2020 BMW 3 Series Vs. 2019 Genesis G70

side by side comparison of 2020 BMW 3 Series Vs. 2019 Genesis G70

The luxury sport small sedan range is a narrowly-focused class where drivers had a lot of valid expectations for the vehicles they choose. Drivers in this segment want things like excellent handling, a powerful engine and a luxurious and welcoming interior that makes them feel like a retreat during their daily drive. It’s a tough combination to nail and forces manufacturers to fight against physics to build something that is agile and fast, while also being full of heavy comfort and convenience technology.

No model on the market has defined the segment as well as the BMW 3 Series. The comfortable and executive 3 Series is renowned for its decadent interior space and robust power plants. Today, we’re comparing the 2020 BMW 3 Series to a newcomer – the 2019 Genesis G70. A product of Hyundai’s luxury line, Genesis, the G70 enters the market without loyal customers. Let’s see how it manages to disrupt.

2020 BMW 330i


2019 Genesis G70

2.0-liter turbocharged (255 horsepower) Base engine (horsepower) 2.0-liter turbocharged (252 horsepower)
5.4 seconds (2019 BMW 330i) Base 0-60 acceleration 6.2 seconds
35.2 inches Second-row legroom 34.8 inches
17.0 cubic feet Trunk space 10.5 cubic feet
10 speakers Standard audio system 6 speakers
Full LED Standard headlights Halogen

The Latest BMW 3 Series Does More than Just Live Up to the Brand's Iconic History

The 2020 BMW 330i is emblematic of BMW’s status as a luxury performance leader. From the sedan’s sturdy design to its technology and German-engineered powertrain, the 2020 BMW 3 Series is a vehicle, that like many on the BMW lineup, will come to be associated with the most compelling entry in its class.

Although the newcomer Genesis G70 delivers a lot of features that come close to matching those provided by the BMW 3 Series, its focus on value hinders it from matching the luxury- and performance-based expectations held by drivers in this segment.

You see it when you compare the base engine, the acceleration time, even in the interior comfort, convenience and capability features lean heavily toward the 2020 BMW 3 Series. While the Genesis G70 is a valiant effort to make luxury performance vehicles accessible, it just doesn’t have the pedigree that the 2020 BMW 3 Series brings to the table. It’s chasing high-trim Camry drivers more so than those who know that nothing matches the thrill and decadence of a BMW-engineered and manufactured sedan.

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