A relatively new player in the premium compact sedan class, the 2022 Genesis G70 is an impressive entry from the Korean automaker. Starting at $37,525 (plus $1,025 destination), the G70 significantly undercuts German competitors like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. For that money, you get a sophisticated sport sedan powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. For 2022, the G70 benefits from a refresh that brings its styling in line with the larger G80 sedan.
Driving manners are impressive, with power going to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The G70 handles quite well, but not at the expense of ride comfort. Last year’s 6-speed manual availability has been dropped.
Inside, the driver is greeted by a 12-way power-adjustable seat in simulated leather upholstery. The front seats are both very comfortable and supportive, and there’s a new 10.25-inch touchscreen that handles infotainment duties, including standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. Backseat space is a bit snug, however, and the trunk’s 10.5 cubic feet is about average and has a small opening.
Also standard are loads of safety and driver-assistance features, and every Genesis includes not only 3 years or 36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance, but a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Five Trim Levels
With standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, the 2022 Genesis G70 offers a choice of a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder or the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6, the latter good for a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. Genesis offers five trim levels of G70: two 4-cylinder and three V6 models.
The trim progression starts with the 4-cylinder $37,525 2.0T and the $41,525 2.0T Prestige. The 3.3T Sport starts at $42,100, moves to the $46,400 3.3T Sport Advanced, and tops out at $50,400 for the 3.3T Sport Prestige. All-wheel drive costs an additional $2,100 and comes with heated front seats. Delivery is $1,025.
As part of the 2022 refresh, Genesis is also offering 500 special G70 Launch Edition models (250 with RWD, 250 with AWD). Based on the $44,200 V6 Sport AWD, the $10,300 package includes lightweight multi-spoke 19-inch wheels and a special matte paint finish in Verbier White or Melbourne Gray. The interior is either Obsidian Black or Sevilla Red leather.
The 3.3-liter Sport Advanced is worth a look at $46,300. Highlights include a sunroof, wireless smartphone charging, ventilated seats, a variable exhaust, the Genesis Digital Key, acoustic laminated front side glass, and a 15-speaker Lexicon premium audio system. This G70 Sport Advanced also gets dark chrome trim on its grille and around its side glass.
Here’s the Complete Rundown on 2022 Genesis G70 Trims and Prices:
2022 Genesis G70 2.0T: $37,525
- Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration
- 10.25-inch touchscreen
- 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster
- Leatherette upholstery
- 18-inch wheels
- USB ports (two front, one rear)
- 12-way power-adjustable driver seat and 8-way power front passenger seat
- HD Radio/satellite radio
- Blind-spot monitoring
2022 Genesis G70 2.0T Prestige: $41,525
- 19-inch wheels
- Leather upholstery
- 15-speaker/660-watt Lexicon audio system
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Wireless cellphone charger
2022 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport: $42,100
- 365-hp 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6
- Sport-tuned suspension
- Bigger brakes
- Dual exhaust
- Variable ratio steering
2022 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport Advanced: $46,400
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Ventilated seats
- Variable exhaust
- Genesis Digital key
- Acoustic laminated front side glass
- 15-speaker Lexicon premium audio
- Dark chrome exterior trim
2022 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport Prestige: $50,400
- Nappa leather upholstery
- Synthetic suede headliner
- Surround-view monitor
- Brembo brakes
- Limited-slip differential
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