Genesis' trajectory continues with what could be its most important vehicle yet: The GV70 luxury compact SUV. Introduced for the 2022 model year, the GV70 aims at established segment players like the Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. Distinctive styling with unusual color and trim choices help the GV70 stand out. If it's like the Genesis GV80 luxury midsize SUV, it'll bring a proper luxury experience with a good bang-for-the-buck value proposition.
We have yet to test objectively Genesis' newest SUV, the GV70, but we did spend a few hours behind the wheel of a 3.5T Sport with the Prestige package for the model's launch program. Its power delivery was gratifyingly quick, and its transmission shifted smoothly in most situations. The compact crossover also displayed a low amount of body roll and overall great handling, decently absorbing most road imperfections.
The GV70's soft yet athletic ride translates to a quiet and serene cabin. Its interior further skews upscale with quality materials, thoughtful design, and standout tech, like the fingerprint scanner to start the car, or the 12.3-inch 3-D digital cluster. Cargo space is plentiful, and the cabin generally has an airy feel to it. With the larger engine, the GV70 delivers on many of the fronts that buyers in this segment look for consistently at a price that undercuts its luxury rivals from Germany.
Like other vehicles in Genesis' 2022 lineup, the GV70's base engine is a 2.5-liter turbo-four producing 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. A twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 is also offered, which increases output to 375 hp and 383 lb-ft. Through an eight-speed automatic transmission, engine output is routed to standard AWD.
Fuel economy for the 2022 GV70 with the base 2.5-liter turbo-four is rated at 22/28 mpg city/highway, and with the available 3.5-liter turbo V-6 it's 19/25 mpg. The GV70 with the turbo-four has the best fuel economy of the lineup and identical ratings to the 2021 Lexus NX300 AWD, which is equipped with a smaller 2.0-liter engine and makes less power. GV70 with the bigger engine compare favorably to the 2022 Audi SQ5 AWD, which has a smaller and less powerful 3.0-liter V-6 and gets 19/24 mpg.
Every 2022 GV70 is equipped with numerous driver assist features, including blind-spot monitoring, rear and side cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking. Adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist are also included on all trims; higher-end models gain Genesis' Highway Driving Assist system to further reduce the driver's work. Other premium driver aids include camera-based blind-spot monitors, rear automatic braking, rear-seat occupant alert, and emergency evasive steering.
Every 2022 GV70 is equipped with a 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen atop the dashboard. An 8.0-inch gauge cluster display is standard, while a head-up display and 12.3-inch all-digital gauge display with a 3D projection effect are available. A wireless device charger is included on all trims, with USB charge ports offered in the first and second rows. A 16-speaker Lexicon premium setup is included on all trim levels above the base. On high-end trim levels a driverless parking assist feature is included. The GV70's fingerprint scanner can recognize different touches to load various presets, start or stop the engine, or even pay for fuel at compatible stations.
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