Genesis G70

Audi A4

You want a sports sedan and you want it all: looks, performance, safety and technology. There are a handful of top sports sedans to consider. Here's how the Genesis G70 stacks up next to the Audi A4.

While the Audi A4 has a long-standing reputation as one of the best in its class, the "upstart" Genesis G70-the brand's entry in the compact luxury sports sedan segment-is clearly poised to rule the roost. Why? One word: Value. Car buyers are excited to see how much more they get with the Genesis G70.


As compared to the Audi A4, the G70 gives you all of the sporty styling and attention to detail that you'd expect in a near luxury sports sedan...and much, much more. The engines are more powerful. In fact, the base level G70 has the same 252 horsepower as the A4 Quattro, and far more than the 190 horsepower you get with the A4 2.0 TFSI ultra. Genesis's G70 has a more advanced transmission. The 8-speed automatic is standard on Genesis G70, giving you better acceleration and lower highway engine speed than the Audi A4's 7-speed automatic. The G70 even has a more powerful battery. The G70's standard 800-amp battery blows away the 420-amp battery you'll find in the Audi A4. And those are just some of the performance difference. The list goes on in every category.

The G70 also gives you one more thing that makes a significant difference…peace of mind. Genesis backs the G70 with a 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty and 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, and then gives you a full three years (or 36,000 miles) of scheduled "door to door valet service" maintenance. In contrast, Audi only backs the A4 for 4 years/50,000 miles, and after the first scheduled maintenance visit you're on your own.

Basic Months6048
Basic Miles60,00050,000
Powertrain Months12048
Powertrain Miles100,00050,000
Scheduled Maintenance Included3 Years/36,000 Miles1st visit only
Inattentive Driver AlertStandardNot Available
Crash Mitigating BrakesStandardStandard
Airbags: Driver and Passenger FrontStandardStandard
Airbags: Front Side-Impact; Driver Knee; Side-Impact HeadStandardStandard
G70 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. vs. A4 2.0 TFSI ultra 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.252 HP/260 lbs-ft torque190 HP/236 lbs-ft torque
Standard Battery800 amps420 amps
Standard Transmission8-Speed Automatic7-Speed Automatic
Optional Manual TransmissionAvailableAvailable
Four-Wheel Antilock BrakesStandardStandard
Front Rotors12.6 inches (G70 2.0T)12.4 inches (A4)
Rear Rotors12.4 inches (G70 2.0T)11.8 inches (A4)
Standard Wheels18 inch17 inch
Head-up DisplayStandardNot Available
Heated SeatsOptionalStandard for front; available for rear
Ventilated SeatsOptionalOptional
Smartphone InterfaceApple Car Play and Google Android AutoApple Car Play and Google Android Auto