2024 Genesis GV60

2024 Genesis GV60
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2024 Genesis GV60 Review: Generous Genesis

The smallest battery electric vehicle in the brand's stable, the Genesis GV60 compact SUV is built on the E-GMP EV platform introduced by Hyundai for its Ioniq 5. However, the GV60 competes with the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron and Volvo C40 Recharge by offering a much more premium product. With a choice of three powertrains topping out at 429 horsepower, this is an affordable luxury vehicle that has what it takes to keep up with European rivals - the interior is lovely and the ride is pleasant, as we found out on our test drive. Its styling helps it stand out from more humdrum models and should definitely be enough to draw more attention to electric vehicles, and now that it has almost 300 miles of range, it may do just that.

Summary

8 things to know before buying

New for 2024

The new Genesis GV60 electric SUV comes with an additional trim level for 2024. This model is rear-wheel driven to optimize its range to 294 miles and comes with a lower price tag, too. However, the Advance trim also enjoys a few extra miles of range - 16 to be exact - all thanks to its smaller 19-inch wheels. There are no other notable changes.

2024 Genesis GV60 Price: Which One to Buy

The price of the 2024 Genesis GV60 now starts at $52,000, thanks to the introduction of the new Standard RWD trim. This is quite a bit less than the Advanced, which will cost you $60,550. Topping the range is the Performance trim at $69,550. These are MSRP tags, and you will need to add $1,350 for freight and handling. Since each trim functions as a comprehensive package, there are no additional options to add on.

If we were doing the buying, then the new Standard RWD trim would be a strong contender, since it gets all the essential features but also better overall mileage. It does have less power, though, but the Performance model is significantly more expensive for those do want the extra kick. Unless you really need all-wheel grip or can't handle the weaker acceleration of the Standard, the Advanced isn't required.

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Interior and Features

The look of the cabin is quite unique for the segment, with Genesis opting out of sleek and angular surfaces in favor of a softer design.

The interior of the GV60 is rather unique. Sure, it has the giant screens we have come to expect from modern electric SUVs, but the dashboard is far more rounded than is the norm, and the central console is somewhat separated, floating in between the front seats. The same rounded, oval theme continues on the doors. There is a good mix of physical and digital interfaces. The touchscreen is mounted quite high up but still well within range of both the driver and passenger, with broad but slim air vents underneath. The steering wheel is chunky with very large buttons to control the infotainment while driving.

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Large screens dominate the dashboard, with oval shaped vents and controls located lower down.

Space

There is space for five passengers inside the cabin of the GV60, and even with a slightly sloping roofline, there is enough head- and legroom for adults in the back. This already puts the Genesis GV60 ahead of many competitors in the segment. When it comes to children or even teens, you can comfortably fit three in the second row. Overall comfort is good, and the front seats are power-adjustable and heated as standard. But while it may be easy to find a good driving position, rearward visibility is hindered by the sloping roof and small rear windows. As with most SUVs, getting in and out is a breeze.

Cargo

While it won't be winning any awards for cargo space, the Genesis GV60's 24 cubic feet should be more than sufficient for most shoppers, and you can easily fit your monthly groceries in there. Accessing the loading area is made easy by a power-operated liftgate, and the high cargo floor makes it easy to place and collect your things. Folding down the rear seats lets you increase the total capacity to 54.7 cu-ft for when you need a little extra. There is a small frunk, but it's only really usable for the charging cable.

Around the cabin, there are a few places to store smaller items, like a deep vertical tray in the floating console with a larger storage cubby under the armrest. There are also two cupholders in the console and another two in the rear middle seat. Underneath the floating console, there is a large storage area with nets on either side to keep things in place, and the glove compartment is quite spacious, too. The door pockets, however, are quite small.

Genesis GV60Volvo C40 RechargeAudi Q4 Sportback e-tron
Seating
5 Seater5 Seater5 Seater
Headroom
39 in. front
38.1 in. rear
39.4 in. front
36.7 in. rear
38.5 in. front
37 in. rear
Legroom
42.3 in. front
37.6 in. rear
40.9 in. front
36.1 in. rear
41.2 in. front
37.2 in. rear
Cargo
24 - 54.7 ft³14.6 - 48.7 ft³26.1 - 54.4 ft³
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Materials and Colors

The Genesis GV60 presents buyers with a choice of three interior colors. Obsidian Black and Ash Gray/Glacier White are the most common, with all three models offering them. Torrent Navy is rather unique in that it is only available to the Performance trim, and it must be paired with Matterhorn White on the outside. Perforated leather upholstery is standard in the lower trims, while the Performance upgrades to Nappa leather. However, these materials don't coat every surface; the dashboard and steering wheel are wrapped in leatherette.

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From leatherette on the base model to Nappa leather at the top, the GV60 always feels plush and stylish.

Features and Infotainment

Genesis is generous with its standard offering, even with a new lower-tier trim entering the lineup. For starters, you get keyless entry, push-button start, power front seats with heating, dual-zone climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a wireless phone charger, dual 12.3-inch displays, and a head-up display. The infotainment comprises Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, HD Radio, SiriusXM, Wi-Fi, and an eight-speaker sound system. Some extra features are added when you move up to the Advanced, including ventilated front seats and a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Reserved for the Performance are heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a Genesis Digital Key.

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2024 Genesis GV60 Infotainment System
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Loads of tech comes standard, including a large touchscreen and a generous list of driver assists.
StandardAdvancedPerformance
Dual-zone climate control
Power-adjustable front seats
Heated and ventilated front seats
17-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound
Heated rear seats
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Performance

The new Standard feels quite a bit slower than its older siblings with just a single motor, while the Performance still offers a quick and responsive driving experience.

