2023 Genesis GV70 Performance

Genesis GV70 Performance Rating

2023 GV70 Performance

With two impressive powertrains on offer, you can't really go wrong. The entry-level 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers a strong 300 hp, resulting in a uniquely engaging driving experience in a class that tends to be rather mute in that department. As for the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 vehicle, it produces 375 hp and pulls strongly from the bottom of its rev range right to its power peak at 5,800 rpm. Both the 2.5T and 3.5T are offered with all-wheel drive and show some serious athleticism. With Sport+ mode engaged, the AWD system launches this SUV out of the starting block with vigor, and independent testing has shown a 0-60 mph sprint time of only 4.9 seconds for the 3.5T. We'd love to see an upcoming Genesis GV70 with even more power, perhaps in the realm of Hyundai's N sub-brand, but there's no sign yet that this will happen.

Regardless of which model you go for in the lineup, the GV70 has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.

2023 GV70 Performance Photos

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2023 Genesis GV70 Driving Front Angle
2023 Genesis GV70 Driving Back View
2023 Genesis GV70 Engine

Engine and Transmission

The all-new GV70 crossover SUV is offered with two engine options. The entry-level choice is a turbocharged 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor producing 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 option produces a serious 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission in both configurations.

Referring to the 2.5T model as entry-level almost does it an injustice, though. It has genuine get-up-and-go and doesn't feel like it's been tuned with only fuel economy in mind. However, the 375-hp twin-turbo V6 has a real sense of purpose and a wide torque band - fuel economy be damned. It has a hefty shove to it off the line and just keeps on going, making overtaking a safer option on shorter stretches of clear road. In Comfort or Eco modes, the transmission is quick and graceful in its shifting, but venture into Sport and Sport+ modes, and it becomes snappy and aggressive to extract the most performance out of the engine as possible.

2023 Genesis GV70 Performance Specs:

Genesis GV70 TrimsGenesis GV70 EnginesGenesis GV70 HorsepowerGenesis GV70 TransmissionsGenesis GV70 DrivetrainsGenesis GV70 MPG/MPGE
2.5T2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas300 hp @ 5800 rpm8-Speed AutomaticAWD24 MPG
3.5T Sport3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas375 hp @ 5800 rpm8-Speed AutomaticAWD21 MPG

2023 GV70 Gas Mileage

With at least 300 hp at your disposal and a not-so-lightweight body, efficiency ratings are never going to be fantastic, but Genesis has managed to keep the GV70's efficiency specs reasonable. The EPA has given the 2.5T model a rating of 22/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined. With optional 21-inch wheels, the 2.5T's rating dips to 19/26/22 mpg. The 3.5T will manage 19/24/21. Both the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 have a combined figure of 25 mpg in base form, and the 382-hp BMW X3 M40i xDrive will see 23 mpg.

The GV70's 17.4-gallon fuel tank gives it a range of between 365 and 418 miles. After our week with the 3.5T, we only got a return of just over 17 mpg but, as we've noted, this model encourages you to drive with a heavy right foot.

2023 Genesis GV70 Fuel Capacity

Genesis GV70 Trims2.5T3.5T Sport
Genesis GV70 Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)22/2819/24

2023 Genesis GV70 Trailering

Genesis GV70 Trims2.5T3.5T Sport
Genesis GV70 Maximum Trailering Capacity3,500 lbs.3,500 lbs.
Engine2.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic
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