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2020 3.3T Premium 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $72,200
2020 3.3T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $74,700
2020 5.0 Ultimate 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $75,700
2020 5.0 Ultimate 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $78,200


What's New

When Hyundai decided to take on the premier luxury brands, they directed their assault at the most privileged segment there is the full-size luxury sedan. This a category dominated by the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series. It takes gusto to go after such formidable competitors, but Genesis wanted to prove to the world that it wasn't messing around.

The first G90 was up to the task, and it brought the classic Hyundai value play up into that highest strata of motoring. Now, the 2020 Genesis G90 kicks off the second generation.

The new model looks to build upon where the old one left off, starting with a fresh look that comes off as more distinctive than the pseudo-Mercedes styling of the old model. There's also new technology like over-the-air updates for the navigation and a 12.3-inch touchscreen.

Choosing Your Genesis G90

The Genesis G90 is available in two trims: Premium and Ultimate. Pricing starts at $73,195 including destination for the Premium and only climbs to $76,695 for the Ultimate. These prices undercut the competing German sedans by roughly $20,000.

Engine Choices

Two engines made the cut for the new Genesis flagship. The 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 powers the Premium, while a 5.0-liter V8 is found under the hood of the Ultimate.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
3.3L Turbo V6365 hp376 lb-ft20 mpg
5.0L V8420 hp383 lb-ft19 mpg

Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available on both for $2,500.

Though the V8 handily trumps the V6 in horsepower, the torque and fuel economy gap between the two is mighty slight. Contributing to the surprising performance of the V6 is its flat torque curve, which is already making peak power at just 1450 RPM.

We'd credit the close fuel economy to the weight of the G90 and the fact that the turbo is constantly at work trying to hustle this big sedan around. The V8 doesn't need to be worked so hard but is the naturally thirstier engine.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The G90 has seating for up to five passengers, but it's really made for four to ride in luxury. Being as big as it is, none of those four will be wanting for space; legroom is especially generous, thanks to its 124.4-inch wheelbase, and there's ample 113.2 cubic feet of total passenger volume.

In Ultimate trim, the two rear seats are heated and cooled with 12- or 14-way power adjustment, with the lesser adjustable seat being the one behind the driver. The Ultimate also gets rear-seat entertainment and other luxuries to coddle passengers.

Trunk volume is a rather small 15.7 cubic feet. This number betters the Audi A8's tiny 14.2-cubic-foot trunk, but the luggage compartments in the S-Class and 7-Series both hold more. The G90 doesn't offer folding seatbacks, so don't think you can drop the rear seats to haul bigger items.

Genesis G90

Safety Features

The new G90 ups it's game in terms of safety features. Newly standard equipment in this regard includes adaptive cruise control, lane following assist, forward collision avoidance, and a safe exit assist that alerts passengers if an object is approaching the door.

Other standard safety technology includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, a surround-view monitor, and a driver attention monitor.


The old G90 had started to fall behind on the technology front, but the latest model brings it back to the forefront with an all-new 12.3-inch touchscreen harboring an equally new infotainment unit. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are finally standard on this system. There's also standard navigation, wireless charging, Bluetooth, 17-speaker audio, and a full suite of connected services.

Genesis G90

Premium - From $73,195

The V6-powered Premium comes very well equipped. Standard features include 22-way power seats, heated and cooled front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, and the full complement of safety and connectivity features previously mentioned. On the outside, there's 19-inch wheels, LED lighting, and a sunroof.

Unlike most cars of this caliber, Genesis doesn't offer any options or extra features. All cars are built to the same spec, and if you want anything extra you'll have to step up to the higher trim level. The only choice you get is the paint and upholstery color, of which there are seven of the former and three of the latter.

Ultimate - From $76,695

The small price increase to the Ultimate buys the V8 engine and a more opulent back seat. You'll find dual 10.3-inch monitors mounted on the back of the front headrests for rear-seat entertainment, heated and ventilated rear seats with memory function, rear-seat vanity mirrors, and a 14-way power right seat and 12-way powered left seat.

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CarsDirect Tip

If you're doing the driving, stick with the 2020 Genesis G90 Premium, as the V6 is plenty quick and all the features you'd want come standard. For those with a chauffeur, the Ultimate and its sumptuous rear quarters is the way to go.

