In 2020, Genesis entered the luxury crossover class with the debut of the 2021 Genesis GV80- the brand's first-ever luxury SUV. Not long after, Genesis introduced the brand-new 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact crossover SUV. With the two models having similar names and looks, it can be difficult to initially tell the difference between the two. Find a comparison of the 2021 Genesis GV80 and 2022 Genesis GV70 below:

2021 Genesis GV80

VS.  2022 Genesis GV70 
2.5L - 300 hp
3.5L - 375 hp

Horsepower 2.5L - 300 hp
3.5L - 375 hp 
Standard 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder
3.5L turbocharged V6 option

 EngineStandard 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder
3.5L turbocharged V6 option 

5-7 Passengers

 Capacity5 Passengers 
Standard, Advanced, Prestige

 Trim LevelsStandard, Select, Advanced, Sports Prestige 
Standard with Rear-Wheel Drive,
AWD upgrade available

 All-Wheel Drive? Comes standard with AWD

*All figures are EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

2021 Genesis GV80

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2022 Genesis GV70

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The 2021 GV80 has a third-row option, which allows you to comfortably seat 7 passengers. All trim levels of the 2022 GV70 have two rows only- allowing it to seat up to 5 passengers comfortably. 

Besides the size difference affecting passenger capacity, the GV70's smaller and lighter nature allows for a more thrilling and responsive driving experience compared to the GV80. 


The 2022 GV70's interior is more minimalist than its big brother- the GV80. This doesn't mean the interior is not still impressive, it is just simpler than that of the GV80. Both models have heated seats and a Nappa leather interior option. 

As for the exterior, the GV70 differs from the GV80 with its sleeker profile and tapered roof. Both vehicles have exteriors with elegant flows, crisp accents, and LED headlights. 


The GV80 and GV70 both have a 14.5-Inch HD Multimedia and Navigation infotainment system, which has one-touch access to Apple CarPlay Android Auto, and integrated navigation. The one technology feature that sets the GV70 apart from the GV80 is how you can start the engine with a quick tap on the industry-first fingerprint reader. This feature also allows you to pay for things like gas with a tap of your fingerprint.


The GV80 and GV70 both have the typical Genesis safety features- including forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-following assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and more. 

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