How Long Do Genesis G70 Last? (12 Important Facts)

The Genesis G70 is a credible competitor in the luxury sports sedan segment known for offering excellent value.

The G70 shares the same platform as the Kia Stinger and is praised for its upscale cabin, slick chassis and lively handling.

In this article we’ll take a closer look at the reliability and average lifespan of the G70.

Here is the short answer to how long the Genesis G70 lasts:

A Genesis G70 should typically last between 200,000 and 250,000 miles with proper maintenance and conservative driving habits. If you drive 15,000 miles per year, this equates to 13 to 17 years of normal use before requiring expensive repairs.

How Many Miles Can You Expect from a Genesis G70?

The G70 only launched in the US for the 2019 model year so there’s not a huge amount of historical data surrounding these cars, but there is plenty of reason to believe they will be more than capable of going the distance.

On used car websites like Autotrader you’ll find models from 2019 with close to 80,000 miles and still going strong, which is a good early indicator that hitting the 100k mark shouldn’t be an issue.

It’s also worth noting that Hyundai (the parent company of Genesis) is currently ranked 4th out of 32 car brands according to Repair Pal’s reliability rankings.

In the future I’m sure we’ll even see G70s with well over 300,000 miles on the clock however a conservative estimate will put their average lifespan in the 200 – 250k miles region.

After this many miles have been clocked your chances of encountering failure of big-ticket items is considerably higher (think engine, transmission etc) or you may have reduced reliability despite continual repairs.

It’s at this point when the cost to fix any issues will outweigh the value of the car and you’d be better off buying an upgrade.

Keep in mind though, that as important as the design and build quality of the car is, longevity is ultimately dictated by the owner.

Sure the G70 is a sports sedan, but being overly aggressive with the gas and brake pedals can be hard on any car.

Sticking to the service schedule and carrying out basic maintenance such as checking tire pressure and topping off fluids can also add thousands of available miles to the odometer.

The G70 comes with a reassuring 10 yr/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5 yr/60,000 mile basic warranty.

What Problems Does the Genesis G70 Have?

The Genesis G70 may have only launched in 2019 however it’s been around long enough to start showing its flaws.

Paint Quality Paint

There have been a handful of reports pertaining to poor quality paint and clear coat that doesn’t hold up, this issue has been seen on the Kia Stinger also and it looks as though this is an issue that has carried over.  

Historically the white pearl color has more issues with paint defects, peeling, bubbling, etc. when compared to other colors.

Poor Fitment: Inside and Out

Some fitment quality issues on the inside have been reported as “easily noticeable” by their creaking and rattling noises, the interior has been described as a bit plasticky also.

Outside fitment issues have also been reported as well as excessive panel gaps.

Cramped Back Seat

A common complaint about the G70 is that it lacks legroom in the back.

Seats Showing Early Signs of Wear

One owner had this to say about the seat quality issues:

“I already see some creases on the base bolster after 1 week which is being caused by my entry/exit of the vehicle, and some other owners seem to be finding the same thing regardless of having nappa/non-nappa leather. We’ll see how they age over the years, but as for their function, the seats are very comfortable,”

“Other than the creases which remains a minor issue for me, the leather feels great, but yes only time will tell as I indicated in my review. The Canadians who have had the car for a longer time haven’t reported any major build quality issues but then again we need more time to understand.” 

Keep in mind that no car is perfect, and despite a few niggles here and there, the G70 is still a fantastic car and an excellent option if you’re looking for a luxury sedan – Car and Driver have even referred to it as “the undisputed champ of luxury-class value”.

What is High Mileage for a Genesis G70?

A Genesis G70 with over 100,000 miles is considered high mileage. This can equate to a riskier purchase because of an increased chance of problems arising; most parts will have some degree of wear and tear.

Purchasing a high mileage G70 won’t necessarily equal a sour outcome – it really depends on the car’s overall condition and how well it’s been looked after.

A well-maintained G70 with over 100,000 miles might be a better option than one with a fraction of the mileage that’s had many owners and led a tough life or was driven by a boy racer.

