2022 Genesis G70

MSRP $36,150 - $52,500

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2022 Genesis G70 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 30, 2021

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For 2022, Genesis has updated its G70 luxury, compact sedan with features like standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display and Highway Driving Assist. Even the exterior and interior styling has been redone to match the likes of the G80 and the new GV80.

Apart from that, there will also be a new limited-production Launch Edition trim joining the lineup. It will be limited just to 500 units and be offered in the 3.3T configuration as standard. The price of the 2022 Genesis G70 luxury sedan will start at an MSRP of 37,525.

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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

10.25-inch touchscreen made standard


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

Base$36,150 Est. onwards

3.3T$42,100 onwards

3.3T Launch Edition$52,500 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

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

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The G70 compact car kicks things off the luxury compact sedan line-up of Genesis. The 2022 G70 will come with a new design and some interior tweaks, and a new Launch Edition trim priced at $52,500. Another prominent change made to the 2022 Genesis G70 is the discontinuation of the manual transmission. The prices start at $38,570, including destination charges, and bookings are now available online. For that price, it fights amongst other popular choices in the luxury category like Lexus IS 300 and BMW 3 Series. If you want to lease a 2022 Genesis G70, it starts at a premium of $439 per month payable for 36 months, with $3699 payable at signing.

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

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


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

The 2022 Genesis G70 will be available in five trims, including the newly-added Launch Edition. The pricing starts at $38,570 for the base Standard 2.0T trim and goes up to $55,545 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 3.3Ts 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, 8-inch touchscreen, 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

10.25-inch HD display

 

An 8-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

   

Exclusive interior

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Nappa leather seats

     
   

Heads-up display

     

The 2022 Genesis G70 will be priced at $1,500 higher than the price of the current base trim. Including destination charges, the new G70 will start at $38,570 and will go up to $55,545 for the top trim, of which only 500 units will be made. Genesis has confirmed that the new G70 will be hitting dealerships in the summer of 2021. You can already reserve and pre-order your 2022 G70 luxury sedan at their official website. You can also pre-order the G70 Launch Edition if you book it right now.

2022 Genesis G70 Engine and Performance

The 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 2.0-liter powered G70 doing a 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds. The twin-turbo 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 powerful figure for a luxury sedan. The BMW 3 Series is the fastest, with 0-60 mph coming in just 5.6 seconds, followed by IS 300 doing 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

Models

2022 Genesis G70

2021 Lexus IS 300

2022 BMW 3 Series

MSRP

$37,525

$39,050

$41,450

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

252 hp @ 6,200 RPM

241 hp @ 5,200 RPM

255 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque

260 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,650 RPM

294 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.2 sec 5.7 sec 5.6

The handling and driving dynamics 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. It also has multiple drive modes, and the transmission can keep up with your demands. 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

8.0/10

As the powertrains are not going to change, the 2022 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 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

MPG (City)

21

21

26

MPG (Highway)

31

31

36

MPG (Combined)

24

25

30

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.8

17.4

15.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

332/490/379

365/539/435

406/562/468

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 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

9.0/10

The updated 2022 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.

2022 Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan rear seats

Models

2022 Genesis G70

2021 Lexus IS 300

2022 BMW 3 Series

Seating Capacity

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

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

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

10.5

10.8

13.0

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 3 Series. Out of the other two, the Lexus IS300 has the smallest room at the back, while the other offers some sort of relief to its occupants.

2022 Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan infotainment screen

Coming to the cargo area the G70 has the smallest 10.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The BMW 3 Series sports the biggest cargo of 13.0 cubic feet, followed by Lexus IS 300 with 10.8-cubic feet. The infotainment system also offers a 10.25” 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.

Highlights of the infotainment system of the Genesis G70 include:

  • 10.3-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD Radio
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • 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 will look. 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.

2022 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

Curb Weight (lbs)

NA

3,715

3,560

Length (in.)

184.4

185.4

185.7

Width (in.)

72.8

72.4

71.9

Height (in.)

55.1

56.5

56.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

NA

5.5

5.7

Wheelbase (in.)

111.6

110.2

112.2

The dimensions of all the sedans are more or less in the same ballpark. Speaking of which, the Genesis G70 is 184.4 inches long, 72.8 inches wide, 55.1 inches in height, and has a 111.6-inches wheelbase. While the BMW 3 Series is the longest, with 1.3-inches more length compared to the G70, it also has the longest wheelbase that is 0.6-inches more than the G70’s wheelbase.

Some key exterior features of the Genesis G70 are:

  • 19” alloy wheels
  • Express Open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st-row sunroof w/ power sunshade
  • Body-colored power w/ tilt down heated auto-dimming side mirrors w/ power-folding and turn signal indicator
  • Fixed rear window w/ defroster
  • Speed sensitive rain detecting variable intermittent wipers
  • Trunk rear cargo access
  • LED brake lights
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Auto on/off projector-beam LED low/high beam daytime running auto-leveling
  • Laminated glass

2022 Genesis G70 Safety

7.0/10

The Genesis G70 will be redesigned. Although, that doesn’t mean it will use a completely different chassis. The scores from 2021 G70 will be reflected in the 2022 model year, albeit there might be some differences. The 2021 model got a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS. It performed excellently in all tests and got a maximum rating of ‘Good’. Though there might be some minor differences, we expect the scores to be mostly similar and the new G70 to be an excellently safe car.

Some standard safety features of the Genesis G70 are:

  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • 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
  • Restricted driving mode
  • Dual-stage airbags

2022 Genesis G70 Competition

7.0/10

Genesis G70 vs. 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.

Genesis G70 vs. BMW 3 Series

Right off the bat, the BMW 3 Series 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 3 Series has more interior space overall.

2022 BMW 3 Series

All in all, the BMW 3 Series is the toughest competitor to the Genesis G70 and seems to have that edge over it. After all, the BMW 3 Series is still the king in the segment.

2022 Genesis G70 Final Verdict

The 2022 Genesis G70 will have 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 luxurious, upscale, and has everything to offer for someone looking into the segment. It is quick, fun to drive, it has decent fuel economy, practicality, and is luxurious at the same time. Overall, a great choice for you if you are in the market for a luxury sedan.

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