Besides the usual rivals from Chevrolet and Dodge, the 2019 Ford Mustang GT doesn’t get compared to other cars too often.
So it was only natural that this review from Canada’s Throttle House caught our attention. In the video comparison, the guys try to find out whether a driving enthusiast can make the transition from the Mustang GT to the more practical Genesis G70 without losing too much in performance or engagement.
Why would anyone in their right mind trade the Mustang GT’s iconic design, V8 muscle, manual transmission and rear-wheel drive thrills for a Korean sedan with a twin-turbo V6 engine and all-wheel drive?
This hypothetical dilemma doesn’t make much sense because few (if any) true enthusiasts will ever be faced with a choice like this. The Mustang is a car one buys with the heart while the Genesis G70, as capable as it is, remains a rational choice.
The video does bring some interesting observations, though. For example, one of the reviewers argues that the Mustang GT is a one-dimensional car while the G70 adapts more easily to various situations.
More specifically, it’s a lot more comfortable and smoother to drive in the city that the Mustang. It’s also safer than the Ford come wintertime, thanks to its all-wheel-drive system. It can do all that and go from 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds — pretty close to the Mustang GT’s sub-4-second sprint.
But can all those daily usability advantages make up for the thunderous V8 soundtrack, superior driving fun, and strong personality of the Mustang GT? Let’s find out.