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We have the brand new 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury five-seater SUV to test with our family! This is a particularly stunning car both inside and out so let's see how the new GV70 LUX model stacks up in our BabyDrive testing…

BabyDrive Verdict

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The Genesis GV70 is a beautiful luxury five-seater SUV that looks very elegant on the outside! Lots of people have asked me about this car while I have been driving it around and I’m not surprised because it is stunning!

Genesis is Hyundai's luxury brand and they have brought out some fantastic cars. If you are looking for a luxury seven-seat SUV, their Genesis GV80 is sensational. When I saw this GV70 I was excited because it looks as good as the GV80! So let's find out if it is…

You will not be disappointed with the interior, where this model's red and grey leather is just as beautifully designed as the exterior. There are great features throughout for families like the built-in rear window blinds.

Buttons on the side of the front passenger seat so the driver can easily move it backwards and forwards without getting out of the car. Really handy for school pick-ups and drop-offs and when transporting elderly relatives.

When it comes to space for the kids, I fitted three Infasecure child seats across the rear seats. An Infasecure Attain More, Achieve More and a Serene fit really nicely. With a rear facing child seat we could just fit a 180cm driver or with a rear-facing child seat on the other side of the car, we could easily fit a 186cm front passenger. To learn more about the child seats used in this review you can click on the link here.

2022 Genesis GV70 with 3 child seats installed in the back row

There are aircon vents in the back of the central console, which keep the passengers in the rear the right temperature.

Below them is a rear USB port and phone shelf. The interior of the cabin is beautifully crafted and the storage is good throughout with net map pockets, cup holders and door bins in the back.

In the front, the cup holders are practical and in front of them there is a space for your phone too.

The door bins are practically sized…

…as is the glove box and central console box.

Boot space is really practical in the GV70 too, it will hold a twin or double pram with some shopping.

2022 Genesis GV70 space for shopping with tandem stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

From empty, it will hold thirteen shopping bags, matching the Porsche Macan and comparable to the BMW X3 which holds fourteen shopping bags and the previous-generation Lexus NX which holds twelve shopping bags.

2022 Genesis GV70 space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

Or you could fit your medium-size family dog in the boot too!

2022 Genesis GV70 space for dogs with two rows of seats in use

The GV70 is an effortless car to drive, you are so cocooned from any of the outside road or wind noise that it is a beautifully peaceful place to be. Visibility is very good when driving, even with three child seats installed in the back and there is a rear-view camera you can turn on while driving along with a button in the central console too.

The media system in the Genesis GV70 is really fantastic. It has a nice big screen and a modern and easy to use system with a lot of the great features you find in the Hyundais too.

Sounds of Nature is a favourite for my family, which is a selection of white noise at your fingertips (my baby loves the Calm Sea Waves setting) and there is a range of other sounds to choose from too.

There is also Quiet Mode, which I love for family life too. Quiet Mode brings the sound into the front so you don't disturb passengers who are asleep or on devices in the back.

The Genesis GV80 has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

You can control the rear climate from the media screen also.

Overall the Genesis GV70 is a fantastic BabyDrive, it is crammed full of luxury family-friendly features that make everyday journeys with children so much more pleasurable.

The Genesis GV70 comes with eight airbags including a central front airbag to prevent heads knocking together in the event of an accident. The Genesis GV70 has a five-star ANCAP safety rating.


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Tace Clifford
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Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.

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