Top Safety Pick +

2019 Genesis G70

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles with specific headlights

2019 Genesis G70 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights(varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention
Standard system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard blind spot detection
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Standard lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Genesis G70 2.0T 4-door

The Genesis G70 was introduced in the 2019 model year. The G70 is derived from the G80, but is smaller and lighter. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. The ratings also apply to the structurally similar Kia Stinger, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1814
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 6
Left toepan (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Parking brake (cm) 0
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 1
Upper dash (cm) 2
Lower instrument panel (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1814
Head
HIC-15 226
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Femur (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.66
Right 0.70
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.9
Right 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 62
Right 86

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Genesis G70 2.0T Elite 4-door

The Genesis G70 was introduced in the 2019 model year. The G70 is derived from the G80, but is smaller and lighter. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. The ratings also apply to the structurally similar Kia Stinger, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1832
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 8
Right toepan (cm) 7
Center toepan (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 2
Right lower dash (cm) 2

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1832
Head
HIC-15 282
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.59
Right 0.38
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.1
Right 3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 74

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1832
Head
HIC-15 170
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.31
Right 0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 24
Right 46

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Genesis G70 2.0T 4-door

The Genesis G70 was introduced in the 2019 model year. The G70 is derived from the G80, but is smaller and lighter. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of frontal crash test verification. The ratings also apply to the structurally similar Kia Stinger, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1826
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1826
Head
HIC-15 148
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.50
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 48
Right 52

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Genesis G70 2.0T 4-door

The Genesis G70 was introduced in the 2019 model year. The G70 is derived from the G80, but is smaller and lighter. Side impact test ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai as part of side crash test verification. The ratings also apply to the structurally similar Kia Stinger, which was introduced in the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1824
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1824
Head HIC-15 236
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 41
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 44
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.32
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.89
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 135
A-P moment (Nm) -63

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1824
Head HIC-15 162
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 27
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 49
A-P moment (Nm) -15

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Genesis G70 2.0T Elite 4-door

Rating applies to both the Genesis G70 4-door sedan (tested) and the structurally similar Kia Stinger 4-door hatchback.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,627 lbs
Peak force 20,068 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.53

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2019 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 36
Distance below top of head (mm) -18
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.1
Head contact time (ms) 64
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 16
Max neck tension (N) 603

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Prestige package
  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Dynamic package
  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Sport package
  • 3.3T AT trim equipped with Elite package
  • 3.3T AT trim equipped with Prestige package
  • 3.3T AT trim equipped with Sport package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Prestige package
  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Dynamic package
  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Sport package
  • 3.3T AT trim equipped with Elite package
  • 3.3T AT trim equipped with Prestige package
  • 3.3T AT trim equipped with Sport package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 117.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 59.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 87.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 68.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 71.0 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 60.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 150.0 m
Straightaway left edge 138.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 92.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 85.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 72.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 70.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Elite package
  • 3.3T AT trim
  • 2.0T MT trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right and gradual left curves and fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves and on the sharp right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • 2.0T AT trim equipped with Elite package
  • 3.3T AT trim
  • 2.0T MT trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 121.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 65.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 162.3 m
Straightaway left edge 141.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 76.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 74.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.9 m

Trim level(s)

  • 2.0T AT trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • 2.0T AT trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 49.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 30.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 41.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 32.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.8 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 31.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 127.4 m
Straightaway left edge 105.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 56.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 51.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.6 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 2.0T
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 7
Clearance angle (degrees) 20
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 4
Clearance angle (degrees) 22
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 18
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 17
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated