How would you like your 2022 Genesis GV70? With a turbo four or with a turbo six?
Those of us of a certain age remember when cars---the same model---would come with several powertrain options. "From mild to wild", read the advertising touting the fact that your 1970 Chevy Nova could have a "Four, Six or V8". In fact, the '70 Nova had eight engine choices, ranging from 90 horsepower to 375 horsepower.
The 2022 Genesis GV70 gives you two choices---neither of them mild. I reviewed the 375-horsepower GV70 3.5T Sport Prestige just over a year ago. That's the turbocharged six. This time, it's the 2.5T, the turbocharged four. Horsepower drops to 300. But still---300 horsepower isn't a small number. Zero to 60 in six seconds flat isn't anything to sneeze at. And you'll go further on a tank of gas, as EPA fuel economy estimates jump by 3 mpg apiece, to 22 city/28 highway.
Beyond the power and mileage, the GV70 2.5T is all the goodness and desirability we found last year in the six.
Base price for the 2022 Genesis GV70 AWD 2.5T Advanced is $41,500. That comes with a chunk of standard equipment including a full suite of active safety features, drive mode select with custom mode setting, 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seating surfaces, a 12-way power driver seat and an 8-way power passenger seat (both heated), fingerprint recognition and a nine-speaker audio system.
Our tester did have extra-cost options, including $575 for the Savile Silver paint, $4,000 for the Select Package (19-inch alloy wheels, aluminum trim, panoramic roof, ventilated front seats and 16-speaker Lexicon premium audio system) and $4,150 for the Advanced Package (leather seating surfaces, heated steering wheel, waveline backlit trim, surround view monitor, blind spot monitor, remote smart parking assist, front parking distance warning, rear parking collision-avoid ce assist and advanced rear occupant alert). All told, with $1,095 inland freight and handling, the as-tested price of the 2022 Genesis GV70 AWD 2.5T Advanced is $51,320.
A shade over $50,000 for a premium crossover like the Genesis GV70 seems like a serious deal to me. If you need that extra 75 horsepower, get the six. But there's no discernible penalty beyond a few tenths of a second to sixty in choosing the 2.5T.