Genesis GV70 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Genesis GV70 2022 interior infotainment
  • Genesis GV70 2022 front right tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 rear cornering
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior dashboard
  • Genesis GV70 2022 boot open
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior infotainment
  • Genesis GV70 2022 front tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 rear tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 right tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 grille detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 headlight detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 rear lights detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 front right tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 rear cornering
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior dashboard
  • Genesis GV70 2022 boot open
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior infotainment
  • Genesis GV70 2022 front tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 rear tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 right tracking
  • Genesis GV70 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 grille detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 headlight detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 rear lights detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 2022 interior detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Pricing for the Genesis GV70 might cause you to do a double take because the priciest versions are on a par with the cheapest end of its rivals' ranges. You can always find discounts on those rivals, though, so it's worth checking out the What Car? New Car Deals pages before committing.

What’s more, expected resale values for petrol versions of the GV70 outperform those of the equivalent Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC and Volvo XC60. On the other hand, if diesel is your preferred fuel, it’s worth noting that diesel GV70s are expected to hold their value rather less well.

Sport Line versions have sportier exterior and interior styling, three-zone climate control and a heated three-spoke steering wheel. Top-spec Luxury Line has the same extras as Sport Line but with the biggest 21in wheels and does without the sportier appearance.

We don't have any UK reliability data for Genesis, but every car is backed up by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Hyundai did very well in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, which bodes well for its luxury car division too.

Like the Q5, X3, GLC and XC60, the GV70 was awarded a full five-star rating for safety by Euro NCAP. However, those rivals were tested under an older, less stringent regime so it's difficult to compare the results directly.

All versions get automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assistance, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Innovation pack adds other automated features, such as lane-change assist on the motorway and an upgraded emergency braking system that helps you avoid vehicles pulling out of junctions.

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Genesis GV70 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

Private buyers looking at the Genesis GV70 might be tempted by the price, long warranty, five-year servicing package and high-level of standard equipment, but the Audi Q5 is still our choice for its smoother, quieter engines and far better ride. Company car users will want to look elsewhere, because rival large SUVs with plug-in hybrid technology are far less costly for benefit-in-kind tax.

  • Well equipped
  • Keenly priced
  • Lots of safety technology
  • Larger wheels ruin the ride
  • Some rivals are roomier in the back
  • Noisy diesel engine
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