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2019 Genesis G80

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$42,050 — $59,500 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
18-21 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2019 Genesis G80 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Genesis G80
  • 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

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.3
15 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

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(4.0)

Very good running vehicle.too of Low A pillar

by Tommy D from new port richey Fl. on October 29, 2019

Good vehicle.A pillar restricts Ingress,Both Passenger and drivers side.B pillar restricts backing up to see out on left side when turning head.All else seems to be ok. Read full review

(5.0)

Quitest vehicle I have ever owned

by Doug ATL from Atlanta, GA on October 23, 2019

I test drove several iterations of the G80 and was most inpressed in the Sport version because of all the electronic extras are standard and it has the 3.3L Dual Turbo engine. This car exceeds my ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Genesis G80 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Genesis

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The G80 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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