While Genesis touts the GV70 as a performance luxury crossover, its fancy bits shine the brightest. In-person, the crossover looks larger than it is and its exterior is full of details that take the styling to the next level. The wheels, headlights, bumper designs, and body curves, especially in this dark red color, all speak of luxury and the extra effort in design and engineering that went into the GV70.
The interior design is a blend of clean surfaces, high-quality materials, and easy-to-use high-tech controls. The instrument cluster can display the gauges with a 3D effect and the rotary control for the infotainment system feels precise and solid, however, its location and size allow it to be easily confused with the gear shift dial. Back seat space is somewhat limited for a 6-footer sitting behind a 6-footer and the cargo room is affected by the steeply angled rear window. The turbo V6 is powerful and generates 375 horsepower but is slow off the line and noisy at full throttle, which takes some of the fun out of treating it like a performance crossover. The suspension is very good at isolating the interior from fast concrete impacts while keeping level around fast turns. The expectations are high in this crossover segment, and at $63k, the GV70 creates a sense of value for all of its luxury and delivers a style that is all its own.