Genesis Towing Capacity by Model

On this page you can browse the 2 Genesis cars, trucks, and SUVs across 1 unique Genesis models that we have towing capacity and payload information for.

Use the links below to see more details in the Genesis model you're interested in - sorted by year of production and then by trim.

How Good are Genesis Vehicles for Towing?

A relative newcomer to the market, Genesis is the luxury arm of the Korean car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company. Hyundai itself was formed in 1947 by businessman Chung Ju-Yung.

Genesis started life as a Hyundai concept car in 2003 with the first official model rolling off the assembly line in 2007. The car was designed as a “progressive interpretation of the modern rear-wheel drive sports sedan.” It took three years to design the body and the whole project cost $500 million.

The Genesis model did well and thanks to 800,000 miles of reliability testing developed a great reputation. In 2015 Chris Hosford, Hyundai's United States spokesman listed three reasons that Genesis should become its own stand-alone brand.

  • It had amassed seven years of success in the luxury car market
  • It was in the top three segment sellers
  • Customers had expressed interest in a separate Genesis division

On December 9th 2015 the now stand-alone Genesis brand released its first vehicle, the G90. In the US many Hyundai dealers have designated space in their showrooms and dealerships for Genesis vehicles.

Over the past few years several other models have been added to the Genesis brand including the G80, G70 and the GV80 an SUV. Additionally the brand has branched out into luxury electric vehicles such as the Electrified G80.

The range of Genesis vehicles is of course limited as obviously they have only been an independent brand since 2015 but they have achieved a great deal of success and acclaim during that short time.

So now to the important question: can you use a Genesis vehicle for the purposes of towing? Well as mentioned the Genesis brand is a luxury line of vehicles so they would not be the first choice for use in towing. This does not mean however that they can’t rise to the occasion.

As mentioned Genesis has an SUV model called the GV80 which is not only capable of towing but also already has the required wiring to support a trailer. You will need to purchase a tow harness and hitch however in order to complete the hardware needed.

When properly outfitted the GV80 can tow up to 6,000 lbs. which is impressive for an SUV. The company does advise however that you consult your owner manual for exact numbers and safety information before you try and tow anything.

If you do not need as much in terms of towing power however the GV70 is the brand's slightly less powerful SUV which can tow up to 3,500 lbs. Again it has the required wiring but will need a tow kit added to make it work.