2020 Genesis G70 vs 2020 Acura TLX

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View our extensive inventory | Genesis Dealership Serving ConshohockenThe 2020 Genesis G70 is a luxury sports sedan that features a comfortable ride, a luxurious cabin, and a long list of the latest technology and driver-assistance features. There are two powertrain choices, both of which provide a smooth ride, exceptional handling and outstanding performance. Buyers can get the Genesis G70 at dealerships like the Genesis dealer near Conshohocken with a price tag that's a lot lower than most competing vehicles.

The 2020 Acura TLX is a midsize luxury sedan that competes with the G70. Some buyers may be considering both vehicles, so we provide this head-to-head comparison to see which car comes out on top.

Performance

Performance is an important consideration for customers of the Genesis dealer serving Conshohocken, as well as anyone considering buying a new car. While you won't be racing your car on the track, you need power to accelerate onto the highway, passing another vehicle, or climbing up a steep hill.

Both the 2020 Genesis G70 and the 2020 Acura TLX have four-cylinder and V6 powerplants on offer. The G70's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generates 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Compare this with the TLX's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which only makes 206 hp and 182 lb-ft.

The G70's 2.0-liter turbo-four is faster than the Acura TLX's four-cylinder engine. According to Motor Trend, the G70 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, while the TLX took 7.2 seconds to make the same trip.

When we take a look at the two V6 engines side by side, the difference is even more pronounced. The 2020 Genesis G70 gets a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Acura TLX gets a V6 that's only good for 290 hp and 267 lb-ft. The Acura TLX is underpowered by comparison.

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Transmission

If you're looking for a luxury sports sedan equipped with a manual transmission, you'll want to choose the Genesis G70. The G70's 2.0-liter engine with rear-wheel drive can get an available six-speed manual transmission. You can't get a manual gearbox on the TLX.

G70s equipped with the automatic transmission come with launch control, which provides fast and stable acceleration. The TLX doesn't offer launch control.

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Safety

According to the NHTSA, drowsy drivers are the cause of approximately 100,000 crashes and 1,500 fatalities a year. Genesis solves this problem with a driver alert monitor that sounds an alarm if it senses the driver may be sleepy. This feature isn't available on the Acura TLX.

The 2020 Genesis G70 is safer than the 2020 Acura TLX. The G70 received the highest score of Good in all six IIHS crash tests and was named a Top Safety Pick+ model. The TLX only received a Good score in four tests, with a rating of Acceptable in the small overlap front driver-side test. The G70 received a Good score for headlights, while the TLX only received an Acceptable rating in this category.

Our Last Word

Both the 2020 Genesis G70 and the 2020 Acura TLX are good cars that provide a blend of luxury and performance. But when you consider important categories such as performance, transmission and safety, the G70 emerges as the superior vehicle.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. 

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