2018 Genesis G90

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Genesis G90. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Twin-turbo engine has no turbo lag, lots of power
  • Backseat comfort (outboard seats)
  • Multimedia system easy to use and responsive
  • All safety technology standard
  • Exterior cameras very helpful with parking

The Bad

  • Some sloppy handling during quick maneuvers
  • Rear styling is a bore
  • Fuel economy
  • Minimal headroom in middle rear seat
  • No folding rear seat

Notable Features of the 2018 Genesis G90

  • Adaptive full-LED headlights now standard
  • Flagship full-size sedan of Genesis brand
  • Twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 or 5.0-liter V-8
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Lots of standard features and technology
  • 12.3-inch screen for navigation and multimedia

2018 Genesis G90 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Genesis is Hyundai's young stand-alone luxury division, and the G90 full-size sedan is its flagship model. Though less expensive than German luxury sedans like the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8, the G90 is roughly the same size and is designed for the same customer.

New for 2018

A glove-box-housed CD/DVD player is now standard. The 3.3T Premium trim level gains standard adaptive full-LED headlights while the 5.0 Ultimate model adds a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Most reliable car I have ever had

by The worst experience I have had in a dealership from North Omstead, Ohio on September 23, 2018

Until now I had no complains with Genesis 90 service. They have been always prompt, professional and courteous. After all of this, the sales team caters for cheap Hyundai cars owners, the refinement ... Read full review

(5.0)

This car is phenomenal

by Bridgeport Bob from Bridgeport, CT on September 12, 2018

Everything I would want in a car is in this car except it doesn't park itself. Other than that there is nothing more I would desire in a car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Genesis G90 currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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 G90 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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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