Each of the three trims gets its own powertrain setup. The Standard only has a single motor on the rear axle, supplying 225 horsepower, while the Advanced and Performance get dual-motor drivetrains powering all four wheels. The former boasts 314 hp and the latter an impressive 429 hp. Boost mode allows you to pump up the outputs of the Performance to 483 hp, if only briefly. Every setup makes use of a single-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to 0-60 mph times, only the Genesis GV60 Performance really matters, as it can hit the mark in just 3.7 seconds, but all three models can reach a top speed of 130, and towing is rated at 2,000 pounds.

Despite its impressive power outputs and acceleration times, the GV60 is still a plush cruiser. Its road manners are impeccable and the ride is cushy, and while the steering is responsive, it doesn't supply much feedback. This holds the SUV back a bit around the bends. On the highway, though, it is a real dream, and the well-damped cabin blacks out almost all the road and wind noise, even at high speeds. The Performance trim helps to overcome a few of the vehicle's weaknesses by tightening up the adaptive suspension and steering, making it truly enjoyable to drive.

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From a single motor with 225 hp to a dual system with 429 hp and AWD, the GV60 has something for everyone.

Fuel Efficiency

Thanks to its new Standard trim, the Genesis GV60 boasts even more impressive MPGe figures than ever before. With its standard RWD, this trim manages 125/99/112 MPGe across the city/highway/combined cycles. The Advanced has also improved, now boasting 110/90/100 MPGe, although equipping 20-inch wheels will see that dip to 103/86/95 MPGe. The Performance gets 97/82/90 MPGe. All three models come equipped with a 77.4-kWh battery, so their respective ranges are 294 miles for the Standard, 264 miles for the Advanced (248 miles with 20-inch wheels), and 235 miles for the Performance.

Charging this battery takes seven hours on a Level 2 charging outlet, while a DC fast charger at 250 kW will get it from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

Electric Single Speed Automatic RWDElectric
Single Speed Automatic
AWD
Electric
Single Speed Automatic
AWD
Power
225 hp314 hp429 hp
Top speed
130mph130 mph130 mph
MPG
125/99/112 MPGe110/90/100 MPGe - 19-inch wheels
103/86/95 MPGe - 20-inch wheels
97/82/90 MPGe
0-60
TBC4.5 sec3.7 sec
Battery Range
294 miles264 miles - 19-inch wheels
248 miles - 20-inch wheels
235 miles
Charge Time
68 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V,
7 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V,
1.22 Hrs Charge Time @ 440V hours
68 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V,
7 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V,
1.22 Hrs Charge Time @ 440V hours
68 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V,
7 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V,
1.22 Hrs Charge Time @ 440V hours

Safety

The IIHS awarded to the GV60 SUV a Top Safety Pick+ title in 2023, and the car continues to impress moving into the new year.

Though the NHTSA has not done a safety review of the Genesis GV60, the IIHS has put it through the crash test gamut, where it scored top-tier marks in every category. It also earned a Top Safety Pick+ award in 2023.

Much of this is thanks to the car's extensive safety suite that starts with eight airbags, ABS, stability and traction control, and automatic headlights, and which only improves with the advanced driver assists. These include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane-following assist, pedestrian detection, parking distance warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, driver-attention monitoring, and safe-exit assist. The Advanced and Performance get a little extra in the form of a blind-spot monitor, parking collision avoidance, and advanced rear occupant alert.

StandardAdvancedPerformance
Forward collision mitigation
Blind-spot assist
Rear cross-traffic alert
Surround-view monitor
Parking collision avoidance

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Reliability

Though it may share its heritage with Hyundai, one of the most reliable brands in the world, the GV60's reliability is not stellar, scoring just 71 out of 100 in JD Power's consumer survey. The three recalls issued in 2023 may have something to do with this, and the reasons included failure of the front passenger seat belt, fracturing of the rear driveshafts, and seat belt pretensioners that may explode.

Still, the warranty for the 2024 Genesis GV60 is quite good, covering bumper-to-bumper problems for five years/60,000 miles,and ten years/100,000 miles for the powertrain.

Warranty

  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    10 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    7 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

Design

The 2024 GV60 is certainly a futuristic SUV, featuring plenty of smooth lines and split headlights with five LED clusters lined up inside each segment. Some serve as daytime running lights. The grille is broad and located very low on the bumper, and its shape almost mirrors that of the badge on the hood. Continuing the sleek and curved theme, the roofline slopes down at the back to end in a liftgate spoiler just above the taillights, which copy the split design of the headlights. The wheels start at 19-inch on the Standard and Advanced, though the latter can opt for 20 inchers, and the Performance gets 21s.

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2024 Genesis GV60 Front Angle View
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The GV60 boasts a very unique look and is unlike anything else on the road; the front end is particularly striking, and it comes in some extraordinary colors.

Verdict: Is The 2024 Genesis GV60 A Good SUV?

Fully electric SUVs are still relatively new to the scene, but the 2024 Genesis GV60 makes an extremely good case for them. It may not be able to compete with a Tesla in terms of range and quickness, but it blows most of the competition out of the water when it comes to luxury and refinement. It easily keeps up with what the Germans are doing, and while it has always been cheaper, it now legitimately offers an economy option in the form of the Standard RWD. Still, the Ioniq 5 and EV6 arguably offer better value at a lower price. For those who aren't willing to settle for less than a genuinely premium vehicle, though, the GV60 is definitely worth a test drive.

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