2022 Genesis G70 Gets Price Increase to Go With New Looks

Genesis’ G70 compact luxury sedan got a number of updates for the 2022 model year, including a revised exterior, larger touchscreen and some new driving modes. Now its price is revised, too — upward. The 2022 G70 will have a starting price of $38,570, including destination fee, up $1,525 from the 2021 model.

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The 2022 G70 is available with either a 252-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a 365-hp, twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6. Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission and can be paired with either rear- or all-wheel drive (adding AWD adds a heated steering wheel, too).

Optional Features, Packages

That $38,570 starting price will net you a RWD G70 with the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Prices escalate from there: Adding AWD will cost an extra $2,100, and the four-cylinder model can also add a $4,000 Prestige Package that adds a 15-speaker premium stereo, moonroof, leather upholstery, 19-inch wheels and more.

Upgrading to the V-6 comes with a $4,575 premium over its equivalent four-cylinder, making the most affordable V-6 G70 $43,145. V-6 models also come standard with 19-inch wheels — up from the 2.0-liter’s standard 18s — and performance brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, variable-ratio steering and additional comfort features.

As with the 2.0-liter, adding AWD to a V-6 G70 will cost $2,100. V-6 buyers get more option choices, however: First up is a $4,300 Sport Advanced Package, which adds a new set of 19-inch wheels, comfort and convenience features from the 2.0-liter’s Prestige Package, and a sportier appearance inside and out.

Opt for the Sport Advanced Package and you can add the Sport Prestige Package to it, which is an additional $4,000 for RWD models and $3,900 for those with AWD. The $100 difference is because RWD adds a heated steering wheel, which is already part of the AWD’s equipment. The Sport Prestige Package adds Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential, adaptive suspension, head-up display, 360-degree camera system, Nappa leather upholstery and microfiber suede headliner.

Beyond that is a special Launch Edition of the G70, which for an additional $2,100 includes unique lightweight 19-inch wheels, a red and black interior, and matte exterior paint in either white or gray. It also includes a matte paint care kit because matte paint and car washes aren’t friends. An AWD G70 Launch Edition is the priciest G70, coming in at $55,545.

Full 2022 G70 Pricing

Below are the full prices for each version of the 2022 G70 (all prices include $1,045 destination).

Four-Cylinder

Standard RWD: $38,570

Standard AWD: $40,670

Prestige RWD: $42,570

Prestige AWD: $44,670

V-6

Standard RWD: $43,145

Standard AWD: $45,245

Sport Advanced RWD: $47,445

Sport Advanced AWD: $49,545

Sport Prestige RWD: $51,445

Sport Prestige AWD: $53,445

Launch Edition RWD: $53,545

Launch Edition AWD: $55,545

Luxury at a Discount?

Even with the updates and price increases, does the 2022 G70 still undercut its rivals when it comes to price? We don’t have pricing data for 2022 versions of the G70s benchmark rivals yet, but the 2021 Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class all have higher starting prices than the 2022 G70, and historically, a new model year means a slightly higher price. Add in the Germans’ penchant for pricey a la carte options and the 2022 G70 is still a strong value pick, just as it was when it won our Best of 2019 award.

Release Date

The 2022 G70 is “coming soon,” according to Genesis. Reservations are now open.

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