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2022 Genesis GV70: A Solid Choice in Luxury

The 2022 GV70 is a luxury compact crossover that comes packed with standard features and is elegantly styled inside and out. 

What’s New for the 2022 Genesis GV70?

The 2022 GV70 is an all-new model for the Genesis brand. It positions itself below the larger—and relatively new GV80 midsize crossover and enters a highly competitive small luxury SUV market going up against the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class, the BMW X3, and the Volvo XC60.

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Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $41,000





Fuel Economy

19-22 City / 25-28 Hwy (MPG)

Number of Seats


Seats 5

The Breakdown

Luxurious, high-end interior

Competitively priced

Refined ride and handling

Infotainment controls hard to reach

Subpar towing capacity

No hybrid option

Not bad for a first try, Genesis

2022 Genesis Specs

Trims & Pricing

2.5T - $42,900
3.5T Sport - $55,000

2022 Genesis GV70 Powertrain

2022 Genesis GV70 V6 3.5L- carsforsale.com
2022 Genesis GV70 V6 3.5L- carsforsale.com

The GV70 is available with either a 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 375-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The V-6 is only offered on the Sport model. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is standard.

The base engine is adequate for city and highway driving, but the V-6 will give you a more exciting ride and delivers power when it’s needed. The GV70 excels in every category, handling just as well as its rival the BMW X3, not leaning too much in turns and taking on winding roads like a backroads champ.

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2022 Genesis GV70 - genesisnewsusa.com

A firm suspension ensures a smooth comfortable ride, but we did notice the bumps more over rough patches on city streets. The brakes are a winner as well and allow for smooth, predictable stops thanks to a just-right pedal stroke.

Does automotive jargon leave your head spinning? Learn everything you need to know about what’s under the hood in our Car Drivetrains and Powertrain Explained article.

Towing & Payload

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2022 Genesis GV70 - genesisnewsusa.com

The base 2022 Genesis GV70 can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. This is less than many of its rivals, so for more towing capacity and cargo space the larger Genesis GV80 might be worth considering. Check out our full review of the 2023 Genesis GV80.

2022 Genesis GV70 Fuel Economy & MPG

You’ll get the best fuel efficiency with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine which gets an estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The twin-turbo V-6 engine drops to 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Genesis hasn’t yet released a hybrid version of the GV70. For that you’ll have to look to its non-luxury cousin, the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo Space

The GV70 is a front runner for interior style and elegance. High quality materials are used throughout giving a luxurious feel—and we’d be remiss if we forgot to mention the knurled glass shift knob. The cabin is spacious, and the leather seats provide a comfortable and supportive seat for both driver and passengers. We like that the second row reclines making it more favorable for adults.

You’ll get 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is generous for this class. Within the cabin you’ll find adequate storage space. Below the center armrest is a bin for larger items, but you won’t fit much into the small glove box or door pockets. We do like the wireless charging station that is deep enough for two smartphones and tucked up and out of the way.

Entertainment & Technology

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2022 Genesis GV70 - carsforsale.com

The GV70 is equipped with a wide 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that also has a user-friendly control knob. The touchscreen is located a little further away from the driver than we’d like, so it can present some operating difficulties while driving.  

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are standard, and you’ll have no problem charging your devices with four USB outlets, a wireless phone charger, and a 110-volt outlet. We found that the GV70’s voice controls can understand most human speech, but it can only perform functions related to the phone, navigation system, and audio system. The upgraded 16-speaker Lexicon audio system is well worth the extra money and delivers next-level, quality sound.

Safety Features

The 2022 GV70 earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) but has not yet been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It comes with a generous offering of standard safety features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, forward automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, vehicle exit warning, a rearview camera, and driver drowsiness monitoring.

2022 Genesis GV70 Trims & Pricing

2022 Genesis GV70 Sunroof - netcarshow.com
2022 Genesis GV70 Sunroof - netcarshow.com

2.5T – $42,900

The 2.5T trim is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and comes with synthetic leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, remote start, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control. Technology on the 2.5T GV70 includes a 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital gauge cluster, navigation, HD and satellite radio, a nine-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, wireless device charging, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

The 2.5 T comes with Standard driver assistance features like forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, forward automatic emergency braking, vehicle exit warning, rear cross traffic alert, a rearview camera, driver drowsiness monitoring, and rear parking sensors.

The Select package is available for an additional $4,000 and adds ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a 16-speaker Lexicon audio system.

A step up to the Advanced package ($4,150 + the Select package), gets you genuine leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat reminder, a surround-view parking camera system, reverse automatic braking, front parking sensors, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.

The Sport Prestige package ($3,600 + Select and Advanced packages) adds intersection assist, unique styling elements, and a digital key that allows you to lock, unlock, and start the car from your smartphone.

2022 Genesis GV70 Lexicon Speakers - netcarshow.com
2022 Genesis GV70 Lexicon Speakers - netcarshow.com

3.5T Sport – $55,000

The 3.5T Sport trim is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and comes with all of the 2.5T base trim features and adds a panoramic sunroof, genuine leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, intersection assist, and styling upgrades.

For an additional $5,000 the Sport Advanced package adds Nappa leather upholstery, a digital key, a heated steering wheel, a 16-speaker Lexicon audio system, front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, parallel and perpendicular park assist, and reverse automatic emergency braking.

The Sport Prestige package ($4,900 + the Sport Advanced package) adds heated rear seats, an electronic limited-slip differential, a head-up display, a larger digital gauge cluster, and tri-zone automatic climate control.

In the market for a compact SUV but not ready to shell out this kind of money? Check out our 2023 Kia Sportage Review for a more budget-friendly option that doesn’t skimp on technology and safety features.


Genesis offers excellent warranty coverage that tops most other premium automakers. The GV70 comes with a powertrain warranty that covers 10 years or 100,000 miles, and a limited warranty that covers 5 years or 60,000 miles. Complimentary scheduled maintenance is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles.

What we think

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We’d have to say we’re impressed with Genesis’ first attempt at the small luxury SUV market. Coming in thousands less than most of its competitors, the GV70 offers a composed ride and just the right amount of power. With luxury strewn throughout the cabin and loads of standard features, we would go with the 3.5T Sport to get the twin-turbo V-6 engine and leather seats.

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Ben Hill

Ben Hill grew up seeing his neighbor restore classic MG cars. Soon, Ben was building his own model cars. Then, in high school, he started restoring early model Ford Mustangs. The combination of art and science is what first drew Ben to the automotive industry. He appreciates the engineering and aesthetics of a well-designed vehicle. Ben earned writing recognition as a writer Kentucky Young Author of the Year. Today, he uses his bachelor of arts degree from Furman University, writing car reviews, comparisons, and about automotive financing.

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