Distinguishing between the two corporate cousins
It’s no secret that the 2018 Kia Stinger GT and the 2019 Genesis G70 share the same platform that’s an evolution of the one found in the current-generation Genesis G80. Both cars share the same engine lineup, a base 2.0-liter turbo-four with 255 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. There’s also an adaptive suspension system, a drive mode selector with a custom setting, and Brembo brakes on the V-6-powered variants. An eight-speed automatic transmission is shared between both cars.
Other than the obvious differences in size, weight, and looks, chassis and suspension tuning distinguish the 2018 Kia Stinger GT and the 2019 Genesis G70. Although they share the same platform and powertrain choices, save for the six-speed manual option that’s exclusive to the four-cylinder G70, both cars behave differently on the road and are tuned for different tastes. Those looking for a fun compact luxury sport sedan should choose the G70, and buyers in search of a comfortable grand tourer that manages to offer great handling for its size and have a massive cargo area will be better served by the Stinger GT.