2019 Toyota Avalon vs. 2019 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, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning 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.

Reliability

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Genesis vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota second in reliability. Genesis is ranked 12th.

Engine

The Avalon’s 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 49 more horsepower (301 vs. 252) and 7 lbs.-ft. more torque (267 vs. 260) than the G70 2.0T’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. 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 2.0T Sport’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Toyota Avalon V6 is faster than the G70 2.0T (automatics tested):

 

Avalon

G70

Zero to 60 MPH

6.1 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter Mile

14.6 sec

15.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

98.4 MPH

91.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Avalon gets better fuel mileage than the G70:

 

 

 

MPG

Avalon

FWD

Auto

XLE 3.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

22 city/32 hwy

 

 

3.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

22 city/31 hwy

G70

RWD

Manual

2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

18 city/28 hwy

 

Auto

2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

22 city/30 hwy

 

 

3.3T turbo V6

18 city/26 hwy

AWD

Auto

2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

21 city/28 hwy

 

 

3.3T turbo V6

18 city/25 hwy

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Toyota Avalon higher (5 out of 10) than the Genesis G70 (3). This means the Avalon produces up to 16.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the G70 every 15,000 miles.

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. 225/40R19).

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.

Passenger Space

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Avalon a Mid-size car, while the G70 is rated a Compact.

The Avalon has 10.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the G70 (104.3 vs. 93.8).

The Avalon has 2 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom, 5.5 inches more rear legroom and 2.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the G70.

Cargo Capacity

The Avalon has a much larger trunk than the G70 (16.1 vs. 10.5 cubic feet).

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