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Expert Review

  • Smooth ride
  • Terrific value
  • Powerful base engine
  • Large grille
  • Unnecessary V8
  • Lacking rear leg room
Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Refreshed and ready to compete. In 2017, Hyundai spun the Genesis model off into its own brand, which resulted in the midsize Genesis G80 and full-size Genesis G90. The 2020 Genesis G90 battles the best Europe has to offer, including the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series, and it does so with a refreshed look that includes all-new front and rear ends, and a revamped cabin.

Find out below if this new-look budget luxury rig is a legit alternative to German engineering or if it’s just a bargain-bin knockoff.

Slick and conservative body, but that grille. The G90’s massaged looks stand out for their conservative nature, as it looks incredible but does so without much drama. It boasts creases and lines in all the right places and a cab-rearward stance that looks right at home in its class.

The only area where the G90’s looks may cause a slight grimace is upfront, as the grille is big enough to make BMW blush. Bold grilles are a thing in the full-size luxury space, but this Acura-esque beak may be too much for many buyers.

All told, this new design scrapes off the remaining ties the G90 had to its parent company, giving it a look that can battle in the full-size luxury sedan space. Could it use some more tweaking? Yes, but it's light-years ahead of the previous design.

Space, style, and features. The classy and understated styling of the exterior flows seamlessly to the G90’s cabin. It’s clear this is an interior for the more discerning buyer with its wood and metal trim. Still, Genesis avoids the temptation to get too complicated and instead opts to stick with a more reserved look that focuses on horizontal lines.

Want space? The G90’s got it with 41.5 inches of front legroom and 37.8 inches of rear legroom. Add to that a 15.7-cubic-foot trunk, and this big sedan is primed for a long weekend getaway.

While that's plenty of space for many, the G90’s relatively short body makes its cabin tighter than its rivals. This is especially true in the rear seats, the 7-Series, S-Class, and Audi A8 show they are also great for buyers who prefer to be chauffeured around with 44.4 inches, 43 inches, and 44.3 inches of rear legroom, respectively.

With a starting price of $73,195, the G90 is far from cheap, but it presents a stellar value in the segment, as the S-Class, 7-Series, and A8 start from $95,345, $87,445, and $86,195, respectively.

Adding to this value is a long list of standard goodies that match its German rivals. This list includes a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, a 22-way power driver’s seat, heated and cooled front seats, leather upholstery, wood trim, tri-zone climate control, premium audio, wireless smartphone charging, and much more.

Though the features match the premium European models, Genesis has a branding issue. Many still see it as a dressed-up Hyundai, especially given you can buy an Elantra in the same dealership.

Genesis G90

Loads of power, but does it need two engine options? Straight-line performance is no problem in the G90, as its base engine is a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that pumps out 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. This gets the better of the A8, 7-Series, and S-Class.

The G90 makes us scratch our heads when it comes to the optional 420-hp, 5.0-liter V8 engine. Yes, it sounds incredible, but the power gap between it and the V6 just isn’t there. Plus, it comes up well short of its V8-powered and performance-oriented rivals.

The G90 delivers a buttery-smooth ride that easily matches its European competitors. The issue is the G90’s chassis is far simpler than anything from Audi, Mercedes, or BMW, so it lacks the cornering prowess of these Autobahn-tuned luxury rigs.

Final thoughts. For buyers who want that $100,000 look and feel at 75% of the price, and are willing to make a few small sacrifices to get there, the 2020 Genesis G90 is a legitimate option. It’s got the look and feel of its pricier European rivals, features to match them, and the same cloud-like long-distance drivability.

The new look of the G90 propels this Korean luxury cruiser into the thick of the battle, as it severs its stylistic ties with its parent company and gives it an authentic luxury appearance.

For buyers who want this look combined with the brand cachet that goes with it will probably turn their noses up at rolling into a Hyundai dealer to buy the G90. Also, saying “I drive a Genesis” lacks the punch of BMW or Mercedes. Finally, this class caters to buyers who may spend more time being chauffeured around than driving, and the G90’s rear legroom isn't sufficient for these buyers.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.3L V-6 / 365 HP / 376 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.3L V-6 / 365 HP / 376 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
21.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
113 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
204.9 "
Exterior Width
75.4 "
Exterior Height
58.9 "
Front Headroom
41.1 "
Rear Headroom
38.0 "
Front Legroom
46.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,663 Lbs.
Wheel Base
124 "
Turning Radius
19.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Nappa Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
17 Lexicon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Following/lane Keep Assist (lfa W.lka) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parking Distance Warning Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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