The thrill of driving a small luxury car has captured the imaginations of drivers across Hardeeville, Hilton Head Island, and Bluffton. In this 2019 Genesis G70 vs. BMW 3 Series comparison, we want to show you how these two popular segment mates measure up.

The 3 Series Sedan has been fully redesigned for 2019, and the G70 is an all-new model this year. How do these cars compare? Read on to find out-and drop us a line at Genesis of Hilton Head if you have any questions!

2019 G70 vs 3 Series: Performance Specs

Peek under the hoods of the base 2019 G70 and 3 Series, and you'll find two highly similar engines. Both cars run on turbocharged 4-cylinder engines that produce roughly 250 horsepower each-that's more than enough power for a lively daily drive.

However, the Genesis car tops out with significantly more oomph than its BMW counterpart. Its optional twin-turbo V6 serves up 365 horsepower and can reach 60 MPH in as little as 4.5 seconds. The 3 Series is a bit less potent: It tops out with just 320 horsepower from an available turbocharged 6-cylinder.

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard on both cars, so you can enjoy a sporty driving experience!

In-Car Technology Features for the Drive

State-of-the-art infotainment systems grace the Genesis G70 and BMW 3 Series. With intuitive controls, you can access your favorite features with ease. You'll have no trouble viewing maps from the available navigation systems with those large screens.

The 3 Series offers Apple CarPlay™ as a subscription service, letting you pair your iPhone with the car and use essential apps during your drive. However, the G70 takes it a step further, making Apple CarPlay™ and its Android counterpart, Android Auto™, standard on all models.

Both vehicles offer available wireless smartphone charging, so you can keep your phone's battery at full health without the hassle of cords!

Interior Features: Cabin Comfort & Style

For those longer drives, you want a vehicle that can help you relax and arrive feeling refreshed. The 2019 G70 and 3 Series accomplish that in many ways. Both have standard automatic climate control systems that let the driver and front passenger each set their own temperature.

You'll find comfortable seats in these vehicles, with leather upholstery available for a more premium look and feel. The Genesis car offers available diamond-patterned stitching in white to contrast with the black leather and shake things up. It's a stylistic touch you won't find in the BMW.

2019 Genesis G70 vs BMW 3 Series: The Verdict

Now that you've read our 2019 Genesis G70 vs. BMW 3 Series comparison, it's time to choose your next new small luxury car! These cars both have lots of fans across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island, and they're well-matched across several metrics.

However, when it comes to engine power, smartphone integration, and interior luxury, the G70 makes a strong case for itself. If you think it might be the perfect car for you, schedule a test drive at Genesis of Hilton Head and get behind the wheel!  

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