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Genesis G80 Midsize Luxury Sedan (RG3, 3rd-gen)

NEX score 70%

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Product Overview

The 3rd-gen Genesis G80 (2nd-gen since the brand became independent) presents the brand's "Atheltic Elegance" design language. A midsize luxury sedan, the G80 features an all-new platform shared with the GV80.
The Genesis G80 sports the brand's Crest Grille and double-lined Quad Lamps. The Parabolic Line, the key feature of its side profile, begins at the front Quad Lamp and gradually runs lower to the rear through the top of the door. At the rear, the sloping decklid and rear Quad Lamps visually link to those in front. Chrome decor at the top of the trunk stretches the full-width repeating the theme of the Genesis emblem, while the dual exhaust finishers reference the Crest Grill design.
Inside, the steering wheel and sleek, thin air vents run across the passenger compartment splitting it into the panoramic area above and the control area below.
In terms of technology, the G80 features Hyundai's state-of-the-art advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), which includes Highway Driving Assist II (HDA II), Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning (SCC-ML), Pre active Safety Seat (PSS), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA).

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent tech
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Good standard equipment
  • Gorgeous interior
Cons
  • Lacklustre diesel engine
  • Not the most comfortable to drive
  • Lack of sporting poise
  • No 3.5T option
  • No dealership network
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Specifications

Variants:
2.2D
2.5T
3.5T

Chassis

Chassis Type
Unibody
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
245/50R18, 245/45R19

Construction

Body Style
Midsize sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1465 mm
Size | Length
4995 mm
Size | Width
1925 mm
Wheel Size
18 inch, 19 inch
Wheelbase
3010 mm

Performance

2.2DAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.9 sec
2.5TAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.0 sec
3.5TAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.1 sec

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
RWD / AWD
2.2DEngine | Displacement
2.2 L
2.5TEngine | Displacement
2.5 L
3.5TEngine | Displacement
3.5 L
2.2DEngine | Power
207 hp @ 3800 rpm
2.5TEngine | Power
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
3.5TEngine | Power
375 hp @ 5800 rpm
2.2DEngine | Torque
441 Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm
2.5TEngine | Torque
422 Nm @ 1650-4000 rpm
3.5TEngine | Torque
530 Nm @ 1300-4500 rpm
2.2DEngine | Type
Diesel, I4, Smartstream D2.2 CRDi
2.5TEngine | Type
I4, Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi
3.5TEngine | Type
V6, Smartstream G3.5 T-GDi
Final Drive
3.91
Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Debut
2020-03-30
Made In
Korea

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 56%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Genesis claims that bold design, market-leading technology, outstanding onboard luxury and ‘refined performance’ will be the hallmarks of its products in daily use. The G80 represents most of them impressively well but, at heart, it isn't really a bold or innovative luxury car all; it's a conventional saloon with some interesting technology on it. All cars are steel-coil-sprung and get active dampers managed by cameras that read the road surface up ahead.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, modern styling
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Lack of sporting poise
  • Not the most fun to drive

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Genesis G80 executive saloon is a car that immediately grabs your attention. The fit and finish of the G80 certainly passes muster in this hard-fought sector. But the car doesn't possess the full breadth of skills to beat very best in class. The ride is a little firm which compromises comfort and the lack of an electrified model at launch means rivals are more efficient.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of an electrified model at launch

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
We're surprised how close to the class-leading BMW 5 Series Genesis has got first time out. The G80 matches its German rival on quality and class, and offers a unique buying and owning experience. We'd like a slightly more forgiving ride and a slightly bigger boot, but the G80 is already the best non-German model in the executive saloon sector.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Class-leading cabin
  • Excellent tech
Cons
  • Not the most comfortable to drive
  • No leather seats

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
There's a bit of Bentley in the massive grille, winged logo and muscular surfacing. The drooping rear end makes the G80 look like a hatchback, but it's actually a saloon with a 424-litre boot. The interior is the most compelling aspect of the new Genesis cars.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Lacklustre diesel engine
  • No dealership network

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2.5-liter I4 is good for 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. The eight-speed automatic transmission does a great job delivering this thrust. The G80 looks stunning, with LED lights at all four corners. No matter the engine, the G80's cabin is fantastic.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful 2.5-liter V6
  • Impressive infotainment tech
Cons
  • No 3.5T option

cnet[6]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2021 Genesis G80 starts at $48,725 including destination. It's so easy to drive the G80 smoothly that you'll feel like a master chauffeur in no time. The 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 makes 375 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Intuitive infotainment system
Cons
  • Lane-centering is too aggressive

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Genesis G80 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/genesis/g80/first-drives/genesis-g80-2021-uk-review. 2021-06-08. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
2. ^ Genesis G80 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/genesis/g80. 2021-09-27. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
3. ^ New Genesis G80 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/genesis/g80/355221/new-genesis-g80-2021-review. 2021-06-09. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
4. ^ Genesis G80 (2021) review: chapter one. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/genesis/g80-saloon/. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
5. ^ 2021 Genesis G80 2.5T first drive review: Fantastic four. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-genesis-g80-2-5t-rwd-preview/. 2020-11-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ 2021 Genesis G80 3.5T first drive review: Holy cow is this thing good. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-genesis-g80-preview/. 2020-11-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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