The 2021 Genesis G80 launches this sedan’s second generation. Completely new from the ground up, the G80 redesign shares its platform with the all-new Genesis GV80 SUV. The changes go beyond a fresh exterior and a new cabin to include updated safety and technology equipment, as well as new powertrain choices.
Choosing Your Genesis G80
Genesis offers the 2021 G80 in four trims with each one based on the engine and drivetrain combination: 2.5T I4 RWD, 2.5T I4 AWD, 3.5T V6 RWD, and 3.5T V6 AWD. Prices range from $48,705 to $63,275, including the destination charge.
The Genesis G80 comes with a pair of engine choices. Both are turbocharged and work with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Also available is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine. Both engines send power to the wheels utilizing an 8-speed automatic transmission.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.5L Turbo I4||300 hp||311 lb-ft||26 mpg|
|3.5L Turbo V6||375 hp||391 lb-ft||22 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The spacious Genesis G80 seats five individuals comfortably. Two passengers in the back is ideal, but three adults is manageable thanks to 38.7 inches of rear legroom.
Trunk space, however, is another matter. With just 13.1 cubic feet available, that’s smaller than what some compact models offer. A temporary spare tire is located under the floor.
Every G80 comes with a long list of standard driver-assist safety features. These include blind-spot collision avoidance assist, forward collision-avoidance assist, smart (adaptive) cruise control, and highway driving assist.
In addition, Genesis supplies a remote-smart parking assistant, which helps self park the vehicle while the driver is inside or remotely by means of the key fob.
Genesis equips the 2021 G80 with a 14.5-inch touch-screen display and an 8-inch color cluster display. A 12.3-inch 3D instrument cluster is available.
A 12-speaker audio package with HD Radio, satellite radio, and integrated navigation comes standard. Genesis also includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and three USB ports.
Genesis equips the standard model with full LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, dual power-folding and heated side mirrors, approach lights, rain-sensing wipers, and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Inside, the seats are wrapped in imitation leather. A 12-way power driver and front passenger seat with 4-way lumbar support, heated front seats, imitation leather trim with glossy black trim, dual-zone climate control, and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column come standard.
Add $3,150 for all-wheel drive.
Besides adding a V6 engine, this trim comes with a few additional features, including 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a panoramic power tilt-and-slide roof.
Inside, this model gains real leather-covered seats and surfaces, ventilated front seats, and real wood trim.
Add $3,150 for all-wheel drive.
Although the standard engine offers adequate power, the V6 seems more suitable for this sedan. The extra power is noticeable throughout the band curve, enabling this sedan to keep up with the best of the German competitors. The upgraded engine also brings in such amenities as larger wheels, real hides, and real wood trim.