If you’re buying a used Genesis G70, consider the following:

  • Maintenance history. Ensure the car was serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommended intervals and the owner can provide documented proof of this.
  • Get a second opinion. Take it to an independent auto repair shop or have it inspected by a mechanic you trust.
  • Check for rust. Rust is a problem that will spread. Also keep an eye out for paint issues.
  • Number of previous owners. As a general rule, less is better. More owners usually equate to more wear-and-tear.
  • Examine the interior. The condition of the interior tells the story of how well the car was maintained and cared for.
  • Mileage relative to vehicle age. As a general rule a car should have roughly 10-15,000 miles on the clock for every year – if it’s notably higher or lower than that, this is a red flag.

How Long Does the Genesis G70 Last Compared to Other Luxury Cars?

In this section, we’ll look at the stats and lifespan of the G70’s closest competitors.

Genesis G70 vs. Audi A4

The Audi A4 is a quintessential compact luxury sports sedan with an upscale cabin, athletic handling, slick styling, and lots of tech goodies.

The Audi A4 can last 200,000 – 250,000 miles or 13 – 17 years, equal to what is expected of the Genesis G70. 

Genesis G70Audi A4
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA3.5/5.0
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Midsize Cars
14th / 31
Luxury Midsize Cars
Average Annual Repair Cost $565$739
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score5.0/5.04.7/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score84/10074/100

The A4 and G70 should have similar lifespans all things being equal.

Both cars offer solid handling although the A4 comes with Quattro AWD as standard.

The Genesis is slightly cheaper and will offer a more affordable option for those on a tighter budget.

Genesis G70 vs. Acura TLX

The Acura TLX is a luxury sports sedan that has an edge over its competitors with its exciting driving characteristics.

The Acura TLX can last 250,000 – 300,000 miles or 17 –  20 years, higher than what is expected of the Genesis G70.

Genesis G70Acura TLX
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA4.5/5.0 
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Midsize Cars
1st / 31
Luxury Midsize Cars
Average Annual Repair Cost $565$440
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score5.0/5.04.8/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score84/10075/100

Acura is the luxury branch of Honda so it should come as no surprise these cars have above-average reliability and durability.

Choosing between the G70 and TLX will primarily come down to the look you want.

The TLX boasts an over-the-top cockpit filled with various knobs and switches compared to the G70s classic, upscale interior look.

The exterior of the TLX is more exciting whereas the G70 more closely resembles the understated looks of an Audi.

Related: How Long Does the Acura TLX last?

Genesis G70 vs. Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 has been described as more of a luxury cruiser than a sports sedan and stands out in the segment thanks it’s class and comfort.

The Volvo S60 can last 200,000 – 250,000 miles or 13 – 17 years, the same as the G70. 

Genesis G70Volvo S60
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA3.5/5.0 
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Midsize Cars
11th / 31
Luxury Midsize Cars
Average Annual Repair Cost $565$750
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score5.0/5.04.2/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score84/10078/100

Although the S60 isn’t the most reliable car in the segment, nor is it the least by any means, it is still a robust enough car capable of hitting high numbers.

If your looking for a more traditional sports sedan then the G70 is the obvious choice.

Comparison Chart

Genesis G70Audi A4Acura TLXVolvo S60
Annual Repair Cost$565$739$440$750
Reliability RatingNA3.5/5.04.5/5.03.5/5.0
KBB Consumer Rating5.0/5.04.7/5.04.8/5.04.2/5
J.D. Power Rating84/10074/10075/10078/100
Lifespan (miles)200k – 250k200k – 250k250k – 300k200k – 250k

Is the Genesis G70 Reliable?

The Genesis G70 has only been out since 2019 however so far it has received very positive feedback from owners and auto review sites regarding its reliability.

South Korean automaker Hyundai is known for building reliable vehicles and Genesis has been topping the quality studies too.

Most negative feedback online is not reliability-related and is mostly attributed to things such as paint quality, hard shifting, rear-seat legroom and lack of Genesis dealerships etc.

During our research, the feedback has been very positive, here’s what some owners on Kelley Blue Book had to say:

“Car is great. Best car I’ve ever owned.”

“Drove every competing car in it’s class, and while this was the least expensive – it is HANDS DOWN the best vehicle in the segment.”

“I have been driving this car for a total of 3 months now and am in love with it.”

The Genesis G70 received the following reliability reviews: 

  • Kelley Blue Book’s consumer rating index gave the Genesis G70 an average reliability rating of 5.0/5.0.
  • J.D. Power provided the Genesis G70 with an average reliability rating of 84/100.

