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  • Both luxury SUVs are at the top of their respective classes
  • The 2023 Genesis GV70 has a robust package of standard features
  • The 2023 BMW iX touts cutting-edge technology

Should you make the move to the all-electric 2023 BMW iX or enjoy the affordable efficiency of the 2023 Genesis GV70? These two luxury SUVs hit the top marks in their classes. The differences between these two make for an interesting comparison, especially when deciding between a gas or electric SUV.

2023 BMW iX2023 Genesis GV70
Starting Price$85,095$44,275
EngineTwo electric motors2.5-liter turbo-four
Horsepower 516 hp300 hp
Torque564 lb-ft311 lb-ft
TransmissionElectricEight-speed automatic
Fuel economy rating86 MPGe25 mpg

Which luxury SUV is bigger?

Front view of gray 2023 BMW iX, highlighting why car grilles are so big now
2023 BMW iX | BMW Group

The chart above shows two significantly different luxury SUVs. The disparities in their pricing and specs stand out. However, these two models have similar dimensions.

The 2023 BMW iX measurements are as follows:

  • Wheelbase, 118.1 inches
  • Length, 195 inches
  • Width, 77.4 inches
  • Height, 66.8 inches

While the 2023 Genesis GV70 has these measurements:

  • Wheelbase, 113.2 inches
  • Length, 185.6 inches
  • Width, 75.2 inches
  • Height, 64.2 inches

If bigger is better, the iX wins in this category. The BMW SUV is the larger of the two luxury SUVs in every dimension.

Is the 2023 BMW iX roomier than the 2023 Genesis GV70?

The standard cargo space in the BMW iX is greater than that of the Genesis GV70. With the rear seats upright, the iX offers 35.5 cubic feet of usable space, compared to the 28.9 cubic feet in the GV70. Strangely, with the rear seats folded, these luxury SUVs offer the same 77.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo room.

If you’re looking for an SUV with more legroom, these two models offer something strange. The larger BMW iX should have more legroom, but it measures only 40.2 inches in the front, compared to the 41.3 inches of front legroom in the Genesis GV70. Moving to the second row, the story changes. The BMW SUV offers second-row passengers 38.9 inches of legroom, compared to 37.2 inches for the Genesis model.

So the iX wins in cargo space behind the back row and rear legroom, whereas the GV70 prevails in front legroom.

What comes standard in the 2023 BMW iX?

A 2023 BMW iX driving down a city street
2023 BMW iX | BMW Group

This BMW luxury electric SUV is packed full of goodies. The base-model xDrive50 comes with the following:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • LED exterior lights
  • Power rear liftgate
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Push-button starting
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Wireless phone charging
  • High-beam assist
  • Rearview camera with washing system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power front seats
  • Perforated faux-leather upholstery
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated power-folding outboard mirrors
  • Four-zone automatic controls
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 12-speaker audio system
  • Five USB ports
  • Navigation system
  • Satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto

What comes standard in 2023 Genesis GV70?

The rear of a gray 2023 Genesis GV70 small luxury SUV.
2023 Genesis GV70 | Genesis

The base model of the GV70 is the 2.5T Standard. Genesis includes the following in this luxury SUV:

  • Selectable drive modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+, and Custom
  • Complete safety package
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Automatic high beams
  • Driver drowsiness monitor
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • LED headlights
  • Heated power side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Push-button starting
  • Remote engine starting
  • Power-heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate controls
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • 14.5-inch infotainment screen
  • Nine-speaker audio system
  • Satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Wireless charging
  • Four USB ports

Which luxury SUV is better?

The 2023 BMW iX and the Genesis GV70 are very different SUVs that seem similar on paper. Did you notice that both have some of the same features? The most significant differences are their powertrains and MSRPs. So the greatest challenges you’ll face are whether to drive an electric or gasoline-powered luxury SUV and how much you’re willing to spend on a luxury SUV.

As for which model is the better luxury SUV, the Genesis GV70 provides better value for the price. However, it can’t beat the BMW iX in performance, fuel efficiency, and the cachet of German engineering.