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Genesis is a luxury brand that’s part of the South Korean Hyundai Motor Company’s portfolio of brands. The brand was founded in 2015, but it’s already making major moves in the industry. A popular Genesis SUV is getting plenty of love from experts and automotive publications.

A black 2023 Genesis GV70 is parked.
The 2023 Genesis GV70 | Genesis

Genesis is producing some of the best SUVs in the game. The South Korean luxury automaker currently produces a small SUV, a small electric SUV, a midsize SUV, and a midsize electric SUV. One of the brand’s SUVs is getting plenty of attention from publications.

The 2023 Genesis GV70 is a small luxury SUV that competes with the best models in its segment. The GV70 rivals the popular BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60.

The GV70 starts at $42,900. It uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The small SUV gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2023 Genesis GV70 has comfy seats, a spacious interior, and tons of cargo room. It also has a snazzy exterior design and great interiors on upper trims. One of the many reasons that the GV70 is such a standout model is that it has an affordable starting price, but it’s luxurious enough to rival more seasoned nameplates like the BMW X3. Publications like U.S. News & World Report and Car and Driver have given the small luxury SUV high overall ratings.

What comes standard on the Genesis GV70?

The back of a red 2023 Genesis GV70 small luxury SUV is driving on the road.
The 2023 Genesis GV70 | Genesis

The Genesis GV70 comes standard with rear and side cross-traffic alert, highway driving assist, and emergency evasive steering. It also includes remote keyless entry, heated front seats, and a garage door opener. The small luxury SUV comes with adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

The GV70 includes rear parking sensors, a tire pressure monitoring system, and traction control. The small luxury SUV features a huge 14.5-inch infotainment system and all-wheel drive.

Genesis’ small luxury SUV is packed full of great standard features for a price that doesn’t break the bank. The 3.5T Sport comes with even more comfort creatures. It starts at $55,000.

What are the best small luxury SUVs on the market?

Kelley Blue Book lists the 2023 Genesis GV70, 2023 Audi A5, and the 2023 Acura RDX as the best luxury compact SUVs on the market. MotorTrend lists its top three as the Genesis GV70, Volvo XC60, and Acura RDX.

Rankings differ depending on which publication compiles the list, but it’s clear that the GV70 is the superior choice over most, if not all, small luxury SUVs. As far as value for the money goes, Genesis’ small luxury SUV is hard to beat. Is the GV70 the new top dog in its segment, or does an older nameplate still have a claim to the throne?

Let us know your pick for the best new small luxury SUV on the market in the comment section below.


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