The 2022 Genesis G70 and 2021 Genesis GV80: Which One is Right for You?

Nothing says luxury like driving a Genesis. No matter which Genesis vehicle you drive, you will get to enjoy exceptional performance, gorgeous design, and incredibly useful features. At Genesis of Hilton Head, we are proud to bring you a terrific selection of Genesis vehicles, including the 2021 Genesis GV80 and the upcoming 2022 Genesis GV70. If you want to buy or lease a new Genesis, it might be a challenge picking between these two formidable vehicles. This comparison should help you decide which vehicle best suits your budget, lifestyle, and preferences when it comes to driving in luxury.


The GV80 stands out for a reason: it's the first SUV ever produced by Genesis. Its design is fitting for an SUV of that distinction. An imposing front diamond-patterned grille makes an intense first impression. The GV80's body evokes classic cars of old, with sleek lines and signature curves. Available 22-inch allow wheels are stunning and enhance the GV80's performance in all driving conditions.

 Genesis GV70

The GV70 is also a breakthrough addition to the Genesis lineup: the first ever Genesis crossover SUV. Like the GV80, its diamond-patterned front grille is striking. Its exterior design is striking, timeless, yet futuristic as well. Whenever you drive the GV70 around Hilton Head Island, you will turn plenty of heads.

The GV70 and GV80 both feature stylish twin bar headlights, which give the vehicles a distinct look at any time of the day.

 Genesis GV80


The GV80 is 194.7 inches long, 77.8 inches wide, and 67.5 inches tall. The GV70 is 185.6 inches long, 75.2 inches wide, and 64.2 inches tall. The bigger frame of the GV80 might be appealing to plenty of drivers, especially because it can accommodate up to seven seats. However, the smaller frame of the GV70 might also be preferable to you.


The GV80 features a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that generates 300 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available. An eight-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters makes changing speeds when driving in Bluffton smooth and easy.

The GV70 also has a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. It generates up to 300 horsepower and has rear-wheel drive standard with all-wheel drive available. The GV70 also has an eight-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters.

The GV70 and GV80 perform very similarly across the board, so your preference might come down to other factors.


The Genesis GV70 and GV80 both represent the epitome of interior style, and can make everyday driving around Beaufort feel luxurious. The GV70 has seating for five while the GV80 base trim also seats five, although seating for seven is available. Both the GV70 and GV80 feature available Nappa leather interiors, providing gorgeous style and incredible comfort.

Safety Features

The GV70 and GV80 both come equipped with a suite of useful safety features, many of which come standard. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist comes standard on both vehicles. This feature detects when another vehicle is in your blind spot and can apply the brakes if you start to change lanes while the vehicle is still there. The GV70 and GV80 also both feature Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, which warns you if another vehicle approaches you when your vehicle is in reverse and can apply the brakes if necessary to prevent a collision.

Final Verdict

The 2022 Genesis GV70 and 2021 Genesis GV80 are both spectacular, high-performance luxury SUVs that have a lot of similar traits. The differences between the two are small enough that the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference. The best way to choose between two similar but outstanding vehicles is to test drive them both. In that case, you should call Genesis of Hilton Head to find out when the GV70 is available so you can give it a test drive, and compare it directly with the GV80. Once you have given both vehicles a test drive, you can decide for yourself which one is perfect for you. To find out more about these exciting vehicles today, call us!

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