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Powertrains and Performance

The 2023 Genesis GV70 has a considerable advantage in the power department. Its base engine is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 300 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque, and there’s an available upgrade to a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with an output of 375 hp and 391 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2023 Lexus NX 350, though, has no powerplant options beyond its turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder (275 hp and 317 lb.-ft. of torque), which doesn’t even match the brawn of the smaller GV70 engine.

The GV70 with the 2.5-liter engine – despite its higher output – also returns virtually the same fuel economy as the NX 350: the Genesis will give you an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway compared to the Lexus model’s 22 city/29 highway. Not only that, but the GV70 has a considerably larger fuel tank with a 17.4-gallon capacity, whereas the NX’s tank holds just 14.5 gallons.

Warranties and Complimentary Maintenance

One of Genesis’s chief bragging rights is its industry-leading warranty coverage (5 years/60,000 miles basic and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain). The basic warranty from Lexus, on the other hand, expires after 4 years/50,000 miles, and its powertrain warranty caps at 6 years/70,000 miles. In addition, the Genesis GV70 comes with a complimentary maintenance plan that takes care of routine oil and oil filter changes, tire rotations, and multipoint inspections for 3 years/36,000 miles. The NX’s complimentary maintenance plan, meanwhile, ends after 1 year or 10,000 miles.

Superior Equipment

The entry-level versions of both models, the GV70 2.5T (MSRP: $43,150) and the NX 350 (MSRP: $43,965), share many of the same high-end features, such as LED headlights, synthetic leather upholstery, and heated and power-adjustable front seats. The GV70 2.5T’s infotainment system is superior, though, with its generously sized 14.5-inch touchscreen (the NX 350’s is 9.8 inches), plus a standard hands-free trunk and a wireless phone charger, which are both added-cost options for the already higher-priced NX 350. If you don’t mind spending a little more to enjoy even better amenities, the GV70 is the way to go. Its more elite offerings include Nappa leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch 3-D digital gauge cluster, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a deluxe driver’s seat with power-adjustable bolsters and a cushion extender. None of those amenities are available with the NX 350.

Active Driving Aids

When it comes to safety technology, both of these luxury crossovers deserve considerable praise. Some of the driver-assist features they have in common are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, speed limit assist, automatic high beams, a surround-view monitor, and automatic parking assist. The GV70 has the overall edge, however, as it comes with a few active safety features that aren’t available on the NX 350. That list includes highway driving assist (which is a semi-automated hands-free driving system), driver attention monitoring, and a real-time blind-spot view monitor.


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