First Drive: All-New 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV Delivers Comfort, Agility, and Luxe
Take note BMW and Mercedes-Benz. There's a sporty new compact SUV contender.
Genesis has fully committed to the vital luxury SUV market, first with the impressive GV80 midsized SUV and now with the compact GV70. Each brings elegance, refinement, and performance to their segments.
Sized like the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, the new GV70 is positioned as a stylish alternative to the established European offerings. It shares four- and six-cylinder turbocharged engines with the larger GV80, resulting in strong performance from this smaller model. The GV70 takes some design cues from its elegant big brother, though this new model remains quite distinctive. There are clear Genesis brand touches throughout, but the GV70 is certainly its own vehicle.
The GV70’s character is very much in alignment with the better European models, with a pampering blend of sport and luxury. We rented the four-cylinder version from Genesis for an early preview. We have since purchased on and completed testing. See the full road test.
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What we rented: 2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T Advanced
Powertrain: 300-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 8-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive.
Base price: $41,00
Destination fee: $1,045
Total cost: $50,195