- the epa has released fuel-economy estimates for the 2022 genesis gv70 equipped with the car's more powerful twin-turbo 3.5-liter v-6: 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.
- the twin-turbo v-6 makes 375 horsepower, while the standard engine is a 300-hp turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder. the epa has not yet released estimates for the base engine.
- the gv70 will go on sale in the u.s. later this year and will slot below the gv80 in the genesis lineup.
the 2022 genesis gv70 will arrive in the u.s. this year as the smaller suv in the korean luxury brand's lineup. just as the larger gv80, the brand's first suv, is based on the g80 sedan, the gv70 shares its underpinnings with the g70 sedan. both suvs use the same engines: a standard 300-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an optional 375-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter v-6. the epa's numbers reveal that the gv70 will only be slightly more fuel efficient than the gv80 when both are equipped with the six.
so far, the epa has only released estimates for gv70s equipped with the sport model's (pictured above) twin-turbocharged v-6 and all-wheel drive. it's estimated at 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with a combined rating of 21 mpg. that's just 1 mpg more in the city than the gv80 and 2 more on the highway. however, these estimates do make the gv70 slightly more efficient than the more expensive audi sq5 with its 349-hp twin-turbo v-6, which is rated at 18/24 mpg and 20 mpg combined.
the gv70's standard engine is a 300-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four, and it's likely to be only slightly more efficient than the gv80 2.5t's 23-mpg rating (22 mpg with all-wheel drive). both engines are paired with eight-speed automatic transmissions. in our testing, the more powerful twin-turbo six-cylinder engine launched the gv80 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, and the smaller gv70 should be slightly quicker to that mark.
with all-wheel drive and the optional v-6, the 2022 gv70 is just slightly more fuel efficient than the 2021 gv80. the entry-level turbo four-cylinder's estimate has yet to be announced.