2022 GV80 vs. BMW X5
When Genesis introduced the GV80 crossover, it didn’t take long for it to garner loads of attention and accolades. Compared to other models of this caliber, the GV80 offers an exceptional array of features at a price more drivers can consider. While its competitors have long been established in the ranks of upscale vehicles, the GV80 – in just its second model year – has readily distinguished itself.
One especially formidable rival, the 2022 BMW X5, gives the Genesis SUV a good run for its money, but the story doesn’t end there. After an in-depth comparison, we found that the GV80’s signature appearance, appealing price tag, superior slate of features, and exceptional coverage are more than enough to make it stand out from the X5. Let’s look at how we came to this conclusion.
Attractive Pricing and Comprehensive Coverage
One of the GV80’s most critical advantages over the X5 is its pricing. The 2022 GV80 sports an MSRP of $50,200, in contrast to the X5’s more intimidating $60,600 base MSRP. But as we’ll get into below, the GV80 offers many of the same – if not better – features at a more practical price point (more on that below), so it’s not easy to justify placing the X5 at the top of your short list. Driving this point home is the ’22 GV80’s exceptional warranty coverage. Its basic new vehicle limited warranty is valid for 5 years/60,000 miles, while its powertrain warranty doesn’t expire for 10 years/100,000 miles. That’s a far cry from the X5’s 4-year/50,000-mile combined warranty plan.
We’ve already covered the considerable difference in these two vehicles’ base MSRPs, but now we’re going to compare similarly priced trim levels to get a more complete picture. The GV80 3.5T V6 Standard (MSRP: $60,600) is relatively close in price to the X5 xDrive40i (MSRP: $62,900, but the Genesis vehicle has more standard features. Some of the amenities in the GV80 3.5T Standard that can’t be found in the xDrive40i are ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a hands-free liftgate, wireless phone charging, a passenger-side auto-dimming exterior mirror, smartphone-based Digital Key, four USB ports, an infotainment system with a 14.5-inch touchscreen, a 3-month trial of SiriusXM Travel Link, and a 12-speaker sound system. To top it off, while the two models share some common active driver aid technologies, like forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, the GV80 3.5T Standard also comes with automatic speed limit assist to keep your velocity under control.
Performance and Practicality
The ’22 GV80 3.5T Standard has an edge in the power department with its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 375 hp and 391 lb.-ft. of torque. The X5 xDrive40i, though, gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that only produces 335 hp and 331 lb.-ft. of torque. The last major advantage of the ’22 GV80 has to do with its maximum cargo capacity of 84 cubic feet; the X5 only offers a total of 72.3 cubic feet.