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Introduction:

To help members understand the latest automotive technology so they can purchase vehicles that best suit their needs, the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center (ARC) began testing and reviewing vehicles over a decade ago

For the 2022 edition, we include testing and ranking cars and light trucks with the latest technology, including having at least one advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) feature. In addition to vehicle evaluation, the guide covers a number of pertinent automotive topics in detail—for example, the latest advanced safety features, how to properly maintain your vehicle, and new vehicles coming to market in the next few years.

2022 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T

Vehicle Type: Midsize Gasoline
66
 overall score
Category Ranking: 9

Vehicle Price

Base Price: $44,200
Price as Tested: $45,745

Fuel Information

Fuel Type: Regular
Fuel Capacity (gal): 15.8
EPA City mpg17
EPA Highway mpg25
EPA Combined mpg20
built after June 2021

Advanced Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control [S]
  • Advanced Headlights [S]
  • Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • Blind-Spot Warning [S]
  • Driver Monitoring [S]
  • Forward-Collision Warning [S]
  • Lane-Departure Warning [S]
  • Lane-Keeping Assistance [S]
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning [S]
  • Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • [S] Standard, [O] Optional

Overall Observations

Redesigned for 2022, the Genesis G70 compact sports sedan may not get the acclaim of its European competitors, but it’s every bit as appealing. For starters, its handsome, distinctive styling sets it apart from other luxury brands’ midsize 4-doors. Our test car’s 3.3-liter V6 (365 hp) and all-wheel drive system delivered strong acceleration, although we experienced some throttle delay. Also, the transmission shifted harshly at times, the brakes were touchy, and fuel economy, at 20 mpg in combined driving, is subpar. But the G70’s suspension offers a pleasing balance of ride comfort and sporty handling. An attractive, upscale passenger cabin features a new, eye-catching 10-inch touch-screen infotainment display. There’s loads of other technology and creature comforts, too, including a navigation system, heated front seats and steering wheel, and LED headlights with auto high beams. The backseat is a little short on space, though, and a high rear deck restricts visibility. A long list of advanced safety features, including a new frontcenter airbag, is standard. Genesis delivers all of this, plus a stellar warranty and 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance, for thousands less than the competition.
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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Points

  • Powerful engine
  • Good value for thecategory
  • Stylish exterior

Weak Points

  • Backseat a tight fitfor adults
  • Unrefined drivetrain
  • Limited rear visibility

Vehicle Specifications

Model year tested: 2022
Number of passengers (F/R): 2/3
Curb weight (lbs): 3940.0
Exterior L / W / H (in): 184.4 / 72.8 / 55.1
Wheelbase (in): 111.6
Number of air bags: 8
Warranty (months/miles): 60/60,000
Tire manufacturer and model: Michelin Primacy Tour A/S
Front and rear tire size: 225/40 R19
Max towing capacity (lbs): Not recommended
Headlight type: LED
Transmission type: Auto 8-speed
Drivetrain type: All wheel
Engine/motor: 3.3L V6 twin-turbo GDI
Engine horsepower @ RPM: 365 @ 6000

Test Data

Test Vehicle Scores

Advanced Safety Features:

10.00

Fuel Efficiency:

2.31

EPA Emissions Score:

3.00

Acceleration:

8.23

Braking:

6.31

Handling:

8.25

Ride Quality:

7.68

Interior Size:

3.45

Easy of Entry and Exit:

6.40

Visibility:

5.87

Interior Noise:

4.53

Cargo Capacity:

.42
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