COMPARING THE KIA STINGER GT VS THE GENESIS G70 2.0T (2021 MODELS)


If you’re looking for eye-catching cars that both rise to the occasion and get the job done every day, look no further than the Kia Stinger vs. Genesis G70. We’ve taken the liberty of breaking down these two sedan standouts from a couple of different perspectives, so you don’t have to. We’ve even put together a list of common questions we hear in our showroom all the time in Atlanta, GA. Learn more below!


Genesis G70 2.0T AWD

MSRP (starting at) $38,000
Estimated Lease Price $299/month
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Horsepower 252 @ 6200
Torque 260 @ 1400
Transmission 8-speed automatic
City MPG (estimated) 20 mpg
Highway MPG (estimated) 27 mpg
Combined MPG (estimated) 23 mpg
Seats 5
Leather Seats Optional
Cargo Space 12.4 cubic ft
Moonroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard
Brake Assist Standard
Auto-Levelling Headlights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Standard
Lane Keeping Assist Standard
Shop Model: New Genesis G70
Kia Stinger GT AWD

MSRP (starting at) $41,790
Estimated Lease Price $339/month
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-5
Horsepower 365 @ 6000
Torque 376 @1300
Transmission 8-speed automatic
City MPG (estimated) 17 mpg
Highway MPG (estimated) 25 mpg
Combined MPG (estimated) 20 mpg
Seats 5
Leather Seats Optional
Cargo Space 13.4 cubic ft
Moonroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard
Brake Assist Standard
Auto-Levelling Headlights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Standard
Lane Keeping Assist Optional


Stinger vs. G70 Price and Trims

The Genesis G70 vs. Kia Stinger leave the rest of their competition looking skyward – no matter which trim you’re in. The most recent iterations of the Stinger vs. G70 come in the following trims.

  • 2021 Genesis G70 2.0T – Starting at $36,000 MSRP,1 the G70 base model is powered through a 2.0-liter I-4 premium engine that produces 252 horsepower via an 8-speed automatic transmission on both rear and all-wheel-drive.
  • 2021 Genesis G70 2.0T Sport – Starting at $38,600 MSRP,1 the 2.0T Sport comes exclusively with a 2.0-liter I-4 premium engine and 6-speed manual transmission that produces 255 horsepower through rear-wheel-drive.
  • 2021 Genesis G70 3.3T – Starting at $46,200 MSRP,1 a 3.3-liter V-6 premium engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and produces 365 horsepower on both rear and all-wheel drive.

The 2021 Kia Stinger is available at the following trim levels.

  • 2021 Kia Stinger GT-Line – Starting at $36,090 MSRP,2 the GT-Line boasts 300 horsepower from a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, available in both rear and all-wheel-drive.
  • 2021 Kia Stinger GT1 – Starting at $43,690 MSRP,2 the GT1 offers 368 horsepower through a 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, available in both rear and all-wheel-drive.
  • 2021 Kia Stinger GT2 – Starting at $51,290 MSRP,2 features blind-spot view monitor, leather-trimmed seats, ventilated front seats, and premium audio on top of the GT1’s base.

While G70 vs. Stinger have several trims available at comparable starting price points, only one delivers a luxury driving experience. For a more specific comparison, we’ve selected the Genesis G70 2.0T AWD and the Kia Stinger GT AWD as the two twin trims from which to pick through.

Stinger vs. G70 Speed & Performance

Before we get into the more intricate details, let’s give you a look under the hoods of the Kia Stinger GT vs. Genesis G70 2.0T.

The Genesis G70 2.0T AWD has an Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission that produces 252 horsepower. The Genesis sedan drives at an EPA-estimated3 20 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on the highway, and 23 MPG combined.

The Kia Stinger GT AWD has an Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-5 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission that produces 365 horsepower. This Kia model may pack more power than the Genesis, but it pays for it in the fuel-efficiency department. The Stinger drives at lower EPA-estimated4 figures of 17 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on the highway, and 20 MPG combined.

