10 Things That Put The Genesis GV70 Ahead Of The Pack
By MUSTAFA KHAN for TopSpeed.com
The 2022 Genesis GV70 is a stylish SUV with advanced tech features, a luxurious interior, and an unbeatable value.
The Genesis GV70 is the newest addition to the crossover market. It provides a sleek design, luxurious features, and affordable pricing. The GV70, introduced in 2021, was born from the GV80's success; it aims to provide a similar elegant design and refined luxury experience but in a more compact and budget-friendly package.
In recent years the automotive industry has seen a flood of mid-sized SUVs and cross-overs. The BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC Class, and Audi Q5 are just some of the formidable rivals that the GV70 faces in this cutthroat market. But despite that, it distinguishes itself by providing a unique blend of luxury and performance that makes it comfortable, safe, and accessible yet fast and sporty at the same time. When it comes to striking looks and powerful performance this crossover hits all the right notes with its athletic anesthetics and range of engine choices with the most powerful one being a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 that produces up to 375 horsepower.
Perhaps the most significant selling point of the GV70 is its value proposition. Being cheaper than every one of its competitors earns it a lot of points in the eyes of customers around the world, and its modern design and luxurious features provide a feeling that you're getting more than what you paid for. The GV70 is an excellent choice for those seeking a high-end crossover SUV that offers both luxury and affordability.
10Spacious Interior With Comfortable Seating
When it comes to luxury SUVs with ample space and comfort features, few models can compare to the Genesis GV70. Its generous interior volume of 108 cubic feet allows up to five passengers to stretch out comfortably. The SUV's seats also come equipped with cooling, heating, and massage functions as standard. The Genesis GV70 features a premium interior with high-quality materials used throughout the cabin. There are several options of leather available including synthetic and genuine leather as well as an exclusive Nappa leather reserved for higher trim levels.
The dashboard and door panels are covered in soft-touch materials, and the center console and steering wheel are upholstered in high-quality leather wrapping. In addition, the interior features real wood trim, brushed metal accents, and ambient lighting, giving the cabin a sophisticated and upscale feel. The use of high-quality materials not only provides a luxury feel but also adds to the durability and longevity of the interior.
Certain specifications of the Genesis GV70 are particularly noteworthy, such as the rear-seat legroom measuring almost 39 inches, which is remarkably generous compared to rivals like the BMW X3 at 36.4 inches and even the Audi Q5, which offers 38 inches of legroom. Overall, the Genesis GV70 offers a surprisingly spacious and comfortable interior despite its more compact size.
9 All-Wheel Drive Is Standard Across All Trims
When it comes to navigating tricky road conditions, the Genesis GV70 is a solid vehicle. An impressive all-wheel drive system comes as standard across the model range, drivers can rest assured knowing they'll have unparalleled handling and traction on any terrain. The GV70 has the ability to deliver up to 90% of its power output to its rear wheels during regular driving conditions, but for added safety measures during uncertain journeys, it can divert power wherever stability is required for extra confidence behind every turn.
With its high-performing AWD system, the GV70 deftly tackles any weather condition or terrain type with ease. In a review by Car and Driver, the GV70 was praised for its AWD system's performance, stating that "the GV70 is a remarkably confident and composed crossover, even in challenging weather conditions." Overall, the GV70's standard all-wheel drive makes it a great choice for those who value safety and performance on the road.
8 Two Engine Options: Turbocharged Four-Cylinder And Twin-Turbocharged V-6\
The Genesis GV70 comes with two outstanding engine options, a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6. The smaller but mighty engine offers up to 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, while the larger-scale V-6 produces an astonishing maximum output of up to 375 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. The 2.5-liter variant of the GV70 is good for 24 MPG combined, and the 3.5-liter variant gives a combined 21 MPG.
An eight-speed automatic transmission is present to provide a smooth driving experience in normal driving conditions, but it also gives drivers the option to switch to manual mode for more control. With its V-6 engine, the GV70 flaunts an impressive acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.2 seconds that unequivocally outshines its rivals - namely, the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Accompanying this powerhouse is the turbocharged four-cylinder engine which holds its own by clocking in approximately 6.5 seconds for a similar sprint compared to the V-6 variant. Overall, these engine options provide drivers with plenty of power and versatility to tackle any driving situation.
