2020 Toyota Camry vs. 2019 Genesis G70

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Toyota Camry have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Genesis G70 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Camry has a standard Secondary Collision Brake, 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 Camry TRD/XLE/XSE offers an optional Rear Cross Traffic Braking that 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 Camry and the G70 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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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 Camry’s warranty.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Camry’s reliability 13 points higher than the G70.

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

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As tested in Motor Trend the Toyota Camry V6 is faster than the G70 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (automatics tested):

Camry

G70

Zero to 30 MPH

2.1 sec

2.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.8 sec

7.4 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

9.6 sec

11.9 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

14.5 sec

18.6 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

2.8 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.3 sec

15.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

99.6 MPH

91.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Camry XLE V6 gets better highway fuel mileage than the G70 2.0T RWD (22 city/33 hwy vs. 22 city/30 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

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The Camry stops much shorter than the G70:

Camry

G70

60 to 0 MPH

126 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

133 feet

146 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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

Suspension and Handling

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The Camry has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The G70’s suspension doesn’t offer rear gas-charged shocks.

Chassis

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The Toyota Camry may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 pounds less than the Genesis G70.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the Camry SE is quieter than the G70 Dynamic (72 vs. 77 dB).

Passenger Space

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

The Camry has 6.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the G70 (100.4 vs. 93.8).

The Camry has 1.4 inches more front shoulder room, 1.1 inches more rear headroom, 3.2 inches more rear legroom and 1.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the G70.

Cargo Capacity

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The Camry has a much larger trunk than the G70 (15.1 vs. 10.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the Camry the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. (This window function must be activated by your Toyota service department.) The driver of the G70 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Camry’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The G70’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Camry owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Camry will cost $1025 less than the G70 over a five-year period.

The Camry will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Camry will retain 46.06% to 50.35% of its original price after five years, while the G70 only retains 41.05% to 41.79%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Toyota Camry will be $13811 to $20660 less than for the Genesis G70.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Toyota Camry, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Genesis G70 isn't recommended.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Camry first among midsize cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The G70 isn’t in the top three in its category.

The Toyota Camry outsold the Genesis G70 by over 38 to one during the 2019 model year.

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