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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 2023 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 GV70 AWD 3.5T Sport Prestige

Vehicle Type: SUV Gasoline
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Category Ranking: 16

Vehicle Price

Base Price: $52,600
Price as Tested: $64,045

Fuel Information

Fuel Type: Regular
Fuel Capacity (gal): 17.4
EPA City mpg19
EPA Highway mpg25
EPA Combined mpg21

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

The stylish midsize GV70 crossover, new in 2022, has the headturning good looks that generate a lot of second glances. Its aggressive stance and distinctive details, such as slit-like LED headlights and taillights, give off a vibe that’s equal parts sports car and luxury sedan - in a package that costs thousands of dollars less than the competition. That impression is reinforced by the GV70’s smooth powertrain and standard all-wheel-drive system. An electronically controlled adaptive suspension strikes an optimal balance between ride comfort and responsive handling - it’s way more fun to drive than a crossover has a right to be. The posh, quiet cabin is lined in quilted leather upholstery with suede inserts and carbon fiber trim. The driver’s seat (heated and ventilated, with massage) is especially comfortable and supportive. Other amenities on our tester included an optional panoramic sunroof. Still, there are a few negatives: The GV70’s infotainment system and some controls on the dash and center console are not intuitive, transmission shifts lack smoothness at times, and fuel economy is subpar (21 mpg in combined driving).
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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Points

  • • Stylish exterior and interior
  • • Smooth powertrain
  • • Good steering feel
  • • Quiet interior

Weak Points

  • • Poor fuel-economy ratings
  • • Infotainment system has a steep learning curve
  • • Transmission lacks refinement

Vehicle Specifications

Model year tested: 2022
Number of passengers (F/R): 2/3
Curb weight (lbs): 4600.0
Exterior L / W / H (in): 185.6 / 75.2 / 64.2
Wheelbase (in): 113.2
Number of air bags: 9
Warranty (months/miles): 60/60,000
Tire manufacturer and model: Michelin Primacy Tour A/S
Front and rear tire size: 255/40 R21
Max towing capacity (lbs): 3,500
Headlight type: LED
Transmission type: Auto 8-speed
Drivetrain type: All wheel
Engine/motor: 3.5L V6 turbo GDI
Engine horsepower @ RPM: 375 @ 5,800

Test Data

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Handling: 7.10
Quality and Drivability: 7.96

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