Hey, here’s a luxury sports sedan with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that pours on its 365 horsepower like Def Leppard takes its sugar and had you shifting in your seat while signing on the dotted line at the dealership in anticipation of getting out on the road. Oh, but wait: You need to drive it like Miss Daisy for 600 miles before you have any fun. That was our experience when we bought a 2019 Genesis G70, the vehicle that earned Cars.com’s Best of 2019 accolade, and that owner’s-manual-recommended “break-in period” was a massive buzzkill.
In our most popular story this week, Cars.com Managing Editor Joe Bruzek laments having to schlep around in our brand-new G70 without getting to jump on the accelerator and enjoy this baby the way the God intended. I mean, wasn’t that in the Book of Genesis? (Well, it shoulda been.)
“The first temptation to say ‘Eff it’ to the break-in literally happened on the way home from the dealership,” Bruzek admits. “A 2017-or-newer BMW 540i xDrive weaved through traffic to tail the G70. Maybe the driver was in a hurry, maybe he wanted to check out the G70 or maybe he was just being a BMW driver. Who knows.”
Was he able to resist the urge? Follow the link below to find out.
Despite the G70’s new-owner performance limitations, there evidently were no limitations on readers’ interest in our new ride, as articles chronicling our early experience with it occupy nearly a third of this week’s top 10. Our Kelsey Mays’ stories about the G70’s confoundingly shaky head-up display, and our experience with Genesis’ valet service allowing us to have that head-up problem fixed without having to go to the dealership, checked in at Nos. 5 and 10, respectively.
In other gossip from the popular kids’ lunch table, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma remained a major topic of conversation this week. The mid-size pickup truck helped propel our rundown of the biggest news out of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show to the top spot on that top 10 list, while also being the most notable thing to publish in the past seven days on Cars.com sister site PickupTrucks.com. And while we’re on the subject of pickups, our expert review of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado rounds out the top five.
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