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2022 Genesis G70 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 350 Review

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2022 Genesis
G70

MSRP*: $37,525 to $54,500
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2021 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $42,950 to $44,950
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Invoice* $35,862 to $52,074 $39,945 to $41,805
MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 31 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.5 ft3 10.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 252 - 365 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 184.4 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 38.5 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Genesis G70 than the Lexus IS 350. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Genesis G70 and the Lexus IS 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Lexus IS 350 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). The Genesis G70 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 350. 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 IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Genesis G70 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 350. When looking at overall length, the Genesis G70 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Genesis G70 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis G70 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus IS 350.

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 IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Genesis G70 and the Lexus IS 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Genesis G70 as you will in the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G70 than that of the Lexus IS 350.