2022 Genesis G70

MSRP $36,150 - $65,951

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Updated on: November 23, 2021

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For 2022, the Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan adds features like a standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display, comes with a new front and rear design, and some interior tweaks. Also for 2022, there is a new G70 Launch Edition trim priced at $52,500. Another prominent change made to the 2022 Genesis G70 is the discontinuation of the manual transmission. While the exterior and interior styling has been redone to be in line with the looks of the all-new Genesis G80 sedan and the all-new Genesis GV80 SUV. 



2022 Genesis G70 sedan

The price of the 2022 Genesis G70 luxury sedan will start at an MSRP of 37,525 for the 2.0T trims and $42,100 for 3.3T trims both of which are for the RWD versions. While AWD version of the same costs $2,100 more over the base MSRP of respective RWD trim. For that price, the 2022 Genesis G70 goes against the likes of Acura TLXLexus IS 300, and BMW 3-Series. Does it get enough luxury and oomph to go against Japanese and German luxury brands? Let's find that out in this in-depth of the 2022 Genesis G70.

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Pros

Luxurious interior

Value for money

Stylish exterior

Sporty driving dynamics

Cons

The rear row is tight

The base engine is weak

No manual transmission

What's New?

Limited-run Launch Edition trim introduced.

Revised exterior and interior styling.

Six-speed manual transmission discontinued.

Bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen made standard.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36150

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

252 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

transmission

8-Automatic w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.4/12.6 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

111.6 in.

length

184.4 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

55.1 in.

curb weight

3516 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

93.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/31 mpg

highway range

489.80 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

2.0T$36,150 Est. onwards

3.3T$42,100 onwards

3.3T Launch Edition$52,500 onwards

Launch Edition$65,945 onwards

Base$65,948 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Genesis G70 in Himalayan Gray color
Himalayan Gray

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performace

9.0

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

Final Verdict

8.5

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The 2022 Genesis G70 is the entry-level offering in the sedan line-up of Genesis. With the prices starting at $37,525. While if you want to lease a 2022 Genesis G70, it starts at a premium of $439 per month payable for 36 months, with $3,699 payable at signing. The 2022 G70 sedan offers two engine options, the base being a 252 hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four motor while the other option is a 365 hp, 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 motor. The former is referred to as 2.0T and is available on the first two trims only while the latter is known as 3.3T and is available on all five trims.

The base engine offers decent performance but the twin-turbo V6 is the real deal in terms of performance and also because it undercuts all the German rivals with similar engine options in terms of pricing. While the luxurious cabin and striking exterior look make sure you aren't going for a bargain brand. That said, the real flex of any Genesis car, and in this case, is the long 10 year or 100,000 miles drivetrain warranty which ensures peace of mind. If that's not compelling enough then read our in-depth to find how the G70 stacks against its rivals. 

2022 Genesis G70 Sedan front view
2022 Genesis G70 Sedan rear view

8.5/10
Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition

8.5/10
Final Verdict


2022 Genesis G70 Buying Advice

There is no denying the fact the Standard trim is the most sought after here. Thus, we recommend going for the Standard 3.3T trim, at least, to get a better engine and more standard features like heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable steering column, and Lexicon premium surround system.

2022 Genesis G70 Features

8.5/10

The 2022 Genesis G70 will be available in five trims, including the newly-added Launch Edition. The pricing starts at $37,525 for the base Standard 2.0T trim and goes up to $55,500 for the topmost Launch Edition 3.3T AWD trim. This limited-run model will be getting the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, with either RWD or AWD configuration, as standard. The 2.0T trims get a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine while all the 3.3T get the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine as well. All the trims are RWD as standard, however, AWD can be added by paying $2,000-$2,100 extra.

Other standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, heated seats, etc. This year, a 10.25-inch touchscreen has been made standard too, but the highlight of the infotainment setup is the available 15-speaker Lexicon surround sound system. Standard safety features include vehicle stability management, 7-airbags, lane-keeping assist, hill start assist, driver attention warning, also Highway Driving Assist has been newly added for 2022.

