The Genesis G80 has always been excellent since it was called the Hyundai Genesis. Over the years, Korean automakers have upgraded and refined this medium-sized sedan into a more capable and comfortable luxury car. Genesis is now reviving the old trim. This keeps the story about the same, in the best possible way, while guessing corner carving skills.
The latest Genesis G80 is almost two years old, but looks as fresh as it was on its debut. The tapered rear end of the G80 looks great from any angle, and the two-line lighting design is one of my favorite elements throughout the automotive industry. The unique 20-inch wheels with prestige trim also feature diamond-engraved spokes for hellish smoothness. There are some sport-specific touches, such as the slightly aggressive bumpers, but it takes a keen eye to understand their tweaks.
Inside, the G80 is completely impressive. The low roof and tall center console give the G80 a more cozy feel than previous generations, and for people over 6 feet, the headliner may be a bit lower, but it’s a red pen. It’s the only reason to break it. The rest are very nice and have a low drama dashboard design that holds just enough physical switchgear for infotainment and climate control. My tester actually enhances the visual excitement with a bright splash of red leather covering the seat and the lower half of the interior. The thatched carbon fiber trim feels a bit plastic, but it looks great. The seat is supportive even if it is not tight.
The cabin is very easy to use. The G80’s door pocket can handle a fair amount of pockets, but the cup holder can’t handle more than an average-sized thermos, making large water bottles difficult to install anywhere. However, the armrest cubies have a lot of storage space. Behind, the G80 trunk hides 13.1 cubic feet, it’s worth the couple’s big suitcase, but it’s at the low end of the segment, tied to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but not reaching Audi. A6 13.7 cube.
Let’s see why sports are so, uh, sporty. Below the hood is a 3.5-liter Twin Turbo V6 that produces 375 horsepower and 391 lb-foot torque and is transmitted via an 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on all G80 sports, and given that all V6-equipped G80s have become sports, it’s no longer possible to get an RWD drivetrain in a 6-pot. However, with the AWD setup, all torque can be sent to the rear axle, so this is not a problem. Four-wheel drive wheels generally give the driver a little reassurance if they live in a place where weather conditions occur.
Driving the G80 Sport is never boring. The V6 provides ample thrust, especially in the midrange. The passing operation encounters a quick and capable downshift and some soothing sounds emanating from the tailpipe. Sport suspensions are 4% stiffer at the front and 12% stiffer at the rear compared to other G80s, but in reality they only stand out when the road quality is poor. Otherwise, this sedan is still a very smooth cruiser and does not try to hide its inherent luxury. After all, it’s still a luxury car, even if it’s better. My tester also has rear wheel steering. This is most appreciated for the reduction of the rotating circle at low speeds.
However, one of the places where the G80 Sport is not good is fuel economy. In EPA-estimated 17mpg cities and 26mpg highways, its standard all-wheel drive setup is undoubtedly pumped. It’s about 4 or 5mpg lower than similar numbers from competition, which is unfortunate, but at least federal estimates are easily reachable with a light foot. On the contrary, I was brushing up for 30mpg on the highway.
Genesis and its parent company The present age is absolutely Killing It has been an infotainment game for years, and G80 Sports is no exception. The 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster provides simulated 3D graphics for a bit of extra awesome elements, perfect for displaying relevant information via steering wheel dials and buttons with little distraction. is.
The true star of the show is a slim 14.5-inch center display that performs the latest iterations of Genesis’ superior infotainment system. The touch screen may not reach people with short arms, but in that case the dial on the center console is seemingly easy to master. There are many USB ports in both rows. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are wired only, so it’s worth noting if many cheap Hyundai offer them wirelessly.
Like most luxury car makers, Genesis has standard active and passive safety of all kinds, including forward collision warning, lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring, automated emergency braking, parking sensors, and full-speed adaptive cruise control. The system is installed in the vehicle. .. Highway Driving Assist II is a hands-on system that combines many of the systems mentioned above to keep the vehicle in the lane and handle traffic.Prestige trim adds rear automatic braking and remote smart parking assist, also known as Smaht Pahk..
The 2022 Genesis G80 Sport is a luxury car that you can expect from a segment full of impressive ruggedness.Works the same as if equipped as well Audi A6, BMW 5 Series or Mercedes Benz E-Class, but Genesis absolutely beats others in value. The 4-cylinder G80 starts at $ 49,345, including the destination, while the V6 Sport model starts at $ 64,795. Prestige Trim is the only available upgrade and costs an additional $ 6,300 (or $ 6,800 if you also need summer tires), and when combined with the $ 575 Macal Gray Paint job, my tester sounds for $ 71,670. .. It may not seem like a deal, but if you kit out your competitors as well, the cost difference is enough to buy a second small car.
That’s the true heart of the Genesis G80: Value. Not only is it a great luxury car with everything you would expect from this segment, but it can also be thousands of dollars (if not tens of thousands of dollars) cheaper than regular products. It’s a difficult act to defeat.