2022 Genesis GV70 Comes With EPA Rated 21 MPG Combined
- on March 31, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
The 2022 Genesis GV70 will hit the U.S. and other markets sometime this year, boasting an excellent fuel economy figure of 21 mpg combined. This smaller sibling of the GV80, Genesis’ first SUV, shares its underpinnings with the G70 sedan.
Both the GV70 and GV80 SUVs feature the same powertrains, including a regular 300-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and available 375-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. The EPA website reveals that the new 2022 Genesis GV70 V6 delivers better fuel economy than its big brother GV80 V6 does.
Until now, the EPA has only provided the fuel economy figures of the GV70 Sport trim featuring the twin-turbocharged V-6 and all-wheel drive. According to the agency, the powertrain delivers approximately 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, with a combined economy of 21 mpg. Comparing it with the GV80, it is 1/2 mpg city/highway more. Furthermore, it beats its high-priced rival, the Audi SQ5, by a slight margin offering 18/24 mpg and 20 mpg combined using a 349-hp twin-turbo V-6.
While the EPA did not announce the rating for 300-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four, we believe it will be more efficient than the GV80 2.5T's delivering 23-mpg (22 mpg with all-wheel drive). The only transmission choice is an eight-speed automatic.
According to CarAndDriver, the GV80 equipped with a twin-turbo six-cylinder mill accelerated from 0 to 60 mph (96km/h) in 5.3 seconds. The GV70 will likely be quicker. Look for more details before its launch later this year.