The 2021 Genesis G70 is a compact luxury sport sedan that provides outstanding performance, a refined ride, agile handling and an upscale cabin. A long list of standard features and excellent safety scores make the G70 even more appealing to shoppers at area Fontana Genesis dealerships. Owners appreciate the G70’s exceptional value. It comes with a price tag that’s considerably less than rival luxury sedans.
The 2021 Kia Stinger is a compact luxury sport sedan offered by Genesis’s corporate sibling. Buyers who have been considering buying both vehicles can read this comparison review to determine which one best meets their needs.
The Stinger and the Genesis G70 are powered by a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. According to Fontana area Genesis dealers, the G70’s engine develops 252 horsepower (255 hp with the manual transmission) and 260 lb-ft. The Stinger’s four-cylinder engine produces 255 hp and 260 lb-ft. While the Genesis G70 and the Kia Stinger have the same optional 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and eight-speed transmissions, the G70 is faster than the Stinger. Both units are good for 365 hp and 376 lb-ft, but Motor Trend clocked the Genesis with a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds. The Stinger took 4.7 seconds to make the sprint, and the all-wheel-drive model needed 5.1 seconds.
The 2021 Genesis G70’s V6 gets slightly more fuel economy than the 2021 Kia Stinger. The G70 gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway for models with rear-wheel drive.* The Stinger’s V6 gets 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway for models with rear-wheel drive.
Drivers looking for more headroom will choose the G70 over the Stinger. The G70 provides 39.7 inches of front headroom to keep the driver and passenger from bumping their heads. The Stinger only gets 38.3 inches of head room.
In The End
The 2021 Kia Stinger is a great sport sedan with many positive attributes. But when you compare the Stinger with the 2021 Genesis G70, the latter pulls out ahead. The G70 has a faster turbocharged V6, gets better fuel economy, has more front head room, and comes with standard features that are optional in the Stinger.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.