2020 Genesis G70 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
 $37,450 Starting MSRP $41,400
 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder
 252-365 hp Horsepower 255 hp
 4.5 / 5 stars J.D. Power Reliability Score 3 / 5 stars
 Standard Lane Keep Assist Available
 Rear-Wheel Drive Standard Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive

All-new in 2019, the 2020 Genesis G70 is in just its second year in the competitive luxury sport sedan market -- but this high-performer didn't waste time getting to the top. Still, there's stiff competition from competitors like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. How does the balanced ride of the C-Class compare with the razor-sharp handling of the Genesis G70? Below, we'll look at what the Mercedes-Benz vs. Genesis can do for your daily Fort Walton drives when it comes to performance, comfort amenities, safety, and more.

Mercedes-Benz vs. Genesis: Engines and Performance Specs

Depending on the Genesis G70 configuration you choose, you can focus your G70's performance where it matters most to you. First choose between RWD and AWD powertrains, then your level of equipment and features. The Mercedes-Benz base engine offers similar horsepower, although you'll need to make the significant upgrade to AMG® models to gain more power. Compare Mercedes-Benz vs. Genesis engines for the G70 vs. C-Class, below:


2020 Genesis G70 Engines

  • 252-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
  • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 6-speed manual transmission for 255 hp
  • 365-hp 3.3L twin-turbo V6
  • 8-speed automatic transmission w/OD and auto-manual


2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engines

  • 255-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder
  • Standard 9-speed automatic transmission


Mercedes-Benz vs. Genesis: Safety and Reliability

Both the G70 and the C-Class really deliver when it comes to safety features, earning great reviews across the board. However, there are a few differences to note about their standard active feature lists and reliability scores:

  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist come standard on G70, but are only available as upgrades on the C-Class.
  • The Genesis G70 earns an excellent J.D. Power Reliability score of 4.5 out of 5 stars, compared to 3 out of 5 for the C-Class.

Mercedes-Benz vs. Genesis: Interior Amenities

Both brands are known for refined cabins outfitted with the most advanced technology and comfort features. That holds true for both the C-Class and the Genesis G70, and even at a reasonable starting MSRP, both offer a long list of standard interior features including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Compare the Mercedes-Benz vs. Genesis below:


2020 Genesis G70 Standard Interior Features

  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system
  • Dual automatic climate control
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Hands-free trunk

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Standard Interior Features

  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Driver's seat memory settings
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Sunroof

Learn More About the G70 With Allen Turner Genesis

When you consider the Mercedes-Benz vs. Genesis on features and performance, these two rivals are close competitors -- but it's clear that the G70 has the edge on features, performance, and pricing. For an even better Genesis G70 price, check out global incentives for Fort Walton and Pensacola drivers from Allen Turner Genesis. Contact us today to learn more!