2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #416

2023 Genesis Electrified Gv70 | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #416 1

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The Genesis Electrified GV70 is the latest EV from Hyundai's luxury brand. Built on the same platform as the gas-powered version, the all-electric model has an EPA estimated 236 mile range, and shares many of the same luxurious touches of the Electric G80. But with a starting price over $60,000 can the electric GV70 take on competitors like the Tesla Model Y, Audi Q4 e-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQB, and even its own GV60 EV sibling? We also discuss whether a viewer's persistent flat spots on a set of Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires might be a sign of manufacturer defect.

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:16 – 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 first impressions
6:19 – who is Genesis targeting with the Electrified GV70?
6:57 – Electrified GV70 vs. GV60; regenerative braking levels
10:37 – driving standard GV70 vs. EV version
13:26 – problems with the range
16:38 – purchasing notes
21:21 – would CR experts buy this car?
23:07 – are my Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires defective?

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33 Comments on "2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #416"

  1. ronkemperful | June 14, 2023 at 3:09 PM |

    Great videos as always. Genesis is another great electrified but to me is as attractive and obtainable as a Rolls Royce. Cars have gotten way too expensive and the reason that they are is that people keep buying them, overextending their finances, depleting savings that should be going towards retirement. Even with the so-called 7500 dollar tax refund, the ones most likely to benefit are the wealthy one percenters.

    My question to you is: When does it make sense to replace a car? I have a six year old Subaru Forester that has not a scratch on it, has been sitting in a garage for all this time with only 30,000 miles on it. Does it make sense to sell this car and trade it in on an electric, all this in the face of an industry that is going electric?

    • Chezzyperson 33 | June 14, 2023 at 3:50 PM |

      Wait until solid state batteries

    • A concern worth investigating is whether ICE cars will start dropping in value. Where I live in California, EVs are taking over fast.

    • That’s totally up to you. If you like it and not having problems with it you could drive it for a long time. Like you said, lots of folks buy new cars because they’re either bored or are trying to keep up with the Joneses. So they take on a monthly payment that could be going towards a retirement account instead. My previous car, I kept for 15 years. My current one I’ve had for 5 years, it only has 55K miles and will probably keep it for a long time. I do love not having a car payment. Just because a state says that they’ll stop selling new ICE vehicles doesn’t mean such vehicles will completely go away. You can still buy used ICE vehicles. They’re not going away anytime soon.

    • Sell a paid-for, pristine, low mileage car just because 2% of the fleet is electric?
      Are you serious?

    • Drummond Fengdahl | July 9, 2023 at 5:24 AM |

      Are you rich? If so, go ahead. If not, then it’s nonsensical to replace a low-mileage car like that.

  2. Crash Test Dummy RC | June 14, 2023 at 3:48 PM |

    Curious that the Cadillac Lyriq wasn’t mentioned. I drove a demo over the wkend. Absolutely impressed with the quality, functionality/usability and value.

    • GM, new technology and quality in the same sentence?

    • Same to you | June 14, 2023 at 9:20 PM |

      Lyriq is inferior to GV70e

    • Angel Rivera | June 14, 2023 at 9:38 PM |

      The one i drove in dallas had misaligned body panels and bubbling in the paint of the front passenger door right where the door meets B-pillar. A/C never cooled enough on a 91 degree day.

    • Crash Test Dummy RC | June 15, 2023 at 3:55 PM |

      @Same to you based on what?

    • Crash Test Dummy RC | June 15, 2023 at 3:57 PM |

      @Angel Riverathe demo I drove had none of these issues but good to know. Could be ore production issues.

  3. I can see the thought bubbles hovering above Ryan’s head. 😂

  4. Kevin Sewell | June 14, 2023 at 4:09 PM |

    The ability to charge one EV from another is an adapter (from what I’ve seen) and the Kia and Hyundai products come with the adapter. I read it’s slow though, like from a 110 outlet.

  5. Definitely get the $45 first aid kit with the white seats. If they were red seats, then you could forego the first aid kit and nobody would know.

  6. Haven’t they tried charging 150kw with that car?
    It is take 24minutes.
    What a shame.

  7. Omel Borpon | June 14, 2023 at 5:14 PM |

    Off topic comment: we need more tire tests, in particular tire tests in relation to EV range. CR is one of the very few sources for rolling resistance tests in the USA, and rolling resistance is directly related to EV range, so my hope is that CR can link these two topics. Note that there are tradeoffs to tire efficiency (range), the most important one being wet grip, which is a safety issue (a CR specialty).

  8. J Stephens | June 14, 2023 at 6:48 PM |

    It should come with a cleaning kit for the white interior.

  9. Lion Runner | June 14, 2023 at 7:18 PM |

    It is very interesting to hear the problem with Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires. I have 3 friends with 2 Honda Pilots and 1 Honda Civic running them and being in IT field not driving often they don’t have this problem as far as I know (we are close friends and discuss any issues with cars). If possible love to hear more about the problem after an inspection. I also wonder if the vehicle is an EV as they are heavy compared to regular cars and if that’s the reason for flat spots?

  10. Bryan Hooper | June 14, 2023 at 7:53 PM |

    With 6 months with the GV60, range is not a problem and fast changing is easy enough in Connecticut. If you want bold colors, the GV60 is your choice over the GV70. I have Mauna Red and for the really bold San Paulo Lime.

  11. Bernard Meyers | June 14, 2023 at 9:10 PM |


  12. I’m rather shocked to hear you say that flat spotting is not common on modern tires after they sit for a few days. It most certainly is because I have experienced it on at least three cars in recent years. It goes away after driving 5 miles or so but it’s definitely an issue and it’s irritating. One car had Pirelli P zero tires that did this, and I currently have a Audi A5 with Continental tires that are very bad about doing it. I even noticed it on my new Hyundai ioniq5 that has Michelin tires, but not as severe as on the other cars. Unbelievable that you’re spreading misinformation acting like this is a non-existent problem on new tires! It’s also quite commonly mentioned in reviews on various tire dealer websites.

  13. Marc Bertucco | June 14, 2023 at 11:28 PM |

    The CR E GV70 was ordered with $575 black paint, and I sent this question in before, but maybe some CR editor will read it here and answer. Does paying extra for the special paint color in any way suggest that you are going to get a higher quality of paint and or application of said paint?

    • Definitely not. It’s just a way of getting extra money from you.

    • ItsAlive111 | June 15, 2023 at 3:37 PM |

      Send them an email, that’s a good question, even though I suspect the answer is no and the extra money is just for looks.

  14. Russ.Litchfield | June 14, 2023 at 11:29 PM |

    Good combination of personnel and a good balanced conversation.

  15. I love when people forget to charge, then blame the cars range for it. If you forgot to fill up the evening before in an ICE vehicle and you’re in a hurry in the morning, you have no one to blame for the situation other than you. That doesn’t change with an ev.

  16. ItsAlive111 | June 15, 2023 at 3:36 PM |

    Regarding the audience question, I’m surprised they didn’t recommend checking, and properly adjusting, the tire pressure. Maybe I missed that.

  17. Great show, great team, boring expensive EV cars.

  18. Enzro Greenidge | June 18, 2023 at 8:49 AM |

    Value? Really! With a 239-mile EPA range, nope.

  19. David Feldman | June 20, 2023 at 11:57 AM |

    Is it possible the flat spot issue is actually happening from tire pressure? Wondering if the pressure is too low?

  20. I have this car. I wanted a comfortable commuter car, nice styling, exclusivity, speed, practicality, versatility. It’s very pleasant. I can charge at work and at home. So far, so good. For longer trips, I have other cars.

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