The Genesis G70, a new sports sedan from Hyundai’s budding luxury brand, won Cars.com’s Best Of award in January — an annual accolade that goes to the best all-new or redesigned vehicle on the market, as judged by Cars.com editors. Shortly after we voted the G70 atop dozens of other candidates for the model-year 2019 award, we purchased a well-equipped example to own all year and report on hits and misses.
The hits, as you might expect, outnumber the misses. Our long-term G70 gives plenty of material to draw from, but we’ve also driven various other examples of the car, evaluating both available engines, and the G70’s automatic and manual transmissions. We’re still mighty impressed with the sedan, though it has a few faults. Read on for six G70 attributes we like and three we don’t — plus one we don’t care about.