The 2022 Genesis G70 and GV70 SUVs both earned awards from IIHS. - Photo courtesy of IIHS

The 2022 Genesis G70 and GV70 SUVs both earned awards from IIHS.

Photo courtesy of IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given its top safety honor to both the 2022 Genesis G70, a large sedan, and Genesis GV70, a midsize luxury SUV. With this latest recognition, all five vehicles in the Genesis lineup are now Top Safety Pick+ winners.

The G70 and the GV70 were put through the paces, undergoing a series of six challenging crashworthiness evaluations. These included the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests.

But IIHS engineers expect even more. To earn “plus” status vehicles must be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. They must also come with good or acceptable headlights across all trims.

The G70 and GV70 aced both evaluations. Both Genesis models have standard good-rated headlights and standard front crash prevention systems that scored superior ratings in the vehicle-to-vehicle evaluation and advanced ratings in the vehicle-to-pedestrian test.

IIHS notes that for the G70, the Top Safety Pick+ award applies only to vehicles built after June 2021, when Genesis adjusted the aim of the headlights.

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