2019 Toyota Avalon vs. 2018 Genesis G70

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Avalon Limited/Touring offers optional Rear Cross-Traffic Braking which use rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The G70 doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Avalon and the G70 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available around view monitors.

Warranty

There are almost 4 times as many Toyota dealers as there are Genesis dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Avalon’s warranty.

Engine

The Avalon’s 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 46 more horsepower (301 vs. 255) and 7 lbs.-ft. more torque (267 vs. 260) than the G70’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Avalon V6 gets better fuel mileage than the G70 2.0T RWD Auto (22 city/31 hwy vs. 22 city/30 hwy). The Avalon V6 XLE gets better fuel mileage than the G70 2.0T RWD Auto (22 city/32 hwy vs. 22 city/30 hwy).

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Avalon XSE/Touring’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the G70 (235/40R19 vs. 225/45R18).

The Avalon XSE/Touring’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the G70’s optional 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Avalon XSE/Touring has standard 19-inch wheels. The G70’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Avalon’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than on the G70 (113 inches vs. 111.6 inches).

Chassis

The Avalon offers available computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The G70 doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Ergonomics

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Avalon detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The G70 doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Avalon has a standard Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The G70 doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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