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2022 Genesis G70 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 300h Review

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2022 Genesis
G70

MSRP*: $37,525 to $54,500
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2021 Lexus
ES 300h

MSRP*: $41,910 to $50,910
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Invoice* $35,862 to $52,074 $39,256 to $47,537
MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.5 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 252 - 365 hp 176 hp
Exterior Length 184.4 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 38.5 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Genesis G70, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Genesis G70 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Genesis G70, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Genesis G70 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Genesis G70 and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Genesis G70 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 300h. If you go with the Genesis G70, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Genesis G70 has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis G70 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Genesis G70 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Genesis G70 and the Lexus ES 300h. The Genesis G70 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 300h, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G70 than that of the Lexus ES 300h.