Sure, crossovers are utilitarian, but can one actually be handsome, too? Take a closer look at the Genesis GV70 before you answer that question.
This midsize SUV’s likeable qualities start with an exterior design that has hints of both high-end sports car and luxury sedan. From its massive grill to its oversize exhaust outlets, the GV70 looks both muscular and sophisticated.
That attractive balance is just as evident from the driver’s seat. The 375-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V6 in the version I tested provided both assertive performance and a surprisingly gutsy exhaust note. Handling is pleasingly sporty without sacrificing a plush ride quality.
The quiet cabin is just as appealing, done up in top-quality leather with sharp carbon fiber-look trim. Every manner of amenity you could want is here, too, from a heated/ventilated driver’s seat with massage features to a panoramic sunroof.
- High fun-to-drive factor
- Priced thousands less than European competitors
- Back-seat legroom is in short supply.
- Lackluster fuel economy
- Winning combination of form and function in a relatively affordable package
- Base Price: $41,000
- As Tested: $64,000
- NHTSA/Overall: Not yet rated.
- 22/28 (2.5L I4/AWD)
- 19/25 (3.5L V6/AWD)