Genesis GV70 2.5T Luxury 5dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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Genesis GV70 front cornering
  • Genesis GV70 front cornering
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  • Darren Moss test driving Genesis GV70
  • Genesis GV70 boot open
  • Genesis GV70 infotainment touchscreen
  • Genesis GV70 right driving
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  • Genesis GV70 front left driving
  • Genesis GV70 rear right driving
  • Genesis GV70 front badge
  • Genesis GV70 interior dashboard
  • Genesis GV70 interior front seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior back seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 front cornering
  • Genesis GV70 rear cornering
  • Darren Moss test driving Genesis GV70
  • Genesis GV70 boot open
  • Genesis GV70 infotainment touchscreen
  • Genesis GV70 right driving
  • Genesis GV70 front left driving
  • Genesis GV70 front left driving
  • Genesis GV70 rear right driving
  • Genesis GV70 front badge
  • Genesis GV70 interior dashboard
  • Genesis GV70 interior front seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior back seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
RRP£46,555
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Genesis GV70 has a lot going for it, with competitive pricing, a long warranty, lots of equipment and one of the most luxurious interiors in the family SUV class. It's not as rounded as the Audi Q5, but it's still a convincing left-field choice. We recommend the smooth but punchy 2.5-litre petrol engine with Sport trim.

Top-spec Luxury features the same extras as Sport but also gets a set of massive 21in wheels and does without the sportier appearance. We don’t feel this is worth the extra outlay, especially when you consider that the larger wheels have a detrimental effect on ride quality.

Feeding 300bhp to all four wheels, the 2.5T petrol is certainly quick and gets you from 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds, matching the Audi Q5 45 TFSI. Performance at low and mid revs is good but you’ll find that you have to work the engine quite hard to get the best out of it, causing a fair amount of engine noise.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

29.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

542

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

216

g/km