How Long Do Genesis GV70 Last? (12 Important Facts)

The GV70 is a premium urban SUV based on the impressive G70 sports sedan.

It features a lovely interior design, a plethora of standard tech goodies and a sporty chassis.

If you’re wondering how long a GV70 will last, read on to find out…

Here is the short answer to how long the Genesis GV70 lasts:

The Genesis GV70 is expected to last between 200,000 and 250,000 miles providing it’s maintained properly and driven conservatively. With usual car usage, this means a GV70 should last for 13 to 17 years on average before repair costs become uneconomical.

How Many Miles Can a Genesis GV70 Last?

The GV70 is the new kid on the block, having only made its debut for the 2022 model year.

So whilst there isn’t any historical proof of how long these cars can last, based on what we know about Genesis and Hyundai, a reasonable prediction for the lifespan of the GV70 is somewhere in the 200k – 250k miles region.

  • Repair Pal ranks Hyundai 4th out of 32 car brands for reliability.
  • In 2020, J.D. Power declared that “Genesis ranks highest among luxury brands” in terms of dependability.

What we do know is the GV70 is based on the same platform as the G70 sports sedan, which has been widely praised by auto critics and has proven to be very reliable too.

Genesis are so confident the GV70 will hit 6 figure on the odometer that they offer a 10 yr/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a reassuring basic warranty of 5 yr/60,000 miles.

There’s no set timeline when a car will meet its demise, and to some extent there is an element of luck – however if you take good care of your GV70 it should last a very long time.

After 13 – 17 years of use, you may decide your money is better spent on a new car rather than repairs.

The life expectancy of your Genesis GV70 will be cut short if you avoid:

  • Using quality parts
  • Service appointments
  • Routine oil changes
  • Regular car washes
  • Tire rotations
  • Driving smoothly

What Problems Do Genesis GV70 Have?

The GV70 hasn’t been around long enough to showcase any major flaws, however we’ve done some digging to highlight some potential problems.

Paint Quality 

There have been some paint quality issues raised by G70 owners that may carry over to the GV70.

Historically the white pearl color has more issues with paint defects, peeling, bubbling, etc. when compared to other colors.

Poor Fitment: Inside and Out

These problems have been reported on both the G70 and GV70.

  • Fitment quality issues on the inside have been reported as “easily noticeable” by their creaking and rattling noises,
  • The interior has been described as a bit plasticky
  • Outside fitment issues have also been reported as well as excessive panel gaps.

One disgruntled review on Edmunds had this to say about the GV70:

“The fit and finish is terrible, and I have noted scratches on the rims and the trim on my car “

Cramped Back Seats & Small Trunk

Auto review sites have criticized the GV70 for not having much space for those sitting in the rear and lack of space in the trunk.

If you’ve got tall kids, they will probably thank you if you opt for the roomier GV80.

Fuel Economy

The GV70 has “Below-average fuel economy estimates” according to U.S. News.

What is High Mileage for a Genesis GV70?

A Genesis GV70 with over 100,000 miles is considered high mileage, most parts will have some degree of wear and tear and the powertrain warranty will have expired.

Purchasing a high mileage GV70 won’t necessarily mean a bad purchase, but it is important to note that any car that has averaged more than 15,000 miles per year should also be considered a high mileage vehicle and thus a riskier purchase.

A well-kept GV70 with over 100,000 miles might be a better option than one with a fraction of the mileage that’s had many owners and led a tough life or was sat neglected on the driveway.

If you’re buying a second hand Genesis GV70, consider the following:

  • Ensure the car was serviced properly at the correct intervals and the owner can provide documented proof of this.
  • Check for rust (including under the car) or other paint issues such as bubbling or chips.
  • As a general rule, fewer previous owners is better. More owners usually equate to more wear-and-tear.
  • Examine the interior as this tells the story of how well the car was maintained and cared for.

How Long Does the Genesis GV70 Last Compared to Similar Car Models?

In this section, we’ll look at some of the Genesis GV70’s closest competitors and see how they stack up in terms of durability and repair costs.

Genesis GV70 vs. Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 is a stylish SUV that’s available in many configurations.

The Audi Q5 can last 150,000 – 200,000 miles or 10 – 14 years, slightly less than what is expected of a Genesis GV70. 

