2020 Genesis G80

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

196.5” x 58.3”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Comfortable seats
  • Luxurious interior
  • Smooth standard V-6
  • Excellent multimedia system

The bad:

  • Vague steering feel
  • Fuel economy
  • Lack of USB charge points in backseat

3 trims

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Notable features

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

2020 Genesis G80 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Genesis G80?

The G80 mid-size luxury sedan slots between the G70 compact sports sedan and the full-size G90 in Genesis’ car lineup. 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 2020 Genesis G80?

There are no significant changes this year. A redesigned G80 will debut for the 2021 model year. 

What Features in the 2020 Genesis G80 Are Most Important?

Performance-minded drivers should pay attention to the G80 Sport, which packs a respectable amount of power under its hood to go along with its aggressive looks and adaptive suspension.

Standard active safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, 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 2020 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 5.0
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.4
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Most recent consumer reviews


Love our G80

Has lived up to all of our expectations. Lack of a nearby Genesis Dealer?Service Center has been the only drawback as the closest one is 30+ miles away. As a result the free Valet service offered by Genesis requires many weeks of advanced notice.


Very reliable luxury sports sedan!

It is quiet and fun to drive. There are many features that make the car standout among its competitors. For instance, it has a rear view camera as well as a road map. It is apparent that Genesis intended this car to be an above average vehicle that can complete with manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz.


Luxury Car for the Country Club or Convenienc Stor

Surrounded by plush roomy luxury with the pep to get onto the highway with no hesitations. (3.8L V-6). Smooth quiet ride with intuitive control panel makes radio, maps (NAV), climate control, and seating controls easy. Great Bluetooth when answering phone. Beautiful exterior sculpting and inspiring grill. 360 degree camera makes parking in any orientation a snap. My wife and I just love it!

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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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