How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Genesis GV80?

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The verdict: Genesis hit the affordable luxury space with a trio of sedans and has now entered the SUV market with the GV70 and GV80. We tested the larger GV80 model and found a lot to like about its backseat, especially it’s easy-access Latch anchors. Our model was a two-row version with a leather-upholstered second-row bench seat; a three-row model is available. 

Does it fit three car seats? No. 

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Grade A

    • Latch: The two sets of lower anchors peek out from the seat bight, where the back and bottom seat cushions meet. They’re not entirely exposed, but it’s enough to make finding and using them easy. 
    • Infant seat: We had no trouble installing this rear-facing car seat and our 5-foot, 6-inch front passenger had ample legroom.  
    • Rear-facing convertible: Again, installation was a breeze and front passenger legroom was good. 
    • Forward-facing convertible: After removing the head restraint to situate the convertible flush against the seatback, it fit well. The lower anchors were again easy to use, and the top tether anchors on the seatback are clearly marked and have good clearance around them for easy connection. 
    • Booster: We again raised the head restraint to properly situate the booster flat against the seatback. The GV80’s buckles are on short but stable arms; kids should be able to grasp and use them independently. 

Grade B

  • None

Grade C

  • None

Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.

B: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing the third row when available.

C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access the third row when available.

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Chicco KeyFit 30 infant-safety seat, a Graco Contender 65 convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.

We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.

Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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