2024 Genesis G70 3.3T: Review

You have likely passed a Genesis sedan or SUV and said, “Oh damn, what is that” at some point. During one of my first Genesis sedan road tests, I had a couple at a gas station say, “Nice Bentley.” That seems to be pretty indicative of most people’s thoughts on the Hyundai luxury spinoff; they are quite eye-catching. They’re also pretty great to drive, so when they offered me a new G70 3.3T for a week, I said, “Uhh, yes, please.”

2024 Genesis G70 3.3T Overview

Building your ideal G70 is easy, you just have to choose your powertrain. The 2.5T comes with, you guessed it, a 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, making a more-than-respectable 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. Spec one like our 3.3T tester, and you’ll get a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 making a very stout 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque.

As you can see above, the larger engine in RWD guise starts at just under $50,000. The only major option is the Sport Prestige package. For $4,400, you’ll get a decent list of add-ons like:

  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Synthetic suede headliner
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-operated trunk
  • Head-up display
  • Blind-spot camera
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Limited-slip differential

Depending on the paint color, you’re out the door in the mid $50,000 range. Let’s get into it and see how things went during my week in the sporty RWD sedan.

2024 Genesis G70 3.3T Inside & Out

I mean, it’s a damn good-looking thing, isn’t it? I know styling is subjective, but it’s hard to argue that the G70 is a pretty thing. The split front and rear lighting design might not be your thing, but it’s all incredibly well integrated. I mean, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it looks so good. The OG version was styled by German stylist Peter Schreyer, who penned the original Audi TT among others. The update that was launched in 2020 came from the desk of Belgian Luc Donckerwolke. His resume includes the Diablo, Murciélago, and Gallardo, plus the Bentley Flying Spur.

So yeah, it looks real good on the outside.

The inside is a mix of nice materials and a fairly clean layout. There are a ton of interesting details, too; the temperature knobs are hollow in the middle, for example. It’s a small thing, but I loved that the drive select has a little protrusion at the top so you can reach down and make sure you know what you are dealing with. It matters less in this car because there are no other similarly sized knobs right around there, but in many new cars there are several in the same area. And they’re all round.

Overall, it’s positive across the rest of the interior, the seats are quite supportive on a long drive. And, while the quilted red leather might not be for everyone, they look quite good. The metallic pattern behind the shifter can create a lot of glare when the sun hits it right, and I’m not a huge fan of where they put the park button. You have to lean your wrist over the shifter to reach it after you come to a stop.

On the technology front, I had bit of a rough start. It wouldn’t let me sync my phone without plugging it in first, and since it uses a regular USB, I didn’t have the right cord with me (figured it would be USB-C). Another annoying aspect is that it wouldn’t stay tuned into XM. At a light, using any app that might make a sound (Twitter, FB, etc.) changed the source from XM and wouldn’t go back to the radio until I was done. Plus, and this is just a small usability thing: I’d like to add a preset even if it exists somewhere else. Instead, I had to find it, replace it with something else, and then add it again in the desired spot.

It’s a “compact executive car”, which means the rear seats aren’t huge. My daughter, who is 5’11”, was a little annoyed that she had to put her legs across the seat to ride to dinner comfortably. So, the typical “best suited for children” cliche is in play here as well.

The trunk space was plenty for day-to-day stuff but at 10.5 cubic feet, it’s not massive.


I love this car, it has enough power to feel like a proper sports sedan. Sixty miles per hour arrives in just under five seconds and it’s got passing power in reserve. However, it’s full of luxury touches and comfort features that would make it a great long-distance cruiser. At around $50K new, it should be on any sedan buyer’s list if the budget allows. Genesis Certified G70 models with the 3.3T engine are in the low-to-mid $40K range with minimal miles on the odometer. Once again, Hyundai has managed to create something as good as cars that cost a lot more for a lot less.

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