Genesis GV70Audi Q5
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA3.0/5.0
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Compact SUVs
11th / 14
Luxury Midsize SUVs
Average Annual Repair Cost $650$928
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score4.6/5.04.4/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score81/10063/100

Both the Q5 and GV70 are knocked for lacking the roominess and cargo space of their rivals.

The GV70 will be more fun to drive and will also cost a few thousand dollars less.

Related: How Long Do Audi Q5 Last?

Genesis GV70 vs. Acura RDX

The RDX may lack the luxury prestige of its rivals but it redeems itself with sportiness, value and standard features.

The Acura RDX can last 250,000 – 300,000 miles or 17 –  20 years, greater than what is expected of the Genesis GV70.

Genesis GV70Acura RDX
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA4.5/5.0 
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Compact SUVs
1st / 11
Luxury Compact SUVs
Average Annual Repair Cost $650$497
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score4.6/5.04.1/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score81/10074/100

Acura is the luxury division of Honda, so it should come as no surprise these cars are built to last.

The GV70 is the more luxurious of the two cars though the RDX will offer more athletic handling.

Related: How Long Do Acura RDX Last?

Genesis GV70 vs. BMW X3

The X3 boasts a high-class interior, nimble handling and is notably fuel-efficient.

The BMW X3 can last 150,000 – 200,000 miles or 10 – 14 years, less than what is expected of the Genesis GV70. 

Genesis GV70BMW X3
RepairPal Reliability RatingNA2.5 / 5.0
RepairPal Reliability Ranking NA
Luxury Compact SUVs
10th / 11
Luxury Compact SUVs
Average Annual Repair Cost $650$1034
Kelley Blue Book Reliability Score4.6/5.04.4/5.0
JD Power Quality & Reliability Score81/10081/100

Choosing between an X3 and a GV70 will really come down to personal taste, we’d advise taking both for a test drive.

Related: How Long Do BMW X3 Last?

Comparison Chart

Genesis GV70Audi Q5Acura RDXBMW X3
Annual Repair Cost$595$928$497$1034
Reliability RatingNA 3.0/5.04.5/5.02.5/5.0
KBB Consumer Rating4.6/5.04.4/5.04.1/5.04.4/5
J.D. Power Rating81/10063/10074/10081/100
Lifespan (miles)200k – 250k150k – 200k250k – 300k150k – 200k

Is the Genesis GV70 Reliable?

The Genesis GV70 is expected to have average to above-average reliability.

The GV70 hasn’t been out long enough to give a fair assessment, but if we are to assume it will have a similar level of reliability as the G70 then there shouldn’t be any concerns.

The G70 sports sedan has so far proven to be very reliable with most owner complaints about cosmetic issues.

Genesis is the luxury division of Hyundai and in recent years, both brands have scored favorably with auto journalists.

  • Kelley Blue Book’s consumer rating index gave the Genesis GV70 an average reliability rating of 4.6/5.0.
  • J.D. Power provided the Genesis GV70 with an average reliability rating of 81/100.

As with longevity, the reliability of your Genesis GV70 will also depend on keeping up to date with the service schedule and adopting good driving habits.

Reliability Compared to Other Luxury SUVs

ModelReliability 
Acura RDX4.5 / 5.0
Lexus NX200t4.0 / 5.0
Infiniti EX354.0 / 5.0
Genesis GV70 (predicted)4.0 / 5.0
Volvo XC604.0 / 5.0
Mercedes-Benz GLK3503.5 / 5.0
BMW X13.5 / 5.0
Lincoln MKC3.5 / 5.0
Land Rover LR23.0 / 5.0
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque3.0 / 5.0
BMW X32.5 / 5.0
Porsche Macan1.5 / 5.0
Avg. Luxury Compact SUV3.5

Source: Repair Pal

The Best and Worst Years for the Genesis GV70

At the time of writing, the 2022 model is the only model available thereby making it the best and the worst year.

Pros:

  • Powerful engine choices
  • Stylish interior
  • Sporty chassis
  • Giant touchscreen

Cons

  • Cramped back seats
  • Questionable fuel economy
  • Poor towing capacity
  • Awkwardly placed infotainment controls

What About Recalls for These Models?

