Live Thread: One week with a 2024 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport Prestige

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 23, 2024 | Genesis, New Car Review, Live Thread, G70

Photography by David S. Wallens

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Welcome to this week’s test vehicle, a 2024 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport Prestige.

As the 3.3T suggests, the G70 we’re testing this week comes powered by a 3.3-liter, twin-turbo V6 rated 365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic. This powertrain nets the G70 of a combined 21 mpg (18 city, 27 highway).

It's the more powerful engine offered, with a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four that’s good for 300 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque also available.

While our G70 for the week is equipped with rear-wheel-drive, both 2.5- and 3.3-liter G70s can be equipped with either rear- or all-wheel-drive.

Lastly, while the Sport Prestige package fitted to our tester adds a few luxury upgrades like a heads-up display and Nappa leather seats, it also adds an electronically controlled suspension and a limited-slip differential.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to post them below.

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Comments
DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
4/23/24 9:14 a.m.

Does it whisper "Prestige Worldwide" when you open the doors? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 9:16 a.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

It does!

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
4/23/24 9:16 a.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

It does play a nice tune when you shut it off. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
4/23/24 9:21 a.m.

First impressions, wow this is nice. I took the car up to a video shoot with J.G. and was surprised to see that all my video equipment fit in the trunk. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/23/24 9:23 a.m.

If that 2.5T really is the same one that goes into the Sonata N-Line, I bet the four-cylinder G70 is still plenty of fun.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 9:26 a.m.

Seriously, always a treat to spend time with a Genesis. 

First, the looks. Nailed it, with the dual-level headlights working well IRL. The Genesis nose works well on both the sedans and SUVs. Are those little fender gills too BMW, though? 

The wheels. Hmmm. Too busy? Trying to picture this wearing a set of TE37s, too. 

Once inside, you get a fairly standard shifter: no knob and just one button (for park). I’m okay with that.

Traditional gauges, too,  although the tach (on the right) can transition to a side-view camera when the turn signals are activated. I find this setup more intuitive than that in our 2014 Civic Si: On that one, the right turn signal turns the center screen into a side-view camera. I prefer this placement for a people mover although I wouldn’t want to lose the Civic’s real tach. 

Okay, back to the Genesis: Not the biggest screen in the world and I’m totally okay with that. Again, the entire experience is rather traditional. Thank you for knobs for climate. 

Good, smooth power delivery with no lag. Steering feels sharp. I’d describe the entire experience as athletic. 

More to come. 

 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/23/24 9:39 a.m.

I got one of these for a rental on a trip to Los Angeles last year, took me a minute to get used to the park button.   The 3.3 is a hot rod, it will smoke the tires at will.  Athletic is a good way to describe it..

Only bad thing I could say was the tires were worn down to the wear bars when I got it, and it rained the last couple of days of the trip.  Worn out Michelins are not good on a wet freeway at all.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 9:43 a.m.

In reply to 06HHR (Forum Supporter) :

Glad to hear that you enjoyed it, too. 

It’s like it’s sporty without trying too hard or showing off too much. It just gets the job done. 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/23/24 10:04 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

It does, and it's sort of a sleeper.  Most people don't know what it's capable of, suprised a few folks (including myself) on that trip. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
4/23/24 10:59 a.m.

Sporty is a really good way to describe it. I did not expect it to be as quick as it is when I got in it. I did like the shifter in this car compared to the Volkswagen Atlas I just drove, in the Genesis it still feels like a normal shifter, no trying to figure out how to work it and the park button is weird but I did not mind it. 

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