Written by Marco Carvajal
2022 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Sport Prestige
The Genesis G70 is more than you can expect, you can smell luxury everywhere, inside and outside of this sedan. Surprisingly luxury doesn’t have to be too expensive with an MSRP starting price of nearly 37K for the base price G70 trim model 2022.
I don’t know what gives me more pleasure the precise premium performance of this car, or the luxury interior components and the beautiful and elegant silhouette that attracts everyone’s attention. It just brings so much pleasure driving a Genesis.
I am test driving the G70 model with rear-wheel drive, 3.3 Turbo Sports Sedan with Prestige Package. This premium compact sedan can become addictive. As you drive Genesis you want to drive more. Time flies when you are in control of the wheel of this luxury sedan. But not only the driver enjoys it, passengers get captivated by the design and interior comfort of this sedan.
The G70 is produced by the South Korean luxury brand Genesis, recently the brand is becoming more premium, producing beautiful fast luxury sports sedans and SUVs with great style and quality.
This Genesis sedan has a clean, coupe-like shape, without suffering from the excesses of design elements that other automakers are showing off. The Genesis 2022 G70, rear-wheel drive, 3.3 Turbo Sports Sedan with Prestige Package I am driving is luxury and fast, but also fun to drive. The suspension of the G70 works so smoothly that sometimes I feel I am driving in the air, almost flying.
The Genesis G70 is a compact executive luxury car with aerodynamic design and high-performance that can compete with Mercedes Benz or other high-end brands with the quality of materials, design, details, excellent performance and premium details everywhere.
The G70 can seriously competes with the BMW 3 Series, as well as the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The G70 is an emerging player in the luxury sedan segment with heavyweight competitors, such as the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Infiniti Q50 and the Lexus IS.
The Genesis sedan is an example of the brand’s bargain pricing, several thousand dollars cheaper than its German rivals and with a bonus of a generous standard 10-year warranty, which is more than double of most luxury cars.
Four Available Powertrains
Genesis wants to give you great and powerful powertrain options with 4 fast and precise engines:
- 2.0T Rear Wheel Drive
- 2.0T All Wheel Drive
- 3.3T Rear Wheel Drive
- 3.3T All Wheel Drive
Trims and Pricing for the 2022 Genesis G70
Pricing for Genesis is not far from the low pricing of Hyundai cars. The G70 is a car that everyone will love priced from 37K to 54K.
For the return of the G70, Genesis decided to produce a limited-production Launch Edition Featuring shape-defining matte exterior paint, lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels and an exclusive interior that enhances the beautiful design of the G70 as a limited edition for 2022 car year model.
- 2.0T RWD
$37,775 Starting MSRP
- 2.0T AWD
$39,875 Starting MSRP
- 3.3T RWD
$42,350 Starting MSRP
- 3.3T AWD
$44,450 Starting MSRP
- 3.3T RWD LAUNCH EDITION
$52,750 Starting MSRP
- 3.3T AWD LAUNCH EDITION
$54,750 Starting MSRP
New for the G70 in 2022
For the 2022 model year, the G70, which is the brand’s smallest and sportiest luxury sedan, receives a complete redesign, following in the footsteps of other cars in the Genesis brand, the G80 and G90 sedans and the GV80 SUV.
The driver-oriented cab of the new G70 has received a number of useful improvements. The larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system is positioned for easy reach in the center of the dashboard and features both a Genesis-exclusive user interface and over-the-air navigation updates. The instrument cluster has also been enlarged to provide better readability, and the wireless smartphone charger has been improved to provide faster charging speeds.
The powerful engine 2.0-litre turbocharged G70 inline-four and 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, and the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine stay in the new model.
All new G70 models benefit from the newly added “Sport+” driving mode, which further streamlines performance, engine and transmission programming, allowing drivers to take full advantage of the G70’s fast potential.
Also, the 3.3-liter V6 with the Sport package now includes a variable exhaust valve system that gives the G70 sedan a more aggressive exhaust character, while a new dynamic all-wheel drive system offers a built-in aggressive drift mode.
Genesis gives you a very luxury and fast sedan with a low price range. Buying a Genesis is a great investment, you pay low price but get a luxury car with a long term warranty.
On the outside the Genesis G70 reminds me in some details the two other Genesis models, the G90 and G80. The front grille of this sedan features the signature Genesis design, with functional air intakes on the bottom and sides. LED headlights work with separate daytime running lights.
The back of the G70 includes a sports pillar, which is framed by rear LED headlights and a double muffler, producing an elegant but aggressive look in the rear.
Driving the G70 3.3 Turbocharged makes you want to push the accelerator. The precision and quality performance of the G70 makes driving a pleasure. It is luxurious, elegant, modern, and very fast! The G70’s low center of gravity produces great wide sports feel.
