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2022 Genesis G70

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2022 2.0T 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $37,775
2022 2.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,875
2022 3.3T 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,350
2022 3.3T 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,450
2022 3.3T Launch Edition 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $52,750
2022 3.3T Launch Edition 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $54,750


What's New

The 2022 Genesis G70 is significantly restyled and wears the brand’s latest crest grille and distinctive exterior lighting. Inside, the central infotainment screen grows in size and the gauge cluster goes digital while the sporting intentions of the G70 are enhanced with an added drive mode and an active exhaust. Genesis considers the 2022 model significant enough to warrant a fully loaded Launch Edition trim for this year.

Choosing Your Genesis G70

The 2022 Genesis G70 is defined by the powertrain selected, however, the Launch Edition is available only with the V6. Pricing ranges from the base 2.0T Standard, which starts at $38,570 to the fully-loaded 3.3T Launch Edition, which is $53,545.

Engine Choices

The powertrain choices are unchanged from last year. The base, four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine (I4) generates 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while the twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 pumps out 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission (with paddle shifters) and send power to either the rear wheels or all four, for $2,100.

The four-cylinder rear-wheel-drive model is the most efficient per the EPA with an estimated 21 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 24 combined. The V6 with RWD earns 18, 27, and 21 mpg combined. The AWD system costs one mpg combined point but all of the configurations are notably less efficient than similarly-powered BMW, Mercedes, and Audi models.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Genesis G70 stretches to 184.4 inches and rides on an 11.6-inch wheelbase which is close in size to the BMW 3-Series but lower and not quite as long. Its 34.8 inches of rear legroom is short for the class, although far greater than the Lexus IS, while the G70’s trunk volume of 10.5 cubic feet is on the small side for any sedan this size - at least it includes folding rear seatbacks as standard.

Genesis G70

Safety Features

The G70 is well equipped with advanced driver assist features such as automatic emergency braking with junction assist, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic assist, high beam assist, safe exit warning, and adaptive cruise control as standard.

The 2022 G70 has not been rated by NHTSA or the IIHS, although last year’s model earned a 2021 Top Safety Pick+ rating.


The 2022 Genesis G70 gains a larger infotainment touchscreen that grows to 10.25 inches. It features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and navigation and can be updated over the air. There are two front and one rear USB ports and one 12V front outlet to help keep devices charged.

Genesis G70

G70 2.0T Standard - From $38,570

The base G70 is far better equipped than its base-level German competitors and costs far less too. The Standard trim includes LED exterior lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, proximity entry with a smart trunk release (no kicking-motion necessary), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 12-way power driver’s seat that is also heated and wrapped in leatherette, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink. A heated steering wheel is included in the AWD versions.

The Prestige Package ($4,000) adds a host of notable features such as 19-inch wheels, power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a 15-speaker Lexicon premium audio system, a leather interior, a wireless charging pad, rain-sensing wipers, and acoustic laminated front side glass (in addition to the windshield).

G70 3.3T Standard - From $43,145

When the Standard trim is matched with the V6, the G70 also receives performance brakes, dual exhaust, a sport-tuned suspension, as well as many of the features of the 2.0T’s Prestige Package. The $4,300 Sport Advance Package includes 19-inch wheels, dark chrome grille and window trim, an active exhaust system, ventilated seats with power bolstering and cushion extension, Genesis digital key, and wireless charging.

With the Sport Advance Package selected, the Sport Prestige Package can be ordered for $4,000 which really turns up the performance. The sportiest version of the G70 includes a limited-slip rear differential, high-performance Brembo brakes, active dampers, a head-up display, and more convenience features such as a heated steering wheel, a surround-view camera system, blind spot display, softer leather seats, and a microfiber suede headliner.

G70 3.3T Launch Edition $53,545

The Launch Edition includes your choice of white or gray matte paint, unique 19-inch wheels, and a black and red interior.

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CarsDirect Tip

The G70 stakes its claim as a sports sedan and the V6 provides the best excuse for the limited-space interior. Adding the Sport Advance Package offers the equipment to further enjoy the engine’s sound and the ability to literally keep one’s backside cool while enjoying the improved handling.

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Expert Review

  • Excellent powertrains
  • Tight chassis
  • Upscale cabin
  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • V-6 pricing
  • Short on cargo and passenger room
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Viable German alternative. The Genesis brand isn't new at this point, but it's still in its teething phase - and most buyers have little idea of what it means or stands for. This makes it that much harder for Genesis to stand out to luxury car shoppers who turn like clockwork towards brands like Mercedes or Lexus. Yet Genesis is trying to break into the space nonetheless, and the excellent 2022 G70 sport sedan is one of their most significant efforts.

The G70 competes against some of the most resolved and refined luxury stalwarts: the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. The two nameplates have earned serious respect among shoppers and critics alike for their well-rounded personas. They've set a high bar to clear, but the folks at Genesis clearly aren't intimidated. Considering the G70's taut chassis, excellent pair of powertrains, and a glamorous interior, why should they be?

