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Genesis G70 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

In comparing the Genesis G70 to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Genesis G70 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Genesis G70 versus the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Genesis G70 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Genesis G70 versus Mercedes-Benz C-Class Pricing

A used 2023 Genesis G70 ranges from $38,997 to $56,000 while a used 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is priced between $46,560 to $57,324. For a new model, the Genesis G70's price is between $42,646 and $57,344, with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced between $46,638 and $58,808.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Genesis G70’s base engine makes 252 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class base engine makes 255 horsepower. The G70 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 490 miles. The C-Class is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 626 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Genesis G70 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room and front leg room. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has the advantage in the areas of rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Genesis G70 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Genesis G70

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2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,646 - $57,344

Used Asking Price:

$38,997 - $56,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$46,638 - $58,808

Used Asking Price:

$46,560 - $57,324

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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3 / 39

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7 / 39

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18 / 39

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Pros and Cons

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Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2.0T, 3.3T Standard

Trim Levels

AMG C 43, AMG C 63 S, C 300, C 300 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

252 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 1400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

332 / 490 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 36 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

435 / 626 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Cargo Space:

10.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

95.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3688 lbs

Width:

72.8 inches

Height:

55.1 inches

Length:

184.4 inches

Wheelbase:

111.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3825 lbs

Width:

80 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

187 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P225/40R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18