Trim

Standard

Prestige

Sport Advanced

Sport Prestige

Launch Edition

MSRP (2.0T) (RWD)

$37,525

$41,525

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MSRP (2.0T) (AWD) $39,625 $43,625 - - -
MSRP (3.3T) (RWD) $42,100 - $46,400 $50,400 $52,500
MSRP (3.3T) (AWD) $44,200 - $48,500 $52,400 $54,500

Features

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4

Adds or upgrades to ‘Standard’

Adds or upgrades to ‘Standard 3.3T’

Adds or upgrades to ‘Sports Advanced’

Adds or upgrades to ‘Sport Prestige’

 

Front and Rear parking sensor

19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

Electronically controlled suspension

Microfiber suede headliner

Exclusive interior
 

A 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system

Rain sensing wiper

Black Nappa leather upholstery 

Powered trunk

Matte paint

 

Sunroof

Surround-view camera

Dark-tinted tail light cover

 

19-inch lightweight alloy wheels

 

Heated front seats

Heated rear seats

   

 

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Nappa leather seats

     
   

Heads-up display

     

2022 Genesis G70 Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The 2022 Genesis G70 will come with two engine options, carried over from the 2021 model, as there will be no changes in the upcoming model’s powertrains. The base engine is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 capable of spitting out 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with an eight-speed automatic, the power is transferred via Rear-Wheel Drive which comes standard. You can also upgrade to All Wheel Drive for some extra cash. The other engine is the 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6, which churns out a massive 365 horses and 376 lb-ft of torque. This also comes as an RWD standard, but you always have the option to upgrade to the AWD.

2022 Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan engine bay

It is also paired with the same eight-speed automatic. The base engine is sluggish and not very athletic. It does not go with the G70’s style and approach. The acceleration is nothing spectacular with the 2.0L powered G70 doing a 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds. The twin-turbo V6 engine changes all of that. It is pretty powerful and can blast from 0-60 MPH in a mere 4.7 seconds, which is a pretty quick figure for a luxury sedan. Although in their base tune, the BMW 330i is the fastest, with 0-60 MPH coming in just 5.6 seconds, followed by Acura TLX doing 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds.

Models

2022 Genesis G70

2021 Lexus IS 300

2022 BMW 3 Series

2022 Acura TLX

MSRP

$37,525

$38,625

$41,450

$37,500

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

Power

252 hp @ 6,200 RPM

241 hp @ 5,200 RPM

255 hp @ 5,000 RPM

272 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque

260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,650 RPM

294 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM

280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
0-60 MPH (sec) 6.2 6.6 5.4 5.9
Quarter-mile (sec) 14.9 15.1 14.0 14.5
Top Speed (MPH) 145 143 131 130

The handling and driving dynamics of Genesis G70 would impress anyone for what it's worth. The G70 has sharp steering and minimal body roll around corners. The ride is also quite smooth and comfortable, thanks to the adaptive dampers performing gracefully. While the RWD is well-balanced for all kinds of roads, the AWD can be had to improve the driving dynamics on challenging road conditions. All the luxury sedans are quite evenly matched in terms of power delivery, however, the Lexus falls a little behind the pack but only by a slight margin.

2022 Genesis G70 Fuel Economy

7.5/10

As the powertrains are not going to change, the 2022 Genesis G70 will boast a similar fuel economy as the current model year. The base engine equipped with RWD will offer around 21/31 MPG for city/highway driving and around 25 MPG for combined driving. The AWD results in a slight decrease, as the AWD G70 returns 20/28/23 MPG for city/highway/combined driving, respectively. The twin-turbo V6 engine sips more fuel and returns 18/27/21 MPG for city/highway/combined driving, in that order.

Models

2022 Genesis G70

2021 Lexus IS 300

2022 BMW 3 Series

2022 Acura TLX

MPG (City)

21

21

26

22

MPG (Highway)

31

31

36

31

MPG (Combined)

24

25

30

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.8

17.4

15.6

15.9

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

332/ 490/ 379

365/ 539/ 435

406/ 562/ 468

350/ 493/ 398

The 3.3T AWD version gets around 17/25/20 MPG for city/highway/combined driving, respectively. The sedan also gets a 15.8-gallon fuel tank, which makes up for almost 379 miles of the combined range. As for the rivals, the Lexus IS 300 and the Genesis G70 offer the lowest fuel economy, but the Lexus beats the G70 in terms of range owing to its bigger fuel tank of 17.4-gallon. The BMW 3 Series, on the other hand, offers the best fuel economy of 26/36/30 mpg in city/highway/combined, respectively.

