GV70 3.5T AWD Sport Luxury AWD 2022 Motoring Minute Review

We drive the GV70 on a road test review

Genesis GV70 is a recent addition to the brands SUV line-up aiming directly at the likes of Audi Q5 and Range Rover Velar, BMW X3 and the Porsche Macan.

Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury front qtrThis week we drove the top spec GV70 3.5T Sport with the luxury pack and found it to be an almost perfect blend of sportiness and luxury.

Powered by a turbocharged 3.5L V6 petrol engine that produces 279kW and 530Nm from as low as 1300rpm. This goes to all four wheels through a drive mode selectable 8 speed AT.

This combination is good for a claimed 0-100kmh in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 250kmh.

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Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury interior

Occupants are cocooned in quietness, comfort and luxury, wanting for little even the driver gets a massage seat. Inside its layout and driver ergonomics are excellent and for larger drivers there is plenty of room.

With a predominantly rear wheel drive bias the AWD system provided excellent grip in the recent deluges on the freeway.

Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury

GV70 is priced from $66,400 through to around $89,000 for the model we drove plus the usual costs and if you are the market for a premium mid sized SUV you would be mad not to look at it

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Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury AWD drive mode

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Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury features

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Stylish and luxurious
  • Sporty driver engagement
  • Value for money

Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury AWD ENGINE

Model   

GV70 3.5T AWD Sport Luxury AWD

Model Price $83,276 MLP* Luxury Pack Opt $6,600 $89,876 PAT*
Engine 3.5L Turbo V6 Petrol
Drivetrain 8 Sp Sports AT AWD
Power 279kW @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 530 NM @ 1,300 to 4,500 rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP (tested June 2021)
0-100kmh / Top Speed 5.1 sec / 250kmh
CO2 Emissions 257 g/km
Economy ADR 11.3 L/100km / 12.5 L/100k on test / 66L capacity
Servicing 5 Yr. / 75,000km free service
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury profile

Overall Rating    

87/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
AWD/Towing Capability* 6
Technology/connectivity 8
Value for Money 9

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

Genesis GV70 boot space

Genesis GV70 Dimensions

 
Overall Length 4715mm
Wheelbase 2875mm
Width / Height 1910mm / 1630mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 185mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure (degrees) TBA
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 66 Litres / 11.5mts KTK
Boot Capacity Max / Min (L) 1678 / 542
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM 20381kg / 2585kg / 4785KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 2200kg / 159kg

Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport Luxury rear qtr

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 6/10
    AWD/Towing Capability* - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Technology/connectivity - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.6/10

Summary

Genesis GV70 is a recent addition to the brands SUV line-up aiming directly at the likes of Audi Q5 and Range Rover Velar, BMW X3 and the Porsche Macan.

GV70 is priced from $66,400 through to around $89,000 for the model we drove plus the usual costs and if you are the market for a premium mid sized SUV you would be mad not to look at it

About Rob Fraser 1980 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.