2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2019 Genesis G70

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The Arteon has a standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The G70 doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Arteon offers optional Maneuver Braking that uses 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 Arteon 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, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

The Arteon comes with a full 6-year/72000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car. The G70’s 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 12000 miles sooner.

The Arteon’s corrosion warranty is 3 years longer than the G70’s (10 vs. 7 years).

There are over 85 percent more Volkswagen dealers than there are Genesis dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Arteon’s warranty.

Reliability

The Volkswagen Arteon’s engine uses a cast iron block for durability, while the G70’s engines use an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

Engine

The Arteon’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 16 more horsepower (268 vs. 252) than the G70 2.0T’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Arteon’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 13 more horsepower (268 vs. 255) than the G70 2.0T Sport’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Arteon FWD gets better fuel mileage than the G70 2.0T RWD (22 city/31 hwy vs. 22 city/30 hwy).

The Arteon has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the G70 (17.4 vs. 15.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Arteon’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the G70:

 

Arteon

G70

Front Rotors

13.4 inches

12.6 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Arteon has larger tires than the G70 (245/45R18 vs. 225/45R18). The Arteon’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the G70 (245/45R18 vs. 225/40R19).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Arteon offers optional 20-inch wheels. The G70’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Passenger Space

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Arteon a Large car, while the G70 is rated a Compact.

The Arteon has 2.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the G70 (96.2 vs. 93.8).

The Arteon has .2 inches more front shoulder room, .1 inches more rear headroom, 5.4 inches more rear legroom and .1 inches more rear shoulder room than the G70.

Cargo Capacity

The Arteon has a much larger trunk than the G70 (27.2 vs. 10.7 cubic feet).

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the Arteon SEL Premium has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button or just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The G70 doesn’t offer a power trunk, so its trunk has to be closed manually.

Ergonomics

The Arteon’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The G70’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Arteon’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The G70 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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