Distinctive is one way to describe the 2023 Genesis GV70; from its wide-v mesh grille to its cascading back end, this luxury crossover looks like nothing else on the road. But there's more that makes the GV70 stand out, including engaging performance from a pair of powerful engines. And this stylish and versatile vehicle also holds its own against the competition thanks to an impressive roster of standard features, such as navigation and a large 14.5-inch infotainment display.
Inside, the GV70 is a showcase for Genesis's attention to detail, with tempered glass accenting the rotary gearshift knob and soft shapes offering an inviting driver-oriented cockpit. The generously sized cabin welcomes five passengers or up to 56.9 cubic feet of cargo (after folding the rear seat down).
Completing the premium Genesis experience is a comprehensive warranty with 5 years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and 10 years or 100,000 of powertrain protection. The luxury touches continue with 3 years or 36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance and Genesis Service Valet (pickup and drop-off service with a loaner car).
Trims and Powertrains
Genesis GV70 buyers can choose from two trims: the 2.5T Standard or the 3.5T Sport. Powering the entry version is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 300 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sport comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 producing 375 horsepower and 391 lb.-ft. of torque. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are included with both powerplants. The maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds (when properly equipped). The EPA has estimated fuel economy for the Standard at 22 mpg around town and 28 mpg on the open road (19 city/26 highway with the 21-inch wheels), while the Sport is rated for 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Standard Features and Option Packages
The abundant equipment roster for the GV70 Standard begins with LED headlights, heated power-adjustable front seats, proximity keyless entry with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power hands-free liftgate, heated power side mirrors, leatherette-trimmed seating, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster with analog gauges, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Genesis offers a series of upgrade packages for each trim. The Standard begins with the Select Package for a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, monobloc front brakes, a power telescoping steering wheel, a driver's memory system, power-folding side mirrors, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Advanced grouping for the 2.5T Standard upgrades the equipment with leather upholstery, a surround-view monitor, front passenger lumbar controls, Remote Smart Parking Assist, rear door shades, adjustable ambient interior lighting, a second-row 110-volt power outlet, and additional safety and infotainment technology (which is detailed below). Completing the available Standard configurations is the Sport Prestige package, with unique exterior treatments, leather seating with mesh inserts, three-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster, a driver's Ergo Motion seat with bolsters and cushion extensions, a leatherette-wrapped upper instrument panel, 21-inch alloy wheels, and a Genesis Digital Key (for keyless vehicle access and starting via a smartphone app).
The 3.5T Sport includes everything from the base Standard, plus a panoramic sunroof, leather seating (ventilated in the front row), a driver's Ergo Motion seat with bolsters and cushion extensions, front passenger lumbar controls, a driver's memory system, a power telescoping steering column, a heated steering wheel, power-folding side mirrors, Sport Appearance exterior accents, roof rails, a second-row 110-volt outlet, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Sport Advanced Package adds Nappa leather upholstery with quilting, a microfiber headliner, a leatherette-wrapped upper instrument panel, Remote Smart Parking Assist, layered edge backlit trim, and a Genesis Digital Key. The Prestige Package includes everything from the Advanced Package plus a head-up display, a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster, three-zone climate control, heated second-row seats, acoustic rear door glass, rear door shades, 21-inch alloy wheels, carbon fiber trim, and an electronic limited-slip differential.
Driver Safety Technology
All GV70s come with a comprehensive collection of the latest safety technologies, including forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, following assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, highway driving assist, intelligent speed limit assist, rear parking distance warning, and adaptive cruise control. Other advanced safety systems comprise a driver attention warning, high-beam assist, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, and safe exit assist.
Advanced rear occupant alert is optional with the Standard (it comes with Advanced and Sport Prestige packages) and included with the Sport. Stepping up to the Advanced or Prestige (for either trim) adds a blind-spot view monitor and reverse parking collision-avoidance assist.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Staying engaged and informed is made easy through the included 14.5-inch high-definition touchscreen. It's the hub for all infotainment features, including navigation, a nine-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, wireless device charging, a fingerprint authentication system (for keyless starting), access to Genesis Connected Services, and multiple USB ports. A 16-speaker Lexicon sound system comes with the Advanced or Prestige package (for either trim).