Consumer Report gave the Genesis G70 the following reliability reviews:

Model YearReliability Verdict
20223 / 5 (predicted)
20193 / 5

As with longevity, the reliability of your Genesis G70 will also depend on keeping up to date with the service schedule and adopting good driving habits.

Reliability Compared to Other Luxury Cars

Acura TLX4.5 / 5.0
Acura TSX4.5 / 5.0
Lexus ES300h4.5 / 5.0
Lexus ES3504.0 / 5.0
Genesis G70 (predicted)4.0 / 5.0
Infiniti G254.0 / 5.0
Acura TL4.0 / 5.0
Lexus IS2504.0 / 5.0
Infiniti G374.0 / 5.0
Lexus IS3504.0 / 5.0
Infiniti Q504.0 / 5.0
Volvo S603.5 / 5.0
Mercedes-Benz C3503.5 / 5.0
Mercedes-Benz C3003.5 / 5.0
Audi A43.5 / 5.0
Mercedes-Benz C2503.5 / 5.0
Hyundai Genesis Coupe3.5 / 5.0
Cadillac CTS3.5 / 5.0
Cadillac STS3.0 / 5.0
BMW 328i3.0 / 5.0
Lincoln MKZ3.0 / 5.0
Audi A4 Quattro3.0 / 5.0
Jaguar XF3.0 / 5.0
Audi A5 Quattro3.0 / 5.0
BMW 328i xDrive2.5 / 5.0
Porsche 9112.0 / 5.0
BMW 335i xDrive2.0 / 5.0
Audi S42.0 / 5.0
BMW 335i2.0 / 5.0
BMW M32.0 / 5.0
Audi S52.0 / 5.0
BMW 335d1.5 / 5.0
Avg. Lux. Midsize Car3.5

Source: Repair Pal

Due to insufficient data on Repair Pal we’ve predicted the reliability of the G70 based on industry data currently available.

The Best and Worst Years for the Genesis G70

We’ve done some digging to find the best and worst model years for the Genesis G70.

Worst Model Year: 2019

Not that there was anything significantly wrong with the 2019 G70 however it has been updated a bit since then. The 2019 model also received more Technical Service Bulletins than other model years; as a general rule the first model year of any car will generally have the most teething issues.

For example, the 2022 model features style upgrades to the front and rear chassis as well as interior tweaks. The 2022 also addressed criticism aimed at the infotainment system for being too small and not premium-enough looking.

The 2019 model will also have the least up-to-date tech and less standard equipment, for example, as of 2021 standard for all models equipped with the twin-turbo V-6 engine includes:

  • a heated steering wheel
  • adaptive headlights
  • rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • ventilated front seats
  • front and rear parking sensors
  • wireless smartphone charging pad

On the flip side, the 2019 model will generally be the most affordable simply because its the oldest.

Best Model Year

The 2022 Genesis G70 is the best model year as it has been refined since it was first released in 2019 and had some minor issues addressed as well as stylistic upgrades.

The G70’s optional six-speed manual transmission has been discontinued for the 2022 year.

Model Year and Number of No. of Technical Service Bulletins

Model YearNo. of TSB’s

What About Recalls for These Models?

The Genesis G70 has had a total of 5 recall campaigns since 2019.

You can check if your Genesis G70 has been subjected to a recall campaign by entering your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on Genesis’s recall site or the NHTSA recall database.

Here is the total number of recall campaigns for every model year of the Genesis G70:

  • 2022 Genesis G70: NA
  • 2021 Genesis G70: 2
  • 2020 Genesis G70: 2
  • 2019 Genesis G70: 1

Genesis G70 Model Year List

First Generation (2019-2022)

  • 2019 Genesis G70
  • 2020 Genesis G70
  • 2021 Genesis G70
  • 2022 Genesis G70

Are Genesis G70 Expensive to Maintain?

A Genesis G70 will cost an average of $500 per year in repairs and maintenance. This is lower than the average of $739 for luxury midsize cars and the average for all vehicles in different segments, which is estimated at $652.

The Genesis G70 shouldn’t be too expensive to own and maintain especially when compared to German luxury cars such as BMW and Mercedes.

