2019 Genesis G80

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$42,050

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2019 Genesis G80
2019 Genesis G80

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Comfortable seats
  • Materials befitting a luxury vehicle
  • Smooth power from base V-6
  • Roomy backseat
  • Plethora of standard safety features

The bad:

  • Not very exciting to drive
  • Steering too vague
  • Fuel economy
  • Lack of USB charge points in backseat

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Mid-size luxury sedan
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard 311-hp V-6 engine
  • V-8, twin-turbo V-6 available
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard

2019 Genesis G80 review: Our expert's take

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. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best car I have ever owned.

This car has everything that you could want in a car. Plus its a great car to drive and performance is spectacular. And the ride is great.

5.0

I really like my G80

I really like my G80 Genesis (no-turbo). I really appreciate all the new technology in the car that makes it a joy to drive. I have had the car for 13 months now with minor issues. It did take a while to get used to and familiar with all the new technology with my last car being a 2012 Sonata, which my wife and I also liked very much. And more wind noise that I expected at highway speeds, otherwise the G80 is fun to drive, roomy and well appointed. We really like the heated seats(both front & rear) and heated steering wheel especially during the cold weather in the Chicago area and the cooling in the seats during the hot summer days. We have had NO mechanical issues with the G80.

4.9

Quiet, Comfortable, Fast

I never expected to buy a Hyundai - but after researching Infiniti, Volvo and Genesis I settled on the G80. Infiniti and Nissan have fallen behind the pack in keeping their line-up fresh and I decided early against the Q50. I did like the Volvo S60 and had it not been for the larger interior space in the G80, I may have been driving that car. But, once I got behind the wheel of the G80 with the 3.3L turbo, I was sold. Also, the seating is very comfortable and the interior is quiet. I love the sound system as well. Included are a long list of convenience and safety features and the sport package adds an upgrade in styling to the exterior in my opinion. Add in all-wheel-drive and a price many thousands less than BMW and MB and the value is definitely there. Are there some annoyances with the car - yes. The color of the front bumper is a shade off from the rest of the car which is a random issue with the red that I bought. I've learned to live with it. It does have an annoying creak in the headliner, which as I research more I see that it may be related to the the glass roof. This I think is a problem I can solve on my own. I'd suspect any new car would come with something and if these are the 2 areas where this car has fallen short, I'd still buy it again. Add in a 5 year/60K mile bumper to bumper warranty and a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and I don't think you can go wrong.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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