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Partial EPA-estimated ratings for the 2022 GV70 show that it gets just 1 MPG more than the GV80.

"With both SUVs sharing the same powertrains, it shouldn’t be all that surprising to see that both vehicles have similar fuel economy ratings. With the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and all-wheel drive, the 2022 GV70 is rated to get 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. The larger GV80 gets 18 mpg city, 23 mpg hwy, and 20 mpg combined.

Since the GV70 and the GV80 come with twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engines that produce 375 horsepower and similar all-wheel-drive systems, there’s little reason to believe these SUVs would get drastically different figures. The GV70 is smaller and weighs less than the GV80, which explains why it’s slightly more fuel-efficient."

 

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Partial EPA-estimated ratings for the 2022 GV70 show that it gets just 1 MPG more than the GV80.

"With both SUVs sharing the same powertrains, it shouldn’t be all that surprising to see that both vehicles have similar fuel economy ratings. With the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and all-wheel drive, the 2022 GV70 is rated to get 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. The larger GV80 gets 18 mpg city, 23 mpg hwy, and 20 mpg combined.

Since the GV70 and the GV80 come with twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engines that produce 375 horsepower and similar all-wheel-drive systems, there’s little reason to believe these SUVs would get drastically different figures. The GV70 is smaller and weighs less than the GV80, which explains why it’s slightly more fuel-efficient."

My immediate reaction was being shocked but since the GV70 has the same engines as the GV80 and it's marketed as the sporty SUV it does make sense.
 

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My immediate reaction was being shocked but since the GV70 has the same engines as the GV80 and it's marketed as the sporty SUV it does make sense.
Soaring gas prices have me wondering how it'll impact GV80 & GV70 sales.
Could it push electric versions to arrive sooner?
 

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The EPA hasn't released gas mileage estimates for the GV70 2.5T, but expect it to be close to the GV80 2.5T that does 23 mpg (22 mpg with all-wheel drive).
 

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It will be great to get some real world testing numbers when the proper reviews come out ( if they ever do). Does anyone know why it is taking so long for the press in the US to get their hands on this vehicle? I've had mine now for 6 weeks.
 

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Does anyone know why the 2.5T Sport Prestige trim level has different EPA ratings than the rest of the 2.5T line up? All the 2.5T trims are rated at 300hp and 311lb/ft of torque so I don't understand why the Sport Prestige trim has lower gas mileage ratings.
 

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higher trim levels have more options on them & larger rims & that makes them weigh more = less mpg
I understand what you are saying by more weight equals less mpg, but I don't think that's the reason for the difference. The general rule of thumb is a 1% reduction in mpg per 100 pounds added to a vehicle. The 2.5T Sport Prestige trim is rated at 19 city/26 highway with a combined rating of 22mpg. The 2.5T Advanced trim is rated at 22 city/28 highway with a combined rating of 24mpg. Using the combined ratings only, the percentage difference between the two is a little over 8%. Using that rule of thumb, that would mean the Sport Prestige trim weighs 800lbs more than the Advanced trim which I find hard to believe.

I looked at the 3.5T and all the trim levels for the V6 are rated at 19 city/25 highway with a combined rating of 21mpg. It would reason that if there was a significant weight gain for the Sport Prestige trim for the 2.5T impacting the mileage there should be the same or greater weight gain for the 3.5T Sport Prestige so its mileage should be similarly affected but that is not the case.
 

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20 to 22" wheels are heavier & have more resistance on the pavement. all the extra tech also adds weight. i own a loaded ram 1500 truck with 22" wheels the same motor in a base model with 18" tires will get 3mpg better test drove both same road same day people that own them on the ram form also say the same. sunroof is a 200 lb option alone
 

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from what i can find the 2.5 base model curb weight 4167 the 3.5 curb weight 4453 i couldnt find weight ratings between the base 2.5 & a loaded 2.5
 

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from what i can find the 2.5 base model curb weight 4167 the 3.5 curb weight 4453 i couldnt find weight ratings between the base 2.5 & a loaded 2.5
Looking at the Advanced & Sport Prestige windows stickers, the only real content that the Sport Prestige has over the Advanced is the 21" wheels instead the 19" wheels on the Advanced. Everything else is interior trim and some electronics neither of which I see adding the hundreds pounds necessary to reduce the mpg by 8%. Like I mentioned above, if the step up from Advanced to Sport Prestige adds so much weight to reduce the mpg, was doesn't the 3.5T Sport Prestige show a similar reduction in fuel economy? Plus, the V6 adds even more content to the top trim than the 2.5T has.

If they have added so much weight to the Sport Prestige to reduce the mpg by 8% compared to the Advanced then the 0-60 times for the Sport Prestige should by slower than the Advanced trim.
 

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What's funny is if this was a year ago when gas was much cheaper no one would care. But today we have much higher prices and going up as a direct result of politics. Very sad.
 

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Are there any comparisons of fuel consumption (and power) on 87 octane vs 91 octane? As I recall, the official position is you can use either but get better efficiency (and more HP) with the 91 octane. Wondering whether it's more cost effective (I know that's not the basis for judging a GV70 :) ) to use cheaper 87, particularly in places where there's an extra premium on premium.
 

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Are there any comparisons of fuel consumption (and power) on 87 octane vs 91 octane? As I recall, the official position is you can use either but get better efficiency (and more HP) with the 91 octane. Wondering whether it's more cost effective (I know that's not the basis for judging a GV70 :) ) to use cheaper 87, particularly in places where there's an extra premium on premium.
I have some experience with the Genesis Sedan. I have the 5.0 v8. The owners manual recommends premium fuel, but is gives you the change in HP if you use regular. The engine is derated by about 15 HP, most likely because the ECU will pull timing when it detects engine knock. I suspect that it will only detect knock under full throttle or very close to full throttle acceleration. So unless you are at a track day with lots of WOT time, commuting in traffic using regular fuel will not be noticed. Economy is a different story, how many more btu’s are in a gallon of premium vs regular.
The bottom line is I suspect in most cases regular or plus will result in adequate driving dynamics. I know from experience that my Genesis 5.0 will turn the rear tires into blue smoke with either regular or premium. The real cost is not fuel but the $295.00 for a rear tire!
 
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