The G70 signature grille together with the real sporty dual exhaust tips enhances the Sports look of this Genesis.
The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder machine that will produce the power of 252 horses pulling your car and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The four-cylinder engine is fast and strong, but you can get more power with the G70 available twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces a very strong 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are powered by an eight-speed automatic transmission, available in rear or four-wheel drive.
The Automatic transmission tuning is smooth and silent, feels like flying.
The G70 with the V6 engine brings power that produces out of this world torque without having to work very hard. It makes driving around town and merging onto highways fun and easy. The G70 has plenty of power at high revolutions.
On city streets and highways, the soft and passive suspension gives way to minimal body roll and easy handling.
The G70’s chassis id great, but it could improve as driving on rougher roads produces occasional bumps and vibrations, but nothing major. The G70 handling is exceptional, tuned by Genesis like its German competitors.
Steering when riding your G70 is is just perfect and precise, the wheel and the car responds so easily to driver’s commands.
The G70’s ride quality is very smooth, and thanks to the electronically adjustable suspension dampers, it can be comfortable for everyday driving, then taut and controlled for more enthusiastic driving.
This is great sedan that can be used on daily driving and occasional backcountry and weekend getaways.
The interior of the Genesis is impressive, simple, luxury and elegant, very sophisticated but not flashy.
The cockpit is clear and bright, with excellent quality, easy to view. The dashboard of this sedan includes nice sporty details, exquisite materials, cutting-edge screens, and easy to access controls.
The G70 Sport Prestige that I am driving brings nearly all of the high-end features that the Genesis has, including a head-up display, upgraded Brembo brakes, a 360-degree exterior camera system, Nappa leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and a deluxe microfiber headliner
It looks modern and detailed, with elegant diamond stitching on the front and rear seats. The seats are so elegant that work like a visual magnet that attract you to seat and ride.
The G70 has impressive quality and attention to details, It feels as luxury as its German rivals.
The surfaces are soft to the touch, the decorative stitching, aluminum piping and comfortable, generously bolstered seats keep passengers comfortably in place.
Front seat passengers will enjoy a good space and adjustable front seats. The rear seats offer above-average support. Let’s not forget that this is a compact sedan better suited to smaller passengers.
Cargo is OK but not huge, what is normal from a compact sedan. The G70 provides 10.5 cubic feet of trunk space, however, the rear seats fold flat to help transport large items. A hands-free boot lid comes standard.
The G70 a great creation of the luxury brand genesis. It is the entry-level model in the luxury sedan lineup.
Genesis is the luxury brand from Hyundai, just like Lexus is the luxury brand from Toyota, or Infinity from Nissan. Hyundai decided to produce very luxury cars under their premium brand Genesis, definitely premium and impressive.
The most appealing update in in-car technology from the G70 is the new 10.25-inch central touchscreen. It’s a huge improvement over the previous unit, which looked too low and aggregated. The new unit features an attractive widescreen format and good usability thanks to sharp-looking graphics and a simple menu structure. It’s also better integrated into the dash and looks a lot less sticky than last year’s G70. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration is standard, as is navigation.
In terms of safety, it comes with all the airbags you need, blind-spot monitoring, stop-and-go, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert equipped on every G70. On the advanced driver aids front, new G70 features include Highway Driving Assist, which uses lane centering and adaptive cruise control to smooth out longer highway journeys. Collision avoidance for rear cross traffic and blind spots, and navigation-based cruise. control capable of automatically reducing the speed of your car for the next curves.
2022 Genesis G70 RWD Highlights
- 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque
- 10.25-Inch hd Touchscreen with Navigation
- 8-Speed Automatic W/ Shift-By-Wire & Paddle Shifters
- 3.3-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V6
- Lexicon Premium Audio System
- Wireless Device Charging
- Brembo Brakes
- Blind-Spot View Monitor (Bvm)
- Safe Exit Warning
- IIHS Top Safety Pick+
- Surround View Monitor
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
- Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
- Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC)
- Genesis Digital Key using NFC technology
- Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)
- Rearview monitor
- Built-in dash cam
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty
It is wonderful to buy a new car, but it is more wonderful when your new car comes with the peace of mind of a long extended warranty to protect your investment in the long run.
The G70 Genesis comes with a generous 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Additionally, this Genesis luxury sedan includes Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Concierge Services, including tire changes or transportation to the nearest Genesis dealership or authorized service facility and reimbursement.
Complimentary Service Valet will collect the G70 to service it and offer a courtesy replacement meanwhile, during the first three years or 36,000 miles of ownership, a great added bonus.