Comparing the 2022 Genesis GV70 versus the 2022 Buick Envision

December 23rd, 2021 by


The 2022 Buick Envision improves upon its predecessor with plenty of luxury features that provide those looking for something a bit classier than the average SUV a great option. In the same class as the Envision is the 2022 Genesis GV70 which also arrives as an all-new SUV that’s also luxurious and engaging. We’ll be taking a look at both compact SUVs and comparing them to see which fares better in terms of drive quality and capability.

The 2022 Genesis GV70

The 2022 Genesis GV70 arrives as an all-new compact crossover SUV that bridges the gap between luxury and affordability. Starting at an MSRP of $41,000 (plus destination fee), the 2022 GV70 features a handsome exterior that’s highlighted by a diamond-pattern grille. The compact SUV comes equipped with either a 2.5L turbo four-cylinder or a 3.5L twin-turbo V6. Both come paired with an all-wheel-drive system. Driving the 2022 GV70 is engaging as it’s responsive and quick to accelerate. As far as fuel economy, the compact SUV gets 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Inside the 2022 GV70, owners will note a modern interior. There are plenty of interior options with different mattes and color themes, all of which allow owners to customize their vehicle to their liking. Regarding cabin space, there’s plenty of room for average-sized adults and with the seats folded, there’s 56.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2022 GV70 features driver-assist and safety features like dynamic cruise control, front and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, and blind-spot collision avoidance. With higher trim levels, there’s a 360-degree camera system as well as more luxurious qualities like leather seats and a panoramic sunroof.

The 2022 Buick Envision 

The 2022 Buick Envision returns better than its predecessor. The compact crossover SUV starts at an MSRP of $31,500 (plus destination fee). It comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that’s capable of 228 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque. This is less powerful than the 2022 GV70, but the 2022 Envision comes paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission which helps create a smoother ride experience. The compact SUV features an all-wheel-drive system. Owners will note the responsive and smooth delivery along with the quiet cabin. As far as fuel economy, the Envision gets 24 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway. 

Inside the 2022 Envision, owners will note comfortable seating with enough room for five. The interior cabin is refined and modern with quality materials. Standard features include an 8-inch infotainment system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For driver-assist and safety features, the Envision comes equipped with Buick’s Driver Confidence Plus safety suite. This includes lane-keeping assist, forward collision alerts, lane-change alerts, and rear cross-traffic alerts. With higher-level trims, the Envision gets higher quality materials like leather seats and a Bose premium audio system. The compact SUV also gets a 360-degree camera and a larger touchscreen.

The Verdict

The 2022 Genesis GV70 and the 2022 Buick Envision are two great compact SUVs. Both offer luxury combined with an engaging driving experience. In terms of ride quality, however, the Envision wins out given its quiet and comfortable interior. 

The 2022 Envision has better fuel economy, but if consumers are looking for something with a bit more kick, the 2022 GV70 may be their choice. If we take a look at the price ranges, the Envision seems to win out over the GV70 since both SUVs drive similarly and represent the luxury class.

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