When you're shopping for a small luxury car that exudes style, the 2019 Genesis G70 and BMW 3 Series really stand out. In this car comparison, we want to put these stylish sedans side by side, so you can decide which has the qualities you value most.

The streets of Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo are out there waiting, so let's not waste another minute! If you have any questions as you read, be sure to reach out to the friendly team at Genesis of West Columbia.

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2019 Genesis G70 Review

2019 G70 vs 3 Series: Performance Specs

When it comes to luxury cars, potent engines are always part of the package. The 2019 G70 and 3 Series run on similar turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, with outputs hovering just over 250 horsepower.

For your daily drive, that's more than enough for a few well-deserved thrills. However, if you really want to get moving fast, the Genesis car has an advantage. Its available twin-turbocharged V6 engine tops out with 365 horsepower, while the most powerful engine in the BMW is a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder with 320 horsepower on tap.

The G70 retains the horsepower advantage, but both cars offer sporty driving dynamics, standard rear-wheel drive (RWD), and available all-wheel drive (AWD) for more traction on the roads.

Advanced Safety Features

Safety is essential when you get behind the wheel, which is why the Genesis G70 and BMW 3 Series offer driver-assistive suites to make your travels easier. You can have your luxury ride equipped with the following features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control, helping you keep a preset distance from the car ahead.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring, alerting you when a vehicle is detected in your blind spot.
  • Lane Keep Assist, warning you when you start drifting outside your lane markers.

Keep in mind, though, that these features only come standard in the G70. To get them in the 3 Series, you need to add special packages or choose higher trim levels. Both cars do include standard rearview cameras to make backing up easier, however.

In-Car Technology for Your Drive

As luxury vehicles, the 2019 G70 and 3 Series offer an exceptional amount of technology features. In both cars, you'll find available head-up displays. These innovative systems project key vehicle data, such as speed and navigation, onto the windshield in front of you, so you never need to look away from the road.

You'll like the infotainment systems, too. They both offer intuitive, easy-to-use controls, although the G70 has more standard features. You can connect your smartphone with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ in the Genesis car and use your favorite apps on the go.

The BMW car, meanwhile, lacks the Android feature entirely and only offers Apple CarPlay™ as an option. For smartphone integration, the G70 gives drivers a bit more to work with.

2019 Genesis G70 vs BMW 3 Series: Choose Your Luxury Car

Now that you've read our car comparison of the 2019 Genesis G70 and BMW 3 Series, which small luxury car appeals to you most? They each have their advantages and fan clubs across Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo.

However, if you want more potent powertrains, more standard safety, or more standard technology, the G70 stands out from the competition. Schedule a test drive at Genesis of West Columbia and see how you feel about this sleek and sophisticated sedan!

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