2019 Genesis G70 vs 2019 Lexus IS

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Genesis Dealer Serving Willow Grove

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View our extensive inventory | Genesis Dealership Serving Willow GroveA sports sedan is a great choice for the driving enthusiasts who need a vehicle that's more practical than a coupe. While you'll have several models to choose from, the all-new 2019 Genesis G70 is competing for the segment's top spot. For good reason, it has already become one of the most popular cars at the Willow Grove Genesis dealer. Let's find out how the 2019 Genesis G70 stacks up against the 2019 Lexus IS.

Performance

Both of these compact sports sedans can deliver an engaging performance. When checking out the new G70 at Willow Grove Genesis, you'll have two enjoyable engines to choose from. The base power source is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It develops a competitive 252 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. By comparison, Lexus rates the IS's turbocharged four-cylinder engine to develop 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An available twin-turbo, 3.3-liter V6 engine enables the G70 to deliver especially strong acceleration. Genesis tuned it to generate an exciting 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque. With a total output of 311 hp and 280 lb.-ft of torque, the Lexus IS's available V6 engine is clearly not as potent.

Transmissions

Like the 2019 Genesis G70, the 2019 Lexus IS comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, only the new G70 enables you to experience the fun of a six-speed manual transmission. This feature will excite drivers who love shifting gears.

Warranty

When buying a new vehicle, you want to get the best value for your money. The 2019 Genesis G70's great warranty coverage will allow you to ride with an extra peace of mind. You'll enjoy a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. This is much better than the Lexus 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Interior Room

Both cars are designed to accommodate up to five occupants. However, your family and friends will appreciate the 2019 Genesis G70's roomier interior design. When riding in the G70's backseat, passengers will enjoy an extra 2.6 inches of legroom. There's also an additional 1.2 inches of shoulder room in the rear of the G70. When taking a road trip, the G70's greater passenger volume is bound to create a more comfortable ride.

Features

The 2019 Genesis G70 boasts an impressive list of standard equipment. While the 2019 Lexus IS comes well equipped, it's missing some popular features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not even available on the new IS. This will disappoint drivers who desire the latest smartphone integration technologies. You'll also enjoy the G70's standard 8.0-inch touchscreen, which overshadows the IS's 7.0-inch touchscreen. Designed to detect the signs of drowsiness, driver attention warning is found exclusively on the G70. Furthermore, only the new G70 offers premium upgrades like heated rear seats and a surround-view parking camera.

Conclusion

Both the 2019 Genesis G70 and the 2019 Lexus IS prove to be fine cars. Nevertheless, we declare the  G70 the winner of this competition. As it comes out ahead in several key categories.

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