2022 Genesis GV70 Sport Prestige (Genesis)

2022 Genesis GV70 Sport Prestige (Genesis)

2022 Genesis GV70 Sport Prestige

Luxury SUV’s just got cooler with the introduction of the 2022 Genesis GV70.

  • By Larry Lark
  • Friday, December 9, 2022 11:30am
  • LifeCars

Luxury SUV’s just got cooler with the introduction of the 2022 Genesis GV70.

The GV70 represents the fifth Genesis model in America and the South Korean manufacturer’s second SUV.

The GV70 makes a statement, simply parked in your driveway. My tester, the Sport Prestige trim, came with a “Barossa Burgundy” matte finish coat of enamel that reminded me of my favorite Syrah.

Inspired by the design philosophy of “athletic elegance” GV70’s side profile is enhanced by a dynamic contrast of its rear fender with the arching parabolic line that beings at the top of the guad lamps and runs across the entire body. The design creates the illusion of movement, even when parked.

“Genesis has been striving to build a strong product lineup focused on design, product development, service, all centered on our customers’ lifestyles,” said Jay Chang, Global Head of the Genesis brand. “With the debut of GV70, Genesis will continue to provide models aimed at connoisseurs around the globe, delivering a tailored mobility experience based on our customer-centric philosophy.”

Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 T-GDI engine that manufactures 375 horsepower and 301 lb-ft of torque, the GV70 accommodates up to five adults and delivers 25 miles per gallon fuel economy down the highway.

The Sport Prestige option ($4,900), adds 21-inch alloy wheels, electronic limited slip differential, Nappa leather seating surfaces with suede inserts, carbon fiber trim, three-zone climate control with second row heated seats, and a 3D digital cluster with heads up display.

My tester also included a Sport Advanced option ($5,000), which adds a heated steering wheel, digital key, surround view monitor, remote smart parking assistant, parking distance warning and collision avoidance, and a Lexicon premium audio system with 16 speakers.

GV70 offers an optimal fun-to-drive experience with its powerful performance fit for a rear-wheel drive-based SUV. Four drive modes are available including eco, comfort, sport, and custom modes for dynamic driving in various road conditions. The Sport Package is also equipped with an additional Sport Plus mode.

GV70’s fun-to-drive nature is enabled by an enhanced body frame structure accomplished by increasing the ultra-high tensile steel plates and expanding hot stamping steel plates. GV70’s performance is enhanced by reducing weight with lightweight technologies such as application of aluminum materials to the hood and tailgate.

Comfort and convenience features include heated and ventilated front seats, premium navigation with a massive 14.5-inch screen, ambient lighting, dual front and dual rear USB ports, wireless phone charger, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 12V power outlet, second row 110-V power outlet, rearview camera, fingerprint recognition, and aluminum trim with haptic carbon pattern.

Advanced safety features are befitting of the brand. Smart cruise control, forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian and cyclist warning, driver attention warning, blind spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, safe exit assist, intelligent speed limit assist, and parking distance warning are all standard.

And, even though it was beneath its dignity, the GV70 proved capable of a dump run. Folding the rear seats flat provided enough room for a garage spring cleaning with room to spare.

Base Price: $53,645

Price As Driven: $65,045

Destination charge is included in base price. Vehicles are provided by the manufacturer. List price may vary at local dealerships.

Talk to us

More in Life

Local musician Alex Johnston, whose newest album "Daylight Fooldream" pairs with short film he made with help from his partner Mikaela Henderson, sits with his morning coffee on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at Narrative Coffee in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Folktronica musician shoots 37-minute visual album on iPhone in Everett

Alex Johnston, 31, describes his music as ”if Coldplay and Bon Iver had a love child.”

Flowering knotweed Persicaria amplexicaulis firetail in the morning light.
Save for one infamous variety, fleece flowers are easy to fall in love with

This long-blooming, easy-to-grow perennial comes in many desirable varieties. But watch out: One is an invasive knotweed.

A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Ride the rails on Amtrak Cascades from Everett to Portland

Make new friends and let Amtrak do the driving on this 5-hour trip past sea, city and forest.

From left, Elora Coble, Carol Richmond, David Hayes, Karli Reinbold, Giovanna Cossalter Walters, Landon Whitbread in a scene from Edmonds Driftwood Players' production of "Murder on the Orient Express." (Dale Sutton / Magic Photography)
Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Edmonds Driftwood Players opens its 65th season with Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Some collectibles are found in nature; some imitate them. If it weren’t for the attached figure, this Royal Dux porcelain vase might pass for a real conch shell.
This shell-shaped vase would make a fine souvenir of summer fun

It may not be a real shell, but this art nouveau piece could still evoke fond memories of days at the beach.

Arlington Garden Club celebrating its 90th anniversary

The club has monthly programs for north Snohomish County gardeners and awards scholarships to area students.

Spouses Franchesca and Don Simpson talk about their baby girl’s “chubby cheeks” and “button nose” as Kelly Fox RDMS RVT performs a live-view 3D ultrasound on the expecting mother Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Wonder Baby Ultrasound Studio in Everett, Washington. The Simpsons are expecting their first child in October. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glamour shots in utero? Everett studio offers HD ultrasound keepsakes

For curious parents, these glimpses are exciting, but not medically endorsed.

An Oxford White grille with red “BRONCO” lettering signifies the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition model. (Ford)
2023 Ford Bronco Sport has two new Heritage Edition models

Design and paint treatments pay homage to the original Bronco introduced in 1966.

Everett comedian Taylor Clark performs stand-up in 2023 at The Triple Door in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mike Bryk)
Comedian Taylor Clark to film first special Friday in Everett

The skateboarding funny-man will record an hour of his stand-up at the Historic Everett Theater.

Most Read