I love the freedom of being able to drive myself when I travel, even if that’s just traveling to see family in Michigan. So when I received an offer to test drive the Genesis G70 for my recent trip to the Mitten, I said yes.
Genesis loaned me the G70 complete with a full tank of gas for the purposes of a review. All words (unless noted) and images in this post are mine (which is why the car is dirty in one image, it had actually been driven!).
I was mostly curious to get behind the wheel of a car I’d never even heard of until my friend became one of the PR representatives for the brand. As an 18 year resident of the state of Michigan long before the auto industry really started to make strides toward serious investment in hybrid and electric motors, I still retain that love for the way a gas-powered vehicle drives. And while I will most likely end up personally buying a hybrid or electric car, that addiction that happens behind the wheel of a car such as the G70 is something that feels difficult to explain to anyone who hasn’t lived in Michigan and shared in that car culture.
But I digress….
After 5 days with the G70 and only one tank of gas driving everywhere from Detroit Airport to Northville to South Lyon and beyond, I found it to be a fun vehicle for both the highways and dirt roads of “Pure Michigan.” I made use of both the eco and sport modes frequently on the changing road conditions.
The G70 has an athletic elegance that many many people commented on when I was driving it around town. I was surprised in a state like Michigan, how few people had even heard of Genesis.
I found the trunk to be suitably large, which came in handy when I needed to move stuff around between family homes and my storage unit. You can see from the photo below, there are four suitcases or bags in that trunk.
Even my six year old nephew said, “oh wow, pretty!” And he doesn’t give praise lightly.
In fact I could really only find two things to complain about during my test drive. I thought the back seat legroom was a bit on the small size. I thought the same thing about the overall size of the rear window. It didn’t make the car any more difficult to drive, I just personally prefer a large rear view.
Genesis is also proud of these features of the G70 which I was informed of by email or via their Media Center:
- The state-of-the-art media and navigation system – complete with the Surround View Monitor, a camera that looks backwards in reverse and also scans 360 degrees around the car.
- An unparalleled amount of standard active – and passive-safety equipment. Advanced driver-assistance systems such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning compose the Genesis Active Safety Control suite of safety and convenience technologies.
- 3 years/36,000 miles complimentary Service Valet: an exclusive, no-cost, consumer-focused service program that elevates the luxury vehicle ownership experience. From valet service appointments that can be scheduled using the Genesis mobile app, to complimentary maintenance and Genesis Connected Services.
To learn even more, visit the Genesis G70 on their site.