Genesis G70 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comparison

GENESIS G70 VS MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS - HOW DO THEY COMPARE?

Genesis G70

Mercedes-Benz C-Class


The Mercedes-Benz name has been synonymous with automotive excellence, but the status-quo is shifting with the emergence of the Genesis luxury brand and the launch of its third model, the all new Genesis G70 sports sedan. Luxury drivers are taking notice of the G70's elegant design, exceptional performance, advanced safety features, and abundant amenities and cabin comforts. Genesis of North Kingstown is proud to show you how the G70 compares to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The designers at Genesis extensively studied driver behavior and eye movement to craft the G70's instrument cluster and steering wheel controls to make them intuitive and seamlessly easy-to-use, leaving the focus to remain on driving enjoyment. In contrast, reviews of the C-Class controls reveal that drivers have difficulty with the complexity of the dash. US News stated that the C-Class offers lots of standard and optional features, "but it takes time to get used to some of the controls." It is reported that many drivers find the C-Class instument cluster overly complex bordering on information overload, its infotainment system confusing and its touch-sensitive steering wheel controls difficult to get used to.

Taller drivers will appreciate the G70's extra 2.6 inches of front headroom as well as its edge in leg and shoulder clearances over the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Genesis and Mercedes-Benz both provide an impressive array of advanced safety features commonly seen in many higher end models recently such as crash-mitigating brakes, driver alert monitors, and available surrround view monitors. However, the G70 provides the extra feature of an active cross-path warning system that senses vehicles approaching from your side angle and alerts you to potential danger.

What may come as a surprise to loyal luxury car enthusiasts is Genesis ranking 1st in quality by J.D. Power and Associates' 2018 Initial Quality Study of New Car Owners. Mercedes-Benz came in ranked 14th in the same study. Confidence in quality is why Genesis backs up the G70 with a 60 month/60,000 mile basic warranty and an impressive 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Conversely, Mercedes-Benz offers a 48 month/50,000 mile term for both the basic and powertrain warranties. If that wasn't enough, Genesis offers 36 month/36,000 mile "to your doorstep" scheduled maintenance coverage that Mercedes-Benz does not. Check the specs below and visit Genesis of North Kingstown to see why the G70 is the right choice.


WARRANTYG70C-Class
Basic Months6048
Basic Miles60,00050,000
Powertrain Months12048
Powertrain Miles100,00050,000
Scheduled Maintenance Included3 Years/36,000 MilesNone
SAFETY & SECURITY
Inattentive Driver AlertStandardStandard
Crash Mitigating BrakesStandardStandard
Cross-Path Warning SystemStandardOptional
Airbags: Driver and Passenger FrontStandardStandard
Airbags: Front Side-Impact; Driver Knee; Side-Impact HeadStandardStandard
ENGINE
G70 2.0 T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. vs. Mercedes C300252 HP/260 lbs-ft torque241 HP/273 lbs-fit torque
FuelRegular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance)Premium unleaded gasoline required
TRANSMISSION
Standard Transmission8-Speed Automatic9-Speed Automatic
Optional Manual TransmissionAvailableNot Available
BRAKES
Four-Wheel Antilock BrakesStandardStandard
HANDLING
Standard Wheels18 inch17 inch
Standard Tire Profile45 series tires50 series tires
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
Head-up DisplayStandardOptional
Heated SeatsOptionalOptional For Front
Front Passenger SpaceHead room: 39.7"
Leg room: 42.6"
Shoulder room: 56.3"
Head room: 37.1"
Leg room: 41.7"
Shoulder room: 55.3"
Height adjustable front shoulder beltsStandardStandard
Smartphone InterfaceApple Car Play and Google Android AutoApple Car Play and Google Android Auto
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