Although the base version of the 2023 Q50 generates a little more horsepower and torque than the 2023 G70, the Infiniti model with its MSRP of $42,650 costs more than the Genesis (MSRP: $39,400). As for the power specifics, the entry-level Q50 has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that makes 300 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, whereas the base G70 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 252 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.
This price-to-power contrast is more noticeable in the higher-performance models. For instance, the Q50’s Red Sport 400 gets a retuned version of the twin-turbo V6 that produces 400 hp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque – but bear in mind that it has an MSRP of $56,500. Meanwhile, G70 buyers can enjoy a similar level of power at a much lower price point ($44,900 MSRP: nearly $12,000 less) since its upgraded engine, a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6, makes 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque.
Even though the G70 and Q50 are both brimming with first-class amenities, you’ll find that your dollar goes a little further with Genesis. To back up this statement, consider the 3.3T Sport Advanced trim, which gets these exceptional standard features: heated and ventilated front seats, side mirrors with puddle lights displaying the Genesis logo, a power driver’s seat with additional adjustments for the side bolsters and leg cushion, wireless phone charging, Digital Key (which allows you to lock/unlock and start the vehicle using your smartphone), a passenger walk-in device that automatically moves the front passenger’s seat forward to allow backseat passengers to enter easily, a heated steering wheel, and a power-operated trunk. You won’t find equipment like that in the comparably priced Q50 Sensory AWD.
The G70 has significantly more standard driver-assist technologies than the Q50. Genesis has made these features standard on every trim level of the G70: forward collision warning, lane following assist, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, highway driving assist, adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning, and automatic high beams. On the other hand, Infiniti only supplies the base Q5 (which – you remember – costs more than the G70) with only forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot warning.
The 2023 G70 comes with superior coverage, providing a 5-year/60,000-mile basic bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. In contrast, Infiniti only gives the Q50 a basic warranty lasting 4 years/60,000 miles, while its powertrain warranty expires after 6 years/70,000 miles. What these two sedans have in common, though, is a 3-year complimentary maintenance plan covering routine services like oil and filter changes, tire rotations, and multipoint inspections.