To keep up the momentum, the revised 2022 G70 now features more standard tech and features as well as a massaged front fascia to keep the styling aligned with the recently-released GV80 and GV70 SUVs. The question isn't whether this is enough to keep the Genesis G70 competitive, but whether it's enough to convince customers that this is a viable alternative to their favorite German sport sedan.

Punchy engines, nimble chassis. Genesis models feature two powertrain options: a base 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a twin-turbo V-6. Pricing will surely point most buyers towards the four, but rest assured this isn't a second-rate engine. Its 281 horsepower is plenty among the similarly-rated engines used by rivals, and it can get to 60 mph in a respectable seven seconds.

Of course, the real peach is the throaty, muscular twin-turbo V-6. Displacing 3.3 liters, this engine cuts down the 0-60 mph sprint to just 4.5 seconds, sounding lovely the whole way up the speedometer and tachometer. We found it has an excellent throttle response despite a touch of turbo lag.

This year, every G70 uses an eight-speed automatic - we'll miss the old six-speed manual that had been offered, rare and obscure as it was. Luckily this gearbox knows how and when to swap cogs. We didn't suffer through a botched shift during our time behind the wheel, despite our best efforts to stymie the transmission.

Genesis G70

The chassis holds corners with a firm yet forgiving confidence; the steering feels nicely weighted and direct; the suspension can be dialed to a just-right setting thanks to a variety of modes.

Our one complaint? The standard suspension pair with the V-6 is too stiff for anyone whose commute isn't done on a racetrack. The optional adaptive dampers cure this grievance, but we'd still like to see the regular setup be a little more forgiving on ordinary roadways.

Rather inefficient. The G70 is no fuel miser: in its thriftiest form, the EPA cautions it will return 21 mpg city, 31 highway, 24 combined. Opting for all-wheel drive that version drops those ratings to 20/28/23 mpg.

The V-6 is thirstier, demanding fuel at the rate of 18/27/21 mpg in rear-drive form and 17/25/20 mpg with the available all-wheel drive. In 2021, those fuel economy figures leave something to be desired.

That said, this segment as a whole hasn't fully embraced the industry-wide turn towards hybridization and electrification. The Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, and Cadillac CT4, for instance, don't offer any sort of alternative to traditional gasoline power. Yet the C300 does at least offer up to 35 mpg highway, while the Audi A4 can do 34 mpg on the interstate. The C63 is also equally efficient as the V-6 G70 despite its two extra cylinders and additional 250-odd horsepower.

Cabin fever. Once you're snugly embraced by the decently bolstered seats, the details of the G70's cabin begin to reveal themselves. There's the slight driver-oriented cant of the center stack. The just-right amount of physical buttons enable you to adjust radio and climate without taking your eyes off the road. The nice mix of colors and trims, especially when the available red leather is ordered. And everything has a look and feel of real quality. Overall, this is a nice place to be and measures up well against the bar-setting German competition.

Mounted up high on the dash is a 10.3-inch touchscreen, which for this year has been made standard on all trims. We're happy to see it used across the board, but unfortunately, it now means wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is no longer available. For whatever reason, this system isn't set up for wireless smartphone integration the way the old 8.0-inch screen was. Some might be put off by this, but we think it's a small tradeoff for the additional two inches of screen and its more advanced interface.

Now if only we could get an additional two inches of legroom in the back seat. As a rear-drive car, the G70 inherently struggles with space utilization: a 112-inch wheelbase affords less than 35 inches of legroom. The trunk has less than 11 cubic feet of available cargo space, though the rear seatbacks do fold down.

This is a genetic malady that afflicts any car that sends power rearward. The larger Kia Stinger - which shares the same platform - is more spacious, but only because it sits on a longer wheelbase. If you check out the interior dimensions of the 3-Series and the like, you won't find figures that much better than what the G70 is putting up. This is yet another reason why crossovers are now dominating the market.

Final word. The Genesis G70 doesn't have heritage. There is no badge to flaunt because name recognition is still in the works. And it doesn't offer the diversity of models pilfered by competing cars. And yet, despite all that stacked against it, the G70 is a dark horse in a gilded segment. The chassis is the real deal, dialed in and tight, goading you into corners. The twin-turbo six gives the inline jobs from BMW and Mercedes a run for their money. The interior, too, strikes the bullseye when it comes to fit, finish, style, and quality.

Clearly, Hyundai engineers didn't phone in their first sports sedan. With how thorough a job they did polishing this four-door, we're reminded of the early efforts of Lexus and Acura - two brands that over-delivered in a big way in order to cement their reputations quickly and definitively. We hope the excellent G70 can do the same for the fledging Genesis brand.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 31 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
15.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
94 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
184.4 "
Exterior Width
72.8 "
Exterior Height
55.1 "
Front Headroom
39.7 " / 39.4 "
Rear Headroom
36.9 "
Front Legroom
42.6 "
Rear Legroom
34.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,516 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
6 / 15 Brand
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
(fca) Forward Collision-avoidance Assist W/pedestrian Detection/junction Turning Forward Collision Mitigation W/cross Traffic
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist (bca) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Following/lane Keep Assist (lfa W.lka) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Highway Driving Assist (hda) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Foward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning (daw) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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