With their market share dropping, many sedans have been axed, but there are still a bunch of very impressive sports sedans available and the Acura TLX Type S and Genesis G70 are among the best on the market.
The G70 has been available for a few years now and was recently facelifted, although it remains largely unchanged from a mechanical perspective. By comparison, the TLX Type S only recently hit the market and did so with quite a lot of hype around it.
In terms of performance, the two are very well matched. Powering the Genesis G70 is a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft (508 Nm) of torque while the TLX Type S has a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 delivering 355 hp and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque. In a straight line, TheStraightPipes discovers that the Genesis has an advantage, although it isn’t significant.
The duo were tested on a racetrack, allowing the reviewers to see which has the better handling characteristics. A key advantage that the TLX Type S has is double-wishbone front suspension that provides it with much more front-end grip than the Genesis. However, while the TLX Type S has an all-wheel drive system like the G70, it isn’t as suited to powersliding as its Korean rival.
In Canada, where the test took place, the Genesis G70 3.3T Sport starts at CA$59,000 (US$47,115), while the TLX Type S is available from CA$60,500 (US$48,313). Which would you rather take home?