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A value-for-money luxury SUV

Price From $44,275 – To $65,995

by | Jun 5, 2023


Genesis GV70 is a new entry into the compact luxury SUV market. Introduced in 2022 by Hyundai’s luxury wing Genesis, this vehicle is undoubtedly one of the best in its segment. With a stylish exterior, premium flare, and impressive performance, this lineup has managed to secure a venerable position in a market dominated by the likes of BMW, Porsche, or Volvo. For the 2023 edition, Genesis has brought in a few changes—now every Sport model will have a touch-enabled steering wheel, and there will be some new exterior color options for you to choose from. 

In this 2023 Genesis GV70 review, we will take a close look at the SUV’s engine, performance, comfort, pricing, warranty, and more, so you are better equipped to make an informed decision.

Excellent interior and exterior styling
Ride quality is pleasant and comfortable
Comes at a reasonable price range
Powerful engine options
Spacious cargo area
Interior storage is not impressive
Engines are not fuel efficient

Performance, Engine, and Comfort


Engine & Performance


Genesis did its best to offer top-notch engine options for this lineup, so that the users can get the real feel of driving a luxury SUV. Handling is comfortable, but considering that it belongs to the midsize SUV segment, it could have been a little more agile.


This SUV is powered by either of the two engine variants—one is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 300 hp @5800 rpm, and another is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an output of 375 hp @ 1650 rpm.


The engine options are paired with an eight speed automatic transmission as standard.


It has front struts and multilink rear suspension. The four wheel independent suspension makes this vehicle a superior choice in its segment.


All models get leather-clad electric steering as standard. The wheel is equipped with tilt and telescopic mechanism, and also contains the controls for audio and transmission.

Safety & Reliability


Genesis GV70 has been a part of IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ for the year 2022. It is yet to receive a rating from NHTSA, but looking at its list of standard and optional safety features, buyers won’t be disappointed.


The Genesis GV70 has 13.6-inch vented disc for front brakes and 12.8-inch vented disc for rear brakes.


Dual front side-mount airbags and front and rear head airbags are standard across all trims. They ensure the driver and the other occupants remain safe from serious injury in case a collision occurs.


Pre and post-collision safety system, blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, driver attention alert, tire pressure monitoring, emergency braking assist, 4-wheel ABS, child safety lock on rear doors—these are some of the notable standard electronic elements available in this vehicle.


The standard offering includes daytime running lights, dusk sensing headlamps, auto delay off headlamps, and LED headlamps.

Traction control

Traction control, a feature that helps the vehicle stay in control of slippery roads, is available as a standard feature in this lineup.

Fuel Economy


The fuel economy part is disappointing, unfortunately. The four-cylinder variant still has some saving grace, but the more powerful engine variant has extremely high fuel consumption, more so if you’re driving on city roads.

Engine size

There are two engine options available, one is a four-cylinder and the other is a V-6. Quite naturally, the V-6 is more fuel thirsty than the entry-level engine.

Gas per mileage consumption

The four-cylinder engine is good for 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. These numbers drop further with the V-6 engine—19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.



GV70’s thoughtful and well-crafted cabin is one of its key USPs. We agree that the interior could have been a bit more spacious, but the rear seat legroom is not that bad. The cargo space is adequate. What makes a difference is the use of quality materials to ensure a luxurious appeal and maximum comfort.


The seats are covered in premium leatherette for an upscale feel. There is 41.3 inches of legroom at the front, with features like bucket seats, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, multi-level heating, and height adjustment. The rear seats have a legroom of 37.2 inches, which is pretty good. You get standard reclining seats for extra comfort at the back.


Genesis GV70’s design language reflects its premium nature. The unique grille design makes standout—its posh appeal gives a tough competition to other luxury SUVs.


The infotainment system is just adequate—nothing notable in particular. The standard offerings are a 14.5 inch infotainment unit, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, premium speakers, and USB, to mention a few.

Overall height and space

The vehicle is 185.6 inches long, 75.2 inches wide, and 64.2 inches in height. The wheelbase is 113.2 inches.

Trunk space

GV70’s cargo space is adequately spacious. At the back of the rear seats you get 28.9 cubic feet, and 56.9 cubic feet behind the front seats.

Price and Extras

Luxury compact SUVs often start with a high price range to solidify their premium status. But Genesis takes a different approach here—the automaker has made the entry-level model more or less budget-friendly, without compromising on quality or luxurious feel. With a little over 50k you can get the mid-level trims which are fully equipped with high-end amenities. 

Market Price

This luxury SUV comes in as many as 7 trim levels to choose from, with the top trims crossing the $60k mark. If you’re looking for something more on the affordable side, the 2.5 T Select or 2.5T Advanced would be a good pick.

Trim Level  Base Price
2.5T $44,275
2.5T Select $47,745
2.5T Advanced $52,645
3.5T Sport $56,375
2.5T Sport Prestige $56,795
3.5T Sport Advanced $61,045
3.5T Sport Prestige $65,995


For this lineup, Genesis offers standard all-wheel drive across all trim levels.


The 2023 Genesis GV70 comes with a 10-year or 100,000 miles powertrain warranty coverage, limited warranty for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and complimentary maintenance for up to 3 years of purchase or the first 36,000 miles. Needless to say, these offerings truly justify the premium appeal and pricing of the vehicle.


When equipped properly, Genesis GV70 can tow as much as 3500 pounds. While this number is not massive, it’s adequate for a vehicle in this segment.


Kelly’s Blue Book (KBB) awarded this vehicle as the Best Buy of the Year. The lineup also made it to Car and Driver’s Editor’s Choice list as well as their list of 10 Best vehicles.


It’s true that when you think of traditional luxury car brands, Genesis is not the first one that comes to your mind. Hyundai’s luxury wing may not have the brand power of BMW, Porsche, or Audi, but Genesis has managed to establish itself as a high-end automaker, solely by the virtue of the quality it brings along. Their models are designed with practicality and innovation in mind, and the 2023 GV70 is no exception. From the stylish exterior, classy interior, superior safety features to sporty handling, everything screams premium. Even the pricing is justified, considering the value the lineup has to offer. 

So if you’re looking for an SUV that offers unmatchable performance without compromising on comfort or style, this is the right choice for you. However, this one may not be ideal for big families. Also, fuel economy isn’t that great if you mostly drive on city roads. Keep these things in mind, and make an informed decision!