we liked the 2019 genesis g70 so much we not only named it our best of 2019, we bought one. but there was a time, eons ago — all the way back in november 2018 — when it was just another car we had reviewed. (to be fair, it was already part of internal discussions regarding the award at that point.)
reviewer kelsey mays drove it in new england on a race track and around the local roads here in chicago, home of .
"the track portion of my first drive involved an autocross course that genesis set up at new hampshire's club motorsports racetrack, followed by laps on the track's main 2.5-mile, 15-corner loop, which boasts some 250 feet of elevation change," mays wrote. "i piloted various editions around the autocross, then a 3.3-liter g70 awd on the big track. after all that, i can report the g70 is fun.
"it's not buckets of fun like some of its best-handling competitors; the suspension allows a bit too much body roll, even with sport-tuned hardware on the 3.3-liter car, and the steering ratio in all variants feels too slow for rapid direction changes. otherwise, though, it's balanced. the nose exhibits mild understeer as you turn the wheel hard on the autocross or bomb into high-speed corners on the full track, but the chassis is reasonably neutral otherwise. with an optional limited-slip differential, steady gas application can slide the tail around a bit, and it doesn't move as erratically as the rear-drive kia stinger, which shares a lot of its hardware. (kia is a hyundai subsidiary, but the stinger is about 100 pounds heavier and 6 inches longer than its corporate sibling.) the g70 is supremely planted on 100-mph straightaways and unfazed by rapid elevation changes. the optional brembo brakes on our test cars handled 10 laps of hammering with little fade."
you can read mays' full review via the link below.
the first drive of the 2019 honda passport still holds strong in the no. 1 spot among the week's popular videos, joined by another holdout from last week, our first look at the 2020 land rover range rover evoque, in fourth place. new videos to the list include our first drives of the new 2019 bmw z4, and the 2019 and 2020 bmw 3 series, as well as our first impressions of the new multifunction tailgate available on the 2019 ram 1500.
check out the top five reviews and videos of the week below.
top 5 reviews
1. 2019 toyota rav4 review: delivers more, costs more
2. 2019 ram 1500 review: top luxury or work, but not both
3. 2019 chevrolet silverado 1500 review: a mixed bag of big improvements
4. 2018 nissan kicks review: impressive value and utility without awd
5. 2019 genesis g70 review: a delightful sports sedan
top 5 videos
1. 2019 honda passport: first drive
2. 2019 bmw z4: first drive
3. driving the 2019 and 2020 bmw 3 series
4. 2020 land rover range rover evoque: first look
5. 2019 ram 1500 multifunction tailgate: first impressions
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