The 2022 G80 establishes Genesis as a legitimate luxury brand with its outstanding outward design and opulent interior. Both the 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the 3.5-liter V-6 turbocharged engines produce plenty of power and finesse. While the G80 sits in the Genesis series between the smaller G70 and the bigger G90, its interior design is a notch above both of those sedans, and it also comes with a more sophisticated infotainment system.
The G80’s innovative approach to what makes a premium car premium places it towards the top of a competitive class of luxury sedans that includes well-known names like the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, and Mercedes-Benz E-class.
Research & Rankings
The placement of the 2021 Genesis G80 at #3 is based on its performance in the Luxury Midsize Cars category. The Genesis G80 currently has an 8.4 out of 10 score, which is based on our analysis of 22 pieces of research and data items gathered from multiple sources.
What’s New for the Year 2022?
A Sport model will be added to the range in 2022, and while we don’t have all of the details yet, we expect it to be available with both the standard turbocharged four-cylinder and the turbocharged V-6 engines.
The Sport will include a rear-wheel steering system to help with handling, but we don’t know if any additional performance-enhancing features will be available. Slick 20-inch wheels, redesigned front and back bumpers, a three-spoke sport steering wheel, and carbon fibre interior trim will all be available on Sport variants.
Performance, Engine, and Transmission
The base G80 comes with a 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine as standard. Those looking for a more powerful twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 with 375 horsepower should choose the more powerful twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and are available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. At our test track, the turbocharged four-cylinder clocked in at 5.7 seconds from zero to 60 mph, while the V-6 clocked in at 4.9 seconds.
The G80 has a comfortable ride, easy steering, and reliable brakes, but it lacks the athleticism of certain competitors. The Sport model, which will be introduced in 2022, is supposed to bring an athletic element to the selection that is currently lacking, although we haven’t had the opportunity to test it yet.
Cargo, Interior, and Comfort
The G80’s interior is appropriately premium, given its primary purpose as a luxury vehicle. With a streamlined dashboard, soft-touch surfaces, and rich-looking materials, the cabin has an exquisite appearance. The steering wheel has a weird design, and the rotary shift knob, especially when positioned near other circular-shaped buttons, is never as intuitive as automakers imagine, but the interior of the G80 looks fantastic.
A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, and more are among the sedan’s appealing features. The G80 also offers greater headroom and legroom than the previous model, which was already roomy.
Coverage for Warranty and Maintenance
Genesis offers the industry’s best limited warranty and the industry’s longest powertrain coverage. Apart from Jaguar’s exceptional five years or 60,000 miles warranty, it also comes with one of the better complimentary maintenance plans available.
- A five-year or 60,000-mile limited warranty is included.
- A ten-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty is included.
- Maintenance is included for three years or 36,000 miles.
Connectivity and Infotainment
The G80’s infotainment system is controlled by a massive 14.5-inch touchscreen that protrudes from the top of the dashboard. A circular controller in the centre console, as well as buttons on the steering wheel and voice commands, can be used to control the display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard on every G80. The infotainment system also includes a strong Lexicon audio system with multiple sound options.
Real-World MPG and Fuel Economy
The G80’s base four-cylinder engine is expected to get up to 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The more powerful twin-turbo V-6 returns 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The G80 2.5T with all-wheel drive got 29 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel economy test route, while the V-6-powered variant got 28 mpg.
Features for Driver Assistance and Safety
The G80 sedan comes with a slew of driver-assistance features, including Smart Park, which is a neat feature. The feature, which is also available on select Hyundai vehicles, allows the driver to guide the car into and out of tight parking spaces without having to touch the steering wheel.
Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the G80’s crash-test results. The following are important safety features:
- Automatic emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot monitoring