2022 Genesis GV70 vs. Its Competition

2022 Genesis GV70
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Genesis GV70 lacks the powertrain options of luxury rivals.

Its closest competitor is the 2021 Volvo XC60 with its understated design, striking interior, and standard safety features, but the XC60 can also be had as a plug-in hybrid.

Aside from the redundant touchpad, the 2021 RDX gets most things right and passes for luxury on a budget.

With a warranty and features almost as good as the GV70, the Lincoln Nautilus rises above the fold with the comfiest seats, but the top Black Label trim nears $70,000.

The German trio of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, as well as their coupe-like cousins, can be equipped as mild hybrids or slick performance crossovers that can scrape the six-figure ceiling.

2022 Genesis GV702022 Genesis GV70Get Your Price2021 Acura RDX2021 Acura RDX
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback2021 Audi Q5
2021 Lincoln Nautilus2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC300)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
2021 Volvo XC602021 Volvo XC60
Quick Specs
The 2022 Genesis GV70 balances the luxury look and feel with excellent standard features for a less-than-luxury price.
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is calm, smooth, and offers good power, but it makes no attempt to be sporty.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
2.5T AWDFWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroStandard FWDGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Momentum
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Acura RDX2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Audi Q52022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Lincoln Nautilus2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60