2022 Genesis G70 Interior

8.0/10

The updated 2022 Genesis G70 presents its occupants with an even neater and luxurious interior. The cabin is upscale and fitted with upscale materials everywhere. Genesis has also done a great job in designing the interior layout. The dashboard looks modern and satisfies the aristocrat in you. The infotainment screen sticks out from the center of the dashboard, and directly below it are the AC vents and the climate control buttons and dials. The passenger’s side of the dash is covered in smooth leather trim customized to your needs.

2022 Genesis G70 Sedan dashboard

Build quality is excellent. The quilted stitching pattern is done to perfection and enhances the luxury quotient of the car. As standard, you get full leather seats with gorgeous trims and a sporty appeal to them. The base version features a 12-way power adjustable driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support. The passenger’s seat is also 8-way power-adjustable.

2022 Genesis G70 Sedan front seats

The higher trim comes with heated and ventilated front seats with a 16-way power-adjustable driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support, power side bolsters, and cushion extension. It also comes with a 12-way power passenger seat w/ 4-way lumbar support.

Models

2022 Genesis G70

2021 Lexus IS 300

2022 BMW 3 Series

2022 Acura TLX

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (in.)

39.7/ 56.3/ 42.6

38.2/ 55.9/ 44.8

38.7/ 56.0/ 42.0

37.2/ 58.2/ 42.5

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (in.)

36.9/ 54.6/ 34.8

36.9/ 53.4/ 32.2

37.6/ 54.6/ 35.2

36.3/ 55.0/ 34.9

Cargo Capacity (ft³.)

10.5

10.8

13.0

13.5

A leather-wrapped steering wheel with manual tilt and telescoping makes finding the perfect driving position an easy task. Space is also not an issue in the front row, but in the rear row, legroom can be a bit tight. The front row is quite spacious for all of the sedans, but when it comes to the rear row, all of them are cramped except for the BMW 330i. Out of the other two, the Lexus IS 300 has the smallest room at the back, while the other offers some sort of relief to its occupants. Coming to the cargo area the G70 has the smallest 10.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The Acura TLX sports the biggest cargo of 13.5 cubic feet, followed by BMW 330i with 13.0 cubic feet.

2022 Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan infotainment screen

The infotainment system also offers a 10.25-inch standard screen across models, with a host of useful standard features. Some of them include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM radio, HD radio, HD Traffic, Genesis Connected Services Internet Access, USB ports, 15 high-efficiency speakers with Quantum Logic surround sound, Clari-Fi music restoration, etc. The system is easy to use and mostly intuitive.

Interior Features:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless charging pad
  • USB ports and AUX input jack

2022 Genesis G70 Exterior

9.0/10

The biggest change coming to the 2022 Genesis G70 is the way it looks. Genesis has designed a new, modern, and more opulent design at the front. The grille is now of a different shape than the outgoing model. The outlines meet at a sharp angle at the lower end of the grille and below it is another grille. The sides also have big vents at the bottom. Also, the headlights have been changed and now it is split into two parts.

a2022 Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan Front Three-Quarter View

The two parts are symmetrical to each other and look very unique. Both the headlights are sleek and mirror each other perfectly. Also, the hood has strong creases. The sides of the Genesis capture its essence with a strong muscular line flowing through the doors. The rear end has also been changed to fit the style, and the taillights also received a little upgrade. The car looks sleek and long from the sides, and the lower ground clearance gives it a distinctly sporty feel.

Models

2022 Genesis G70

2021 Lexus IS 300

2022 BMW 3 Series

2022 Acura TLX

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,915

3,715

3,560

3,709

Length (in.)

184.4

185.4

185.7

194.6

Width (in.)

72.8

72.4

71.9

75.2

Height (in.)

55.1

56.5

56.8

56.4

Ground Clearance (in.)

