2018 Genesis G80

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

196.5” x 58.3”


Rear-wheel drive



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 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews



I bought a G80 3.3T 2018 I love the car, it’s spacious, comfortable, love the get up and go, love the power and speed. I checked the reviews and they were for the most part very good and I decided to jump. The car has given me a couple of problems, driver side door wouldn’t open and driver side turbo leaking oil. Second guessing my purchase


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.


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!

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Based on the 2018 Genesis G80 base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Genesis
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Basic warranty terms
6-Year / 75,000-Mile
10-Year 100,000-Mile
Dealer certification required
191-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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