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2018
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Genesis G80

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Genesis G80 2018 sedan
Trim Shown: 3.3T Sport
The Genesis G80, previously known as the Hyundai Genesis, delivers just about every feature and luxury attribute a buyer could imagine for about $10,000 less than its competitors. Offered with a smooth and refined V6 or a potent V8, the G80 also has responsive handling and a comfortable ride, though its agility can't quite match its German rivals. Our tested AWD V6 returned a competitive 20 mpg overall. Controls are refreshingly straightforward for a luxury car. Rear-seat passengers are pampered with amenities, including seat heaters, and space is plentiful. Standard advanced safety features include forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot warning. A Sport version with a turbocharged, 3.3-liter V6 is new for 2018.

Road Test

The Genesis G80 is one of the nicest cars among mid-sized luxury cars. It may not have the brand cachet of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but it's a formidable competitor delivering comfort, refinement, interior room and user-friendly co...

Highs

  • A relative bargain given the power, space, and comfort
  • Rides comfortably 

Lows

  • Lacks peers' brand cachet
  • Handling not overtly sporty

Best Version to Get

If we were buying a Genesis on a budget, we would get the version without any packages since even base model comes with forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Adding the optional all-wheel-drive makes sense if you live anywhere near snow country. The 3.8-liter V6 has plenty of...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 year/100,000 miles
  • Rust through: 7 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.3-liter V6 turbo (365 hp)
  • 3.8-liter V6 (311 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (420 hp)

Ratings

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Performance
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