Stinger vs. G70 Exterior

A full-color pallet is available across these two models. Whether you’re looking for a sharp black or white exterior that presents your arrival with prestige or an eye-popping head-turner that makes everyone look, it’s all here. Compare exterior color options on the Kia Stinger vs. Genesis G70 below:

Kia Stinger exterior color choices include:

  • Ascot Green
  • Panthera Metal
  • Micro Pearl Blue
  • HiChroma Red
  • Ceramic Silver
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Snow White Pearl

The Stinger has an LED tail-light that runs the width of the car and dual twin-exit exhaust bursting out of wide fenders.

The following exterior color options are available on the Genesis G70 2.0T AWD:

  • Adriatic Blue
  • Black Forest Green
  • Havana Red
  • Himalayan Gray
  • Mallorca Blue
  • Savile Silver
  • Siberian Ice
  • Uyuni White
  • Vik Black

Both sedans feature accented grilles and side details that evoke a luxury automobile. The Genesis G70 sits on 19-inch sport alloy wheels and makes sure you pay attention to the grand honeycomb grille out front. If you think it looks cool now, wait till you look at the seats.

Stinger vs. G70 Interior

Although the Kia Stinger vs. Genesis G70 stack up similarly in many specs, one sedan is trying to bring a luxurious driving experience while the other actually delivers it. When you venture inside the cabin, this becomes abundantly clear. Driver-assistance features that come standard at the top of the sedan class cost extra in the Kia Stinger. Though the Stinger offers more interior looks, premium seating features that keep your cabin comfortable and cool can be intricately woven into the Genesis G70.

Nappa leather seats display a super striking quilted pattern that’s highlighted with contrast stitching. Feel plushy relaxation from the back of your head, your back, and all the way down to your ankles at every part of the journey. Aside from tying every seat in the car together, it complements the front grille perfectly.

Which is less expensive: the Genesis G70 or the KIA Stinger?

The Genesis G70 2.0T AWD has a starting price of $38,000 MSRP.1 The Kia Stinger GT AWD has a starting price of $41,790 MSRP.2 View all of our Genesis G70s for sale on-site today. At their priciest trims, the Kia emerges as the more expensive starting MSRP2 as well. The Kia Stinger GT2 tops out these sedan options at a starting price of $51,290. Make sure to investigate which features come with the particular trim you’ve selected when you’re comparing costs. As we lay out further, not everybody brings a full complement of features in every vehicle.

What is the main difference between the KIA Stinger and the Genesis G70?

The main difference comes in the quality of the interior materials used and available features in-cabin. Genesis vehicles are admired at the top of the industry because class comes standard at every level. You don’t have to add a bunch of features to Genesis vehicles to make it deliver a top-of-the-line driving experience because that experience comes with the car.

At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference. It’s important to ask yourself plenty of questions before you make a new car decision.

Decide whether you prioritize power or being able to move around at all times. Do you want a particular matching set of interior and exterior colorways? How about heated or leather seats? Do you struggle with parking or driving in crowded spaces? What features do you have to have at your fingertips the next time you get behind the wheel, and which ones are you willing to dip deeper into your wallet for?

What are the 0-60 times for the G70 and Stinger?

The 0-60 MPH figures don’t allow for much separation by themselves. Both the Kia Stinger vs. Genesis G70 go from a dead stop to 60 MPH in 4.7 seconds.

Select Your Sedan

We hope you’ll visit our showroom soon with any Kia Stinger vs. Genesis G70 questions you may have. Our vehicle experts are always on hand and happy to help you find a car that fuels your future.

Disclosure:1 MSRP excludes tax, title, license and destination charges. Destination charges may vary. Dealer sets actual price. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

2 “Starting MSRP” price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. Stinger GT2 with optional Scorpion Package shown with optional features, priced higher at $52,590. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. See “Build and Price” section for MSRP of model shown and applicable destination and handling charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Some features only available as part of packages. See “Features & Specifications” and “Options” pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models.

3 All figures are EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

4 MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

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