There are two models on offer for 2022 and they're the base 2.5T AWD and the 3.5T AWD. The 2.5T produces 300 hp and 311 lb-ft, and the 3.5T kicks out 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. Both models send their power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2.5T comes with standard features such as LED headlights, an eight-inch driver information display, a frameless electrochromic rearview mirror, wireless phone charging, a proximity key with push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Both models get a 14.5-inch touchscreen display with a nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Standard driver assistance features include rear occupant alert, forward collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, safe exit assist, high beam assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, highway driving assist, smart cruise control with stop and go, and reverse parking distance warning.
The 3.5T model adds features such as leather upholstery, a 16-way power driver seat with power bolsters, a 12-way power front passenger seat with four-way power lumbar support, ventilated front seats, and a panoramic roof. Further upgrades to trims can be made through the addition of a variety of available Packages.
It is a wonder how Genesis has squeezed so many standard features into the 2022 GV70 while keeping the price this competitive. The entry-level 2.5T AWD goes for an MSRP of $41,500 excluding tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,095 in the USA. The 2022 Audi Q5, in base form, costs $43,300, and the BMW X3 goes for $43,700 with RWD or $45,700 with AWD. Both have fewer standard features and are significantly less powerful. Stepping up to the 3.5T AWD sees the price increase to $53,100. Prices quoted here exclude a $1,095 destination charge.
Fully loaded with packages, accessories, and the 3.5T engine, the Genesis GV70's price will set you back $66,670, including destination.
The 2.5T AWD is available with the Select package, which, for $4,000, adds a set of 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, aluminum trim, and a Lexicon premium sound system with 18 speakers. The $8,150 Advanced package adds leather seats, a surround-view monitor, and remote smart parking assist. Finally, for the 2,5T, the $11,750 Sport Prestige package includes 21-inch wheel, an aesthetic upgrade, mesh inserts for the leather seats, the Genesis digital key, and an Ergo Motion Seat for the driver.
The 3.5T AWD can be optioned with the $5,000 Sport Advanced package that adds features such as Nappa leather upholstery, a suede headliner, a heated steering wheel, a surround-view mirror, the 18-speaker Lexicon sound system, and remote smart parking assist. The $9,900 Sport Prestige Package adds 21-inch wheels, Nappa leather seats with suede inserts, heated rear seats, and a 12.3-inch 3D digital cluster.
For most people, the 2.5T without any packages will be plenty of crossover and represents the best value for money. As a new family vehicle, it excels in style, comfort, and cargo space. However, we wouldn't blame anyone for adding the Select package for a wheel, sound, and seating upgrade. The Sport Prestige is a hefty upgrade that should be considered if you're going to be putting in serious seat time in your GV70.
While we said the 3.5T AWD isn't a match for the X3 M, that doesn't mean we would rule it out as it's not trying to compete there. If you're looking for exhilaration and entertaining driving dynamics as well as luxury and utility, but not a track monster, then the 3.5T AWD doesn't need the exclusive Sport Prestige package. However, if you take your backroad bombing seriously, you'll want to tick that box and go all in.