The shapely theme of the GV70's exterior continues inside the cabin, where Genesis has endowed its compact crossover with a more flamboyant look and feel than the larger GV80. The space is ruled by flowing lines, premium materials, and a general sense of quality that stands up to the best the Germans have to offer. Visibility out the front is good, but the small, sloping rear window detracts from the rearward visibility, and it would seem that Genesis has failed to address a common G70 complaint: rear legroom. Standard features include smart cruise control, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, and a 14.5-inch HD infotainment display. A large 12.30inch digital instrument cluster is available.
The GV70 is a five-seater, but like many compact crossovers, the 37.2 inches of rear legroom will be a bit tight for six-footers, especially if the driver or front-seat passenger moves their seat far back. Children and smaller adults will be fine, however. The rear seats are comfortable, but the real luxury is up at the front with legroom and elbow room to spare. The front seats are remarkably comfortable and supportive, and the driver gets a standard 12-way power adjustment for their seat, while the passenger gets an eight-way power front seat. Wide door openings make ingress and egress easy.
|Genesis GV70 Trims||2.5T||3.5T Sport|
|Headroom Front Seat||39.6 in.||38.6 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||39.1 in.||38.3 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.3 in.||41.3 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||37.2 in.||37.2 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||59.1 in.||59.1 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||56.9 in.||56.9 in.|
The Genesis GV70 exudes premium quality from the outside in, and the choice of materials reflects its upmarket image. The 2.5T model comes standard with leatherette seating surfaces in Obsidian Black or Vanilla Beige, but adding the Advanced Package for premium leather opens up more color schemes: Velvet Burgundy, Havana Brown, and Pine Grove Green, but availability depends on exterior colors selected. Adding the Sport Prestige Package switches out the Beige and Burgundy options for Sevilla Red and Ultramarine Blue. The latter options are standard on the 3.5T while adding the Sport Advanced Package adds quilted Nappa leather in Obsidian Black, Sevilla Red, Ultramarine Blue, and Vanille Beige. The Sports Prestige package adds suede inserts in the same hues.
Both models get aluminum trim on the doors and center console, and leatherette material on the upper instrument panel and door panels is an optional extra. Carbon fiber is optional on the 3.5T, as is a microfiber headliner. Both models come with a leather steering wheel.
The main reason buyers get crossovers over their sedan siblings is space, and the GV70 offers a decent amount of it. Behind the rear seats, you get an impressive 28.9 cubic feet, which is more than the 25.8 cubes you get in the Audi Q5 and the 28.7 in the BMW X3. With the 60/40-split folding rear seats flipped down, the GV70 loses its edge. In this configuration, it has 56.9 cubic feet on offer; the BMW X3 comes out on top with 62.7 cubes.
As far as small-item storage goes, the GV70 includes front and rear cupholders, an illuminated glove box, a full floor console with two 12V DC power outlets, a cargo-area concealed storage compartment, a front center armrest with storage, and door pockets front and rear.
Genesis has never been shy when it comes to standard features, and the GV70 is jam-packed with all the modern tech and luxuries you'd expect from a car in this class. The cabin of the GV70 features an eight-inch color LCD driver information display (upgraded to 12.3-inch cluster on Sports Prestige-equipped models), a frameless electrochromic rearview mirror, wireless phone charging, a proximity key with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power driver's seat, and an eight-way power front passenger seat. The front seats are heated on both models, while the 3.5T has ventilated front seats as well.
In terms of driver assistance features, each GV70 comes standard with forward collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, safe exit assist, high beam assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, driver attention warning, highway driving assist, intelligent cruise control with stop & go, navigation-based smart cruise control, and reverse parking distance warning.
A head-up display is added when you opt for the Sport Prestige package, and other available extras include a surround-view monitor, remote parking assist, blind-spot monitoring, and highway driving assist.
The GV70's 14.5-inch widescreen touch display only adds to the sweeping style of the interior. It's the perfect height to glance at while driving but awkward to reach, so the click-wheel control on the center console is particularly useful. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and navigation are all standard features, as is a nine-speaker sound system. HD Radio, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, and USB data ports provide additional choices for listening to music or connecting your phone. If the standard speaker count is a bit low for you, there is also an optional 18-speaker Lexicon sound system which is available as standard on models with the Advanced package. Three years of complimentary over-the-air updates will future-proof your GV70 with the latest software and features.