South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company is responsible for producing some of the best SUVs of 2022. It is also positioned for great success in 2023. Hyundai is the parent company of Kia and Genesis (its luxury brand ). Genesis has produced several SUVs that compete at the highest level within their respective segments. Is Genesis producing better SUVs than luxury giants like BMW and Mercedes-Benz?
The 2023 Genesis GV70 is hard to beat in its segment
The small luxury SUV segment is extremely competitive. Brands like Porsche, BMW, Volvo, Alfa Romeo and many more compete for the top spot.
The 2023 Genesis GV70 starts at $42,900. It uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make a whopping 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The small luxury SUV gets 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
car and driver praises the GV70 for its powerful engine options, lavish exterior styling, and luxurious top-trim-level interiors. Edmunds claims the 2023 Genesis GV70 has a spacious interior, comfortable seats, and plenty of cargo space.
Many automotive publications rank the 2023 Genesis GV70 above luxury small SUV options from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It offers incredible value for money and is recognized as one of the best small luxury SUV options on the market.
The 2023 Genesis GV80 gets sky-high overall scores
The Genesis GV80 is the South Korean automaker’s midsize luxury SUV model. It competes with the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.
The 2023 Genesis GV80 starts at $55,550. It uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The midsize SUV gets 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The GV80 has a smooth ride quality, great standard features, and a quiet cabin. Kelley Blue Book calls the GV80 its “Best Midsize Luxury SUV Buy for 2023.” The new GV80 is the first model of the year to include standard all-wheel drive. It’s closely related to the popular Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade, so it’s no surprise that the GV80 is a hit with consumers.
The 2023 Genesis GV60 is a game changer for electric vehicles
The World Car of the Year for 2022 was the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The Genesis GV60 has a lot of the Ioniq 5’s DNA built into it, and it shows.
The 2023 Genesis GV60 is near the top of TrueCar.com’s list of the best electric SUVs. US News & World Report praises the GV60 luxury small electric SUV’s acceleration, infotainment system and handling. It starts at $59,290. The GV60 makes 314 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. You get 248 miles of driving range on a full charge.
The BMW iX is BMW’s current electric SUV offering. It’s impressive, but it’s not affordable enough for the average driver at $84,100. Mercedes-Benz’s small electric luxury SUV, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB, hasn’t made the impact that the Genesis GV60 is making. Genesis has a long way to go to achieve the cachet that has become synonymous with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but it’s certainly making great strides.