As we expected from the value-conscious brand.
After making its US debut in late 2020, the 2022 Genesis GV70 is ready to take the popular luxury crossover segment by storm. Genesis has slowly trickled out information about the GV70, including a basic configurator and fuel economy information, but now the Korean luxury automaker has finally released official prices. As we expected, the GV70 is an excellent value, starting at $41,000 (excluding a $1,045 freight fee).
As a reminder, its three rival crossovers from Germany, the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC, all start at over $43,000. Not only does the GV70 undercut its competitors, but it also includes more standard features and free scheduled maintenance for three years/60,000 miles.
The base 2.5T AWD Standard trim includes niceties like smart cruise control, highway driving assistant, blind-spot assist, 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, a wireless charger, fingerprint recognition, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. Many of the GV70's standard features are optional on European rivals, further cementing its excellent value proposition.
The base GV70 includes a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft, significantly more than the 2.0-liter engines offered in the Q5, X3, and GLC. Power goes out through an eight-speed automatic transmission to a standard all-wheel-drive system, another feature that's optional on the German alternatives.
Stepping up to the GV70 2.5T AWD Select adds 19-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, ventilated seats, Lexicon audio, and more for $45,000. The $49,150 2.5T Advanced gets a surround-view camera, blind-view monitor, heated steering wheel, rear sunshades, remote parking assist, and more. Finally, the Sport Prestige trim caps off the 2.5T models at $52,750, with 21-inch wheels, sportier styling, special seats, and other upgrades.
The GV70 offers an optional 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque for those who don't want the four-cylinder. This engine is offered in three trim levels, including Standard ($52,600), Sport Advanced ($57,600), and Sport Prestige ($62,500). All of the 3.5T trims are similar to their 2.5T counterparts with a few additional extras.
Genesis says the GV70 is "on sale soon" with preorders now open.