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Genesis GV80 Review Rundown

GenesisPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Big and heavy
  • Excellent interior quality
  • Good value for money
  • Nothing in particular


Genesis GV80 isn't far pricier than the Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy from Genesis' parent brand. Built on the same platform as the 3rd-gen Genesis G80, the GV80 shares the two petrol engines with the G80, while an inline-6 diesel is also available. Unlike most crossovers in the segment, the GV80 is based on a RWD platform and is available with RWD drivetrain layout for all engine options.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 48%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The bigger-booted version can swallow up to 735 litres of cargo with the third-row seats folded down. The SUV feels even more softly sprung and comfort-biased than the lower, leaner saloon. The steering is medium-paced but light and slightly woolly in feel, the brake pedal likewise big on power assistance.
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  • Looks and feels like a luxury car
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Not the most comfortable to drive


Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Genesis has won awards in the few markets it already exists in - notably the US - for quality. The whole Genesis experience, with a new way of buying, is expected to appeal as much as the cars themselves. Everything is done online or via Genesis ‘Studios' that won't be traditional dealerships, they'll be shopfronts in upmarket shopping centres.
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  • Sleek styling
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Fiddly ride
  • Lack of low-speed ride finesse


Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2.5T's cabin remains posh, original and very well equipped. While you can't get all the luxury fixins found in the V6 model, the GV80's interior still feels upscale. The extra power -- 375 hp and 391 lb-ft -- and refinement makes the six-cylinder engine a worthy upgrade.
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  • Powerful six-cylinder engine
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Decent ride quality
  • Slightly heavier than V6 models
  • Lack of infotainment tech


Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Genesis' 2.5-liter inline-four puts out 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The GV80's ride is nicely controlled, and there's a noticeable difference between the different suspension settings. There's enough room in the back for an average SUV's worth of groceries and luggage.
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  • Excellent infotainment and safety tech
  • Superb interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • No V6 option


Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
From its muted growl at full throttle to its supple, direct steering, the GV80 is a zen cocoon. The V6 has 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque, enough to sling this sled to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. No matter which trim you opt for, there's a full suite of advanced driver assist systems.
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  • Powerful V6
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
  • Lacklustre fuel economy
  • No hybrid option


Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Luxury continues to be the priority when looking at other parts of the driving experience. The cabin is plenty quiet, thanks in part to thick glass and an active noise-cancellation system. Fuel economy is competitive for the GV80's class, but outside of that bubble, it's not all that.
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  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Lane-centering tech can be a little aggressive


1. ^ Genesis GV80 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-06-09 Retrieved 2021-06-18.
2. ^ New Genesis GV80 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-06-08 Retrieved 2021-06-10.
4. ^ 2021 Genesis GV80 2.5T review: A well-rounded luxury SUV. cnet. 2021-03-22 Retrieved 2021-03-23.
6. ^ 2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T review: A lead-off home run. cnet. 2021-01-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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