The Genesis GV70 has had a total of 1 recall campaign for 2022 at the time of writing.

The recall is for an exploding seat belt pretensioner which could project pieces of metal into the vehicle, causing serious harm to the occupants.

You can check if your Genesis GV70 has been subjected to a recall campaign by entering your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on Genesis’s recall site or the NHTSA recall database.

Recalls are carried out by the dealer at no charge to the owner.

Genesis GV70 Model Year List

First Generation

  • 2022 Genesis GV70

Are Genesis GV70 Expensive to Maintain?

A Genesis GV70 is predicted to cost an average of $650 per year in repairs and maintenance. This is lower than the average of $739 for luxury midsize cars and about the same as the average for all vehicles in different segments, which is estimated at $652.

ModelAvg. Annual 
Repair Cost
Frequency of
Unscheduled Repairs
(per year)
Probability of
SevereRepairs
Acura RDX$4970.46%
Lexus NX200t$6900.36%
Infiniti EX35$5880.78%
Genesis GV70$6500.67%
Volvo XC60$7460.57%
Mercedes-Benz GLK350$8590.610%
BMW X1$9150.78%
Lincoln MKC$8530.412%
Land Rover LR2$8950.811%
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque$1,1020.612%
BMW X3$1,0340.814%
Porsche Macan$1,2651.320%
Avg. Luxury Compact SUV$8590.610%

How Long Do the Brakes Last?

Genesis GV70 brake pads will typically last between 30,000 and 60,000 miles or 2 – 4 years.

This can vary widely and depends mostly on your style of driving, traffic conditions and climate.

How Long Do the Tires Last?

The Genesis GV70 tires should last around 40,000 to 50,000 miles or 3 to 5 years.

However, they can wear out much sooner. This depends on various factors, such as driving habits, climate, and road conditions.

How Long Do Genesis GV70 Engines Last?

Genesis GV70 engines are expected to last over 200,000 miles and may even last beyond 300,000 miles provided they’re properly maintained.

The GV70 is available with either a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine.

How Long Do Genesis GV70 Batteries Last?

The Genesis GV70 battery should last between 3 – 5 years. A vehicle’s battery life varies depending on many factors such as climate, driving habits, and battery type, among many others.

How Long Do the Spark Plugs Last?

Genesis GV70 spark plugs should last 100,000 miles.

Signs of a fouled spark plug include:

  • Reduced gas mileage
  • Lack of acceleration
  • Rough idling
  • Hard starts
  • Engine misfires

What About Insurance Costs?

The average cost of full comprehensive coverage for a Genesis GV70 is $1,734 per year or around $145 per month. 

Insurance costs can vary from person to person; be sure to shop around to find the best potential deal for your Genesis GV70.

Tips to Get the Most Life From Your Genesis GV70

  • Adopt smooth driving habits.
  • Keep up to date with factory-recommended maintenance.
  • Use quality parts and fluids.
  • Keep on top of repairs to prevent them from developing into larger problems.
  • Regularly wash your Genesis GV70 to remove dirt and grime to protect the paint and undercarriage from rust developing.
  • Check your Genesis GV70’s engine oil, coolant, brake, and transmission fluid levels and top them up when required.
  • Keep your Genesis GV70 stored in a garage to help protect it from the elements.
  • Read the owner’s manual to learn the location of important components, what your Genesis GV70 needs and what quantity, and to understand the symbols and dashboard warning lights.

Resources

  1. https://www.gencoupe.com/threads/buying-a-high-mileage-genesis.346665/
  2. https://genesisowners.com/genesis-forum/threads/any-high-mileage-genesis-owners-out-there.8350/ 
  3. https://www.cars.com/research/genesis-gv70/recalls/ 
  4. https://insuraviz.com/vehicles/genesis/genesis-gv70-insurance/ 
  5. https://www.repairsmith.com/i/estimates/brakes/replace-brake-pads/Hyundai/Genesis_Coupe/ 
  6. https://www.edmunds.com/genesis/gv80/2021/cost-to-own/ 
  7. https://www.kbb.com/genesis/gv70/ 
  8. https://www.jdpower.com/cars/2021/genesis/gv80 
  9. https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/genesis/gv70/ 

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