NA

5.5

5.7

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

111.6

110.2

112.2

113.0

The dimensions of all the sedans are more or less in the same ballpark except for the Acura TLX which is the longer, wider, and taller sedan among all. That said, the Genesis G70 is 184.4 inches long, 72.8 inches wide, 55.1 inches in height, and has a 111.6-inches wheelbase. If you leave the TLX then the BMW 330i is longer by 1.3-inches compared to the G70, and it has the second-longest wheelbase that is 0.8-inches lesser than the TLX’s wheelbase but 0.6-inches longer than G70's wheelbase.

Exterior Features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Sunroof w/ power sunshade
  • Heated auto-dimming side mirrors w/ power-folding
  • LED brake lights
  • Projector-beam LED low/high beam headlights w/ LED daytime running lights

2022 Genesis G70 Safety

9.0/10

The 2022 Genesis G70 has been redesigned. Although, the mechanicals have remained the same as the 2021 G70. Thus in IIHS's crash test, the scores from 2021 G70 have been reflected in the 2022 G70's score. The 2022 G70 model got a "Top Safety Pick+" award from IIHS and it performed excellently in all tests and got a maximum rating of ‘Good’ in all its six parameters. While NHTSA is yet to crash-test the 2022 G70 or for that matter, 2021 G70 too.

Safety Features:

  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Genesis Connected Services Emergency SOS
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Forward Collision Mitigation and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Distance warning front and rear parking sensors

2022 Genesis G70 Competition

7.0/10

2022 Genesis G70 vs. 2022 Lexus IS 300

The Lexus IS 300 is a car that looks quite stunning, but the new Genesis G70 gives it tough competition. Beauty is subjective and we will leave it up to you to decide. But the Genesis G70 has the edge when it comes to performance, albeit not by much.

2021 Lexus IS 300

The Lexus IS 300 has the upper hand when it comes to fuel economy, but suffers from less interior space. Once again, Genesis G70 seems to have a slight advantage but Lexus IS 300 has that “Lexus” reliability to make it a compelling choice.

2022 Genesis G70 vs. 2022 BMW 3-Series

Right off the bat, the BMW 330i has a better engine and has quicker acceleration. It also handles quite well and has an excellent fuel economy. The interior quality also offers tough competition to the Genesis G70, and the BMW 330i has more interior space overall.

2022 BMW 3 Series

All in all, the BMW 330i is the toughest competitor to the Genesis G70 and seems to have that edge over it. After all, the BMW 330i is still the king in the segment.

2022 Genesis G70 vs. 2022 Acura TLX

Although the Acura TLX is a sedan from a segment above as per its size but its price overlaps with the G70 so it remains a tough competitor. The TLX shares a similar capacity turbocharged engine as the G70's base model but it is more powerful and thus the TLX posts faster acceleration figures compared to the G70.

2022 Acura TLX

As a bonus, the TLX also returns slightly better gas mileage than the G70. While as stated above being a slightly bigger car in size the TLX does have an advantage but the cabin space it offers is similar to what the G70 has. Although the longer length and wheelbase do get you a bigger trunk in the TLX.

2022 Genesis G70 Final Verdict

8.5/10

The 2022 Genesis G70 gets a new design upgrade that most people will find attractive. The interior tweaks and the standard infotainment screen will only add to its charm. The G70 is a luxurious and upscale sedan that has everything to offer for a typical small-size luxury sedan car buyer. Since it rivals some of the established cars like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class it has to be quick, fun to drive, offer decent fuel economy, practicality, and be luxurious at the same time. Most of which it has been capable of achieving except for the gas mileage. Keeping this in mind, no doubt the 2022 G70 is a great choice in the luxury sedan segment.


FAQs on the 2022 Genesis G70:

When will the 2022 Genesis G70 be available?

The 2022 Genesis G70 has been launched in the summer of 2021 and is right now available for sale across all Genesis dealerships.

How much price to pay for the 2022 Genesis G70?

The 2022 Genesis G70 price ranges between $37,525 to $54,500

How reliable is the Genesis G70?

The Genesis G70 has a reliability score of 84 out of 100 from J.D.Powers. Thus it is among the reliable small-size luxury sedan.

Who makes the 2022 Genesis G70?

The 2022 G70 is made by Genesis at its manufacturing facility in South Korea.

What is the length of the 2022 Genesis G70?

The 2022 Genesis G70 measures 184.4-inches in length.

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