available on the RWD version. The 3.3T gets a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 365 hp. Like the 2.0T, it also comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission; the six-speed manual isn’t offered.
2.0T With the Standard Package, the 2.0T gets a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels, driver attention warning, high beam assist, smart cruise control with stop-and-go, blind-spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic collision warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, intelligent drive mode, LED headlights, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Elite Package provides navigation, parking distance warning, power-folding auto-dimming side mirrors, approach lights, memory functions for the side mirrors, driver’s seat, power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated front seats (standard with AWD), a front passenger seat walk-in device, a wide sunroof, a Lexicon audio system with 15 speakers, leather upholstery, and aluminum interior trim. The Prestige Package loads it up with a microfiber suede headliner, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a driver’s seat cushion extender, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, low-beam assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, 19-inch wheels with all-season tires, a surround-view camera system, a wireless smartphone charger, and a head-up display.
3.3T The 3.3T with the Standard Package comes with a heated steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charger, parking distance warning, rain-sensing wipers, low-beam assist, a sport-tuned suspension, leather seats with heat and ventilation in the front row, approach lights, navigation, memory functions, a premium 15-speaker Lexicon audio system, alloy pedals, 19-inch wheels with all-season tires, a wide sunroof, a limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, and dual exhaust. The Prestige Package adds a power trunk, a microfiber suede headliner, heated rear seats, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, a surround-view camera system, and a head-up display. The Sport Package issues special sport seating, a dark chrome grille, dark tint taillight covers, copper-colored headlight bezel accents, an electronically controlled suspension, and 19-inch wheels that are specific to the package.