7 Competitive Pricing
Perhaps one of the best things about the GV70 is the value you get for your money. The Genesis GV70 boasts competitive pricing that is notably lower than other cars in its class, like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. The GV70's base variant comes in at around $44,000, which is $3000 cheaper than the BMW X3 and $1000 cheaper than the Audi Q5.
But don't think that you're going to get less because you paid less. It's actually quite the opposite. The GV70's base model outperforms its rivals in both speed and power, having 52 horsepower more than the BMW and an astonishing 99 horsepower more than the Audi. Overall, the Genesis GV70 is a great bargain. It provides power, safety, and luxury at an affordable price and has the ability to easily overtake its competitors on the road.
6 An Extensive List Of Driver-Assistance Features
The Genesis GV70 boasts an extensive list of driver-assistance features that aim to enhance safety and provide a stress-free driving experience. These features include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and driver-attention warning.
Additionally, the GV70 offers a 360-degree camera system, automatic high-beam headlights, and front and rear parking sensors. These features are standard on all GV70 trims and are designed to provide drivers with peace of mind on the road.
5 Ergo Motion Driver's Seat
While on the road, staying comfortable is crucial, and the Genesis GV70 prioritizes drivers' needs by featuring an Ergo Motion Driver's Seat. This specialized seat contains seven air cells that automatically respond to your movements and provide additional support for important regions like the lumbar, thoracic, and pelvic areas. In addition to the air cells, the seat also features heating/cooling, ventilation, and 16-way power adjustments with memory settings for the driver. This allows for a customized driving experience tailored to the individual's preferences.
4 Top Safety Scores
The Genesis GV70 has received excellent safety ratings from various agencies, including the IIHS and Euro NCAP. The IIHS gave the GV70 a Top Safety Pick+ award in 202, the highest rating it offers, based on its performance in crash tests and advanced safety features. Euro NCAP awarded the GV70 a 5-star safety rating, with high scores for adult and child occupant protection, as well as safety assist features. Compared to its competitors, the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, the GV70's safety ratings are generally similar. Despite being priced lower than its competitors, the Genesis GV70 maintains a high standard of safety without making any compromises.
3 16-Speaker Lexicon Audio System
The Genesis GV70 features a premium 16-speaker Lexicon audio system that's standard on the Prestige trim level. This audio system offers exceptional sound quality, providing a concert-like experience for drivers and passengers. The audio system in the GV70 features advanced tech such as QuantumLogic Surround Sound and Clari-Fi Music Restoration to restore sound quality lost during compression, along with a 12-channel digital amplifier to power it all and deliver crisp, clear sound, even at high volumes.
The QuantumLogic Surround Sound technology is particularly interesting as it uses advanced digital processing to create a multidimensional soundstage that envelops passengers in a 360-degree sound field. Additionally, the Lexicon audio system features active noise cancelation technology, which helps reduce unwanted outside noise and enhances the clarity of the sound.
2 Infotainment System With A Large Touchscreen Display
The Genesis GV70's infotainment system is designed to provide drivers and passengers with a convenient and intuitive experience. The system includes a large 14.5-inch touchscreen display that's taken directly from the larger GV80. The display is positioned high on the dashboard for driver ease, making it easy to view without taking your eyes off the road for long periods of time.
The infotainment system packs all the essentials, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, that assist in quick smartphone pairing and permits the use of commonly used apps alongside tunes. Coupled with Bluetooth connectivity that allows hands-free phone calls and audio streaming and a solid navigation system.
1 Lots Of Cargo Room
The cargo space in the GV70 is quite generous and competitive with other vehicles in its class. According to Genesis, the GV70 offers up to 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and up to 56.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The cargo space in the GV70 sits very close to its German competitors, such as the BMW X3, which offers up to 28.7 cubic feet and the Audi Q5 provides up to 25.1 cubic feet, both with the rear seats up.