What Is the 2019 Genesis G80?
The Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan slots between the G70 compact sports sedan and the full-size G90. The base version comes with a 311-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine, while the 3.3T Sport is powered by a 365-hp, twin-turbo V-6. The range-topping 5.0 Ultimate uses a 420-hp, 5.0-liter V-8. All three engines are available with rear- or all-wheel drive and team with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Lexus GS and Audi A6.
What's New on the 2019 Genesis G80?
A new 3.8 Sport Package for G80s with the 3.8-liter V-6 includes copper and dark-chrome exterior accents, different bumper styling and rockers, dual exhaust tips, special 19-inch wheels, sport pedals and a sport steering wheel. The G80's 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system has also been updated.
What Features in the 2019 Genesis G80 Are Most Important?
Performance-minded drivers should pay attention to the G80 Sport, which packs a respectable amount of power under the hood, aggressive looks and an adaptive suspension.
Standard active safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go capability. Standard convenience features include a hands-free power-opening trunk lid, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system. Luxury options include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, rear sunshades, a heated steering wheel and a choice of Lexicon audio systems.
Should I Buy the 2019 Genesis G80?
The Genesis brand name doesn't have the cachet of established luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, but the G80 nonetheless has many appealing attributes, like an upscale and roomy interior, comfortable front seats and a refined standard V-6. The driving experience emphasizes comfort over performance, but if value for your money is important to you, the G80 is worth a look because it delivers that in a big way.