The 2022 Genesis GV70 Is J.D. Power’s Top Compact Premium SUV

The 2022 Genesis GV70 is a new SUV model from an automotive brand that has already proven itself to put out high-quality SUVs and cars. Now this luxury compact SUV has proven its worth, by taking the top spot in J.D. Power’s APEAL study. Let’s take a look at what that means and why the 2022 Genesis GV70 is such a great luxury SUV.

A gray 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact SUV.
The 2022 Genesis GV70 | Genesis

The 2022 Genesis GV70 ranks highest in the premium compact SUV category

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The 2022 Genesis GV70 is the best premium compact SUV, according to the J.D. Power APEAL study. The J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study looks at how happy owners of new vehicles are after 90 days. “The study data provides insight on experiences with design, performance, safety, usability, comfort, perceived quality, and other factors.”

Not only is the Genesis GV70 the best luxury compact SUV, the Genesis brand is also one of the most beloved premium brands. Genesis comes in second in the premium automotive brand behind Porsche and ahead of Cadillac.

People love their Genesis GV70s

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If there’s one thing that the J.D. Power APEAL study does, it’s that it measures (at least as closely as reasonably possible) what it’s like to live with a vehicle day-to-day. J.D. Power assesses forty areas in ten key groups when determining the APEAL study rankings. These include: walking up to your vehicle, setting up and starting your vehicle, getting in and out of the vehicle, your vehicle’s interior, your vehicle’s powertrain, your vehicle’s driving feel, your vehicle keeping you safe, using the infotainment system, your vehicle’s driving comfort, and also fuel usage.

The J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout looks at how happy owners of new vehicles are after 90 days. “The study data provides insight on experiences with design, performance, safety, usability, comfort, perceived quality, and other factors.”

The GV70 also comes with loads of features

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Part of the 2022 Genesis GV70‘s high appeal may be the fact that it’s loaded with features. It comes with adaptive cruise control and also important safety features like forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist. It also has a 14.5-inch touchscreen, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and a hands-free liftgate. Even the standard GV70 comes with 19-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, heated front seats, and also a premium sound system.

All of this plus the GV70’s driving experience makes people identify with their vehicles, which contributed to its APEAL study win. The study tries to quantify how people feel in their vehicles, asking them to think about “37 attributes, ranging from the sense of comfort they feel when climbing into the driver’s seat to the exhilaration they get when they step on the accelerator.”

If you’re looking for a very high-quality luxury SUV that’s loaded with features, the 2022 Genesis GV70 is a great pick. Yet the best part about it may be that people who drive it love it – really, really love it. It’s the perfect compact premium SUV for anyone who wants a vehicle that they can feel an emotional connection with – or as much as is possible with an SUV.

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