2018 Genesis G80

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$41,750

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2018 Genesis G80
2018 Genesis G80

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Comfortable seats
  • Materials befitting a luxury vehicle
  • Smooth power from base V-6
  • Lots of room in the backseat
  • Styling is sharp and modern
  • Plethora of standard safety features

The bad:

  • Not very exciting to drive
  • Steering too vague
  • Fuel economy lags the rest of the class
  • Lack of charge points in backseat

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Updated front and rear styling
  • New twin-turbo V-6 engine available
  • V-8 engine available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2018 Genesis G80 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Genesis G80 is a full-size luxury sedan that comes in three trim levels. The base model comes with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine while a new 3.3T Sport version is powered by a twin-turbo V-6; the range-topping model is the 5.0 Ultimate, which is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8. All three engines are available with rear- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Cadillac CTS and Audi A6.


The new 3.3T Sport model is powered by a 365-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 engine and features unique exterior and interior styling cues. The front and rear styling of other G80s has been updated, and the cabin gets a new instrument cluster and shift knob. A driver-drowsiness monitor is now standard.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

2nd Genesis Sedan I’ve owned

This car is dependable, stylish, and has a lot of upgraded features for the money. It also has a lot of interior room for front as well as rear seating. It also runs on regular unleaded fuel, which saves money. The standard brakes and suspension are okay, but could be better. The quality of the factory paint could be better as well. I would prefer if it came with a wood steering wheel instead of the standard leather, which tends to wear out quickly. Overall it is a great car.

5.0

Just Amazing Engineering

Lots of interior space and it is beautifully designed. From the second you sit down, the vehicle screams luxury. The panoramic sunroof is lets in lots of natural light and makes the car feel even larger. Controls are right where they need to be and very easy to use. Added plus was the wireless charging pad for my cell phone! This car does more than compete with the Mercedes's and BMW's.....I think it beats them hands down!

4.9

Love this car so far!

Only owned for a few weeks now, but so far the experience is excellent! Lots of different controls to get used to but I would have to say this is a luxury car that competes very well with the more expensive guys. Hyundai really has stepped their game up with the Genesis.

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