2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Interior Review

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Interior Review

Is this a Mercedes? It could be. With clean surfaces and large screens, the cockpit of the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Prestige certainly looks the part of a Benz. The Genesis echoes many of the color and touch thematics that have made Mercedes’ interior design so successful over the past decade. And arguably, with fewer badges and flashy accents, the GV70’s interior has a more minimalistic aesthetic than that of MB, which has grown a bit blingy.

We’ve tested the Electrified GV70 twice already this year, and its all-electric powertrain is the clear reason to consider buying it if you live in one of the 23 states where it’s available. But diving deeper into the cabin, we find an environment that’s on par with anything in the segment, electric or otherwise.

Our tester checks in at $75,275, which is a decent chunk of change for a compact crossover. The Prestige package accounts for $6,800 — a fraction of the sticker, but an outsized part of the GV70’s elegant feel. Prestige adds Nappa leather seating surfaces, a microfiber headliner, a 12.3-inch three-dimensional instrument cluster (a worthwhile upgrade over the standard 8-inch), and Lexicon speakers. Nice-to-haves like heated second-row seats and door shades are also part of the package, as is a heated steering wheel, which should be standard at this price point.

Don’t underestimate the impact of the color scheme, which is one of the few elements unique to the Electrified version of GV70. The Glacier White Two-Tone triggers the muscle memory of the Mercedes EQS I drove back in the fall of ‘21. Maybe that’s coincidental, maybe not. Either way, it works.