2017 Genesis G80 consumer reviews

$41,400–$43,900 MSRP range
side view of 2017 G80 Genesis
93% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Superior Luxury Alternative

I was a prior Audi (S5) owner, who was looking for a more economical (both up-front price and maintenance) alternative in the luxury or near-luxury market. I looked at Audi A4, MB E- and C- class, BMW 5-Series and Lincoln MKZ. I happen-chanced by the Hyundai/Genesis dealer and decided to go in. I'm glad I did. I test-drove the Genesis G80 (3.8L V6), and was immediately attracted to the car. Solid build, luxurious interior, a multitude of electronic and safety amenities and a whisper-quiet ride blew me away. Although the car's acceleration performance was far below my S5, and marginally less than a BMW 528 or MB E350, I was willing to make that trade-off when I looked on the "Pro/Con" list of all the cars. I was intent on getting all the latest safety features (blind spot monitoring, auto-adjusting cruise control, lane assist and active accident avoidance), which were STANDARD on the Genesis G80 and either not available or a significant $$$ upgrade on the other makes. Included 3-year maintenance, 3-year valet pickup/drop off and an overall better warranty were also factors. My ultimate price was very economical for what I got, and I would have paid up to $10,000 - $15,000 more for a roughly comparable Audi, MB or BMW. I've had the car for 2 months now, and I'm NOT regretting my decision at all. The car is a joy to drive, with great steering performance, and reasonable pickup in Sport Mode using paddle shifters. The Lexicon 17-speaker 7.1 surround sound is OUTRAGEOUS for an audiophile - although the low bass performance could be better, I've never heard a crisper and more delineated mid-range (classical music and jazz primarily). The safety features are welcome, and luckily I've not needed to test the active collision avoidance! Overall, I sacrificed performance/acceleration for an affordable luxury that I'm enjoying very much... with $12,000 more in my wallet.


Great luxurious vehicle

Love my car! The things it does to keep me protected on the road, such as the steering, blind spot signal, and warning sound if I get too close behind someone among other things, is simply amazing. This is my 4 car from Hyundai. Very reliable vehicles. ML


Love my Genesis

Best technology, best ride, best reliability, best value... flawless on delivery. Might be the safest car on the road, and runs at 34mpg!


Great value!!

I got a higher level of performance, styling and features than any previously owned Cadillac at an significantly lower price. Meaning a $50K Genesis equals $70K Cadillac.


Great Value for your Money

If you like luxury but don't like spending a whole year's salary to get it, this is your car. The ride is clean and smooth, the engine very responsive, and it is so quiet inside while driving it is a pleasure. This is the best bang for your buck in an automobile.


Most car for the money

I've owned Lexus and Mercede, this car is far better. The valet service is a very attractive amenity. Since I live 30 miles from the dealer, they pick up the car leave you a complimentary car. When serviced they deliver it back. A great feature.


Best Car I Ever Owned

This car with the optional Ultimate Package has just about everything you would want or need, from safety to performance to comfort to reliability. The only extras not included were a cargo rack and mud flaps. All of this is at very attractive price when compared to the competition. Since Hundai is making Genesis into its own line of vehicles , a lot of extras are added in - free pick up and loaner car for service and maintenance, free scheduled maintenance, free connected services, free Sirius XM, free roadside assistance - all for 3 years.


reliable fun nice car

fun and fast to drive. lots of options. a performance sedan but not a sports car. handling/suspension could be better, like electronic normal/sport mode button.


Very comfortable and great value.

We are currently shopping for a higher end luxury vehicle such as Mercedes, BMW. We came across this car on the internet. Wow! What a great driving car. Actually a bit smoother ride than the 650LI we just drove. It reminds me of the ride of the older Cadillac Eldorado, sporty but plush! The leather is butter soft and is a very high quality. We will probably be buying one of these shortly. The big V8 was very smooth and powerful. The G90 looks even more comfortable.


I had four BMW's . This is a lot of car !

Its hard to pick another car after driving BMW's. I fell in love with Genesis from the test drive. The handling, performance and style are amazing! Its a lot of car for the money!