Genesis is known for their luxury vehicles, constantly impressing with their high-tech loadouts and impressive performance. Now, they’re looking to get into the compact SUV market with the new 2022 Genesis GV70. This vehicle sets out to be a strong competitor in a market already packed with strong options. This review on the 2022 Genesis GV70 will go into the specs and features that make this compact a great choice for buyers.
The 2022 Genesis GV70 is a brand-new model that aims to compete in the compact SUV market. As the first entry of the company in this segment, all features it has come new for this model year.
The 2022 Genesis GV70 offers various packages that all have differing price points. Most of the changes are exterior and interior design elements, as well as additional improvements to various aspects of the car. Below are the respective costs of the 2022 Genesis GV70 and the different trim levels.
|2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Standard||$ 41,500*|
|2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Select||$ 45,500*|
|2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Advanced||$ 49,650*|
|2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Sport Prestige||$ 52,750*|
|2022 Genesis GV70 3.5T AWD Sport||$ 52,600*|
|2022 Genesis GV70 3.5T AWD Sport Advanced||$ 57,600*|
|2022 Genesis GV70 3.5T AWD Sport Prestige||$ 62,500*|
The company offers different lease deals on the 2022 Genesis GV70. These differ on a state-to-state basis, and are also accompanied by other financing options. Make sure to check out the brand’s official site in order to check out the lease deals that you can take advantage of.
The GV70 makes use of two engine options: A turbocharged 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine and a TwinTurbo 3.6-Liter V6. The 2.5-Liter engine produces a power output of 300 horsepower and a torque output of 311 pounds-feet on premium fuel. The more powerful 3.5-Liter TwinTurbo is the option for those who want a bit more excitement to their ride, producing 375 horsepower and 391 pounds-feet of torque. It comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. All models of the GV70 are only available in an all-wheel drive setup.The driving modes available on the GV70 take full advantage of its AWD system. When driving in normal conditions, it runs engine power to the rear wheels. However, in situations with less traction, the AWD system kicks in and sends a balanced amount of power to the front wheels as well. An electronically controlled suspension also aids in improving the ride quality, adapting itself to the road conditions via a camera system.The GV70’s wheel size varies according to the trim level, with options being for 18-, 19- and 21-inch wheels available.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
Both models of the GV70 have differing fuel ratings, with buyers being able to choose which balance of power and fuel efficiency they prefer. Below are the MPG ratings of the 2 engine options available to the 2022 Genesis GV70.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Powertrain||22||28||24|
|2022 Genesis GV70 3.5T AWD Powertrain||19||25||21|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Genesis once again delivers on the interior of the 2022 Genesis GV70 with a design that’s stylish to look at. The cabin’s materials are all of a luxurious quality, gracefully complementing the look of the cabin itself. Its dashboard is said to have been inspired by the shape of the wings of an aircraft, exhibiting curves that give it a nice aesthetic appearance. All the center console’s buttons and controls have been placed thoughtfully, being easy for the driver to reach out towards.In terms of passenger capacity, the GV70 can comfortably sit 5 passengers. The seats fitted onto the cabin are fitted with leatherette seating surfaces as standard, but can be upgraded to full leather upholstery on higher trim levels. The highest trim levels also make use of mesh inserts for additional comfort. The driver’s seat comes with 12-way power adjustability, with both front seats having heating capabilities built-in.The GV70 has a cargo volume of 28.9 cubic feet with the 2nd row deployed and 56.9 cubic feet if the 2nd row is folded up. This should be enough for families on the move, or ones just looking to get away on vacation plans.
The infotainment suite of the GV70 is packed with high-tech features that is sure to entertain passengers and aid drivers all along your journey. Drivers can make use of either an 8-inch Digital Instrument Cluster, or a 12.3-inch 3D Digital Cluster available only on the highest trim levels. The latter has added depth to it in order to improve the display’s readability. The suite itself can be operated on the 14.5-inch HD screen which sits on the stylized dashboard of the GV70. It comes integrated with a 360°-degree camera system, allowing drivers to monitor blind spots and obstacles currently on the road. It even comes with an optional feature for Remote Image Capture, allowing you to check up on your car via live snapshots of its surroundings. Other features include a fingerprint reader which is used to load different driver profiles that can be personalized to your liking. It also activates the car’s Valet mode, which disables various features on your car if you’re planning to use valet parking services.
The Genesis GV70 has one the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ for 2021, making it one of the safest compact SUVs you can get in the market today. Many driver-assistance technologies come standard to the GV70. Some of these included a Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, a Blind Spot Monitor and Collision Assist, a lane keeping assistance system, and other features as well.
Genesis offers excellent warranty plans for the GV70, most of which span for longer than that of the competition. Their Limited Warranty plan spans 5 years or the first 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. They also offer their Powertrain warranty for 10 years or for the first 100,000 miles driven. Genesis also has a plan set in place for complimentary scheduled maintenance which is available to drivers for a total of 3 years or the first 36,000 miles.