ModelAvg. Annual 
Repair Cost
Frequency of
Repairs (per year)
Probability of
Severe Repairs
Acura TLX$4400.26%
Acura TSX$4150.46%
Lexus ES300h$5240.44%
Lexus ES350$4680.66%
Genesis G70 (predicted)$5000.56%
Infiniti G25$5330.57%
Acura TL$4670.49%
Lexus IS250$4870.68%
Infiniti G37$5400.58%
Lexus IS350$5430.79%
Infiniti Q50$6480.68%
Volvo S60$7500.58%
Mercedes-Benz C350$7240.510%
Mercedes-Benz C300$7390.79%
Audi A4$7390.413%
Mercedes-Benz C250$7700.89%
Hyundai Genesis Coupe$6210.417%
Cadillac CTS$6630.416%
Cadillac STS$6690.417%
BMW 328i$7731.012%
Lincoln MKZ$8310.615%
Audi A4 Quattro$9250.714%
Jaguar XF$1,0660.712%
Audi A5 Quattro$8871.212%
BMW 328i xDrive$9001.212%
Porsche 911$1,0720.522%
BMW 335i xDrive$1,0791.216%
Audi S4$1,1710.917%
BMW 335i$1,0301.218%
BMW M3$1,1610.821%
Audi S5$1,1641.217%
BMW 335d$1,1131.424%
Avg. Lux. Midsize Car$7390.612%

How Long Do the Brakes Last?

Genesis G70 brake pads will typically last between 30,000 and 60,000 miles or 2 – 4 years. This can vary widely and depends mostly on your style of driving, traffic conditions and climate.

  • You can expect your brakes to wear out sooner if you frequently stop and accelerate in rush-hour traffic
  • Full and complete stops from a high speed are the #1 cause of premature brake pad wear.
  • A sporty or aggressive driving style will lead to faster deterioration of brakes. A slow and steady style will help them last longer.

How Long Do the Tires Last?

The Genesis G70 tires should last around 40,000 to 50,000 miles or 3 to 5 years. However, they can wear out much sooner. This depends on various factors, such as driving habits, climate, and road conditions.

  • Rotate tires every 5,000 miles to ensure even wear.
  • Check your tire pressure every few weeks to make sure they’re at the correct tire pressure.
  • Have a mechanic or tire shop check your wheel alignment every 6 months.

How Long Do Genesis G70 Engines Last?

The Genesis G70 engines are expected to last over 200,000 miles and may even last beyond 300,000 miles provided they’re properly maintained.

The base G70 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 252 horsepower engine mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to the rear wheels; all-wheel drive is available.

There is also a rear-wheel-drive twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 model, with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.

Related: How Long Do Genesis GV70 Last? 

How Long Do Genesis G70 Batteries Last?

The Genesis G70 battery should last between 3 and 5 years. A vehicle’s battery life varies depending on many factors such as climate, driving habits, and battery type, among many others.

  1. Keep your battery tightly fastened: The vibrations of your car can loosen the connections, potentially resulting in short circuits and internal damage.
  2. Limit short rides: Quick car rides prevent the battery from fully charging.
  3. Storage: Keep your Genesis G70 stored indoors to protect it from extreme temperature changes.
  4. Control Corrosion: Clean the terminals (toothbrush dipped in baking soda and water mixture) and keep them free from build-up.

How Long Do the Spark Plugs Last?

For the Genesis G70, Genesis recommends changing the stock iridium spark plugs every 100,000 miles although they may last much longer.

Spark plugs are usually inspected every time you take your car in for routine maintenance.

Signs of a fouled spark plug include:

  • Reduced gas mileage
  • Lack of acceleration
  • Rough idling
  • Hard starts
  • Engine misfires

What About Insurance Costs?

The average cost of full comprehensive coverage for a Genesis G70 is $1,708 per year or around $142 per month. 

Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Genesis G70

  1. Use the gas and brake pedals in a smooth controlled manner, avoid heavy braking and aggressive driving. This will keep wear and tear on parts to an absolute minimum.
  2. Stay up to date with the factory-recommended service intervals, failing to do so will the warranty.
  3. Keep tires at the correct pressure and check fluid levels regularly.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the owner’s manual to learn the location of important components, what your Genesis G70 needs and what quantity, and to understand the symbols and dashboard warning lights.
  5. Regularly wash your G70 to remove dirt and grime to protect the paint and help prevent rust developing.




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